Meet Our Team
Chief Medical Director
Dr. Suneel Katragadda is responsible for the clinical supervision of the Child and Adolescent Services at Peachford Behavioral Health System. He received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India. Dr. Katragadda then received further training through an internship at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Katragadda is board certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to coming to Peachford, Dr. Katragadda served as the medical director for Avita Community Partners.
Senior Adult and ECT Service Director
Dr. Patel comes to Peachford with significant medical training including earning his medical degree from Shah Medical College in India where he also completed his internship. He went on to Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City where he was a psychiatric resident and completed his training at the Medical University of South Carolina with a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. Prior to joining the Peachford Medical Staff, Dr. Patel was the Program Director for Older Adult Services at Ridgeview Institute. Dr. Patel will be the Director of ECT and Senior Adult Services at Peachford Hospital and will be instrumental in building a comprehensive senior adult program at Peachford.
Service Director of Adult Services
Dr. Dutta completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has been practicing at Peachford Hospital since 2005. He is board certified in Adult, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He also performs ECT treatments and has a special interest in Adults on the Autism Spectrum and Borderline Personality disorder. He has teaching affiliations with the Medical College of Georgia and Morehouse School of Medicine. He is a member of the Professional Advisory Board at Skyland train and is an active member of American Psychiatric Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Service Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Dr. Anas Alkhatib received his medical degree from Damascus School of Medicine and completed his internship at the University of South Alabama and residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. A member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Alkhatib has special interest in child and adolescent psychopathology including ADHD, ADD, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder and autism. He believes in comprehensive approaches tailored to the patient’s needs.
Dr. Randy Slovis received his medical degree from the University of the East. Prior to completing his degree, he did one year of research at the National Institute of Mental Health. He then continued his training at Emory University with a one-year psychiatric internship and a two-year internal medicine residency. Dr. Slovis has been the staff internal medicine physician at Peachford Hospital for 24 years. He has also held the position as section chief of internal medicine at Anchor Hospital and served as a consultant for Laurel Heights Hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Slovis is a member of the American Medical Association of Georgia and has also served as chairman of infection control and as a member of pharmacy, therapeutics and adult services for Peachford Hospital.
A. Njoku AnimashaunMD
Dr. Animashaun comes to Peachford with a diverse medical training including earning her medical degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in Rockford, IL. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at John H. Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL and her psychiatric residency at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Animashaun was a Commissioned Air Force Officer from 1997 through 2000 and received awards for Warrior Spirit, Academics, Physical Fitness, Military Excellence and the USAA Award. She is a member of the American Association of Psychiatrists and the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America. With her passion for women’s health in particular postpartum depression, Dr. Animashaun is excited to help build relationships with our community to help women get the specialized care they need.
Dr. Mark Hutto received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine then completed further training at Emory with an internship and residency in psychiatry. In addition to his general psychiatric practice, Dr. Hutto also performs Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). A member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, the Georgia Psychiatric Association, Medical Association of Georgia and Medical Association of Atlanta, Dr. Hutto is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Naveed Ummed received his medical degree from Ziauddin Medical University in Pakistan, and is board-certified in general psychology. He also completed an internship at Mercy Medical Center in Chicago and a residency in psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Olujimi Adefisan received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. He then completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Adefisan is board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry.
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Mohammad Ahmad received his medical degree from Quaid I Azam Medical College in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. He also completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Missouri and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Emory University. Dr. Ahmad is board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Beck comes to Peachford with significant medical training including earning his medical degree from University of South Florida in Tampa and his residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Beck also did some medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Beck is board certified in both adult and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Beck held was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Forensic Services at Emory University. Dr. Beck has worked within the Georgia Regional Hospital system, Anchor Hospital and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Currently Dr. Beck has his own private practice, Biologic Behavioral LLC in Decatur and is on staff at Ridgeview Hospital in Smyrna. Dr. Beck has served as a moderator on panels as well as participating in several research studies. Dr. Beck is a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law where he served on the Criminal Behavior Committee.
Dr. Asad Mehdi received his medical degree from Sindh Medical College in India. He went on to complete further training with an internship at Penn State University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in psychiatry. A member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, Dr. Mehdi also completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Wayne State University.
Dr. Michael Vaughn is responsible for the clinical supervision of chemical dependency services at Peachford. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, completing his residency there in OB/GYN and psychiatry. Dr. Vaughn also recently completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at Emory, and he has a special interest in postpartum depression and addiction psychiatry. A staff physician for Southeastern Health Services and Meridian Medical Group, Dr. Vaughn has also served as attending physician at Prime Time Health Centers. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry and addiction psychiatry as well as a member of the American Association of Addiction Psychiatrists, American Psychiatric Association and the Georgia OB/GYN Society.
Chief Executive Officer
A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Matt Crouch joined the Peachford staff in August 2000 and currently serves as CEO. Holding a BA in history from Emory University, a master’s in counseling from Georgia State University and an MBA from Mercer, he is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Crouch’s previous experience includes terms as an inpatient therapist, PHP director and admissions director. He began work in the treatment field during graduate school and says his favorite part of the job is working with treatment teams. When not working, Crouch collects classic cars and enjoys car racing. He’s married with two teenage daughters.
Chief Financial Officer
A graduate of Wofford College and a certified public accountant, April Hughes joined the team at Peachford in 1988. She says she fell into finance during college, when she was also introduced to the behavioral health field. Originally from Liberty, South Carolina, Hughes enjoys the interaction with her team and peers that the job provides. When not working, she likes reading, playing tennis and going to the beach. She is married with two stepdaughters.
Sharon Stackhouse has been with Peachford since April 2001 and is a registered health information administrator (RHIA). She studied at South Carolina State University and Medical University of South Carolina, previously working in home health. From Winnsboro, South Carolina, she was introduced to the field of behavioral health through her medical records experience. Stackhouse is passionate about the people she works with and the teamwork that takes place. When not working, this mom of two enjoys watching sports and reading.
Rebecca HayesMSN, RN-BC
Director of Nursing and Clinical Services
Part of the Peachford staff since January 2003, Rebecca Hayes is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse who has worked in the mental health field since 1985. She earned her BSN from East Tennessee State University and her MSN from University of Phoenix. Hailing from Bristol, Virginia, Hayes knew she wanted to be a nurse from the time she was a little girl. She finds fulfillment in seeing the difference made in people’s lives and in the people she gets to work with every day. Married with two stepdaughters, three grandsons and two miniature dachshunds, she also enjoys gardening, camping, fishing and boating in her free time.
Director of Human Resources
Clay Boyles received his bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Auburn University. With over 25 years of healthcare human resource experience, he brings a passion for employee engagement and leadership development to the facility. This is Clay’s second stint at Peachford. Having worked here from 2005-2008, he returned to the hospital he calls home in early 2018. When he is not cheering on his Auburn Tiger Football Team, Clay spends his time as a volunteer youth leader at his church and serves on the Board of The Joseph’s Sams School, a nationally recognized school for children with down’s syndrome in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Director of Business Development
A Michigan State undergrad, Erica Fox earned her MBA from Loyola University. She joined the Peachford team in 2001 after previous jobs in pharmaceutical sales and as a project manager. Originally from Leominster, Massachusetts, Fox enjoys blending her sales background with her interest in behavioral health. At work, she’s passionate about working with the community and helping those needing services. Off the clock, she enjoys swimming and the beach. Married with three kids and five stepkids, she also enjoys watching her children play sports.
Director of Assessment and Referral Services
Laura Naegele hails from Maryland and has been part of the Peachford staff since 2001. She studied at Muhlenberg College and Villanova University, earning a master’s degree in science and psychology. Passionate about helping people, Naegele also loves being part of a team. When she’s not working, you may find her kayaking.
Sheila Hopkins joined Peachford Hospital in June 2000 as a Mental Health Assistant but transitioned into her role as the Patient Advocate in 2008. She attended Bennett College for Special Education and received her associate's degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Fayetteville College. Before arriving at Peachford, Hopkins directed after school programs for the YMCA in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She moved to Georgia in 1995 to work for a consulting company that helped managed care programs for hospitals in the Atlanta area. She's also worked with birthmothers and perceptive adopting families to facilitate an adoption placement. Hopkins is a compassionate listener and enjoys working with people. She's dedicated to family and friends and enjoys the outdoors.
Director of Outpatient Services
Claire Gropman joined the Peachford team in February 2019. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology, based on her interest in abnormal psychology, she then earned her Master’s in Counseling from Michigan State University. A Licensed Professional Counselor for the last 24 years, Claire became a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist in Addiction in 2015. Claire has been in private practice since 1998 and has authored articles on Treating the Professional with Psychiatric Illness and Addiction. When not working, you can find her toting her two boys to various activities and practicing yoga.