We believe that collaboration with parents (or caregivers) is essential to each individual’s overall development and future success. The Hughes Center utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach in conjunction with family partners to provide comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based treatment interventions that build upon the strengths and abilities of the individuals we serve within a secure campus setting.
Our team of dedicated professionals includes board-certified psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, licensed special education instructors and highly-trained mental health counselors.
Mark Howard, Chief Executive Officer
The Hughes Center would like to welcome Mark Howard to the team as it’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Mark joined UHS in 2018 as the CEO of Fairmount Behavioral Health a 235-bed inpatient and chemical dependency rehab/detox facility in Philadelphia. While at Fairmount, he developed a number of specialized programs including Medication Assisted Treatment for patients struggling with addiction, DBT programing for adults, and enhanced services for children/adolescents. Prior to joining UHS Mark served as the executive leader for behavioral health in a med surge facility in Richmond, Virginia and the principal of a public day school in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Mark has worked in the behavioral health field for over 28 years in a variety of administrative and clinical settings. He has extensive experience in clinical assessment, program development, and specialized educational services for children with disabilities.
Mark received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville with a specialization in Administration and Children/Families. He later received his Post Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Dr. Terrence Bethea, Medical Director
Lisa Buchanan, Chief Operations Officer/Admissions
Lori Thurman, Chief Financial Officer
Adam Anderson, Director of Operations
Jacqueline Scolpini, Administrative Director of Education
Cindy Pruitt Rhodes, Clinical Director
Kathryn Ferris, Director of Nursing
Jon Monroe, Director of Plant Operations
Sonya Brink, Utilization Management
Alison Waymouth, Director of Business Development
Bradley Fussell, Director of Risk Management / Quality Improvement
Leslie Sheets, Human Resources Coordinator
Kalli Worley, Patient Advocate
Tamera Poindexter, Director of Education – Danville Day School
Elizabeth Hoskins, Director of Education – South Boston Day School
Dr. Maxine Casey, Director of Education – Christiansburg Day School