Cindy Atkinson, M.Ed., J.D., was appointed to the position of AltaPointe Associate Executive Director of the Sylacauga Region after AltaPointe merged with Cheaha Regional Mental Health Center where she served as executive director. She has a bachelor’s in teaching the hearing impaired from the University of Montevallo and a master’s in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Atkinson graduated from the Birmingham School of Law with honors and has been a member of the Alabama State Bar since 2001. She is a Leadership Sylacauga alumna and a former board member of ARC of South Talladega County. The AltaPointe Sylacauga Region serves Clay, Coosa, Randolph and Talladega counties in east central Alabama.