Thomas Andrews, MD

Thomas Andrews is a Medical Doctor that has been working in psychiatry for over 30 years. He was born in Chicago and has lived in the Redding, CA area for some time. Dr. Andrews is committed to providing compassionate, innovative, and integrative psychiatric care for his clients. He has started 5 inpatient treatment programs, developed 5 intensive outpatient programs, and developed the first Native American Program. He trained at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did his psychiatric residency training at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Andrews is Board Certified from the American Board of Medical Specialties in both Adult Psychiatry and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as Age Management.

Dr. Andrews has been married to his soul mate for over 30 years and has four children. His interests are learning, healthy living, and the ocean. Dr. Andrews strives to make lives better in a difficult world.

Benton Kinney, PA-C

Benton Kinney is a Certified Physician’s Assistant and has been working in the field of Psychiatry for over 14 years. Benton was born in Medford, Oregon and raised in Port Angeles, Washington. He has lived in Northern California for over 15 years. His undergraduate work was completed in Nashville, Tennessee as well as Phoenix, Arizona. After he attained his undergraduate degree, Benton attended Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia where he received his Physician’s Assistant degree. Throughout his professional career, Benton has received several awards including a distinguished Honors Field Medal awarded to him in the United States Army while serving as a medic in the 1/303 armored battalion.

Benton is also an active preceptor for the UC Davis Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner programs. Benton enjoys “the personal touch of being able to help patients one at a time” and takes great pride in providing quality care to all of his patients.

Thomas Lancaster, MD

Dr. Thomas J. Lancaster is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist that has been working in his field for over 30 years. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL and graduated medical school from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Lancaster has practiced psychiatry all over the United States, doing his residency with the United States Air Force, he was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Beal Air Force Base. Having strong family values, he has raised 7 children and is active at St. Isidore’s Parish Church and school in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Lancaster enjoys gardening and raising rabbits and chickens.  He sees the importance of spirituality in patient’s lives and tries to “understand the whole person as if they were a family member.”


Ornella Addonizio, MD

Faye Branum, PA-C

Faye Branum is a Physician Assistant who specializes in Psychiatry. She was born in Walnut Creek, California and grew up in Carbondale, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate degree at Vanguard University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology before enlisting in the United States Army where she was trained as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was then accepted into the Army’s Interservice Physician Assistant Program and graduated in 2012. Faye worked at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri as a consult liaison psychiatric provider for four years and trained alongside psychiatric residents at Washington University School of Medicine.

Faye has experience working with a wide variety of clients ranging from teens to geriatrics with both primary and secondary psychiatric diagnoses. She believes her role as a PA is to provide compassionate and holistic patient care with the goal of developing a supportive partnership with each patient. Additionally, Faye enjoys traveling, camping and riding motorcycles.

Mindy Crookham, FNP

Mindy received a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. Prior to starting graduate school, she was a research assistant at UCSC working on the genes involved in neurobiology of C. elegans. Her journey continued in Maryland where she attended Johns Hopkins University, and was part of a three-year BSN-MSN program.
While at Johns Hopkins, she continued to pursue her passions for community service, research, teaching, and leadership. She felt most gratified by the work with the inner city youth screening for high risk behaviors, performing assessments for health related needs, and implementing appropriate interventions.

Mindy was awarded the National Health Corps scholarship has always been committed to serving the underserved. In 2003, she was excited to return to Northern California where she provided primary care services at a rural health clinic outside of Redding, CA and in Lakeport, CA. In 2007, she began working in the City of Shasta Lake with a well-established Family Practice. In 2014, she was trained in psychiatry and started working for NAMHS.

Her interests include preventative health, family medicine, and psychiatry. Mindy believes that laughter is good medicine and almost anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Outside of work she enjoys her children’s activities, traveling, baking, gardening, sewing, & spending time with family and friends.

Gina Davis, NP

Gina Davis is a psychiatric and women’s health care nurse practitioner. She completed her master’s program at Western University of Health Sciences. She was raised in Tampa, Florida. Outside of work, she enjoys crafts, floral arranging, and traveling. She strives to provide quality healthcare. ​

Tianita Alexander, PA-C

Tianita Alexander is a Certified Physician Assistant from Jackson, Tennessee. She did her graduate school at Bethel University in Tennessee and is a new resident to California. In 2009 she won the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society Earl Core Student Research Award for her Various publications and presentations for the Taxonomy, Ecology, and Distribution of Unusual Plant Populations of Lysimachia hybrida (Myrsinaceae) from Tennessee and Alabama. She enjoys Scuba diving, hiking, wakeboarding, and anything else that gives you a rush of adrenaline. In 2014 she went on a medical mission trip in Belize and hopes to do more mission work in the future. Tianita has a passion for helping people and says “I provide a little bit of Southern hospitality when working with my patients. I provide compassion and understanding to everyone. I provide a reassuring environment, free of judgement or guilt.”

Paul Kim, PA-C

Paul Kim is a Physician Assistant practicing in Psychiatry. He was born in Queens, New York and spent his early years in Phoenix, Arizona and the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He majored in Biochemistry as an Undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and completed his Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at South University in Savannah, Georgia.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys working out and participating in outdoor activities, especially hiking and biking. Paul believes that all people are like seeds. He believes that each of us has within themselves all that they need to grow and become what they are destined to be. Also, he thinks that sometimes changes need to be made in individuals’ environments such as provision of proper sunlight, water, and nutrients in order for them to flourish and thrive.

Cecilia Lawlor, FNP

Markie Maldonado, PA-C

Markie’ Maldonado is a certified physician assistant who specialized in the field of psychiatry. She was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in biopsychology and spent two years as a research assistant studying early onset psychosis in transition age youth and young adults. She completed her master’s degree in physician assisting at U.C. Davis in northern California. In her spare time, Markie’ enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time her dog, Goliath. She strives to provide quality, patient-centered mental healthcare, where her patients are the most important member of the healthcare team.

Lee Southwell, PA-C

Lee Southwell is Certified Physician Assistant who is from the Midwest. Lee was born in Michigan but grew up Indiana, where the only things taller than the corn stalks are the IU basketball players, and the only thing louder than cheering IU fans are roaring engines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Before beginning a career in medicine, Lee spent a decade working in management and sales. After going on a mission trip to Haiti and witnessing the devastation following a violent earthquake, Lee felt the need to make more of a positive impact on the world. So, he left his career and went back to school. He attended Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological and Physical Science, as well as minor’s in Business, Economics, and Psychology. For graduate school, he attended the Concordia University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and received a master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies with a clinical emphasis in psychiatry.

Lee says, “I believe my job is to meet patients where they are in life no matter where that is and encourage them to achieve their goals. I’m able to do that by helping them manage their mental health concerns.”

Lee continues to travel to Haiti annually, where he leads teams to work with school children and orphans. It is his hope to help establish a clinic in Haiti, that is one day staffed by medical providers who were once students and orphans of the sites he serves.


Kathleen Timbers, FNP

Dr Kate Timbers-Coggin has been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. She received a Masters from Yale University and a Doctorate from Arizona State University. She is certified as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition to prescribing, in the past she has spent many years as a psychotherapist.

Kate became interested in working in the mental health field because she has several family members who are mentally ill. In her spare, time, Kate likes to spend time in nature, hiking, skiing,and kayaking.​

Lacey Townsend, PA-C

Lacey Townsend is a Physician’s Assistant that specializes in both Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. She was born and raised in the North Bay Area of California and has been a wife for over 25 years as well as a mother of five children, one of which is adopted. Lacey studied at Shasta College for her undergraduate degree and finished the FNP/PA program at UC Davis.

Lacey loves to be able to be a gift of life to those around her. She said “There is no greater joy than to save a life. When you save a life…you save generations. What an awesome undertaking! I am honored that I am trusted with such a great mission”.

Carrie Whiting, PA-C

My journey into medicine has been an interesting road.  I grew up in Phoenix and went to the University of Arizona where I graduated in Biochemistry.  I went into a graduate medical research program at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and a short time later my mother passed away from breast cancer.  Although I enjoyed what I was learning in my classes, I realized I would be better suited for patient care than for research.  I graduated with a Master’s degree in Cancer Biology and started taking the prerequisites to get into PA School.  I became a Hospice Aide and loved working with families and those passing away.  I found that much of what I did was counseling and directing people towards the resources for mental health.  Being a hospice aide helped me to grieve over the death of my mother.  When I went into PA school, mental health was an easy fit for me.  From Nov 2015 to May 2017 I had the wonderful opportunity to work in an inpatient setting with children and adolescents at Wyoming Behavioral Institute in Casper, WY.

Although I love working with adults now, I still have a soft spot for teenagers and children. I love this line of work because I get to hear people’s life stories and I get to validate their struggles.  I see my role as more like a coach and will work with patients to develop their own strategy for healing.  Hablo español con fluidez y me encantarìa conocerte.