Maggie McNally

Executive Director

Maggie McNally joined Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center of the Smokies in April of 2020. A native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Maggie has been committed to advocating for victims of crime and abuse throughout her career, especially for those of the most vulnerable populations. Prior to joining the Safe Harbor team, she was the senior director of programs at YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley and led the agency’s victim advocacy and social service programs and staff in their six county service area. Maggie previously worked with Families Free, Johnson City, Tennessee where she worked alongside the founding executive director to build the Woven program, a treatment program specific to the needs of women who had given birth to drug dependent infants. The WOVEN program is now recognized throughout the region for its promising outcomes. Maggie launched her career with the Department of Children’s Services and coming to Safe Harbor brings her career full circle, returning to serving child victims of abuse. Maggie has extensive experience in leadership, program development, trauma informed services and prevention and intervention work. Her previous experience includes extensive work with children exposed to trauma due to abuse and neglect as well as program development addressing the specific needs and experiences of women and families struggling with homelessness, addiction, incarceration, domestic and family violence and exposure to other forms of trauma.

Maggie holds a BA in Psychology from East Tennessee State University and a MSSW from the University of Tennessee. Maggie is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She is currently a member of Governor Lee’s Drivers of Crime workgroup, a subcommittee of the Criminal Justice Reform committee, and has previously participated in the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking Leadership Team, Knoxville Family Justice Center Operations Committee, Women’s Fund of East Tennessee’s Community Network, and was at the forefront of the formation of the Anderson County Coordinated Community Response Team which she chaired.