Behavioral Health Services Committee

Established in 1997, the NAPHS Committee on Behavioral Health Services within General Healthcare Systems works to understand and elevate on the NAPHS agenda those issues that impact behavioral health services within general medical settings; focus attention on issues related to the interface of psychiatry and general medicine; and develop services and resources.



  • Suzanne D. Harrison, Life Bridge Health, Baltimore, MD

Members (and Steering Committee):

  • Tracey Barham, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., Administrative Director for Behavioral Health, St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, MS
  • Sharon A. Bergen, Chief Operating Officer, Belmont Center For Comprehensive Treatment, PA
  • Betsy Blair, Chief Operating Officer, CJW Medical Center/Tucker, VA
  • Daniel Body, Esq., M.B.A., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.H.E., Network Vice President, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, SSM Behavioral Health and Senior Services, MO
  • Timothy Brady, Regional VP, Behavioral Health Services, TriStar and MidAmerica Divisions, HCA Behavioral Health Services, TN
  • Marie Caffey, Associate Chair Administration & Finance, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics, CA
  • Annetta Caplinger, Director of Clinical Operations, Institute of Living: Hartford Hospital,  CT
  • Peter E. Carlson, Administrator, Aurora Behavioral Health Services, WI
  • David F. Cawley, Chief Executive Officer, The CawleyJohnson Group, GA
  • Marina T. Cecchini, M.P.A., Administrator, UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, FL
  • Clayton Ciha, President/CEO, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, IL
  • Charles Clark, Senior Vice President, Parkview Behavioral Health, IN
  • Liz Clary, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Parkwest Medical Center, TN
  • Mark J. Cullen, Chief Executive Officer, Compass Health, LA
  • William Daly, M.A., Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, PA
  • Fred W. Delloye, President, Behavioral Health Concepts, Inc., CA
  • Julia Drew, System Executive Director - Behavioral Health, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, NJ
  • Deborah Forster, Administrative Director - Behavioral Health, Reflections Behavioral Health Unit @ Mercy Hospital Ada, OK
  • Gregory B. Gattman, VP of Operations, Palmetto Health, Palmetto Health Behavioral Care, SC
  • Frank Ghinassi, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., VP, Quality & Performance Improvement, WPIC/UPMC, PA
  • Barry Ginsberg, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry/Medical Director, Lahey Health Behavioral Services, MA
  • Jerry Gold, Ph.D., Administrator, Scripps Mercy Behavioral Health, CA
  • Michele L. Gougeon, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, McLean Hospital, MA
  • Debbie Green, President of Behavioral Health, Cone Health - Behavioral Health Hospital, NC
  • Matthew Haas, LICSW, LADC-I, Director of Behavioral Health, Baystate Medical Center, MA
  • Mary Hanrahan, C.S.W., Government Relations Specialist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NY
  • Michelle Hansen, Director of Behavioral Health, Richard H. Young Hospital, NE
  • Suzanne D. Harrison, Director of Psychiatry, LifeBridge Health, MD
  • Jo Haubenreiser, Vice President, Forsyth Behavioral Health, NC
  • Robert Herzog, Administrator, Florida Hospital Center for Behavioral Health, FL
  • Jim Igo, Vice President, INTEGRIS Mental Health, Inc., OK
  • Patricia Jackson, R.N., Administrator of Mental & Behavioral Health, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, LA
  • Sheree Keely, Vice President, Alegent Health Behavioral Services, NE
  • Patricia A. Kersey, Administrator, Mayo Clinic, MN
  • Dennis P. King, President & CEO, Maine Mental Health Partners; President & Chief Executive Officer, Spring Harbor Hospital, ME
  • Randy Kirksey, L.M.F.T., Clinical Services Manager, Memorial Behavioral Health at Gulfport, MS
  • Michael P. Krupa, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer, Health Partners New England/Health Partners Technology, MA
  • Stephen Larcen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Natchaug Hospital, Mansfield Center, CT
  • Kathi Lencioni, M.P.H., F.A.C.H.E., Senior Vice President/CEO, SHARP Mesa Vista Hospital, CA
  • Barbara Linder, MPA, Director Behavioral Health Service Line, New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY
  • Steven B. Lindquist, A.C.S.W., Assistant Vice President, Behavioral Health, Avera McKennan Behavioral Health Services, SD
  • Cherie Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, AZ
  • Joseph McNulty, III, Chief Executive Officer, Pioneer Health Services, MS
  • Stephen Merz, F.A.C.H.E., Vice President, Administration, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, CT
  • Leslie Nyman, Administrator, Kalispell Regional Medical Center - Pathways Treatment Center, MT
  • Cheryl M. Odell, C.N.O., SHARP Mesa Vista Hospital, CA
  • William A. Parsons, Jr., Ph.D., Chief Administrator, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, TN
  • Jill Pollock, R.N., M.S., Chief Operating Officer, Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center, CA
  • Paul Rouleau, Vice President, St. Mary's Health System, ME
  • R. John Repique, Chief Nursing Officer/Interim Chief Administrative Officer, JHS Mental Health Hospital, FL
  • Kenneth M. Rogers, M.D., Administrator/Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services of the Greenville Hospital System, SC
  • Claudia Roth, Ph.D., President & CEO, WPIC & VP, Behavioral Health of UPMC, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA
  • Lucy Rotich, RN, BSN, MSA, Director of Behavioral Medicine Center, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Behavioral Medicine Services-Maryview Behavioral Medicine Center, VA
  • Paul Rouleau, Vice President, St. Mary's Health System, ME
  • Steve Rublee, Administrator, MUSC Institute of Psychiatry, SC
  • Gail Ryder, M.S., Vice President, BayCare Behavioral Health, FL
  • Debbie Sanford, R.N., M.B.A., Chief Officer, Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, MS
  • John Santopietro, M.D., F.A.P.A., Chief Clinical Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System, NC
  • Mark N. Schor, Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Health Services of Wyoming Valley/Community Health Systems, PA
  • Joseph Schulman, Executive Director, North Shore - LIJ Health System, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, NY
  • Harold I. Schwartz, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-Chief and VP, Behavioral Health, Institute of Living: Hartford Hospital, CT
  • Gina Sharp, M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E., President, Linden Oaks at Edward, IL
  • Lisa Shea, M.D.,  Deputy Medical Director, Quality & Regulation, Butler Hospital, RI
  • Rick Shrum, Chief Operating Officer, Diamond Healthcare Corporation, VA
  • Ted Stryker, Vice President, Mental Health Services, Centra Health, Virginia Baptist Hospital, VA
  • Shastri Swaminathan, M.D., Chairman, Advocate Behavioral Health Council, IL
  • Michael Tarmey, RN, MS, Director of Programs/Operations, Lahey Health Behavioral Services, MA
  • Nicoletta Tessler, PsyD, M.B.A., Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, FL
  • Scott Wagner,Vice President, Behavioral Health Solutions, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, MI
  • Deborah Weidner, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer, Natchaug Hospital, Mansfield Center, CT
  • Martha Whitecotton, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Carolinas HealthCare System, NC
  • Richard Wohl, M.S.W., M.B.A., Senior Vice President, Princeton House Behavioral Health/Princeton Health Care System, NJ
  • Michael A. Zieman, F.A.C.H.E., Administrator, Memorial Behavioral Health at Gulfport, MS

Staff Liaisons:

  • Mark Covall, President & CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington, DC
  • Carole Szpak, Director of Operations and Communications, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington, DC
  • Kathleen McCann, R.N., Ph.D., Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington, DC

As of 3.19.2014