Meet The Team


Christine zazzaro

President and Chief Executive Officer

Christine holds a Master’s in education from The University of South Carolina and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Christine started her career at McLeod Centers fresh out of Graduate school and has spent the last 27 years at Atrium Health where she served as the Vice President and Facility executive for Behavioral Health Charlotte.


Melanie Conforti

Chief Clinical Officer

Melanie holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Nursing Practice from Queens University. She brings over 25 years of nursing and hospital-based healthcare leadership focusing on integrated care delivery utilizing lean management principles. Melanie leads the strategic operations of eight medication-assisted treatment locations across the Western and Piedmont regions of North Carolina


Katherine Long

Chief Development Officer

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics from Wake Forest University. She brings 10 years of non-profit fundraising experience to McLeod Centers. She leads the development and marketing operations for the organization.


Christy Majors

Chief Financial Officer

Christy holds a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Queens University. Her 12 years of experience in non-profit financial planning and analyses inform strategic plans and continuous improvement for McLeod Centers. Her additional areas of responsibility include Quality and Information Technology. 



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