EastPointe Leadership Team

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Phil Cusa
Administrator, EastPointe Hospital
Phil Cusa

Phil Cusa is the Hospital Administrator for EastPointe. He joined AltaPointe in 2013 as the EastPointe Hospital Assistant Administrator. He took over the helm as the 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.



Richard Monroe
Assistant Director

Richard Monroe is the EastPointe Hospital Assistant Director. Monroe earned a bachelor’s in religious studies from Asbury College and a master’s 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. 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.

Amanda Hartgrove
Clinical Coordinator

Amanda Hartgrove, LGSW, joined AltaPointe Health Systems in 2010 and was appointed to EastPointe Hospital as the clinical coordinator in 2012.

Hartgrove 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 at the executive assistant and part time counselor for EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC.

Amy Conway
Clinical Coordinator

Amy Conway, LPC is the clinical coordinator for EastPointe Hospital. Conway has been with AltaPointe Health Systems for more than 12 years. She started off as a behavioral specialist at LeMoyne School, then moved to therapist, followed by assistant coordinator. Conway also served as BayPointe Hospital residential coordinator before moving to EastPointe as the clinical coordinator for the Intermediate Care Facility.  She earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Spring Hill College and a master’s 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.  Carnley joined  AltaPointe Health Systems in 2011 as a staff nurse, before being promoted to the nurse coordinator position  at EastPointe Hospital. Before coming  to  AltaPointe Carnley worked with substance abuse patients.  Carnley knew early on she wanted to work in the mental health field, having witnessed the crippling effects of mental illness firsthand with her youngest sister.

Susan Deas
Nurse Coordinator

Susan Deas, RN, is the EastPointe hospital nurse coordinator for the voluntary unit at with oversight for the intermediate care facility.  Deas earned a bachelor’s in fashion merchandising from Auburn University and a nursing degree from Troy University. She has worked in a variety of specialties which have included emergency room, well baby/ NICU nurseries, after school child care for special needs children within the Baldwin county school system and wellness programs with the State of Alabama.  Before coming to AltaPointe, Deas was the Director of Nursing for the Snook Center, a 64 bed specialty care assisted living with Mercy Medical.  She obtained the Specialty Care Assisted Living Facility license as an administrator during her tenure with Mercy.