August 31, 2020
Marcus Shumate Joins the Green Hill Team as Clinical Outreach Director
Green Hill is excited to announce that Marcus Shumate is joining the team as the Clinical Outreach Director. For the first time, Green Hill has created a position dedicated to educating referents, family members, and potential clients about Green Hill’s programs. Marcus brings intimate knowledge of our organization from his time as the Director of Pavillon’s Young Men’s Program, which many of our clients have attended prior to joining Green Hill.
As the Clinical Outreach Director, Marcus will build strategic relationships for Green Hill throughout the country with a clinically-informed approach. Marcus is passionate for innovation in the field of substance use disorder treatment and promotes the idea that practitioners should be challenging assumed constraints. Given his interests in all things related to human flourishing, Marcus was drawn to the alignment he experienced with Green Hill’s mission.
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Marcus to the team,” says Green Hill CEO Tripp Johnson. “Marcus and I have been friends and colleagues for the past few years and I always knew we’d work together sooner or later. Marcus’s passion, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to the field make him a natural fit for the team.”
Marcus was previously the Director of the Young Men’s Program at Pavillon, a residential treatment program in North Carolina. Marcus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Gardner-Webb University and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. At Pavillon, he began as a Continuing-Care Coordinator, transitioned to a primary therapist in various programs, and then developed and implemented the Young Men’s Program. As the Director of the Young Men’s Program, Marcus led the development and implementation of clinical programming, provided direct clinical care, and provided clinical supervision to a team of clinicians and program staff.
Development Director Jake Summers said “We were really trying to find a way to build an outreach department focused on education that was grounded in our values and mission. There are many programs in this field who take more of a sales approach, and that just isn’t who we are.”
Marcus brings nearly a decade of experience helping young men in recovery as a clinician and the Director of Pavillon’s Young Men’s program. His broad experience and background as a clinician makes him extremely well suited to build strategy relationships for our organization.
Keep an eye out for the upcoming Meet the Team feature of Marcus for an opportunity to learn more about him as an individual and why he thrives in this field.