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Leadership / Staff Team

Leadership / Staff Team

Crescent Pines Hospital is proud to offer quality care by a knowledgeable and caring staff. Our leadership team includes:

Joshua Golden – CEO

Joshua Golden holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health field in Georgia. Upon finishing his undergraduate degree, he worked several years in community mental health as a mental health technician, suicide and crisis line clinician, and assessment specialist conducting crisis assessments in emergency departments and outpatient clinics. In 2004, Joshua made the transition from the community behavioral health setting to the private hospital sector finding great success in business development, product development, and mobile assessment contract management. In March 2015 was named CEO/Managing Director of SCBHS-Crescent Pines Campus and system COO for Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System.

Carol Passley, EDB, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing (DON)

Dr. Carol Passley has over 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse, in various areas including behavioral health, rehabilitation, medical surgical, visiting nursing, and sub acute.

She is a graduate of Laboure College with an Associate in Science in Nursing, Curry College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Kennesaw State University where she received her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Leadership and an Executive Doctorate in Business from Georgia State University. She also holds a Green Belt Six Sigma certification.

Carol volunteers with Caringhub, a medical volunteer team which visits Jamaica each year to care for the underserved.

Mary C. Moore – Director of Performance Improvement/Risk Manager

Mary C. Moorreceived a B.S in Education and Rehabilitation from Auburn University and an M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University. Mary Worked in Florida for 10 years as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Behavior Analyst. After moving to Georgia in 2000, Mary worked as the Residential Coordinator for the Clayton County CSB overseeing residential services for both individuals diagnosed with mental illness or developmental disabilities. In 2006 Mary became the Risk Manager and PI Director for Laurel Heights Hospital and relocated to Crescent Pines in 2015.

Fiona Hall, LPC – Director of Clinical Services

Fiona Hall holds an M.A. in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. Fiona has worked 11 years in the behavioral health field. She started her career working with non-profit agencies involved with substance abuse and recovery for adults. Following that experience, Fiona branched out and started working with the children and adolescent population as a mental health counselor. In 2010, Fiona became a unit therapist at Laurel Heights Hospital and was later promoted to Unit Director of multiple units at the facility. Fiona was hired as the Director of Clinical Services at Crescent Pines in July of 2017.

Aisha Washington, MS, LCSW, CCM, Director of Assessments and Referral Services (ARS)

Aisha Washington has 20 years of experience in program administration, community mental health, addictions, inpatient psychiatric, private not for profit, public service, acute medical care, and trauma resolution counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Case Manager (CCM). Aisha obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Birmingham Southern University, a Master of Science in Human Resource Management (M.S.) from Troy University and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from the University of Alabama. Aisha has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Social Work (D.S.W.) from the University of Southern California. She is a committee member of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Aisha recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from Morris Dees, Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center for her contribution to the ongoing fight against hatred and intolerance in America. Aisha is an Americorps and Americorps Vista Alumni.

Shay Martin-Williams – Utilization Management Director

Shay Martin-Williams received a B.S. in Psychology and Biology from Missouri Western State University and MBA in Healthcare Management from University of Phoenix. She has 13 plus years of experience in Utilization Management holding various positions such as Appeals Manager and Recovery Audit Contract Manager. Shay has been at Crescent Pines since 2011 and was promoted to Utilization Management Director in 2012.

Delphia Williams, Human Resources Director

Delphia Williams started her career with Crescent Pines as Human Resources Director in December 2014 and has worked in the Behavioral Health field since 1999. She is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, has worked as a Military Police Officer, and proudly served during Operation Desert Storm. Delphia obtained her BBA in Management from Clayton State University. Delphia has over 20 years of experience working in Human Resources with a large portion of her experience being in the non-profit sector of Behavioral Health. Delphia also holds a “Senior Professional In Human Resources” (SPHR) Management Certification.

Chris Hogan – Director of Plant Operations

Christopher Hogan has worked in environmental services for over 22 years. Chris got his start as a maintenance tech at Peachford Hospital in 1996. After five years of service at Peachford, Chris was offered the Maintenance Supervisor position at Anchor Hospital in 2001. During his time at Anchor hospital, he worked directly with the Director of Plant Operations before being offered the position of Integrated Service Coordinator at Crescent Pines Hospital in 2013. After three years of service at the coordinator position, Chris accepted the position of Director of Plant Operations at Crescent Pines Hospital.

Jessica Waters, Director of Business Development

Jessica Waters started her career with Crescent Pines in November 2016. Jessica has worked in the medical field since 2008 and in Business Development and Marketing arena since 2010, working as Marketing Director for a large cardiology practice and later serving as Strategic Marketing Manager for a 331 bed acute hospital in Riverdale, GA. Prior to working in the medical field, Jessica worked in Real Estate Property Management where she started as a Community Manager, eventually working her way to managing a portfolio of communities as an Asset Manager for a Real Estate Investment Company. Jessica has also been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2010.

The treatment team at Crescent Pines Hospital includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Registered nurses


Arun Kumar Kantamneni, MD


Dr. Arun Kantamneni received his medical degree from Sri Siddhartha Medical College in India.  He completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at University of Illinois-Chicago as well has his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, Chicago Medical School.  He also has been involved with several research studies and has also been published in Psychiatric Quarterly.  Dr. Kantamneni is a member of the American association of Child and Adult Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Kantamneni is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  When not practicing psychiatry, Dr. Kantamneni, or “Dr. K”, as he is fondly known, enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Darshan Patel