Gayle Mrock, an employee at Holston United Methodist Home for Children since 1990, has been promoted to vice president of program services.
The promotion follows the naming of Bradley Williams as Holston Home president and CEO upon the retirement in late September of Art Masker.
"In her years working directly with kids, Gayle was known for always remaining calm and having the confidence to confront the biggest and angriest youth," Williams said.
"Gayle's greatest joys are seeing families heal, and helping kids find those 'aha' moments for the last 12 years, and I am now excited to have her on the executive team as we go forward leading this agency," Williams said in a news release.
Mrock began her career at Holston Home as a teacher at Beacon School, Holston Home's on-campus school. She served previously as the director of the school for two years.
An honors graduate of Tusculum College in 1990, Mrock earned a Master of Arts in education degree from Tusculum College in 1994. She is certified in special education.
Williams added: "Gayle has excelled in every role she has served in at Holston Home.
"She has a heart for children and youth and is well respected in the field. We are fortunate to have such a talented person ready for the next challenge."