News & Events

News & Events

News & Events

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Unison Behavioral Health is happy to announce the appointment of Melissa Hood as Chief Operating Officer. Melissa has been with Unison since 2016 as Practice Manager and most recently as Director of Operations, where she oversaw the behavioral health clinics’ day-to-day operations, process improvement, and reporting throughout the agency’s 8-county service area.

Melissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Georgia Southwestern State University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration – Healthcare Administration from South University, and is a Society of Human Resources-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She has over 20 years of healthcare experience including process improvement, practice management, revenue cycle management, and data analytics.

“Melissa is a strong, results-driven leader who has earned great respect from her colleagues here at Unison. We are confident in her leadership and determination to continuously improve the agency and the services we provide,” stated Dr. Glyn Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Unison Behavioral Health.

Unison Behavioral Health was the sponsor of February's Power Lunch hosted by the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce at the Douglas Golf & Country Club. The luncheon was attended by community leaders, business professionals, and other members of the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Glyn Thomas gave a brief overview of Unison services to those who attended. Thank you to the Douglas Chamber for allowing us the opportunity to sponsor this great networking event!

Pictured (L to R): Lisa Hodge, Executive Director of the Douglas Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Allie Dixon, Unison's Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, Dr. Glyn Thomas, Unison CEO, Kevin Elrod, Chairman of the Douglas Chamber Board of Directors

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Dr. Kavita Kothari, Assistant Medical Director of Unison Behavioral Health, has been admitted as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Fellow status is an honor given to distinguished psychiatrists that reflects the dedication to the work of the APA and signifies allegiance to the psychiatric association.

“This is an honorary distinction given to psychiatrists who continue to make significant contributions to the field of psychiatry. I would like to thank you all for the success and opportunity at Unison,” Dr. Kothari said in a statement to her colleagues.

“I congratulate Dr. Kothari on this well-deserved honor,” said Dr. Glyn Thomas, CEO of Unison Behavioral Health, “We are proud of her achievement, and value her important contributions to Unison’s psychiatric services.”

The ROOTS Clubhouse celebrated their grand opening with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Members of the community were able to tour the clubhouse, enjoy refreshments, and paint rocks for the Clubhouse kindess rock garden! The ROOTS (Reaching Out for Opportunities to Succeed) Clubhouse is a child and adolescent program designed to provide a comprehensive and unique set of services for children and families coping with the challenges of mental health disorders. The Clubhouse programs provide supportive services that include educational support, peer support, family engagement, and social/recreational activities. 

Thank you to the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce for hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and to everyone who came to show your support! 

ROOTS Ribbon Cutting

ROOTS Ribbon Cutting

Unison Behavioral Health hosted November's Rise and Shine Breakfast on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Thank you to the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to host this great networking event and thank you to those everyone who joined us! We are so thankful for our wonderful community partners. The delicious breakfast was provided by Joel Cribb from St. Illa. Thank you, Joel! 


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Unison Behavioral Health is a leading provider of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services in southeast Georgia, serving residents in Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Pierce, and Ware Counties. Unison Behavioral Health is not affiliated with the Unison Behavioral Health Group of Ohio.

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