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Mandy AtkissionMandy Atkission is the CEO of TIP National. Mandy oversees the national organization, works directly with each of the 13 TIP affiliates, continues to work with cities and counties on expanding the TIP program and does TIP training across the county.

Mandy started her TIP career in 2003 as a TIP volunteer for the Trauma Intervention Program of San Diego County, Inc. In 2005, Mandy became a Crisis Team Manager and in 2007 became the Executive Director of the San Diego TIP affiliate.

In 2011, Mandy and her family fulfilled a long-awaited dream of moving to Western North Carolina. "Leaving San Diego was difficult, but the mountains of North Carolina were calling our name. Fortunately for me, TIP Founder, Wayne Fortin offered me a position with TIP National and I was able to stay with TIP as the Chief Development Officer."

"Working with the local Western North Carolina emergency response community, along with city and county government, my first goal was to bring a TIP program to my new hometown." That goal was realized in 2015 when TIP of WNC was launched.

In 2019, Mandy was honored to be named TIP National CEO. "I am so honored to lead this amazing organization founded by Mr. Fortin and I am committed to honoring TIP’s core values and beliefs and staying mission focused."