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A Few Words About Us

At Remedy Behavioral Health we are committed to providing optimal wellness to all patients by providing the highest quality of behavioral health services. We provide an integrated approach that focuses on the individual’s whole person and his or her unique psychiatric needs, backgrounds, situations, and personal goals.

Our team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and social workers/therapists provide assistance in managing psychiatric symptoms, whether conditions are acute or chronic. Remedy’s primary goal of treatment, whether in our outpatient clinic or in our facilities, is to assist in decreasing a person’s distressing psychiatric symptoms in order to improve and maximize quality of life. 

Executive Team

Shawn Seal

Chief Executive Officer

Ruthann Allison

Chief Operating Officer

Exie Wallace

President

Thomas Spence

Director of Business Development

Outpatient Team

Dr. Suk B. Fields

Psychiatrist

Victoria Hargrove

PMHNP | Outpatient

Leah Chandler

LICSW

Marchelle Gouvin

LICSW

Amy Coleman

LICSW

Jessica Ashley

Outpatient Services Coordinator

Facility Team

Dr. Timothy Carpenter

Psychiatrist

Shawn Seal

Chief Executive Officer

Ruthann Allison

Chief Operating Officer

Crystal Cal

CRNP

Christie Hale

CRNP

Shanquail Horton

DNP, CRNP

Dorothy Lavender

CRNP

Karen Metz

CRNP

Brandy Miller

CRNP

Kerri Wiley

CRNP

Leah Chandler

LICSW

Amy Coleman

LICSW

Haley McInnis

LICSW

Kristen Wakefield

LICSW

Alison Howard-Rutledge

Director of Facility Services

Exie Wallace

President

Thomas Spence

Director of Business Development

Jasmine Rikard

Facilities Referral Coordinator

Administrative Team

Morgan Presley

Senior Manager of Billing

Jasmine Rikard

Facilities Referral Coordinator

Angelia Landers

Insurance Specialist

Jessica Ashley

Outpatient Services Coordinator

Joanna Steinke

Insurance Specialist

Macy Grace Allison

Administrative Assistant

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Shawn Seal

Chief Executive Officer 

  Shawn Seal is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He graduated with his Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. He has over 25 years of extensive service in the healthcare industry with a background in ALF’s, SNF’s, SCALF’s and the hospital setting directed to both medical and psychiatric care. He also has served and continues to serve in the United States Army and National Guard for over 16 years as a combat medic and medical officer. 

Ruthann Allison

Chief Operating Officer

Ruthann Allison is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013. She continued her education to complete a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016. She has been practicing in the field of psychiatry since 2016. She currently practices in the outpatient and inpatient settings. She has extensive experience in treating adults and geriatrics in Skilled Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities.

Dr. Suk B. Fields

Psychiatrist

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Victoria Hargrove

PMHNP | Outpatient

Victoria Hargrove is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2015. She continued her education to complete a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in 2019. Victoria has worked in healthcare for over 10 years and has cared for patients in an acute psychiatric inpatient setting and psychiatric outpatient clinic. She has experience in managing both acute and chronic mental health disorders. 

Leah Chandler

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Leah Chandler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Psychology. Leah received a master’s degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 1999. She has worked in the hospital inpatient system for 11 years in case management, adult psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry. Leah has also worked with at-risk youth, therapeutic foster care, Hospice care, grief support for children and adults, and in private practice.

Amy Coleman

LICSW

Amy Coleman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Athens State University with an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management in 2014. Amy received a master’s degree in Social Work from Alabama A&M University in 2017. Amy has over 12 years of experience, including working as an advocate for domestic violence victims, HIV/AIDS support services, and social work in an acute hospital setting. She has experience providing direct services as a mental health therapist for adults. In addition, she has practiced as a medical social worker, with a focus in hospice care and grief support.

Dr. Timothy Carpenter

Psychiatrist

 Timothy Carpenter DO is a psychiatrist, board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi in 1993.  He completed his medical education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 1997 and his psychiatric residency at the University of California – Irvine Medical Center in 2001. After completing residency, he practiced in the Los Angeles, CA area until returning to the south in 2015.  He has practiced in Alabama since that time in outpatient, inpatient, long-term care settings. 

Crystal Cal

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Crystal Cal is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013 and continued her education to complete a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016. She has been practicing in the field of psychiatry since 2017 and currently practices in the outpatient and inpatient settings.

Christie Hale

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Christie Hale is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from Samford University in 2014. Christie has been practicing in the field of Psychiatry since 2014. She currently practices in the outpatient and inpatient settings. She has extensive experience in treating adults and geriatrics in Skilled Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities. 

Shanquail Horton

DNP, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Shanquail Horton holds a Doctorate in Nursing and is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Nursing from Troy University in 2020, a Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama in 2013, and a Post-Graduate Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University in 2021. She has been practicing in the field of adult and gerontology for 15 years. She has extensive experience in treating adult and geriatric patients in skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and specialty care assisted living facilities.

Dorothy Lavender

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Dorothy Lavender is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville State University in 2001. She later completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Walden State University in 2015. She has been forwarded the opportunity to provide exceptional medical and behavioral health care to the adult and geriatric population. Over the past seven years, she has tremendously enjoyed providing care to this specified population in such settings as Skilled Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities. She takes great pride and stride to ensure that her patients receive remarkable care. 

Karen Metz

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Karen Metz is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Wallace State College in 1994. Karen worked as an RN for 17 years. She continued her education to complete her Master’s Degree in Nursing Science from The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2011. She has more than 10 years of experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, working with adults and geriatrics. Karen has 7 years of experience in treating adults and geriatrics in Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Brandy Miller

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Brandy Miller is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in 2003. She continued her education to complete her Master of Science in Nursing in 2016. Brandy has practiced in inpatient and outpatient settings, treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.

Kerri Wiley

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Kerri Wiley is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She has been in the healthcare field since 2005 when she entered the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The Medical College of Georgia. Kerri received her BSN in 2007 and graduated with highest honors. She was immediately accepted into the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the Medical College of Georgia and graduated with her MSN in 2010. She obtained board certification in 2010 through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kerri initially practiced in internal medicine/acute care/family practice/occupational medicine from 2010-2015. Since moving to Alabama in 2015, Kerri has practiced in gerontology, with a focus in acute and chronic geriatric psychiatry.

Kristin Wakefield

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Kristin Wakefield graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Social Work. She continued her education at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, receiving a Master of Social Work and is licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Kristen has over 20 years of experience working in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Mental Health and Hospice care.