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Program Director, Military & Family Life Counseling Program

Pamela Swanson is the Executive Program Director for the Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program. As such, Ms. Swanson is the main interface with the Department of Defense (DoD) for all MFLC taskings to include all operational and clinical oversight. Prior to her current role, Ms. Swanson worked with the MFLC Program as Regional Director of Clinical Services and has managed the Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program since 2006. In her role as Regional Director of Clinical Services, she implemented and managed over 600 counselors and management employees annually. She has been responsible for domestic (CONUS) and international (OCONUS) Field Operations. In this capacity, she led and managed MFLC Program operations to include implementations throughout the world for all branches of service to include child/youth and adult services.

Prior to joining MHNGS, Ms. Swanson served as Clinical Director at Value Options where she led clinical behavioral health management to include the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Quality oversight for Railroads and other Fortune 500 national accounts. Ms. Swanson brings almost 25 years of management experience in mental health care administration including extensive leadership experience in staff management, client account management, and crisis management.

Ms. Swanson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, both from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is a licensed Registered Nurse and is Black Belt Certified in Six Sigma.

Ms. Swanson has a personal understanding of military lifestyle and culture, having been raised by parents who both served in the Armed forces prior to their assignment with the diplomatic corps.


Program Director, Military & Family Life Counseling Program

Betsy McBride, a licensed clinical psychologist, has served the MFLC Program since 2008. As Program Director under the next generation MFLC3 contract, with the authority to speak and act on behalf of the company with the government, Dr. McBride is responsible to ensure program growth and compliance with all MFLC task orders. Day to day operational responsibilities include staffing, network development, reporting and data management, travel support functions and back end logistical and administrative services. Maintaining customer relationships with OSD is also a key focus, to ensure that DOD initiatives and directives for MFLC program services are optimized in all CONUS and OCONUS assignment locations.

Dr. McBride has over 25 years of management experience in mental health administration, and extensive clinical experience with Critical Incident Stress Debriefing in both adolescent and adult populations. As the wife of a career naval officer and mother of two children raised in the military, Dr. McBride has first-hand experience, understanding and appreciation for the military lifestyle and culture.