New Director of Nursing

For Immediate Release
August 30, 2021

Peace River Center Promotes Mignon Burr to Director of Nursing

Lakeland, FL – Peace River Center (PRC), a nonprofit behavioral health organization serving Polk, Hardee, and Highlands Counties recently promoted Mignon Burr to Director of Nursing. Burr joined PRC in 2018 as an inpatient registered nurse (RN). She then moved to the Facility Supervisor role for the organization’s Lakeland Crisis Stabilization Unit, managing the day-to-day operations of the secure unit. Burr has a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and substantial leadership history including management and supervision, including serving as Director of Nursing for another organization. Burr takes over for Karen Moore, RN, BSN who retired after 17 years at PRC.

“While our colleagues are irreplaceable, with every change comes an opportunity for others to shine. We are excited for what Mignon brings to the table as she steps into this new leadership role,” said Candace Barnes, LMHC, CBHCMS-AC, Chief Operating Officer at PRC.

About Peace River Center

Peace River Center is a licensed and accredited, non-profit provider of mental health, substance use, and integrated medical services serving Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties. Peace River Center provides options for people struggling with mental health and addiction, for children and adults coping with the trauma of abuse and violence, crisis intervention for people in acute need, and housing and community support and integration for people affected by domestic violence or whose recovery requires more support and time. Peace River Center offers inpatient, outpatient, home-, school- and community-based services, telehealth, and mobile programs to individuals, groups, and families. Peace River Center’s dedicated and compassionate staff of more than 400 operate 36 programs out of 27 locations and provide 24/7 emergency psychiatric response services to the community through our mobile psychiatric Crisis Response Team. In FY2020, Peace River Center had contact with and provided services to more than 21,500 children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. For more information visit