Keaton Aldrup, CRNP
Keaton Aldrup is a Huntsville, Alabama native. He graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013. He has worked on the Department of Mental Health adolescent long-term care unit and on an acute adolescent psychiatry unit. He has also worked with adults with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar, and psychosis. He has also worked with veterans with PTSD. He finished his Master’s of Science from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2017, specializing in psychiatric-mental health. He has an interest in specializing in the adolescent population.
Ruthann M. Allison, CRNP
Ruthann comes to us with five years of experience in the medical field and is another born and bred Alabama provider. In 2013, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and currently works in our skilled care and assisted living facilities.
Chastity Ayers, CRNP
Chastity Ayers was born and bred in North Alabama and started her career in the medical community in 1997 as an LPN. She completed her first step towards her current CRNP status by graduating from Northwest Shoals Community College in May 2009 with an Associate in Applied Science degree. Chastity then went on to graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing from Samford University in May 2018. She is currently board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is looking forward to obtaining licensure in Tennessee in addition to her Alabama licensure to allow her to serve the community that has given her so much.
Jessica Booth, CRNP
Jessica is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner. She has worked professionally in a variety of healthcare settings throughout Virginia and Alabama. Most recently she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal ICU in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2018 she completed her Master’s of Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, graduating on the Graduate Dean’s List. She did her clinical training at several clinics in the Huntsville and Madison area. Jessica’s focus as a nurse practitioner is on improving the mental health of her patients.
Kara Carr, CRNP
Kara Carr was born right here in Alabama in a little town called Corner in Jefferson County. She worked as a medical assistant while working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then made her home at UAB Hospital upon graduation. She continued to work within the UAB Hospital system until just recently when she graduated this August with a Master of Science in Nursing. She is eager to continue with her clinical care in a new chapter of her career.
Crystal N. Cal, CRNP
Originally from Courtland, AL, Crystal Cal has been in the healthcare field for over a decade. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with her Bachelor’s in Nursing in August 2013 and went on to the University of Alabama in Birmingham to obtain her Master’s in Nursing in August 2016. She also received board certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in September 2016 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Bethany Craig, LICSW
After completing her B.A. in International Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2008, Bethany joined the Peace Corps and spent over two years overseas working in youth and community development. Bethany completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Since entering the mental health field, she has provided in-home, office-based, and outpatient therapy in assisted living facilities, and has worked in acute inpatient hospital. She has experience working with families and individuals of all age groups and uses a variety of treatment approaches based on the needs of the person or family.
Amber R. Dallman, LICSW, PIP
Amber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked in the field since 2010, receiving her Masters of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2013. Amber started her career working in a non-secure facility for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system in Madison, Wisconsin. Over the course of her career, Amber has worked with children and families in a variety of settings including home and community-based, outpatient treatment, and residential placement facilities. The focus of her career has been working with children and families in the foster care setting, development of parenting and family dynamics, and helping clients achieve person-centered goals. Amber’s approach to therapy is systems oriented, looking at not only the individual but also the environment and interpersonal relationships. Models of therapy most used include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, family systems, person - centered, and psycho education. Amber specializes in a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, such trauma issues, anxiety, depression, family system issues, ADHD, and Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders.
Julie Fisher Dean, LICSW, PIP
Julie received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of North Alabama in 1992 and practiced primarily with children and at-risk families. In 2006, she began practicing in the field of adult mental health and after received her Master’s of Social Work degree from Alabama A&M University in 2008. Julie has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and has treated all age groups. Most recently, Julie served as a therapist in an IOP program providing individual, family, and group therapy for those with substance abuse and other related issues. She utilizes a variety of treatment options and now serves as a therapist in the Muscle Shoals office treating adults, children, and adolescents.
Lora Deckard-Smart, CRNP
Lora Deckard-Smart started her career as a registered nurse in 1987, through the U.S. Navy Reserve. She stayed in this capacity until 2011. Lora then went on to graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing from Ball State University in 2010. After working for a few locums companies in various states for a few years, she enrolled at Vanderbilt University in 2016 to start her post-master’s training. She is currently double board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Now fresh off her post-master’s graduation, she is excited to be a part of the Integrated Behavioral Health’s family and ready to provide top-notch services for the local community here in Alabama and Tennessee.
Chasity Fortune, CRNP
Chase Fortune is a native North Alabamian that has been working professionally in the healthcare field for the past five years. Prior to pursuing a career in nursing, she graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science. Chase had the opportunity to work as an intern with the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine at Huntsville as a future healthcare provider serving the underprivileged and rural population of Alabama. After graduating from the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing in 2013, she worked with cardiothoracic surgery patients at Huntsville Hospital as a Registered Nurse for over four years. Chase graduated with honors from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in December of 2017, and is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. During her graduate training, she worked with pediatric and gerontology patients in rural Alabama, treating both medical and psychiatric conditions.
Ryan Freeman, LICSW
Ryan is an Alabama native who has been in the healthcare field since 2007. He received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama in 2007. His experience includes working with all age groups, both outpatient and inpatient facilities, including Bryce Hospital. He provided various treatment approaches to those with varying diagnosis, including depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, adjustment concerns, and crisis intervention.
Jason Gladden, LPC
Jason Gladden has been working in Community Mental Health since 1998. He has experience with serious mental illness, geriatrics, personality disorders, family therapy, and life and stress management. He is a native of North Alabama, completed his Master’s degree at Jacksonville State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama.
Sharon R. Goe, LPC
A native of Newark, New Jersey, Sharon Goe moved to Hartselle, AL in 1984 and has stayed in AL ever since. She graduated from Calhoun Community College, Athens State College, and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has twenty years of wide-ranging experience in the field of mental health with knowledge in treating sexual abuse, severe illness, depression, and anxiety. Sharon Goe primarily practices in our new Decatur outpatient facility.
Crystal Taylor Gray, MA, LPC
Crystal is a graduate of UNA with a Master's degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She worked primarily with children from 1996 to 2007 and has worked with adults since 2007. Crystal has a varied background in the counseling field; working as an Education Specialist at the Northwest Alabama Children's Advocacy Center (now the Cramer Children's Center) in Florence, Alabama and a Case Manager and Outpatient Therapist at Wellstone Behavioral Health in Huntsville, North Central Mental Health in Hamilton and at the Athens-Limestone Counseling Center. She has treated an assortment of disorders including ADHD, depression, trauma and symptoms of psychosis.
Tabitha Harper, LICSW
Tabitha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked in the field since 2012. She received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in 2015. Tabitha started her career working with children as a behavioral interventionist. Tabitha has worked in a multitude of mental health capacities since starting her career, and has been involved in staff development as the lead social worker and program development in creating a communication skills training session for staff. Over the course of her career, she has worked with children, adults and families in outpatient settings, adults in an outpatient substance abuse treatment, and geriatrics on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Tabitha’s therapy approaches include cognitive-behavioral, reality-based therapy, family therapy, solution-focused, personal-centered, psycho education, and behavioral therapy. Tabitha specializes in a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, such substance abuse, trauma issues, anxiety, depressive disorders, grief and loss, family therapy, marriage and family, mood disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, and stress management.
Eboni Hart, CRNP
Eboni Hart is an Alabama native that has been in the healthcare field since 2010. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Purdue Global University in the summer of 2018. Her experience includes, ICU, med surge, and LTAC nursing. She has a special interest in dementia patients but has experience in all populations.
Kim Johnson, CRNP
Kimberly Johnson was born and bred right here in the Rocket City, Huntsville AL. She studied at Calhoun Community College and received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Samford University. During her tenure in school, she worked many years at Huntsville Hospital in a variety of departments, from Labor and Delivery to Anesthesia with great success.
Tina Jones-Davis, MSW, LICSW, PIP, Director of Counseling Services
Tina has worked in the field of social services since 1997. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a graduate of the Alabama A&M University holding a Master's degree in Social Work. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2010. Tina provides therapy for patients in the Decatur office, and also in facilities in Moulton, Decatur, and the Tuscumbia.
Sabra K. Keenum, MA, LPC
Sabra is a graduate of UNA with a master’s degree in Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and serves as IBH's Director of Marketing. She has worked in aging services since 1996, and serves as a community educator, often speaking on issues related to aging, specifically Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Sabra has extensive experience in community mental health, inpatient geriatric psychiatry, and outpatient counseling, currently providing counseling services in IBH's outpatient offices and onsite in facilities as needed.
Stephanie Kenney, LICSW, PIP
Stephanie is a 2009 graduate of Florida State University with a Master's degree in Social Work. She has provided counseling, social work, and case management services in a variety of settings including hospice, inpatient geriatric psychiatry, and outpatient counseling. She has experience working with children, adults, and geriatrics.
Brittany Kesten, CRNP
Brittany Kesten is an Alabama native and has been working in the mental health field since 2016. She began her healthcare career working as a Registered Nurse on an inpatient behavioral health unit and graduated with her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2018. She is certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has experience working with all age groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Krystina McAllister, LICSW
Krystina has been working in mental health since obtaining a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2014. She has experience working with a wide spectrum of age groups including children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. She has a passion for treating trauma and adjustment issues within all age groups. She has specialized training in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and utilizes a range of methods to assist patients in overcoming challenges and reaching their full potential.
Leah McCollins, LPC
Leah McCollins was born in Alabama. She has been working in the field of therapy since 1996.She completed her Associate’s degree in physical therapy and worked in the field for over 15 years. She later completed her Bachelor’s in criminal justice and her Master’s in counseling at Faulkner University. She has been working as a children’s therapist since 2013. Leah also has significant experience and is passionate in the area of addiction.
Jasmine McKinley, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Jasmine is a native of Alabama and has been in the healthcare field since 2014, starting as a patient care technician. She received her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2015 and continued on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing also from UAB in 2017. Jasmine is board certified in psychiatry through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jasmine has built a solid foundation of experience in mental health through her work on inpatient psychiatric units at UAB to include residential/long-term adolescent unit, acute adult unit and acute adolescent unit. Additionally, she has cared for our nation's veterans at the Birmingham Department of Veteran Affairs where she managed the healthcare needs of outpatient clients. With targeted populations, Jasmine cares for children through adult clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, bipolar and schizophrenia.
Amanda N. Morgan, CRNP
Amanda has extensive experience in behavioral mental health and nursing. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient medical clinics, home health, hospice, and skilled care facilities. She received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Samford University in 2010 and became certified that same year. She is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing-Sigma Theta Tau International.
Shayna Moulton, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Shayna Moulton was born abroad as a military child and has traveled around the world. At an early age, she became very passionate about mental health and helping others. Consequently, Shayna graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. She received her board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2018 as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Since 2015 and while completing her Master’s of Science degree, Shayna worked as a registered nurse on multiple types of units including a medical psychiatric floor for adults, geriatric patients, children and veterans. Although she loves working with all age groups, Shayna is particularly interested in the geriatric and veteran population.
Robin A. Pack, CRNP
Robin began working in the healthcare field in 1997 as a licensed social worker. She completed her Associate of Science degree in Nursing in 2009 at Northeast Alabama Community College and Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Jacksonville State University in 2010. Her nursing experience includes: ICU, Hospice, Adult and Geriatric Inpatient Behavioral Health and Case Management. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.
LaQuadria Robinson, MSN, PMHNP-BC
LaQuadria Robinson has been in healthcare since 2015. At an early age, she became very passionate about mental health and helping others. Consequently, LaQuadria graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing and a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. She received her board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2017 as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Since 2015 and while completing her Master’s of Science degree, LaQuadria worked as a registered nurse on multiple types of units including a medical psychiatric floor for adults, geriatric patients, children and in our prison systems. Although she loves working with all age groups, LaQuadria is particularly interested in the geriatric population.
Lauren P. Ross, CRNP
Lauren Ross is a Texas native mental health provider who recently obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at this same institution in December of 2010. Her nursing experience is primarily in the outpatient setting treating anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders, manic depressive disorders, mood disorders, depression, and stress management.
Andrea Shoemaker, LICSW, PIP
Andrea earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2001 from the University of West Florida and her Master's in Social Work from Florida State in 2009. While residing in Florida, she spent 15 years working at an inpatient setting for chronically mentally ill adults. She was employed as a Military and Family Life Counselor in Florida providing supportive counseling to military children and their families. Andrea also served a brief stint at a Florida Correctional Facility performing assessments and providing crisis intervention. Since returning to Alabama in 2015, Andrea has worked with a Geriatric population on an outpatient basis providing group therapy and individual counseling addressing depression, anxiety, dementia and challenges related to end stages of life.
Cinthia K. Smith, LICSW, PIP
Cinthia Smith has worked as a Master’s Level Social Worker/Therapist since 2005. She started with juvenile offenders in 2005, both male and female. She then began working with seriously mentally ill adults with a large variety of mental health issues. She holds both a LICSW and PIP license and has experience with all age groups.
Hanna Stiltner, LICSW
Hanna Stiltner is a Virginia native who has just recently moved to Alabama and has been working in the mental health field since 2006. She began her healthcare career working as a therapist case manager with children and their families and graduated with her Master’s of Social Work from Radford University in December 2013. She is certified as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in multiple states including Alabama. She has experience working as a therapist and case manager with all age groups in both inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings.
Heather L. Surber, LICSW
Heather Surber has been in community mental health since 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee and her MSW from Loyola University of Chicago. She has been an Alabama resident since 2000 and holds licenses to practice in both Tennessee and Alabama. She has experience working with all age groups, but currently focuses on work with adults.
Deborah Tyson, CRNP
Deborah Tyson is an Alabama native that has been in the healthcare field since Spring, 2010. She completed her Master of Science at the University of South Alabama in Mobile in the fall of 2018. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Golden Key Honor Societies. Her experience includes working with all age groups as a registered nurse and six plus years of working with the geriatric population affected by memory, mood, and psychotic orders.
Brenda L. Vactor, LICSW
Brenda has witnessed first-hand how substance abuse and other addictions have exerted a huge negative impact on lives of countless individuals, both personally and professionally. Many suffer from the devastating consequences of addictive behavior. Her passion is to encourage, empower, and assist in stabilizing lives by providing a variety of prevention, intervention, and support services.
Her impressive list of credentials and community contributions include being a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), completing a Master of Science degree in Social Work at Alabama A&M University, being Certified by the Alabama State Board of Social Work, working on the Board of Directors for Partnership for A Drug-Free Community and contributing to New Futures Family Shelter, Huntsville, AL.
With over 20 years of counseling in the public and private practice sector, her specialties include Addictive Behaviors and Substance Use Issues, Teen Issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Abuse and Neglect, Stress Management, Dual Diagnosis, Grief and Loss, Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness.
Brenda is the mother of 2 sons, Brandon and Julian. She is also the proud grandmother of three very active, and beautiful granddaughters. In her spare time she likes to fish (even if she doesn’t catch anything), acrylic painting on canvas (even if you can’t tell what it is), spend time with her two horses (pasture pets), and her dog, “Smokie”. She also has on her bucket list, to learn to play the guitar.
Kasey W. West, LICSW, PIP
Kasey is a 2011 graduate of the University of Alabama with Master’s degree in Social Work. Kasey has six years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused CBT and EMDR techniques to provide counseling services in an open-minded, empathetic environment.
Kerri L. Wiley, CRNP
Kerry Wiley has been in the healthcare field since 1999, primarily in Georgia. Initially she started out as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked in a long-term care facility for five years before moving on to the title of Registered Nurse, then Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been working as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2010 and received examiner certification for the Department of Transportation in April of 2013. She also received certification as a Fundamental Critical Care Support Provider in June of 2015. She currently holds certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her experience spans all age groups, and she is actively pursuing licensure in Tennessee to further expand her availability to provide quality patient care.
Juliet L. Wise, LICSW, PIP
Juliet Wise has worked in the social service field for over ten years and has served in several capacities including substance abuse, foster care, adoptions, adult and geriatric care. She completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at The University of Maryland in Baltimore and her Bachelor of Social Work at Oakwood University in Huntsville. Juliet has experience that includes working with all age groups, but has a special interest in adolescents, women’s issue and sexual abuse and its impact on the patient. She practices in the Madison outpatient clinic and exercises her experience in women’s issues, sexual abuse, codependency and life management.