Robin joined UHS in 2019 as a COO-in-Training at Fuller Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts, where she had oversight of Dietary and Food Services, and assisted in special projects and initiatives, including Plant Operations, Telehealth Services, Human Resources, Clinical Education, Joint Commission Accreditation, Medical Staff and Policy Management. Robin served as the Interim CEO at Arbour Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA in Sept-Nov 2020.
Prior to UHS, Robin served in various positions in Maryland State Government, most recent being the CEO of two state facilities, Potomac Center and the Secure Evaluation and Therapeutic Treatment center. She led the state’s only Center of Excellence Transitions Program, supporting patients who had significant lengths of stays in behavioral health settings to community living. Earlier in her career, she was the Chief of Juvenile Forensics and a Regional Forensic Specialist at the Maryland Department of Health; Program Director at the Mentor Network (Central Maryland); Program Director and Deputy Director at Alternative Directions (Baltimore, Maryland); and Service Coordinator at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Shriver Center’s Choice Program.
Robin received her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, New York and her Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology, with corrections concentration from Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
Robin, her husband Randy and two Italian Greyhounds are excited to be relocating to Bellefonte, PA and look forward to being an active member of the Central/Western PA community. Robin is most impressed by the Meadow’s team serving patients in the peaceful setting in Centre County and looks forward to all the services and supports to be offered now and in the future to our fellow neighbors in need of a healing place to get well.
Dr. Davis graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from Simon’s Rock of Bard College in Massachusetts when he was just 20 years old. He then came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he earned his M.D. degree from Temple University in 1985. Dr. Davis then completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he joined the faculty at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, specializing in Schizophrenia Research. There he performed clinical research, and was involved in some of the original outpatient clinical trials using clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. He then moved from clinical trials to what he calls “clinical trenches.”
Always down to earth, for the next 27 years, he would work in Baltimore, Maryland as a community psychiatrist. For 6 years, he served as CEO and Chief Medical Officer of a 20 psychiatrist, single specialty behavioral health group, Urban Behavioral Associates, and Chief of Psychiatry at Bon Secours Hospital in West Baltimore. For the past 11 years, he worked in the community as a forensic ACT team psychiatrist for the non-profit, People Encouraging People, in West Baltimore.
Dr. Davis joined The Meadows in 2020. He serves as Medical Director and Chairman of the Credentialing Committee. He is a former assistant professor of research psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and serves as an advocate for the use of innovative approaches to treating addictions and chronic mental illness, including medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine, and long-acting injectable medications for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. He treats both children and adults, and serves as a speaker for Alkermes, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Davis likes to say “if we did not have our obvious differences, we would make something up.” He applies this thinking to treatment of families, where someone might not fit in. Dr. Davis notes “the good news is that no one ever fully fits in, so be your best, do your best, be who you are, be what you are and you have a shot at happiness.” Take that shot, make that shot, it’s as simple as that.
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.
Ms. Schreffler joined The Meadows in January 2014. She is a Central Pennsylvania native and is a graduate of Penn State University, earning her SPHR certification in 2012.
Before joining The Meadows team, Ms. Schreffler worked in a variety of human resources roles of progressive responsibility in both the non-profit and private sectors. Most recently prior to her current role, she worked within the electronics manufacturing industry for both privately held and publicly traded companies providing oversight to the Human Resources functions in support of the organizations’ strategic goals.
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.
Sarah Lees has been employed with The Meadows Psychiatric Center since 2011. Ms. Lees initially began her career at the facility in a dual role as an intake assessment counselor/crisis counselor. During that time, she gained an array of experience in the mental health field and increased her knowledge of local resources. In 2015, Ms. Lees was promoted to Director of Assessment and Referral. Our staff’s ability to demonstrate service excellence towards patients, families and referral sources creates great pride for her in her leadership role. She is committed to providing individuals and their families the hope of recovery. In her role as Director of Assessment and Referral, Ms. Lees supervises the admissions department and works collaboratively with physicians, nursing and the clinical team to provide optimal care to clients.
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.