Olivia Nettles, LPC, NCC, joined AltaPointe in 1993 as a therapist in child and adolescent outpatient services. Nettles steadily moved into management roles beginning in 1996 as assistant director of child and adolescent outpatient services and in August 2002 as director of performance improvement. She began her role in 2008 as the director of BayView Professional Associates and AltaPointe’s children’s outpatient services. In her role she oversees the clinical programming of child and adolescent outpatient clinics and intensive outreach services, the transitional age residential services and BayView Professional Services. Prior to this position, she held the role as the director of BayPointe Hospital and Children’s Residential Services.
A proven mental health counselor and leader, she also has been an active member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness-Mobile Board of Directors. Nettles graduated with honors from the University of Alabama where she earned a bachelor of science degree in commerce and business administration with a major in marketing and a master of arts degree in counselor education. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Counseling Supervisor in Alabama. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association and NAMI Mobile.
John M. Conrad, LCSW, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and a Substance Abuse Professional with more than 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist. He earned his undergraduate degrees in psychology and behavioral science from Athens State College and his master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Conrad has extensive experience in marital and family systems, addictive disorders and general psychiatric disorders. He is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory and addictive medicine. Conrad is the coordinator for Bayview Professional Associates Employee Assistance Program (EAP). He has extensive experience in the areas of program development, supervision and direct client services.
Dr. Parker graduated from the University of Alabama in 1982 with an honors degree in biology. She attended medical school and completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of Alabama-School of Medicine in Birmingham. Parker completed her fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for the Health Sciences in Little Rock. As a second year resident, she was awarded her department’s Most Outstanding Resident Award, and as a fellow, she was awarded her department’s Most Outstanding Child Fellow Award. Parker is dual certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. During her tenure at AltaPointe, the organization has grown from 300 employees to more than 1,300 employees. In addition to her role as AltaPointe’s medical director, she is vice-chair and associate professor for the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Parker has received numerous honors and awards throughout her career. She is the president of the Alabama Hospital Psychiatric Association and past president of the Mobile Bay Psychiatric Association, a local chapter of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2007, she was named an Alabama Health Care Hero by the Alabama Hospital Association. She was appointed by Alabama Governor Bob Riley to serve as a member of the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council, a position she still holds. She serves as an adjunct faculty member in the USA College of Allied Health Professions, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, and the USA College of Nursing. Parker has served as a member of the USA Center for Healthy Communities Advisory Committee. Past appointments include the Mercy Medical Advisory Board, the Mayor’s Transitional Task Force on Healthcare, and the Mobile Ballet Board of Directors. Her major psychiatric interests are in the fields of autism-related disorders, healthcare disparities and telepsychiatry.