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Leadership Staff

Chief Executive Officer Tom Ryba | LighthouseBehavioral.com

Tom Ryba – Chief Executive Officer
Tom holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Public Health from University of Missouri. Before being named CEO of Lighthouse Behavioral Health Hospital, Tom has run private psychiatric hospitals across the country, most recently Rolling Hills Hospital in Tennessee. He was board chair of the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee. He is a past president of the North Carolina Mental Health Association, and served as an appointed member of the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. An Illinois native, who has spent the last 30 years in mental health administration, Tom is a skilled innovator in mental health policy and a leader in psychiatric hospital management.

Bob Pender

Robert Pender, BSN –
Chief Nursing Officer

Chief Financial Officer James Wydock | LighthouseBehavioral.com

James Wydock –
Chief Financial Officer

Business Office Director Julie Kanniard | LighthouseBehavioral.com

Julie Kanniard –
Director of Business Office

Director of Facilities Adrian Murphy | LighthouseBehavioral.com

Adrian Murphy –
Director of Facilities Management/Safety Officer

Human Resources Director Chad Hutchison | LighthouseBehavioral.com

Chad Hutchison –
Director of Human Resources

Manager of HIM and UM Kelly Baker | LighthouseBehavioral.com

Kelly Baker –
Director of Health Information Management

Julie Barraza

Julie Barraza –
Chief Operating Officer

Jo Sortelli

Jo Sortelli, MC –
Director of Risk Management and Performance Improvement

Cheryl Rosenberg, RN –
Director of Admissions/Intake