Meet Our Staff

Rivendell Behavioral Health has extensive staff that is dedicated to making sure all patients receive quality care while staying with us. Meet the team of people who make sure we’re staying true to our mission to provide help and hope to those in need.

At Rivendell, our multidisciplinary treatment team treats children, adolescents, and adults seeking help for issues such as depression, suicidal thoughts, self harm, aggression, mood swings, irritability, psychosis, anxiety, impulsivity, addiction and more.

Our Physicians

Gary Tharp, MD Psychiatry
Medical Director & Attending Physician, Acute Care Unit for Children & Adolescents

Dr. Tharp has practiced medicine for over 20 years with much of that time spent caring for patients at Rivendell. He serves as Rivendell’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director. Dr. Tharp leads the treatment team in providing psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, medication management and behavioral modification for children ages 4 to 18. He also conducts rounds on the adult unit and sees clients in his private practice on an outpatient basis.

David Streett, MD Psychiatry
Attending Physician, Adult Services Unit, Partial Hospitalization Program & Intensive Outpatient Program

Dr. Streett brings over 17 years of work in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings as well as a passion for aiding patients through the steps of recovery. Dr. Streett encourages patients to take an active role in their treatment, leading them to make positive lifestyle changes for better mental and overall health.

Jill BrysonJill Bryson, MD
Medical Doctor

Dr. Bryson serves as a physician at Rivendell, specializing in comprehensive healthcare management for various medical issues. Dr. Bryson received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2005 and completed her family medicine residency at UAMS AHEC-SW in 2008. She is board certified in both family medicine and obesity medicine. She rounds on both our adult and pediatric/adolescent units.

 
 
 

Leadership Team

Deana Thomas, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Rouse, RN, BSN
Chief Nursing Officer

Jennifer Goodman, LMSW
Director of Outpatient Services

Laura Huff, LMSW
Clinical Program Manager

Lynn Bledsoe
Director of Nutritional Services

Laura Davis, LCSW
Director of Risk Management/Performance Improvement

Kelly Stewart, BA
Director of Utilization Review (UR Director)

Kellie Mayle, BA
Human Resources Coordinator

Spencer Smith, BA
Director of Environment of Care (EOC Director)

Tonyia Stanton
Director of Business Office

Sara McClainSara McClain
Director of Business Development