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Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Names Four New Board Members

Yulee, FL (PRWEB) July 19, 2013

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has named four new members to its Board of Directors, succeeding previous members with expiring terms. The new board members are Leigh Coulter Beal, Josh Martin, Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth and Lt. CID Dave Griffith. The voluntary board oversees the management of the non-profit behavioral health agency, which provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Nassau County.

Starting Point CEO Dr. Laureen Pagel noted the board already has a wide range of professional skills and experience, which will be enhanced further with the addition of these four new members. “We are very blessed to gain the expertise and passion of these individuals,” she said. “Their input and guidance will be critical in the coming years as we maneuver through the many changes in healthcare delivery that are coming.”

Dave Griffith is Lt. CID/ Narcotics for the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department and was the 2011 Deputy of the Year. He has received training form the Law Enforcement Academy, DEA School and SWAT schools. He has been married to his wife Kim for 22 years has two children and two grandchildren.

Leigh Coulter Beal, APR, is an accredited public relations counselor who has spent her career specializing in product, healthcare, tourism and real estate public relations. She has served associations in mental health and developmental disabilities, and her major clients have included Coors, Toyota, Chrysler, BullFrog, and Edwards Fine Foods. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia (Phi Beta Kappa), serves on the vestry at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and has served as secretary of the FBHS Foundation and president of the GFWC Fernandina Beach Woman's Club.

Josh Martin is a native of Atlanta, GA and has lived in Fernandina Beach since 2009. He is a graduate of Mercer University Law School and practices as a partner at Davis, Martin & Bernard, P.A. Prior to joining the Starting Point board of directors, he served as a trustee for the Nassau Humane Society. Josh and his wife Devin welcomed their first child, Madison, in 2012.

Mark Foxworth is the Deputy Chief of Police of the Fernandina Beach Police Department where he is second in command of the police department, with the primary function of managing daily operations of the agency. Foxworth was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, where he served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office from 1980 to 2000. During his tenure there, he was named the Supervisor of the Year. After retiring in 2000, Foxworth served as commanding officer of the Homicide Unit and then with the Clay County Sheriff's Office and as Chief of Police at the University of North Florida Police Department. Foxworth came to the Fernandina Beach Police Department in 2008. He has been married to his wife Mary for 31 years and they have three adult daughters and eight grandchildren.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit organization with offices in Yulee, Fernandina Beach, and Hilliard. It has been providing mental health counseling, psychiatric and addiction recovery services in Nassau County since 1992.


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