Alisha Waldron

Alisha Waldron is the Director of Emergency Services at SBH. Alisha recently moved to the area after falling in love with the community during a camping trip with family. Although she is new to the area, Alisha is no stranger to crisis work. Alisha served as a Peer Suicide Prevention Counselor as a teenager in…

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Paul Mandel

Paul Mandel has been part of the Southside Behavioral Health team since 1997. He describes his career with the Board as “someone who grew up in the agency.” Originally, Paul began his career as a Mental Health Case Manager. Within two years, he moved into the position of Intellectual Developmental (ID) Case Manager. After this,…

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Galyna Hightower

Galyna Hightower is the Director of Financial Services She has been with the agency since 2012. She is a licensed CPA. Prior to joining the Southside Behavioral Health team, she worked in the banking industry and was hired as an Accountant before progressing to her current position. Financial Services Department provides support for other agency…

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Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis is the Director of Quality and Compliance for Southside Behavioral Health. She has been with SBH since 2019. Her department provides support with continuous quality improvement throughout the agency, medical records, and management of our electronic health record. Nicole’s department is responsible for the agency’s performance contract with the Department of Behavioral Health…

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Debra Berryman

I began my post-graduate career as a medical social worker. Worked in a rural community hospital with a nursing home for seven years. Developed the social work department by writing policies and procedures and supervising staff and provided social work and discharge planning services for the inpatient medical floors, emergency department, oncology, and the nursing…

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Elizabeth Engelhorn

I started my career very young working at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children at the age of 19. I obtained a Master’s in Psychology and Counseling from Goddard College in Vermont. I worked in various capacities, working with adults and children with both mental health diagnoses, substance use, and intellectual disabilities. I enjoyed the…

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