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Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

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.

Our Administrative Team

Michael S. Triggs, Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Buchanan, Chief Operations Officer / Patient Advocate

Dr. Martin Ringstaff, Educational Director

Dr. Terrence Bethea, Medical Director

Pamela Durham, Director of Nursing

Scottie Gilbert, Director of Business Development

Mike Owen, Director of Plant Operations

Earnest N. Williams, Director of Program Operations

Cindy Pruitt Rhodes, Clinical Director

Lori Thurman, Business Office Director

Nikki Craft-Jones, Director of Admissions

Bradley Fussell, Director of Risk Management / Quality Improvement

Angela Snow, Business Office Manager

We're Here to Help

The Hughes Center’s professional staff are here to help. Call 434-836-8500 for a no-cost, confidential assessment Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.