EastPointe Leadership Team

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Philip L. Cusa
Administrator, EastPointe Hospital
Phil Cusa

Philip L. Cusa is the hospital administrator for EastPointe. He joined AltaPointe in 2013 as the EastPointe Hospital Assistant Administrator and was promoted to the administrator position in 2014. In addition, he served as BayPointe Hospital Administrator in 2016. Cusa previously served as the administrator of Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala. He formed PLC & Associates, LLC, a healthcare and business consulting company in 2011.

Cusa's more than three decades in healthcare include stops at JFK Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., where was director of managed care and chief financial officer. He also held financial positions in the banking, construction, and sugar cane/farming industries in South Florida.

Cusa earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business from Florida Atlantic University.  Cusa's professional and community involvement includes serving as board member of the Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Shared Services Healthcare and Med Assets in Atlanta. He has been active in the Alabama chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association since 1993. Cusa also has served on the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce board, the Fairhope Yacht Club board and was president of the Fairhope Eastern Shore Kiwanis Club.

Richard Monroe
Assistant Director

Richard Monroe is the EastPointe Hospital Assistant Director. Monroe earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Asbury College and a master’s degree in theology from Asbury Theological Seminary. He also earned a master’s in community counseling from the University of South Alabama.  \Monroe is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Alabama with more than 30 years of experience including local church, community mental health, private practice, psychiatric partial hospitalization, and inpatient hospital settings.

Renee Presley
Director of Nursing

Renee Presley, RN, joined EastPointe Hospital as the director of nursing in 2013, and began supervising the BayPointe Hospital nursing staff in 2016. She has 29 years' experience in critical care, home health, long-term care, legal consulting, and mental health. Before joining 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 Alabama's Searcy State Psychiatric 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.

Amanda Hartgrove
Clinical Coordinator

Amanda Hartgrove, LGSW, joined AltaPointe Health in 2010 and became EastPointe Hospital's clinical coordinator in 2012. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of South Alabama and a master’s in social work from the University of Alabama. She is a licensed graduate social worker. Before coming to AltaPointe she served as the executive assistant and a part-time counselor for EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC.

Amy Conway
Clinical Coordinator

Amy Conway, LPC, is the clinical coordinator for EastPointe Hospital. She joined AltaPointe Health as a behavioral specialist at LeMoyne School, then moved to therapist and assistant coordinator. Conway served as BayPointe Hospital residential coordinator before moving to EastPointe as the clinical coordinator for the critical response unit. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Spring Hill College and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of South Alabama. Conway is a licensed professional counselor.

Amanda J. Carnley
Nurse Coordinator

Amanda J. Carnley, RN, graduated from the University of Mobile in 2010. She joined AltaPointe Health in 2011 as a staff nurse before being promoted to nurse coordinator for the EastPointe Hospital involuntary unit. Carnley previously worked with substance use patients.

Diane J. Peavy
Nurse Coordinator

Diane J. Peavy, RN, graduated from Troy State University, School of Nursing in 1978. Her certifications include Allied Health Instructor, Certified Post-Secondary Instructor, and National Certified Medical Assistant. Peavy worked 19 years in family practice, surgery, and public health. She also worked 9 years in medical education, as director of educational services, curriculum developer/instructor and was co-owner of Gulf Coast Career College.  Peavy joined AltaPointe Health in 2010 and has worked as the night nurse coordinator supervising both acute hospital and residential units at BayPointe and EastPointe Hospitals.

Edward Turner
Nurse Coordinator

Edward Turner, RN, graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December of 1990 with an associate degree in respiratory therapy. Turner worked as a Respiratory Therapist until venturing into nursing and perusing an associate degree in nursing from Bevill State Community College in 1997. He pursued his bachelor's degree from the University of South Alabama and graduated in 2008. Turner came to work for AltaPointe in 2012 where he started as a staff nurse and was promoted to charge nurse in the Adult Emergency Unit at BayPointe Hospital. Eventually, adult consumers were relocated to EastPointe. During that transition, Turner worked in the Children’s Hospital Unit at BayPointe as a charge nurse until transferring to EastPointe in 2013, where he worked in various positions. Turner currently works as the nursing coordinator for the Voluntary Unit and Children’s Residential Unit at EastPointe.

Brittany House
Nurse Coordinator

Brittany House, RN, graduated from Alabama Southern in 2012. The same year, she joined AltaPointe Health as a staff nurse and was promoted to coordinator for EastPointe Hospital in 2015. House worked as a licensed practical nurse from 2008 to 2012 in the long-term care setting.