Patricia Hammonds currently holds the position of Business Development Manager at Brookhaven and has been a part of the staff for 3 years. She attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She has served as the Director of Admissions for a large private psychiatric facility as well as a Network Territory Manager for a large behavorial health group. She is a former State of Tennessee Human Rights Commissioner and has served on several boards and initiatives in the community.
Carrie Parrott received her B.A. in Art History from Colorado State University and has worked in the field of mental health for over 7 years with focused training in meditation, DBT skills, and Anxiety & Panic Disorder skills. She has numerous years working closely with Clinical and Administrative Directors, Psychotherapists, Intake and Admissions Coordinators and Discharge Coordinators.
Marta Finnegan received her Bachelor of Arts. in Psychology from Millsaps College and her Master of Counseling from Webster University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. She has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over 13 years. Marta has worked in a variety of settings within the field, including residential therapist, outpatient therapist, case manager, assessment leader in a detoxification unit, and facilitated interventions. She has completed the MARI Level II training and is working towards being a MARI practitioner, participated in DBT training, CBT training, and is a Certified Ropes Course Facilitator. Marta has been with Brookhaven Retreat for 3 years.
Dr. Halavonich was born and raised in Northern Alabama. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she completed pre-medicine coursework and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout college and was the top graduating senior in her class in 1996.
She attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, and at the completion of her senior year of medical school was honored with the Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and the Award for Excellence in Psychiatry. After graduating from medical school in 2001, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina to begin residency training in General Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She completed her residency in 2005 and subsequently engaged in a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry, also at MUSC.
At the conclusion of her fellowship in 2006, she became an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry. For the next two years, she served at the Associate Fellowship Director of Forensic Psychiatry, and for the 2007-2008 academic year she served as the Director of the Department of Forensic Psychiatry.
In July 2008, she transitioned from MUSC to Lowcountry Forensic Psychiatry, where she performed evaluations pertaining to a wide range of civil and criminal legal issues.
She joined Brookhaven Retreat as Medical Director in January of 2011.
Dr. Halavonich obtained board certification in Psychiatry in May 2006 and board certification in Forensic Psychiatry in April 2007.
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McKenzie Hill received her B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, majoring in Human Resource Management. She is a member of The Society for Human Resource Management.
Coangla Ray received her schooling in Nursing from Erlinger University. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 4 years. She has been an employee of Brookhaven Retreat since the opening of the facility.
Amy Massaglia received her B.A. in psychology and sociology along with her Master of Social Work from The University of Tennessee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 9 years. She has worked as a psychotherapist and discharge coordinator in a variety of therapeutic settings including but not limited to Inpatient, Residential, In Home, Outpatient, and Schools. Amy has worked primarily with dual diagnosed clients treating both adolescents and adults. She has worked as a primary therapist with Brookhaven in addition to current role as aftercare and alumni coordinator.
April Chandler received her B.S. in Nursing from The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 4 years.