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Emile Risby, M.D., joined the DBHDD leadership team as chief medical officer in August of 2011. In June of 2013 his role expanded, and he became the director of the Division of Hospital Services and chief medical officer. Prior to joining the DBHDD leadership team, he served as the clinical director of Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta through a contract with Emory University from August 2006 through July 2011. He has more than 30 years of experience as a psychiatrist in the public sector and is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Greg Hoyt joined DBHDD when it was the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases under the former Department of Human Resources team in April 2000 as the regional coordinator for the West Central area of Georgia. Greg also served as the director of regional operations and the acting division director before being named director of hospital operations in July of 2007. He has more than 30 years of executive-level management experience in the human services and health care industry, in the states of Alabama and Georgia. Of note, Greg served as an assistant commissioner for the Alabama Department of Human Services.
Paul has the difficult job of managing two campuses and balancing the art of satisfying two masters, DBHDD and Augusta University.
John Robertson joined our team in July 2007 as the Hospital Administrator of West Central Georgia Regional Hospital (WCGRH) when we were a division of the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Prior to joining us, John had over 20+ years of executive level management experience in the for-profi
Charles Li, M.D., joined the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities as the regional hospital administrator of Georgia Regional Hospital – Savannah on January 2, 2006.
Dr. Emile Risby recently announced the appointment of Gilbert Sutton, Jr. as the new Central State Hospital Regional Hospital Administrator. Mr.