George McConnell, Director
George McConnell, a Mount Holly, NC, native, has served as Director of Morris Village for 11 years. “Addictive disease is both a joy and a challenge to treat. The major clinical task has always been, and continues to be, to address a patient’s strong core issue of fear; fear of what life will be and who they will be without the chemical. Once that is addressed and the destructive relationship with the chemical is severed, a person in recovery will soon discover that life is not only livable, but also happy, joyous, and free. Our job at Morris Village is to help people along in that journey,” said McConnell.
McConnell’s educational background includes a Sociology Degree from Belmont Abbey College in Bellmont, NC and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Duke University in Durham, NC. His past employment includes serving as the Director of Daymark Recovery Services’ Union Center in Monroe, NC, the Director of Constituent Services at the Department of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Services, and at Keystone Substance Abuse Services in Rock Hill, SC, where he served 15 years as a counselor and the Treatment Director and later became Deputy Director. He now lives in Blythewood, SC and has two grown sons, Dr. Matthew McConnell, a Neurologist in Charlottesville, VA and Zachary McConnell, an attorney in Pittsburg, PA.