Prior to joining The Meadows, Rod served (under contract with Sheppard Pratt) as Vice President of the Behavioral Health Service Line for Luminis Health. In that role he provides vision, direction and oversight of a continuum of services that include Inpatient Hospital and Outpatient Mental Health Services; BH Walk-In Urgent Care; Psychiatric Day Treatment (PHP/IOP); Inpatient and Outpatient Substance Use Services; and Hospital-based Consultation Services. Throughout his career he has also served as a senior consultant for Sheppard Pratt Solutions, Regional Executive Director for Behavioral Health working for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, Corporate Director for Behavioral Health for Christiana Care Health System in Delaware and as Regional Chief Executive Officer for Adult Mental Health Hospitals and Services.
A native of the Pittsburgh area, Rod’s healthcare career included a four-hospital health system and a community-based suburban hospital. He previously worked in public relations and radio news.
He’s a graduate of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and earned his Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Rod’s a Fellow with the American College of Health Executives (FACHE), has served as co-chair of the Prince George’s County Behavioral Health Advisory Group, on the Behavioral Health Task Force of the Maryland Hospital Association and has been on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity-Susquehanna and Chesapeake Health Education Programs.
Ms. Kauffman joined The Meadows Psychiatric Center in May 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to her current role, Ms. Kauffman worked as the CFO/HR director at The Hyndman Area Health Center for almost 8 years. During her time at Hyndman Area Health center, she helped them make it through Chapter 11 Bankruptcy by re-organizing and reducing expenses. Ms. Kauffman also acted as the Interim CEO for 3 months in 2019. Ms. Kauffman started her career right out of college at UPMC Bedford Memorial for 13 years. She started out working as a Switchboard Operator and Registrar for two years, then advancing to the accounting department where she worked her way up from Accounts Payable Clerk to Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller. While working full-time at UPMC, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Phoenix in 2008 and 2012, respectively.
Mary Walsh was appointed Clinical Director for the Meadows Psychiatric Center in August of 2018, after 15 years in mental health services, beginning as a Therapeutic Support Staff. Prior to her current role as Clinical Director, Ms. Walsh has enjoyed serving in several capacities with the Meadows, including Program Manager for both behavioral health and Partial Hospitalization Programs, Regional Director of Outpatient Services, and Assistant Clinical Director for the Meadows Psychiatric Center. Her tenure and roles within the company have afforded her with an array of experiences in the field of mental health, as well as opportunities to foster professional relationships with local and regional agencies. Ms. Walsh is charged with supervising the Clinical Department, where she collaborates with nursing, and other departments to provide services that deliver the highest standards of strength-based, recover-focused treatment to patients and their families.
Tara Kunkel began her career in behavioral health as a mental health technician in an adolescent residential facility. She completed her Associates Degree in applied science with a concentration in nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College and then continued her work as a registered nurse working in behavioral health. Recently, Ms. Kunkel completed her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration through Western Governors University and joined The Meadows Psychiatric Center team in April 2020.
Ms. Kunkel has worked across the spectrum in behavioral health. She brings experience with both acute and long-term care in both the psychiatric and drug and alcohol settings as well as with all age groups. As a nurse leader, she has 10 years of experience coordinating patient care, managing staff and elevating nurses to reach their highest potential. She is committed to creating a positive, innovative, safe and culturally aware experience for everyone at The Meadows Psychiatric Center.
Jennifer Campbell joined The Meadows team as the Director of Risk Management/ Patient Safety Officer in 2010. She started her career in mental health at the Meadows Psychiatric Center as a Residential Counselor for the Residential Treatment Facility in 2002. In 2004, Ms. Campbell moved to the Partial Hospitalization Program as a Group Coordinator and then transitioned to a Case Management role. In her role as Director of Risk Management/ Patient Safety Officer, Ms. Campbell’s top priority is to work closely with all staff to ensure patient safety and quality of care. Working collaboratively with all departments, in order to uphold standards set forth by the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services.
Ms. Lawn began her career at The Meadows Psychiatric Center in 2008 and was promoted to Director of Quality Management in 2011. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social/Organizational Psychology from Mississippi State University complemented by over 25 years’ experience in program development and management in the human services field.
In additional to her key responsibilities for the oversight and monitoring of compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and The Joint Commission’s Hospital Accreditation standards; Ms. Lawn actively supports The Meadows Psychiatric Center’s clinical departments to provide a positive patient experience and the highest quality of care to yield meaningful improvement for our patients.
It is her belief that those outcomes that matter to our patients and their families are the true measures of our quality at The Meadows Psychiatric Center.
Mr. Anderson joined the Meadows Psychiatric Center team in July 2019 as the Director of Plant Operations. After gaining his experience as a Machinist, Journeyman and a Master Plumber, he worked in commercial construction. Mr. Anderson became the Director of Plant and Emergency Preparedness at several hospital systems building on his knowledge. He has completed his FEM diploma at North Carolina State University and was one of the first trainers in Hospital Emergency Response in Pennsylvania. Mr. Anderson also served in the Navy as Aviation Ordinance and is licensed as an EMT since 1982. Mr. Anderson is responsible for managing all facility related improvements, maintenance and code compliance issues within the hospital as well as environmental services and transportation.
Tracy joined the Meadows Psychiatric Center in early 2021. She has over 25 years of food service experience. Tracy obtained her certification as a dietary manager and food protection professional in 2015. Before coming to the Meadows, Tracy worked in long term care ensuring superior and creative nutrition options to the geriatric population.
Tracy appreciates the opportunity to give patients the chance to try new and interesting foods from different ethnicities and cultures, while also honoring local favorites.
Nichole joined our team in late 2021. She comes to The Meadows Psychiatric Center with 20 years of experience in the mental health field. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Pittsburgh Nichole began her career in direct care as a Therapeutic Staff Support. From there she broaden her scope of work in the field to include grant writing, leadership roles and public relations. Nichole comes to us from our sister facility, Clarion Psychiatric Center where she has spent the last four and a half years as a Community Liaison.
Maria Mann started her career at The Meadows in 2017. She has held multiple positions throughout the development of her career at the facility, beginning in the Human Resources Department as Administrative Assistant, then promoted to HR Generalist. In support of the nursing staff, Maria had worked as a Mental Health Technician and a trainer for our behavior management system Handle with Care from 2018 to 2020, as well as supported The Meadows and two additional UHS hospitals as Regional Healthcare Recruiter. She then became the Human Resources Assistant Director as she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Maria’s passion and dedication to our team, employee marketing, and providing our patients with the best healthcare professionals is unwavering.
Holly Grove joined The Meadows in 1996, beginning briefly in the Human Resources Department, before moving into various positions in our Patient Accounting Department. Throughout her years in the Patient Accounting office, she performed many duties to include data entry, cash posting, outpatient clinic & inpatient collections, insurance verifications, crisis intervention billing and assisting with inpatient billing before becoming the Business Office Manager in the fall of 2021. Holly credits the entire Meadows Business Office team, and their vast knowledge of billing, collections, accounts payable, accounting and payroll, of providing timely, accurate and compassionate customer service every day.
Ms. Godin-Snyder has worked at The Meadows Psychiatric Center since 2011. She began her career at The Meadows at as a Social Service Therapist, working with the children and adolescent population. In 2013, Kristi became the Director of Education. Kristi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education, a Masters of Education in Alternative Education and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and in Curriculum and Instruction. Kristi is also a certified Youth Mental Health First Aide and QPR Trainer. Kristi loves that she is able to combine her two passions of education and mental health to be able help every child be successful, both academically and emotionally.
Dr. Frank J. Hamlett, MD joined The Meadows Psychiatric Center as the Medical Director in July of 2023 after serving as the Medical Director for SUN Behavioral Delaware. Originally from Utica New York, Dr. Hamlett attended The Pennsylvania State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology. From there he continued his education at the Pennsylvania State University’s medical school in Hershey Pennsylvania where he obtained his doctorate in medicine and met his wife of 33 years. Dr. Hamlett went on to the University of Rochester for combined internship, residency, and fellowship in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He is currently Board Certified in both Child and Adult Psychiatry.
In addition to his many years of direct service in psychiatric care and treatment, he served as an assistant professor in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester and Central Michigan University as a full professor.
Dr. Hamlett is surrounded by family who have also dedicated their lives to helping others, many of whom work with individuals struggling with mental illness. He is pleased to be back in back in Pennsylvania and is Penn State proud!