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Our Staff

Our Staff

Our Staff

River Point Behavior Health is staffed by progressive professionals in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social services, education and activity therapy. We take a multidisciplinary treatment approach to provide all patients and family members with individualized mental health and substance abuse treatment.

A Message from the CEO

Thank you for your interest in the services and programs we provide at River Point Behavioral Health. I hope you find the information on this website helpful on your journey to health and recovery.

River Point has been helping individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues in the Jacksonville community for over 40 years. We take pride in offering quality care for all ages in a structured and therapeutic environment. Our goal is to provide individuals and families with the tools and resources they need to heal and improve their quality of life.

I understand that seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one is an important decision. Our caring team of professionals are here to provide you with a helping hand to assist you on your way to hope and healing. We look forward to partnering with you as you take the next step toward a bright tomorrow.

-Donna Smith, PhD, LMHC, NCC


Donna Smith, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Chief Executive Officer

Pradeep Arora, MD
Medical Director

Justin Meriwether
Chief Financial Officer

Director of Human Resources

Jeanna McIntosh
Director of Risk and Health Information Management/HIPAA Compliance & Privacy Officer

Kim Betz, RN
Director of Performance Improvement, Compliance Officer

Jen Emry, RN
Director of Utilization Review

Barbara Davis, MSW, LCSW
Director of Clinical Services

Marilyn Dealmeida, RN
ECT Program Coordinator

Mandi Stewart, MBA
Director of Business Development

Shawanda Holloway
Admissions Director

Help is Only a Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but assessment and referral specialists are available 24/7 at 904-724-9202. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Please use our contact form to reach us by email.