Carlotta McCleary has been with the North Dakota Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health since 1994. Her first 10 years she was the Region VII Parent Coordinator before becoming the organization's executive director in 2004. Carlotta became the Executive Director for Mental Health America of North Dakota in September of 2014. Carlotta has been a parent representative on numerous local, regional and state boards and committees, as well as testifying at the state legislature to advocate for children with mental health needs and their families. Carlotta and her husband, Mike, are parents to three adult children Matt, Garrett and Katie.