Jeff Barker joined AltaPointe Health Systems in 2013 as a registered nurse and became a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2016. Barker earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama. He holds a bachelor’s in interpersonal communications from Lamar University. Currently, Barker is working on his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of South Alabama. He has worked across AltaPointe’s continuum of care including weekend house supervisor at EastPointe Hospital and nursing coordinator at BayPointe Hospital. Barker is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Previously, Barker spent nine years working as a television news anchor and reporter.