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Leadership Team and Medical Staff


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 Dr. Will Adams

Chief Executive Officer











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Rachel Beal

Chief Administrative Officer










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Dr. Ijaz Rasul, MD











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Andy Williams, LPC

Clinical Director













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Deborah Aleman, RN, BSN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer











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 Nicole Novello, MSM, CPHQ

Director of Admissions-SBC Garner



























William Harris, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

William Harris, CPA – CFO joined Strategic Behavioral Center-Raleigh in March 2017 after working at Strategic Behavioral Center in Charlotte, NC. William brings over 20 years of healthcare financial experience including psychiatric hospitals, medical / surgical hospitals, physician office management, rehabilitation services provided to nursing homes & SNF’s, outpatient psychiatric clinics and a foster care agency.

Mr. Harris earned his MBA from Centenary College in Shreveport, LA. and his BBA-Accounting from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. He is a Certified Public Accountant.






Taylor Holloway, M.A.

Director of Utilization Review


Taylor Holloway, Director of Utilization Review, joined Strategic Behavioral Center-Raleigh in September 2013 as an assessor and transitioned into her current position as Director of Acute Admissions and UR in 2014. She has 10+ years of experience in mental health working a variety of clinical and research positions. She specializes in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Prior to SBH, Taylor worked at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) preforming psychological evaluations and executing research assessment protocols. Taylor received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2011 from North Carolina Central University.









Carolyn King

Director of Education


Carolyn King, Director of Education, joined Strategic Behavioral Center-Raleigh in 2012. She was promoted to Director of Education in April 2016. Carolyn has many years of experience in working to educate children and youth who are experiencing mental health concerns.

Prior to beginning employment at Strategic, Carolyn worked as a School Principal at Spring Hill School and Dorothea Dix Hospital, where she retired in 2009. She also worked as a counselor and a teacher at Dorothea Dix Hospital. Most of her work history has been with clients and children with mental health concerns. Finally, she worked for 10 years with Vocational Rehabilitation. Carolyn truly believes in rehabilitation, a therapeutic learning environment, and that all children have the potential to learn.







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Lillian M. Davis

Director of Business Development

SBC Garner & Charlotte


Lillian M. Davis, Director of Business Development, joined Strategic Behavior Center in May 2014. In 2015, she was promoted the role of Community Liaison Supervisor and recently into the Director of Business Development for SBC Raleigh and Charlotte. She has 12 years of experience in mental health working a variety of clinical, educational, and business development positions. Prior to working at Strategic Behavioral Center, Lillian worked at NC Mentor as an Intake Coordinator and an Exceptional Children’s Teacher in Johnston County Public Schools. Lillian received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

 As Director of Business Development, Lillian leads a team of Community Liaisons who strives to meet the mental health needs of the community by linking them to the clinical services provided at SBC Garner and Charlotte. 






Qadriyyah Joyner, MSA

Director of Quality Improvement, Compliance & Risk Management

Qadriyyah Joyner, Director of Quality Improvement, Compliance & Risk, joined Strategic Behavioral Center-Raleigh, in April 2018. She has a Associates Degree in Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies, MSA in General Administration. She started a behavioral health career at Nova Behavioral Healthcare, as a member of the Corporate Management Team, worked in compliance, and regulatory.  Her expertise spans over 12 years in behavioral and mental health. She worked for 7  years at Holly Hill Hospital as the Patient Advocate/QA Coordinator and with State of NC, as a patient advocate. Her  knowledge, in Regulatory Compliance and Joint Commission Standards will be value as member of the leadership team.










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Lisa Killion

Director of Human Resources









Zoe Gjertson

Director of Environmental Services


Zoe joined Strategic Behavioral Health with a background in Management & spent the last 10+ years in Healthcare Administration. Her experience includes leadership of healthcare staff for one of the largest healthcare systems in SE Wisconsin, the largest trauma center in South Carolina, and a leading healthcare system in North Carolina.

Her leadership background helps promote inclusion across service lines to improve engagement & interaction between clinical & non-clinical staff, patients and their loved ones.

Zoe welcomes the opportunity to build a strong relationship with employees, patients and providers on solid communication & mutual respect.











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