Mental Health Champion Award recipient

Heather E. Harper Gunn

Heather E. Harper Gunn, LPC was awarded one of six statewide Mental Health Champion awards from the Virginia Health Care Foundation on Nov. 2, 2022, in Richmond, VA. Governor Glenn Youngkin gave the opening statement. 

Heather E. Harper Gunn, LPC has been employed with Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, the Community Services Board that provides public mental health services to the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the Counties of Roanoke, Craig, and Botetourt Virginia as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Manager of crisis, intake and outpatient clinical services for over 18 years.

Heather graduated from Winston Salem State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology in 2001 then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Counseling Education from Virginia Tech in 2003. In 2006, she earned the credentials to be identified as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is currently the Director of Community Based Clinical Services of Child, Youth, and Family Services for Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare. For 15 years, Heather has also provided Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to adolescents and provides secure attachment therapy to families within our community. She is also the proud mother of 3 daughters and active in her church, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Roanoke, as well as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.