The leadership team at Anchor Hospital is dedicated to guiding patients towards treatment and recovery. Our team is comprised of healthcare providers, clinical psychologists and other behavioral health professionals from a variety of disciplines. With a professional staff that encompasses a wide range of skills and backgrounds, we are fully prepared to help pave the way towards recovery for you or your loved one.
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Chief Executive Officer
Lloyd Noble is the Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System. He came on board in 2017 and his leadership has supported both transforming the culture of the hospital and realizing the vision to be recognized as a local leader in comprehensive behavioral healthcare.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Lloyd has worked in different settings prior to joining Anchor Hospital, including acute psychiatric inpatient care and long-term residential care. During his career, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including Program Director, Senior Leader, Hospital Administrator and Chief Executive Officer.
His hands-on, practical and driven leadership style, coupled with his administrative expertise serves as an asset for continuing to improve facility operations management and lead hospital growth. Lloyd received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University and his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Akisha Fedd, LPC, CAC II
Chief Operating Officer
Akisha Fedd is the Chief Operating Officer of Anchor Hospital. She joined the team in July 2017 and brings over 13 years of experience as a mental health professional and over 11 years of experience in management.
In her current position, she manages the daily operations and oversight of the hospital along with measurable quality and safety initiatives within the facility. She also collaborates with all direct care functions to reduce risk and ensure patient safety.
Her experience also includes work within various levels of care, including inpatient crisis stabilization, long-term and short-term residential, PHP/IOP with transitional housing and outpatient in-home therapy settings.
She currently holds licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (CAC II), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).
Dr. Shailesh Patel, M.D.
Dr. Shailesh Patel is the Medical Director of Anchor Hospital. He specializes in the treatment of adult patients with acute psychiatric needs and mood disorders. Dr. Patel is a 2003 graduate of the Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia. While there he also completed a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Health Care Administration.
He completed his residency at the University of Florida in 2008 and later joined the Malcolm Randall VA Hospital. While there, he served as the Consult-Liaison Attending Physician responsible for managing psychiatric consultations to the ER, outpatient clinics and for their inpatient stabilization program. He was also responsible for teaching medical students and psychiatry residents.
He moved to Atlanta in 2010 to open a private practice and came on board at Anchor Hospital soon thereafter, where he has remained since. In 2014, Dr. Patel became Medical Director for both campuses of the Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System.
Shalunda Wimes, RN MSM
Chief Nursing Officer
Shalunda Wimes brings over 20 years of management experience to her role as Chief Nursing Officer. She has worked within UHS Inc. in Dothan, AL and Augusta, GA before bringing her talents to Anchor in September 2016.
In her role as CNO, Shalunda directs the nursing services for Anchor Hospital’s inpatient and outpatient Services. She actively promotes the culture and standard of care we are committed to providing our patients.
She is known for her hands-on, educational leadership style, commitment to quality and compliance, strong work ethic, high professional standards and warm heart.
A native of Dothan, Alabama, she is also the mother of three children and “Mama Luvee” to three beautiful granddaughters.
She holds licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in both Georgia and Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and her master’s degree in Management from Faulkner University.
Director of Assessment and Referral Services
Tiwanna Davis is the Director of Assessment and Referral Services for Anchor Hospital. She joined the team in April 2016.
Her team is responsible for providing assessments to individuals in need and supporting an efficient, streamlined intake process for anyone requiring admission.
Tiwanna brings several years of experience in crisis assessment and placement, having worked in both acute inpatient and hospital emergency room settings providing psychiatric evaluation services to patients in crisis.
Since joining the team, her collaborative, team-centered approach has helped improve processes and has strengthened the facility’s ability to quickly and safely help patients receive the treatment services they need.
Tiwanna received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Morris Brown University and her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University.
Anita White, LMSW
Director of Social Services
Anita White joined the Anchor Hospital team in July 2015 and currently serves as the Director of Social Services. In her role she helps coordinate and supervise multiple social services and clinical functions, including Case Management, Psychosocial Assessments, Family Planning, Discharge Planning and Allied Therapy.
She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and brings a wealth of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. She is particularly passionate about working with patients who may be struggling with dual diagnosis challenges involving both substance abuse/chemical dependence and psychiatric/mental health challenges.
Anita’s commitment to patient care is self-evident to those she helps, and she brings that same dedication to her role as a leader within the hospital. She is a native of Arkansas, though she and her family have called Georgia home for many years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and her master’s degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.
Nasir Bayan, M.Ed.
Director of Business Development
Nasir Bayan joined Anchor Hospital in 2009 and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in business development, client management, corporate training and consulting to his role as the Director of Business Development.
In his current role Nasir oversees branding, marketing and strategic partnering for both the acute inpatient and partial hospitalization service lines. He also leads the hospital’s sales team, directing members on effective targeting and messaging, anticipating market changes, building strong referral relationships, tracking sales cycles, and effectively managing sales territory.
He also manages the hospital’s relationship with insurance companies, handling contracting, credentialing, and negotiating rate increases with all payers.
A native of Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. He moved to Georgia in 2003 and received his Master of Education degree from the University of Georgia.
Michelle Parker, MBA
Director of Utilization Review
Michelle Parker is the Director of Utilization Management for Anchor Hospital. A Michigan native, Michelle began working for UHS in 2005 and later joined the Anchor Hospital team in 2015. Prior to working for UHS, she was an ABA Certified Behavior Specialist working primarily with forensically adjudicated patients in the state of Virginia.
She brings 20 years of experience in the mental health field to Anchor Hospital and in her current role she primarily effects change with relation to patient benefit utilization.
Michelle oversees operations of the utilization review program for our inpatient and partial hospitalization services, directing staff in efficient and effective auditing of patient care records, telephonic utilization reviews, and prior authorization acquisitions to achieve the best clinical and business outcomes. Michelle also works to ensure compliance with governmental regulatory entities and meet contractual guidelines required by health plans. She works in collaboration with all disciplines within the hospital, including medical management, nursing, social services, and financial management.
Director of Outpatient Services
Tim is the Director of Outpatient Services at Anchor Hospital. He joined the hospital in 2007 and brings a wealth of experience to the his role, including work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and sex offenders.
Tim utilizes a holistic and systemic approach in the treatment process, which is also reflected in his leadership style. He is a seasoned clinician and a strong advocate for mental health and substance abuse resources within communities. He also has a passion for building resources, improving processes and creating positive patient outcomes.
Tim is experienced in using multiple therapeutic modalities to help patients, including the Recovery and Relapse Prevention model, Solution Focused therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and adults. He is a New Jersey native and completed his master’s degree at Rutgers University School of Social Work.
Director of Nutritional Services
Ann Green is the Director of Nutritional Services for Anchor Hospital. A native of Michigan, she joined the hospital team in March 2017. She brings over 20 years of experience in nutritional services, customer service and staff development to her role.
Ann supervises the dietary team, which provides food services to all departments within the hospital, including special events. She collaborates with other disciplines to develop balanced menu options, manage food delivery, monitor patients with special diets, consult with the hospital dietician as needed, and work with staff to ensure we are delivering the highest quality food for our patients.
Dedicated, skilled and reliable, Ann embodies the spirit of service excellence. She is a welcomed addition to the Anchor family, and her passion for providing healthy food options and high quality dining experiences is evident to everyone she serves.
Director of Plant Operations
Greg Helms is the Director of Plant Operations and Environmental Services for Anchor Hospital. He joined the hospital in March 2017 and is responsible for managing all facility-related improvement, maintenance, and code compliance issues within the hospital.
Greg has been with UHS for 15 years and brings with him a wealth of facility and plant operations experience, including professional affiliations with the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Georgia Society of Healthcare Engineers (GASHE), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and certification as an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Mold/Management Specialist.
Skilled, knowledgeable and thorough, Greg has been a welcomed addition to the Anchor team. He is a native of Georgia and prior to coming to Anchor, served for many years at LakeBridge Hospital in Macon, Georgia.