MEET OUR STAFF
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU IN
YOUR TIME OF NEED
YOU HAVE BEEN A SHELTER AND A REFUGE FOE ME, A STRONG TOWER AGAINST THE ADVERSARY. Psalm 61:3
OPE AKINNUSI, M.D.
A board certified psychiatrist with over 12 years experience, Dr. Akinnusi specializes in the treatment of adults, with a sub-specialization in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Her training in psychiatry began in the United Kingdom, at the renowned Guys, King's & Thomas. After relocating to the United States, she completed residency training in Adult Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo. A Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was subsequently completed at the same institution. She served as chief resident during her fellowship. In recognition of her outstanding scholarly research activities, Dr. Akinnusi was awarded a grant, with a prestigious research award by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2009. She was a faculty member in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Buffalo.Relocating to Atlanta, Dr. Akinnusi joined the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group and soon after established StrongTower Behavioral Healthcare. A committed Christian, Dr. Akinnusi is dedicated to living life to the glory of God. She is married and blessed with a son.
Lindsay P. Thomas, PMHNP-BC
Lindsay is a board certified adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has over 7 years of experience treating patients and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including both community mental health and private practice. She holds a Masters degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In addition, she holds a Masters degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University as well as a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked for several years as a therapist with adolescents and families. Lindsay has recently relocated to Georgia from the Middle TN area. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and watching Kentucky basketball.
GARNETTA L. PETERSON, PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR
Garnetta, is a seasoned medical practice administrator with over 20 years of senior-level healthcare management and consulting experience. As a result, Garnetta has an excellent knowledge of the healthcare industry and is especially knowledgeable with respect to medical billing and coding. Her years of medical practice management experience have included positions as Administrator of a large highly successful urology practice as well as a pain management practice and ambulatory surgical center. Additionally, Garnetta has extensive experience as a medical practice consultant including EMR implementation, practice start-up, revenue cycle management, medical billing and coding, strategic business planning and marketing and compliance program development. Originally from Kentucky, Garnetta enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cooking.
Aric “AJ” Owens,
FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR & TMS TECHNICIAN
Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, AJ is a die hard University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan. As front office coordinator, he displays professionalism and patience that does not go unnoticed. AJ is also StrongTower’s TMS Technician, delivering a safe and therapeutic environment for patients. In his spare time, AJ enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.