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Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Palo Verde Behavioral Health is the perfect destination for people who want to participate in a growing and innovative organization that prides itself on patient care and security. Learn more about our staff below.

Medical Staff

Mark J. Helms, MD
Medical Director
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Medical School: University of Arizona
Residency: The University of Texas

John Leipsic, MD
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia

Debbie Ford, MD
Outpatient Medical Director
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
School: University of Arizona, University of Utah

Jahanzeb Khan, MD
Specialty: Psychiatry and Neurology
School: Baqai Medical University

Andrew Lulla, MD
Specialty: Psychiatry
School: Texas A & M University

Lisa Uribe, FNP, PNP

Leadership Team

Melissa Greibel
Director of Operations

Shane Hubbell
Director of Plant Operations

Azucena Lara
Director of Admissions and Intake

Jeni Whetstone
Director of Performance Improvement and Risk Management

Katie Barans, MSW MBA
Director of Business Development

Heather McGovern, MPA
Director of Outpatient Operations

Chad Mosher, Ph.D
Director of Outpatient Group Services

Lynn Myers
Chief Financial Officer

Susan Marsett
Director of Human Resources

Jerry Hollenback
Executive Chef

Loretta Meersman
Director of Pharmacy

Trisha Solano
Manager of Health Information Management