MAC Angels Foundation Services Team

Kevin George – Interim Executive Director

Kevin has over 15 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Prior to joining MAC Angels, Kevin was a successful nonprofit consultant with a focus on strategy and fund development. Kevin has used his skills in business development, fund development, strategic planning, and his cross-industry expertise to provide next-level growth to a variety of clients. 

Kevin successfully served as an executive in the mental health field for over a decade, first as the Executive Director of Imago Relationships International (IRI) and later as the Executive Director of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). Psychoeducational programs he helped develop and launch at IRI are currently being offered in over a dozen countries. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Kevin served as an executive in the events industry.

Kevin is a graduate of the State University at Albany. Although he is a proud native of Upstate New York, he currently lives in New York City with his wife of 12 years and two young sons.

 

 

Michelle Tucker, RN, BSN, FCCS, BCPA – Patient Advocate

Michelle is registered nurse with over 15 years of critical care nursing experience. She has worked in a wide variety of care settings, including the Cardiac ICU and as a Rapid Response Nurse. She is a Board-Certified Patient Advocate.

As a Patient Advocate, Michelle works tirelessly to assist families to get the outcomes they deserve from the healthcare system. She helps families understand their medical options, assist at the bedside in dire medical situations, and assist with overall care management. As a Patient Advocate, I use all my years as a highly trained nurse to help families through difficult situations.

Michelle provided the hospice care for her grandfather in her home while caring for her young children. She is keenly aware of the difficulty in being a caregiver, family member and still having to care for all the other necessities of life.

Michelle is a married mother of two children. She loves to workout, teach, and spend time with family.

Phyllis Nichols, LMSW

Phyllis received her B.A. from New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire. After undergraduate school, Phyllis moved to Boston and worked in a Children and Family Health Program at Harvard Medical School, a multidisciplinary practice that included physicians, social workers and psychologists. She volunteered at Children’s Hospital in Boston and worked with children who were diagnosed with anorexia.

The experience in Boston sparked Phyllis’s interest in Social Work. Phyllis graduated from SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare with her M.S.W. degree. Phyllis’s first social work position in New York was at Bellevue Hospital. Phyllis has 22 years of administrative social work experience, but prefers direct clinical work. Her social work experiences include hospital, long term care, oncology, home health and hospice. 

A native of Glens Falls, NY, Phyllis now lives in Brooklyn with husband, Pete and is honored to be working with Mac Angels Foundation. 

Gayle Parker Wright, LCSW

Gayle Parker Wright is a native New Yorker, who was born and raised in Brooklyn. She is an LCSW-R in NY and LSW in NJ. She graduated from Howard University with a Bachelors in Social Work and from Columbia University with a Masters in Social Work. She has over 30 years of experience working with individuals and families in under served communities. She has provided services to populations such as foster care, criminal justice, DDD, mental health, substance abuse, case management, adolescents/juvenile justice, managed care and geriatrics. She has worked in various settings such as residential corrections, respite, and private practice. She is an instructor for Mental Health First Aid for adults & youth.

Over the last 20 years she has a served in a leadership roles providing management oversight, student instruction and supervision, training’s on a variety of topics and motivational speaking. She is a consistent advocate for people under served and families that need support and guidance. She believes in peer support and is a champion of the Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Model. She is also committed to exploring self-centered treatment to individuals with Mental health and substance abuse disorders. She mentors and models for many in the field of Social work. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to the field.

 

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