Who We Are

The dedicated staff at the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp are committed to ensuring that the Childhelp mission and philosophy are at the heart of every day’s work with our children. Without their patience, passion, perseverance and determination, none of this would be possible.

Chris Ruble, Executive Director

Mr. Ruble received his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Ferrum College and completed master’s level course work in Management and Leadership prior to beginning his over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral healthcare field. He has progressive leadership experience that includes duties served as Director of Business Development, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director. With working both in the public and private sectors, Mr. Ruble brought with him both hands-on and operational level experience to the Village when he arrived over 4 years ago. In addition to dedicating his life to the prevention, treatment, and advocacy of the population he serves, Mr. Ruble spends his spare time with his family enjoying outdoor activities, hiking, playing music, weight lifting, and is an avid lover of German Shepherds.

Our Leadership

Barbara Gaddy
Barbara Gaddy

Barbara Gaddy

Clinical Director

Ms. Gaddy is an undergraduate of Old Dominion University and received her graduate degree in counseling from Regent University. She has earned a certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Tidewater Community College and taken doctoral level classes in hospital leadership from the University of the Rockies. She has operated her own business in Central Virginia for 15 years, and has been the Executive Director of a successful non-profit organization in Norfolk Va. for over 7 years. Ms Gaddy served as the clinical director in a 108 bed adolescent behavioral health center in Newport News prior to coming to Childhelp as the Clinical Director. She provided oversight to the educational, residential and clinical programs. Ms. Gaddy is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC), certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP), certified compassion fatigue professional (CCFP), and is a certified sex offender treatment profession (CSOTP). She enjoys spending her spare time with friends and family as well as gardening, theater and travel.

Barbara Gaddy

Clinical Director

Dr. Deborah Mack
Dr. Deborah Mack

Dr. Deborah Mack

Medical Director & Psychiatrist

Dr. Deborah Mack graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1978 with an inter-disciplinary degree in Nursing, Studio Art & Psychology. She attended graduate studies for a Master’s in Art Therapy at George Washington University and worked as an Art Therapist with psychiatrically ill children for 5 years. In her love for learning, she then went to the Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Prior to coming to Childhelp, Dr. Mack had her own private practice and also had worked with a residential facility for children being treated for substance abuse. In addition, she has managed an Acute Psychiatric unit for children, has been faculty in the Child Psychiatry Department at the University of Virginia and has administered outpatient services on several community services boards. Dr. Mack is married to James Jarrell, MD (a Physician of Internal Medicine and Child Psychiatrist) who also assists with children at the village in Dr. Mack’s absence. She started as a consult and back up to Dr. Camperlengo for the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp in 2002 and took over for the psychiatrist, becoming the full Medical Director, in 2005. Dr. Mack has introduced therapy dogs to the village and in her spare time she is an avid gardener and prepares dogs for the world of therapy by taking them through Basic Obedience, Canine Good Citizenship, and Therapy Dog training.

Dr. Deborah Mack

Medical Director & Psychiatrist

James C. Jarrell
James C. Jarrell

James C. Jarrell

Psychiatrist

Dr. James Jarrell grew up in Point Pleasant, WV and attended medical school at West Virginia University where he graduated in 1978. He practiced Internal Medicine for ten years before studying psychiatry. He completed his residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry at the University of Virginia. Dr. Jarrell has practiced child & adolescent psychiatry for past 21 years.

When not practicing psychiatry, Dr. Jarrell enjoys woodworking, astronomy, and playing the guitar. He lives in rural Virginia with his wife, Dr. Debbie Mack. Together, they enjoy gardening and raising therapy dogs.

Dr. Jarrell is a member of Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church in Ravenswood, WV. and a proud Eagle Scout.

James C. Jarrell

Psychiatrist

Nancy Lynn

R.D., Director of Support Services &
 Quality Assurance

Brooks Haas

Director of
 Residential Services

Kelley Hackley

MSW, Director of Admissions

Amanda Clark Stone

Director of Business Development

Wade Hardman

Director of 
Volunteer & Community Services

Christina Perkins

Human Resources Director

David Henry

chaplain

Susan Zwilling

R.N., Director of Nursing

Jeff Hines

Physical Plant Manager

Stan Bumbrey

Interim Education Director

Clinical Staff

Zari 
Encarnacion-White

Equine Therapist

Sherri Loomis

Art Therapist

Madelyn LaPrade

Music Therapist

Ashleigh Berkowitz

Therapist

Reneta Klosterman

Therapist

Melanie Morin

Therapist

Jewel Munford

Therapist

Diera Parham-Carruthers

Therapist

Toni Burke-Green

UR Coordinator

Tiffany Schrader

UR Coordinator

Residential Staff

Kimberly MacPherson

HIM Manager & Privacy Officer

Monique Alexander

Residential Program Manager

Joe Haught

Residential Program Manager

Jennifer Nester

Residential Program Manager

Adrienne Wade

Residential Program Manager

Dominique Washington

Residential Program Manager

Wendi Embrey

Family Engagement Coordinator

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