Brandi Kroese, MBA, CAC III

Brandi Kroese, MBA, CAS

Vice President

Brandi has more than 25 years in the medical and behavioral health care fields. She began her career early on with a criminal justice and substance abuse focus. After adding a Master of Business to her BA in Psychology she moved into the management and administrative areas of a variety of 24/ 7 programs including detox, substance abuse residential, and now hospital allowing her to stay closely connected to her first passion of serving those with a mental health diagnosis. Operational, strategic, and professional coaching round out her second passion. When not working you will likely find her reading, traveling, or enjoying the outdoors.

Administrative Assistant: Manuela Pasterz
MPasterz@WestSpringsHospital.org

William Elsass

William Elsass, MD

Chief Medical Officer

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Elsass attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed both his psychiatric internship and residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and psychoanalytic training with the New England Academy of Psychoanalytic Studies in Portland, Maine. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Elsass most recently served as the Behavioral Medical Director with UnitedHealth Group.

In his spare time, he enjoys skiing in the winter and trail running and obstacle courses in the summer.

Administrative Assistant: Sally Silliman
SSilliman@MindSpringsHealth.org

Frank Lotrich, MD, PhD

Frank Lotrich, MD, PhD

Medical Director

Board Certification: Psychiatry
Areas of Clinical Interest: Depression, pharmacogenetics, sleep, and neuroscience
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Prior to joining Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital in June 2017, Dr. Lotrich was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, Director of Interventional Psychiatry Research, Director of the Geriatric Psychopharmacology Laboratory, with over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Areas of Educational Interest: Depression Prevention
Honors and Awards: Psychiatry Award of Excellence 2002, associate member of America College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Administrative Assistant: Manuela Pasterz
MPasterz@WestSpringsHospital.org

Joel Paine

Joel Paine

Operations Director
Matthew Mann

Matthew Mann, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing
Rose Carboni

Rose Carboni, MHA

Clinical Training Coordinator
Frank James

Frank P. James, MD, JD, DFASAM, FACLM

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Holly Covington, RN, PHD, PMHNP, FNP, CNS

Holly Covington, RN, PHD, PMHNP, FNP, CNS

Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner

Kelley Hill, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy, APN

Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Mark Ramsey, MD

Mark Ramsey, MD

Psychiatrist
Nurse Practitioner

Mary Hanna Sterling

Family Nurse Practitioner
Mary Schafer, APN

Mary Schafer, APN

Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Schmalz

Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Robert Satterlee

Robert Satterlee

Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner

Stryder Reilly, PMHNP

Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Vanessa Baker, PMHNP

Vanessa Baker, PMHNP

Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner