Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

Our Leadership

Board of Commissioners

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources is guided by a Board of Commissioners who represent each of the nine counties in our service area. These individuals are appointed by the Board of Supervisors in their respective counties. Each devotes their time and energies to ensure the behavioral healthcare needs of the people in their areas are met efficiently and effectively.

Covington County
Sheryl Easterling
Retired Educator
Forrest County
Beverly Smallwood, Ph.D.
Psychologist and CEO of The Hope Center
Greene County
Lavon "Bob" Freeman
Retired Educator
Jefferson Davis County
Harold Stamps
Retired Pharmacist
Jones County
Carey Hauenstein
Financial Planner
Lamar County
Fred Hatten
Retired Executive
Marion County
Darvin "Duke" Barnes
Retired Teacher/Coach
Perry County
Audrey Lott
Retired Deputy Chancery Clerk
Wayne County
William R. Mills
Pine Belt Mental
Healthcare Resources
Jerry Mayo, MPH
Executive Director


A committed management team provides direction toward achieving our objectives.

Jerry Mayo, MPH
Executive Director

Jewell Lee
Executive Assistant

Rita Porter, Ph.D.
Director of Adult Services

Mona Gauthier, MS, LPC
Director of Child and Adolescent Services

Carol Brown
Program Manager for Chemical Dependency Services

Nick Hartley, M.Ed., LPC
Program Manager for Developmental Disability Services

Janet Mays, MPA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Daniels, SPHR.
Director of Human Resources

Joanne Marsh, MS
Public Relations Manager