Dr. Sally Mounts 2017 Washington County Athena Award Leadership Recipient

Dr. Sally Mounts is the Director of Development at City Mission, and played a key role in the Mission’s recovery from a devastating fire in June 2015. She spearheaded community collection efforts of over $600,000 and implemented the subsequent Capital Campaign strategy to assist in raising $5,000,000, for the newly renovated, 96 bed Men’s Shelter […]

Dr. Sally Mounts is the Director of Development at City Mission, and played a key role in the Mission’s recovery from a devastating fire in June 2015. She spearheaded community collection efforts of over $600,000 and implemented the subsequent Capital Campaign strategy to assist in raising $5,000,000, for the newly renovated, 96 bed Men’s Shelter and Program’s Building. She is currently working on raising funding for City Mission’s 2.8 million dollar, 22-bed homeless veteran’s facility and 1.3 million dollar renovation of Avis Arbor Women and Children’s Shelter.

A native of Washington and a 1971 graduate of McGuffey High School, Dr. Mounts was the first female Army Officer ever commissioned from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. In her subsequent active Army career, Dr. Mounts served as a Platoon Leader and Public Information Officer at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Top Secret Documents Control Officer in Izmir Turkey,  the NATO Headquarters in Izmir Turkey, Company Commander and Battalion Executive Officer in the Second Battalion, Troop Brigade, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and English Instructor at the West Point Prep School. As an Army Reserve Officer, she held several key positions in the 78th Division (Training) Edison, NJ. She retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000.

Dr. Mounts has a Bachelor’s degree in English (College of William and Mary), Masters Degress in Journalism,Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology (Yeshiva University). She served for 10 years as the Director of the CORE Day Health Care System, managing along the way to receive a Best Practices Award from Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation for her program.

In her free time, Dr. Mounts serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Literacy Council of Western Pennsylvania, and performs in the choir at the bell choir at the Claysville Presbyterian Church.

A tireless advocate of female empowerment, Dr. Mounts has mentored women all her life. She has enlisted women, West Point cadets, junior officers, doctoral students, mentally ill female veterans and homeless women. She is sustained by a strong Christian faith,an extremely loving and close family, countless good friends, a laugh-at-life- sense of humor and Mahatma Ghandi’s adage to “be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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