Get to Know Our Staff

William WeaverWilliam Weaver, MBA
CEO/Managing Director
UHS Group CEO for Louisiana
Chief Executive Officer at Brentwood Hospital since 2013, William Weaver commands 25 plus years of progressive experience in the behavioral health field. Mr. Weaver is a hands-on executive that places high regard on ensuring patients and staff are treated with the best possible care in a compassionate environment. He was previously licensed as a social worker and certified as an addiction treatment professional while serving in direct patient care roles.

In addition to his significant professional career, Mr. Weaver currently serves on several not-for-profit boards including the Louisiana Hospital Association and St. Mark’s Cathedral School Board. Community involvement is an initiative he leads at Brentwood which includes quarterly hands-on projects supporting agencies like The Renesting Project, Highland Restoration Association, and Community Renewal International as well as sponsorship of 40 different not for profit agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science from Athens State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Samford University.

Shelia CampShelia Camp, LCSW, ACSW
Director of Clinical Services
Shelia Camp LCSW, ACSW has been with Brentwood Hospital since 1989. Shelia served as a social worker, before moving up to the Program Director on our Children and Adolescent units. She then moved to one of our sister hospitals where she took on the role of Clinical Director. Shelia returned to Brentwood where she became our Intake Director in 1999, a position that she held for 19 years. In March of 2017, Shelia also became the director of our Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Program. In October of 2018, she accepted the Clinical Director Position at Brentwood Behavioral Hospital. Shelia is very dedicated to our referral sources, and to the people that Brentwood serves.

Shelia received her undergraduate degree from The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from Grambling State University, and her master’s certificate in Business Management from Tulane University.

Ravon DominiqueRavon Dominique, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Ravon Dominique, RN, oversees the nursing department at Brentwood Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Grambling State University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Health Care Administration.

Ravon joined the Brentwood Hospital team in October 2008 and served in a number of positions before her promotion to Chief Nursing Officer in 2017. In 2011 Ravon was awarded Nurse of the year at Brentwood Hospital. Ravon is the proud mother of four and has the best job in the world.

Ellise Garmon Ellise Garmon, LPC
Intake Director
Ellise Garmon, LPC has been with Brentwood Hospital since March 2014. In October 2018 Ellise became the Interim Director of our Intake Department. Ellise obtained her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from University Health Shreveport in December 2012 and became a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana in 2015. Before coming to Brentwood Hospital, she served as an outpatient counselor to children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and their families. Ellise is committed to providing delicate care to all referral sources and to the communities that Brentwood serves.

Talicia JohnsonTalicia Johnson Gaskin, MHA
Human Resources Director
Talicia Johnson Gaskin oversees the facilities personnel management functions. She received her undergraduate degree from Centenary College, and her Master’s in Health Administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

Talicia joined the Brentwood team in February 2007 and served in various facility roles before her promotion to Human Resource Director. She is a proud wife and mother of two sons and enjoys managing nearly 400 Brentwood employees.

Keeley VergesKeely Verges
Director of Business Development
Keely joined the Brentwood Hospital team as Director of Business Development in 2016. Keely has been working in her community as a mental health advocate since 1999. Through her previous roles, she has specialized in new program development, senior care, outpatient services, non-profit organizations, administration and marketing. As Director of Business Development Keely is working to improve upon and increase the behavioral health resources available to the Ark-La-Tex region and other outlying communities served by Brentwood Hospital.
Daniel FeeneyDaniel Feeney, M.D.
Medical Director
Col. Feeney was assigned to Barksdale AFB in July 2006. He was the Element leader of the Life Skills Support Center before becoming the Flight Commander of Behavioral Health Services Flight (now the Mental Health Flight) in April 2007. He experienced his second deployment to Baghdad, Iraq from August 2007-February 2008 augmenting the Army Mission in the International Zone in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Col. Feeney received the Army Commendation Medal in partial recognition of his accomplishments during his last deployment. Col. Feeney pinned on the rank of Full Colonel May 16, 2009, and he honorably retired from the Air Force October 1, 2012.

Col. Feeney joined the Brentwood Hospital team on July 9, 2012, as the Adolescent Program Director and Employed Psychiatrist. He recently was promoted to become Brentwood Hospital’s Medical Director on September 1, 2013.

Col. Feeney is a fellow member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL). He is quadruple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in General Psychiatry with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Guy BrannonGuy E. Brannon, M.D.
Dr. Brannon completed his undergraduate training at Louisiana State University in Shreveport where he studied biological sciences. He completed his medical degree and psychiatric residency at Louisiana State University Medical while also serving as chief resident. He was voted Teacher of the Year 2001-2002 at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.

Dr. Brannon has helped facilitate more than 80 clinical drug trials involving such illnesses as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, dementia, insomnia, and schizophrenia. He has authored numerous articles, which have appeared in Psychosomatics, The Journal of Depression and Anxiety, The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and on eMedicine.com.

Kay KennedyKathryn Kennedy, M.D.
Dr. Kennedy completed her medical degree and psychiatric residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA. Before that, she obtained an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She has had specialty training in ECT from Duke University and is certified in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kennedy has over 20 years of experience in adult and geriatric psychiatry.

Olufemo OgundejiOlufemi Ogundeji, M.D.
Dr. Ogundeji joined the Brentwood Medical Staff in November of 2014. Before Brentwood, Dr. Ogundeji completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery degree at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria. He completed his graduate training and received a Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He went on to complete his Adult Psychiatric Residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, New York.

Dr. Ogundeji is affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, American Public Health Association and a Member of the International AIDS Society.

Suresh SabbenahalliSuresh Sabbenahalli, M.D.
Dr. Suresh graduated from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, where he served as chief psychiatric resident. Before his psychiatric residency, he worked as a primary care physician and anesthesiologist in India, as well as in the Caribbean Islands. Dr. Suresh earned his medical degree and advanced medical degrees in India and has over 20 years of clinical experience. Dr. Suresh was specially trained at Emory University on ECT and Trans Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Manish SaranManish Saran, M.D.
Manish Saran, MD has been with Brentwood Hospital since 2011, where he works with Children and Adolescents.  Dr. Saran is a graduate of St. George’s University, Grenada. He completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.

Manish SaranKatherine E. Smith, M.D.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, where she served as Chief Resident. She also received her General Psychiatric Training at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and earned her medical degree there as well. Dr. Smith was born and raised in Shreveport, attended college at Centenary College of Louisiana, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was recently selected as the first recipient of the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association’s “Excellence in Psychiatry Resident Award.” She currently resides in Shreveport with her daughter. Dr. Smith specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Ruchika YusufjiRuchika Yusufji, M.D.
Ruchika Yusefji, MD graduated from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India.  She completed her Psychiatry Residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. Dr. Yusefji has been with Brentwood since 2015.

Alexandra DrakeAlexandra Drake, APRN, PMHNP-BC
A board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, she graduated with her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Originally from south Louisiana, Alex has enjoyed calling Shreveport home for the past several years. She treats men and women ages 18 years and older for a variety of illnesses including mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and schizophrenia in the Outpatient Clinic at Brentwood Hospital.

Alexandra DrakeLisa Baker, APRN, FMHNP-BC
Lisa Baker is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree from University of La. in Monroe in 1993. In addition, Lisa earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University in 2015. Lisa also holds Masters degrees in Business Administration and Healthcare Management from University of Phoenix, 2014 and earned the distinction of Doctor of Philosophy from Louisiana Baptist University, 2017. Lisa graduated with honors from all the above universities. Lisa is also member of Sigma Theta Tau, Louisiana Nurse Practitioners’ Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Red Cross and is a volunteer for crisis management with the Red Cross.

Lisa treats patient of all ages with various mental health needs. Lisa utilizes a holistic approach to mental health and wellness and collaborates with an extended health care team to encompass the physiological, and spiritual needs, which promotes balance and integration to enhance the patient’s outcomes and promote success in treatment.

Alexandra DrakeIngrid G. Cook, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHS, CPNP-PC
Ingrid is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, pediatric mental health specialist and pediatric nurse practitioner. Ingrid earned her Bachelors of Science degree in nursing from Grambling State University in 1992. In addition, Ingrid obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from Northwestern State University in 2010 and her Post-Masters Certification in 2019. Ingrid is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, and American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Ingrid is currently a Captain in the United States Navy Nurse Corps who has served both on active duty and as a reservist for the past 30 years. She has served aboard both of the United States Navy hospital ships for humanitarian missions overseas. Most recently, she deployed to NYC to support the Covid-19 mission providing direct care to Covid patients during the pandemic within a community hospital in the Bronx, New York.

Ingrid’s primary psychiatric focus is on treating children and adolescents with various mental health conditions both in the inpatient and outpatient settings at Brentwood Hospital. She has also authored a chapter in a pediatric behavioral healthcare textbook for nurse practitioners.

Alexandra Drake

Connie Hale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Connie Hale received her undergraduate degree with the distinction of summa cum laude in 1993, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2001 from Northwestern State University. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2010 from The University of Alabama, and completed a post master’s certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in 2019. She is dual certified in both family and psychiatric mental health care. Her previous practice includes family and occupational care, running a nurse led cardiology clinic for underserved populations, serving as a board member for the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, and working in higher education where she taught many nurse practitioner students and served as the Director of Graduate Studies and Research at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Dr. Hale is a member of various nursing and psychiatric organizations, has published in professional journals, and continues to teach and mentor graduate students, including new nurse practitioners at Brentwood Hospital. Dr. Hale treats psychiatric and mental health conditions throughout the lifespan using a holistic approach that includes both pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures to meet patient goals. Her inpatient focus is child and adolescent psychiatry, but she treats patients of all ages in her outpatient practice.

Keeley VergesKeely Verges
Director of Business Development
Keely joined the Brentwood Hospital team as Director of Business Development in 2016. Keely has been working in her community as a mental health advocate since 1999. Through her previous roles, she has specialized in new program development, senior care, outpatient services, non-profit organizations, administration and marketing. As Director of Business Development Keely is working to improve upon and increase the behavioral health resources available to the Ark-La-Tex region and other outlying communities served by Brentwood Hospital.

Jennifer AllumsJennifer Allums, MSW
Business Development Representative
Jennifer Allums is the Business Development Representative covering the Shreveport, Bossier City, Mansfield, Zwolle, Many, Coushatta, and Natchitoches areas. She has been with Brentwood Hospital in various roles since 1999. While working at Brentwood Hospital, Jennifer has gained experience in business development, intake and social services. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in Child Life and Family Studies from Louisiana Tech University, and her master’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University.

Sara DubberlySara Dubberly, BS
Business Development Representative
Sara Dubberly serves as our hospital’s Business Development Representative for the Shreveport, Bossier City, Minden, Springhill, Homer, Vivian, Oil City areas and some east Texas territories as well. She has been on staff at Brentwood Hospital since 2004, having started out in our intake department, where she worked for four years. Sara also serves as the nursing home liaison in the Shreveport and Bossier City areas, where she focuses on the senior population. Sara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Cynthia LongCynthia Long, MA
Business Development Representative
Cynthia joined the Brentwood Hospital Business Development Team in 2018. She serves as a liaison to the East Texas area, including Longview, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Henderson. Cynthia has been working in various roles in the healthcare industry since 2009. Cynthia received her master’s degree in Education from Sam Houston State University.

Allie RitterAllie Ritter, MBA
Business Development Representative
Allie Ritter joined the Brentwood Hospital team in March 2015. Since then she has served as the representative for South Louisiana, covering the greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Hammond, Houma, and Thibodaux areas. In addition to Business Development, Allie is also responsible for managing our website and various social media accounts. Allie received both her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and her master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Tami LewisTami Lewis, MS
Business Development Representative
Tami Lewis is the Business Development Representative for Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. She has been with Brentwood Hospital since 2014 and has been working in the mental health field with various ages and populations since 1998. Tami has experience in community involvement, referrals, assessments, management, and family therapy. She has helped patients through developmental disability organizations, private practice, and geriatric outpatient counseling programs. Tami graduated from Texas A&M University-Texarkana with her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees.