Phil Cusa is the Hospital Director for EastPointe and BayPointe Hospitals. He joined AltaPointe in 2013 as the EastPointe Hospital Assistant Administrator. He took over the helm as administrator in 2014. He also became the administrator of BayPointe Hospital in 2016. Cusa comes to AltaPointe via Thomas Hospital where he served in the capacity of administrator until June, 2011. He joined Thomas Hospital in 1992 as the Chief Financial Officer, and left to form PLC & Associates, LLC a healthcare and business consulting company.
Phil has more than three decades of experience in healthcare which includes stops at JFK Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. There he held the positions of Director of Managed Care and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to the healthcare field he held different financial positions in the banking, construction, and sugar cane/farming industries in South Florida.
Cusa received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business in 1974 from Florida Atlantic University. He has been active in the Alabama chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association since 1993.
Cusa is currently chairman of the board of the Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in Daphne. He served on the board and finance committee of Shared Services Healthcare and the Advisory Board of Med Assets in Atlanta. Phil also serves on the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce board, the Fairhope Yacht Club board and president of the Fairhope Eastern Shore Kiwanis Club.
Renee Presley, RN, joined EastPointe Hospital as the director of nursing in 2013. She also began supervising the nursing staff of BayPointe Hospital in 2016. She has 29 years of experience in specialties including critical care, home health, long-term care, legal consulting, and mental health. Before coming to AltaPointe she served as nurse manager of the psychiatric inpatient unit at the Biloxi VA Hospital and was the director of nursing and director of planning and quality improvement at Searcy State Hospital. Presley earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a double master’s degree in adult health and administration from the University of Mobile.
Jarrett Crum, LCSW-PIP, is the BayPointe Hospital Administrator. Crum returns to AltaPointe after having served as CEO of Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta, GA, a 79-bed children’s acute psychiatric hospital and residential treatment facility. His previous employment with AltaPointe was as administrator during the opening of EastPointe Hospital. Crum received an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. A licensed certified social worker (LCSW) and a private independent practitioner (PIP), he previously worked for Mobile Infirmary Medical Center (MIMC) for more than 15 years. During his tenure at MIMC, Crum served as team leader of the psychiatric case management department where he oversaw utilization management, social services/discharge planning and community marketing. He also helped develop the Infirmary Hospice Care organization and received the Infirmary Health System “Leader of the Quarter” award. Crum has been an active participant in the Alabama Hospital Association-Psychiatric Constituency and was recognized as the Outstanding Service Chairman in August 2012.
Carla Ladnier, LPC is the BayPointe Hospital assistant administrator for residential services. She has held that position since October 2008, moving from the child and adolescent residential program where she worked as the assistant coordinator and therapist. Ladnier has held various positions beginning as a behavioral specialist with the LeMoyne School housed at BayPointe and case manager. Ladnier earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of South Alabama as well as a master’s in rehab counseling. She has been with AltaPointe since 2002.
Ladnier is a licensed professional counselor and has undergone training for treating trauma through the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
Angela Ferrara, LPC, LPT, is BayPointe Hospital’s assistant administrator for acute services. She has been with AltaPointe since 1996. Ferrara has worked at AltaPointe’s children’s outpatient services as a therapist, and assistant coordinator before moving to BayPointe. While at BayPointe she has held the position of clinical coordinator for BayPointe’s residential and day treatment services. Ferrara earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Louisiana State University and a master’s in psychology from the University of South Alabama. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor and a Licensed Psychological Technician. Ferrara is a member of the Alabama Hospital Association, Southwest Regional Hospital Council, Alabama Association for Childcare Agencies, Children’s Policy Council, Mobile Licensed Professional Counselors Association and Alabama Counseling Association.