Meet Our Staff

At Holly Hill Hospital, we know that it’s our people who make a difference in the lives of our patients. Each of our team members, from mental health technicians and nurses to doctors and therapists, has the devotion and training to serve our patients with dignity and excellence.

The heart of our team shows their passion and dedication to the recovery process both inside and outside the walls of Holly Hill Hospital. All of our psychiatrists have shared their knowledge with others as teachers of psychiatry in university medical centers.

In addition to psychiatry, more than half of our medical staff has significant medical care experience, including having worked as emergency care physicians. Collectively, they’ve published over 40 articles in medical journals and have served in Veterans Affairs hospitals and enlisted military treatment settings.

Recovery isn’t easy, but we want to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible. Our team will walk with you and your loved ones every step of the way.

Our Team

Leigh Holston, LPC
Chief Executive Officer
Joining in December 2023, Leigh is delighted to lead the team of heroes at Holly Hill Hospital. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Leigh brings a wealth of experience working with children, adults, and senior adults with mental illness and substance abuse diagnoses.
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Dr Kondal Madaram
Chief Medical Officer
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Kondal R. Madaram, our Chief Medical Officer, who joined the Holly Hill team in November 2023. A seasoned leader with a passion for delivering exceptional patient care, Dr. Madaram brings a wealth of experience in crafting crisis management programs and leading inpatient centers that prioritize compassion, transparency, and exceptional care.
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Jim Chatman
Chief Financial Officer
Jim E. Chatman, CPA, MBA, CMA, FHFMA, joined Holly Hill Hospital in January 2024 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
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Michelle Frey
Chief Nursing Officer
Joining the team in December 2023, Michelle serves as Chief Nursing Officer of Holly Hill. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Executive Degree from the Duke University School of Nursing.
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Dr. Childers Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Services
Dr. Childers
Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Services
Dr. Childers is a board-certified psychiatrist and native of North Carolina, born and raised in the foothills of the state. He graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, where he was inducted into the prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.
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Sheila Renee Williams
Sheila Renee Williams, MC, BA, AS, CPC
Director of Utilization Management
Sheila Renee Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counseling from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University. A certified life coach, Sheila has built a career helping individuals achieve their goals with a focus on personal and professional growth.
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Stacie Jones
Interim Director of Risk
Stacie joined the Nursing team at Holly Hill in May 2023 as an Assistant Director of Nursing. Stacie’s journey in nursing began with the attainment of her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barton College, where she laid the foundation for her career.
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Susan Jones Director of Nursing
Susan Jones
Director of Nursing
Brian Maxey, MSSW
Director of Admissions
Brian is a healthcare leader who has worked in the field almost 20 years and brings compassion, candidness, and authenticity to all things he does.
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Stacey Kennedy, LCSWA
Director of Performance Improvement
Stacey joined the staff of Holly Hill Hospital in 2022 as a provisionally licensed therapist before transitioning to the Director of Performance Improvement in February 2024.
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Gina Bussey, MSW, MPA, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Director Outpatient Services
Gina joined Holly Hill Hospital in 2019 and has served in roles as Therapist and Director at the Pines Outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program for the duration of her tenure.
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Tarra Bates-Duford, PhD, LMFT, MPhil, CMFSW, BCPC
Director of Clinical Services
Joining our team in 2024, Tarra Bates-Duford brings extensive expertise in familial relationships, family trauma, and dysfunctions.
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Get Help Now

Sometimes life feels too heavy to handle on your own and you need someone to help you through. We want you to know that it’s okay to ask. We promise that our assessment counselors will meet you with compassion and without judgment. No matter where you are, it’s never too late to reach out.

It all starts with a no cost, confidential assessment, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ll walk you through every step of the process. You don’t have to be alone. Let us help. Call 919-250-7000 or complete our online contact form.

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