CCCG Leadership

Sandra Mullins

Sandra Mullins

Chief Executive Officer

Sandra Mullins is the CEO of Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, a position she has held since 2009.

Sandra has 34 years of experience working with the church and nonprofit organizations. She has set forth her life purpose and calling in finding ways to provide care for those in need. She is excited to be with such an outstanding organization like CCCG which offers healing, wholeness, and hope to those in need and educates others for that service. She is interested in expanding the services at CCCG to meet more of the need in the community. CCCG has more than 17 locations and more than 10 partnerships in the metropolitan Atlanta area. She leads the organization using a person-centered approach.

Sandra has served on the Georgia Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council for 12 years. Appointed by the governor, she is Chair-elect and looks forward to expanding her work through other councils and organizations.

Sandra earned her Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and she is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She was the chaplain at Southern Christian Home and Laurel Heights Hospital for four years in the early 1980s, providing pastoral care to children, adolescents, and staff. This began her journey and her passion to find or develop better behavioral health services for anyone in need of care.

Sandra served as the founding Executive Director of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) for 11 years, an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries and Church World Service. She worked with a staff of 43 professionals to provide a safe haven for refugees and victims of human trafficking.

Sandra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling the world, and dancing whenever possible.

Contact Information:
404-636-1457 ext. 401

Carol Pitts

Carol Pitts

Approved Supervisor, AAMFT
Director of Counseling
Clinical Director

Carol Pitts is the Director of Counseling and Clinical Director of the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. She has been affiliated with CCCG since 1990 and has been on the clinical staff since Jan. 1, 1993. Carol is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor.

As Director of Counseling, she supervisors the Counseling Program, Counselor Training Program, Spiritual Direction Program, and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

She has served as Director of Counseling since January 2012, and Clinical Director since September 2008. She has been supervising for 22 years and has been a counselor for 26 years. In her leadership, supervision, and counseling, she works from an integrated, holistic, person-centered philosophy. She has a passion for helping others in need and for training persons also committed to this work.

In addition to her leadership at CCCG, she has a full supervision practice and enjoys therapy work with individuals, couples, and families, and she leads groups for women. She also facilitates clergy consultation groups and serves as faculty and supervisor for the resident training program, which prepares students for licensure as professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, or clinical social workers. Carol received her BA in journalism from Drake University in 1981, her M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1989, her M.A. in psychology from Duquesne University in 1990, and her Ph.D. from Emory University in 1995. She is ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, relaxing, and being outdoors.

Contact Information:
404-636-1457 ext. 406

MaryBeth Hayes

MaryBeth Hayes

MDiv, ACPE Supervisor
Director of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education

MaryBeth Hayes is the Director of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). She is a CPE Supervisor certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE). She has served as Director of Spiritual Care in both psychiatric hospitals and general hospitals, and was most recently the Executive Director of The Chaplaincy Center in Providence, RI, an organization similar in structure to the CPE program at CCCG.

MaryBeth graduated from Oklahoma State University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. She completed mediation training at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, and did most of her Systems Centered Training in Philadelphia.

Born and raised in the Congregational Church of New England, she has returned to her heritage after being ordained a Southern Baptist in 1989. She currently holds ministerial credentials in the United Church of Christ. She served as an acute hospital chaplain in the 1980s as well as a youth minister. She served as Director of Spiritual Care at Terrell State Hospital within the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in the 1990s, and was the Executive Director of The Chaplaincy Center from 2000–2015. During her time in New England, she also served as pastor of Newport Congregational Church. She has a passion for ACPE education, psychiatric ministry, and work with youth.

MaryBeth loves building, painting, woodcarving, and outdoor activities, and her favorite place is either the Hill Country of Texas or the Lakes Region of Maine, depending upon the time of year. She is the oldest of three and enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew in Colorado. She travels regularly to Connecticut and Maine to be with her parents and to vacation in the small community of Bridgeton, where she and her family have built a retirement home. She has four children ranging in age from 16–30.

Contact Information:
404-636-1457 ext. 411

Angela Mendez

Angela Mendez

LPC, MS Professional Counseling
Assistant Clinical Director

Angela Mendez is the Assistant Clinical Director and a Staff Therapist at Care and Counseling Center of Georgia.

Ms. Mendez attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her BA degree in Psychology in 2002. She earned a MS in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University in 2009. She is licensed by the state of Georgia to practice as a Professional Counselor.

Angela believes mental health care should be equally accessible to all in need and that mental health counseling is for everyone. She is devoted to eliminating barriers to mental health services and improving access to quality care, especially for individuals from historically underserved and disenfranchised communities. Angela is bilingual (English/Spanish) and is passionate about working with the Latino community as well as individuals from many different cultural identities and backgrounds.

She has worked in varied social service settings serving individuals across the life span in areas including: women’s reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, chronic homelessness, domestic violence, and substance abuse treatment. 

In her role as Assistant Clinical Director she provides support, guidance, and direction to clinicians and staff working collaboratively to meet CCCG’s standards of care and excellence in providing client-centered care. She also develops partnerships and collaborates with community organizations and partner agencies to expand the reach of CCCG’s services and care.

In her clinical practice she works with individuals across a wide range of mental health concerns. Her particular areas of concentration include: immigrant and refugee mental health, children and adolescents, parenting, grief and loss, and traumatic stress and trauma-related concerns.

In her free time she enjoys being with friends and family, hiking, cooking, practicing yoga and volunteering.

Contact Information:
404-636-1457 ext. 438