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Leadership Team and Medical Staff





Dr. Orvin Fillman, DrPH, MHA

Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Orvin Fillman is the Chief Executive Officer for Strategic Behavioral Center-Charlotte. Dr. Fillman received both his doctorate and master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University in California. He is also a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he received his master’s in health administration with an emphasis on financial management. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) .

Dr. Fillman has been responsible for business start-ups, case management services and operations in multiple settings, as well as the Department of Health (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division). With more than 20 years of behavioral health management experience, Dr. Fillman indicates his leadership style is very practical.  His experience aligns with our goal to provide outstanding behavioral health treatment for the families in the Western Region.






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Nakisha Johnson

Clinical Director


Nakisha Johnson is the Director of Clinical Services for Strategic Behavioral Center-Charlotte. Nakisha comes to Strategic-Charlotte with over 17 years Mental Health experience. Nakisha is multi-state licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. She’s also certified nationally as a Masters Addiction Counselor. Nakisha has a passion for helping others achieve their personal best, strives to bring sunshine wherever she goes and wants everyone to know “You are stronger than you think.”






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Tamacia Bing, MHRM, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

Ms. Tamacia Bing, is the Director of Human Resources for Strategic Behavioral Health-Charlotte. Tamacia has over 12 years of human resource experience including roles such as Recruiter, HR Generalist, and HR Manager.

Prior to joining SBH–Charlotte, Tamacia worked as an HR manager for a Level 4 Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), fully accredited by the Joint Commission.  Tamacia is also the former HR Manager for the largest non-profit hospice in both North and South Carolina.

Tamacia has earned dual Master of Arts degrees in Human Resource Management and Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, Charlotte NC.  Tamacia is also certificated as a Professional in Human Resources.





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Amber Sayavong

Admissions Manager













Dr. Paul S. Brar, MD

Medical Director

Dr. P Paul. S Brar, MD is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who after finishing training at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington DC and William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, SC started his private practice in Charlotte, NC in 1993. He has experience working with all ages and has particular passion to work with children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and substance abuse difficulties. Dr Brar is a very caring, competent and knowledgeable physician whose eclectic training in treating his patients with close involvement of treatment team and families of patients has been well received by all.

Dr. Brar is a fellow of American Psychiatric Association and is well respected in the community and peers alike.






(Open Position)

Director of Nursing











Mandy Lovelace

Mandy Lovelace-Gallo

Director of Quality Improvement, Compliance & Risk Management

Mandy joined SBC Charlotte in November of 2016 after spending 7 years working with adults and adolescents in a behavioral health acute care setting. Mandy has over 11 years of experience in healthcare, most of those in the Behavioral Health field. She earned a Bachelors degree in psychology from Gardner Webb University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from University of Phoenix, while working as an MHT.

Mandy has a passion for ensuring that children receive the highest quality of psychiatric care available.



















Davien Dupree

Director of Environment of Care and Safety






















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