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.
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.
John Schay, MD Psychiatry
Attending Physician, Adult Services Unit
Dr. Schay serves as an employed physician at Rivendell, specializing in acute inpatient treatment for adults. Dr. Schay received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2005 and completed his psychiatry residency at the UAMS in 2009. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His background with veterans and addiction treatment offers a broad expertise to patients from all walks of life.
Jill Bryson, MD
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
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)
Director of Business Office