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River Edge Behavioral Health Appoints Rita Wright-King, MSHR, CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SWP as Director of Human Resources

Contact: Cara Quarantillo, River Edge Communications: 478.283.0138
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River Edge Selects New Director of Human Resources

MACON - Rita Wright-King, MSHR, CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SWP has joined River Edge Behavioral Health as its new Director of Human Resources. 

“River Edge intentionally sought to hire a professional capable of significantly elevating the human resources function at River Edge to support our valuable team members.  We are delighted that Rita has chosen to join the River Edge team to make life better for the people and communities we serve,” said Dr. Shannon Terrell Gordon, Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Wright-King holds not only a masters in human resources but also numerous, advanced professional credentials in the field.  A sought after trainer by the Society for Human Resource Management, Ms. Wright-King also brings more than twenty years’ experience as well as Fortune 500 experience to the role.  A perpetual learner, Ms. Wright-King is studying for global and HR analytics certification.

Of her new position, Ms. Wright-King said, “I turned down other employment offers to join River Edge.  The mission is meaningful.  I am impressed by the track record and leadership team at River Edge, and I am excited to bring my skills and experience to help make life even better.”

About River Edge Behavioral Health

The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provides state-of-the-art treatment and supports for nearly 10,000 children, youth, families and adults annually who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. A repetitive national award winner identified for its exemplary leadership by its international accrediting body, River Edge services extend throughout Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and Fulton Counties. Learn more at For help, call 478-803-7700 in Central Georgia or 404-665-8600 in Fulton County.


About River Edge Foundation

River Edge Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises private funds to help make life better for individuals who experience mental illness, addiction or a developmental disability, especially individuals served and supported through the robust, community-based offerings of River Edge Behavioral Health.  The Foundation strives for excellence in fundraising, investing, and stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutual beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.