Shelley K. Plemons

Shelley Plemons serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Her primary responsibility is the integrator of the company vision. Shelley brings to the organization over 30 years’ experience in the behavioral health industry. Her expertise includes successful healthcare strategy, improving quality of care, driving performance and growth and the deployment of strategic initiatives.

Ms. Plemons grew up in the Eagle Mt. Lake area. She has fond memories of living on the lake and enjoying all the activities that the lake life offered.  Her professional career in behavioral health has taken her to 45 states and 3 countries.  After 30 plus years as a corporate road warrior, God called Shelley back to old stomping grounds to help save lives of the adolescence we serve.

Shelley is an active member of Gateway Church where she serves on the greeting committee. She accepted Christ at the impressionable age of 8 years old but had life changing relationship experience with Jesus as an Adult.  This experience transformed her understanding of a relational God who wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives.

Shelley is an avid student of personal development. She holds a Masters of Science in Counseling from Amber University and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Texas Christian University. Shelley attended Dallas Theological Seminary and is a former licensed therapist who specialized in adult and adolescence with both mental health and substance abuse issues.

In her leisure time, Shelley enjoys traveling to exotic places, reading, attending seminars, and teaching self-esteem and motivational programs to teen girls and adult women. She is also an avid interior designer and shopping expert!

As Chief Operating Officer, Shelley K. Plemons, leads the operations at Clearfork Academy, a faith-based residential treatment center serving young men ages 13-18 years old who are grappling with substance abuse and other behavioral health issues. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Clearfork Academy includes 62 beds. The company is committed to delivering exceptional care and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone we serve.

Ms. Plemons joined CFA in July 2021, bringing over 30 years’ experience in the behavioral health industry. Her expertise includes successful healthcare strategy, improving quality of care, driving performance and growth and the deployment of strategic initiatives.

Shelley has held senior positions for leading behavioral healthcare organizations such as   Perimeter Health Care, Managed Health Network (MHN), and Charter Medical Corporation, in addition to other senior management positions in the behavioral Health field.

Building on these successes, in 2002, she fulfilled a longtime dream by founding Strategic Sales Solutions, a company committed to helping behavioral health organizations dramatically increase revenue by developing key personnel and implementing processes. The company’s successful track record attests to the effectiveness of Shelley’s motivational consultative style and her ability to move organizations towards success. Her clients include both established and start-up organizations from fortune 500 organizations to small behavioral health organizations.

Shelley is an avid student of personal development. She holds a Master’s of Science in Counseling from Amber University and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Texas Christian University. She is formally a Licensed Counselor.

Ms. Plemons has been a featured guest speaker at multiple organizations and seminars including EAPA World Conferences, Entrepreneur Expo, Exceptional Women, National Association of Public Relations, and many more.

In her leisure time, Shelley enjoys traveling to exotic places, reading, attending seminars, and teaching self-esteem and motivational programs to teen girls and adult women.

Mike McGee

Mike was born and raised in Fort Worth. He attended Texas Wesleyan University and received an undergraduate degree in Information Technology. Mike committed himself to a Christ-centered residential treatment facility at age 28. It was there that he had an encounter with God that changed the trajectory of his life. It was also there that Mike met Austin Davis, one of the LPC’s on staff. Two years after treatment, Mike got the opportunity to go back to work for the treatment center that he attended, under Austin’s leadership. It was during his employment there that Mike felt God calling him to equip himself to help others and Mike began pursuing a Masters in Counseling from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. After finishing grad school, Mike pursued an opportunity to work with Austin again at Clearfork Academy. It is Mike’s belief that finding one’s identity is central to recovery from substance use and he finds that identity in Jesus Christ. Mike’s faith has been the cornerstone of his recovery and he is excited to be able to share this faith with others who are struggling. Mike is married to his wife Jessica and they have one son, Raylan.

Shannon Fox, RN, MSW

A native Tennessean, Shannon earned a BS in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. A few years later, she rounded out her education in nursing school at Columbia State, where she earned her RN license.

Shannon began her journey in healthcare and behavioral healthcare by working within a wide spectrum of mental illnesses as a case manager. Upon receiving her Master’s degree, she moved over to be a crises counselor on the Mobile Crises team that serves the greater Nashville area. Through obtaining her nursing license, Shannon moved on to work as a psychiatric RN. This move also allowed the opportunity to work not only with mental illness, but also with co-occurring disorders.

After a lot of prayer and ready for a new adventure, Shannon and her family recently moved to TX, where she accepted the Director of Nursing position at Clearfork Academy.

Shannon absolutely loves spending time with her husband, amazing kiddos and their two very spoiled dogs. When she can catch some downtime to recharge her batteries, she is usually found in comfy clothes and reading a good book or wrapped in a blanket watching a movie.

Missy Distel

Missy has worked in the field of behavioral healthcare since March 2013. She states, “I’m grateful to represent Clearfork Academy and be afforded the opportunity to play a small role in bettering the lives of boys who are struggling.” Missy’s passion lies in building relationships and professional collaboration, with the ultimate goal of helping people.

Prior to 2013, Missy worked in advertising media planning, internet search engine research, and sports marketing. Growing up in a family affected by alcoholism, she had an early understanding about the value of education and awareness regarding substance use and mental health issues. Combining her education, experience and desire to lessen the stigma that surrounds these issues, Missy began her career in behavioral health.

Connecting and being of service is why Missy co-founded Wellness Association of Flower Mound, sits on the board of Winning The Fight and serves as President of Young Men’s Service League – Integrity Chapter. In her free time, Missy enjoys rooting for her alma mater Texas A&M University, reading, volunteering, staying active and spending quality time with her husband, two teenage sons & chocolate labrador retriever.