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.



  • Annetta K. Caplinger, M.S.N, Vice President Clinical Operations, Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital,  CT

Members (and Steering Committee):

  • Greg Alberico, AVP Behavioral Health Operations, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), TN
  • Tracey Barham, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., Service Line Administrator for Behavioral Health, St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, MS
  • Oscar Betancourt, Interim CEO, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, FL
  • Brian K. Beutin, M.S., MBA/HCM, CEO of Behavioral Health, Banner Health, AZ
  • Betsy Blair, R.N., M.S.H.A., Chief Operating Officer, CJW Medical Center/Tucker, VA
  • Jodie L. Boone, Administrator, Mayo Clinic, MN
  • Timothy F. Brady, Regional Vice President, BHS-TriStar & Mid America Divisions, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), TN
  • Ron Burns, Senior Director, Behavioral Health Services, Quorum Health, TN
  • Annetta K. Caplinger, M.S.N, Vice President Clinical Operations, Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital,  CT
  • Peter E. Carlson, President, 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, AMITA Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, IL
  • Charles Clark, M.B.A., Senior Vice President, Parkview Behavioral Health, IN
  • Liz Clary, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Parkwest Medical Center, TN
  • William Daly, M.A., Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, PA
  • Deborah Dominick., Administrator, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, LA
  • Julia Drew, System Executive Director - Behavioral Health, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, NJ
  • Lucy Easler, M.S., R.N., Director, Behavioral Care Services, Palmetto Health Baptist & Richland Springs, SC 
  • John Eiler, Ph.D., Administrative Director, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, MO
  • Edward Field, M.B.A., VP Administrator, Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center, CA
  • Angie Fields, L.C.S.W., M.S.W., Clinical Manager, Inpatient Services, Memorial Behavorial Health, MS
  • Deborah Forster, R.H.I.A., Administrative Director - Behavioral Health, Reflections Behavioral Health Unit @ Mercy Hospital Ada, OK
  • Frank A. Ghinassi, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Chief Executive Officer, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, NJ
  • Barry Ginsberg, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry/Medical Director, BayRidge Hospital, MA
  • Jerry Gold, Ph.D., Administrator, Scripps 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
  • Blaine S. Greenwald, M.D., Executive Director/VP Behavioral Health Service Line, Northwell Health, NY
  • Matthew Haas, LICSW, LADC-I, Director of Behavioral Health, Baystate Health, MA
  • Mary Hanrahan, L.C.S.W., M.S.W., Regulatory and Government Relations Network Manager for Psychiatry, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NY
  • Michelle Hansen, Interim Director, Richard H. Young Hospital, NE
  • Jo Haubenreiser, Vice President, Forsyth Behavioral Health, NC
  • Maga Jackson-Triche, M.D., M.S.H.S., Psychiatry Vice Chair for UCSF/Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics, CA
  • Trisha Khaleghi, Chief Executive Officer, SHARP Mesa Vista Hospital, CA
  • Mary Jane Krebs, A.P.R.N., B.C., F.A.C.H.E., President, Spring Harbor Hospital, ME
  • Michael P. Krupa, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer, Health Partners New England/Health Partners Technology, MA
  • Steven B. Lindquist, A.C.S.W., Assistant Vice President, Behavioral Health, Avera McKennan Behavioral Health Services, SD
  • Yvette Marrero, Director, Florida Hospital Center for Behavioral Health, FL
  • Stephen Merz, F.A.C.H.E., President/CEO, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, ME
  • Aimee P. Monaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Compass Health, LA
  • Pete Mumma, M.S., System Director, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, LifeBridge Health, MD
  • Jameson K. Norton, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, TN
  • Leslie Nyman, Administrator, Kalispell Regional Medical Center - Pathways Treatment Center, MT
  • Cheryl M. Odell, C.N.O., SHARP Mesa Vista Hospital, CA
  • Marguerite Pedley, Ph.D., Vice President, Inpatient Services, Princeton House Behavioral Health, NJ
  • Darnell Powell, Director, Behavioral Medicine Services, Normal Regional Health System, OK
  • Thomas J. Quatroche, Jr., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Erie County Medical Center Corporation, NY
  • Patricia Rehmer, M.S.N., A.C.H.E., Chief Executive Officer, Hartford HealthCare/Natchaug Hospital, Inc., CT
  • Marilyn Rhoten, M.B.A, Interim Vice President, CHI Health Behavioral Services, NE
  • Kenneth M. Rogers, M.D., M.S.P.H., M.M.M., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health Services of the Greenville Hospital System, SC
  • 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 M. Santopietro, M.D., F.A.P.A., Chief Clinical Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System - Behavioral Health, NC
  • Michelle Schafer, Vice President, SSM Health - SSM Behavioral Health Services, MO
  • Harold I. Schwartz, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-Chief and VP, Behavioral Health, Institute of Living: Hartford Hospital, CT
  • Mark Sevilla, R.N., Executive Director, Behavioral Health & Emergency Services, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT
  • Gina M. Sharp, M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E., President of Linden Oaks at Edward - Elmhurst Healthcare and Vice President of Illinois Health Partners, IL
  • Lisa Shea, M.D.,  Medical Director, Butler Hospital, RI
  • MItchell Shuwall, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, NY
  • Ted Stryker, President, Mental Health, Rehab & Senior Care Services, Centra Health, VA
  • Shastri Swaminathan, M.D., Chairman, Advocate Behavioral Health Council, IL
  • Michael Tarmey, RN, MS, Director of Programs/Operations, Lahey Health Behavioral Services, MA
  • Scott Wagner,Vice President, Behavioral Health Solutions, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, MI
  • Deborah Weidner, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Director, Natchaug Hospital, Inc., CT
  • Martha Whitecotton, M.S.N., F.A.C.H.E., Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Carolinas HealthCare System - Behavioral Health, NC
  • Richard Wohl, M.S.W., M.B.A., President, Princeton House Behavioral Health/Princeton Health Care System (In-Patient), NJ
  • Scott York, Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Community Health Systems, TN
  • 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 4.19.17