About Us


Since 1971 Hinds Behavioral Health Services (HBHS) has specialized in community mental health services for adults, children and youth, families, elderly, and those with chemical dependencies and substance use. Our mission is to ensure seamless integrated care to adults, children, and families in Hinds County by providing compassionate, person-centered, and recovery oriented healthcare services.

We are one of the 14 regional community mental health centers in Mississippi. The Hinds County Mental Health Commission, a public entity made up of members appointed by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and two “at-large” commissioners govern HBHS. Each Commission member represents one of the five Hinds County Supervisory districts.

Hinds County Mental Health Commission:

DISTRICT 1
Porter Ross Sr.

DISTRICT 2
Dr. Margaret Wodetski

DISTRICT 3
Dr. Roy DeBerry, Chair/President

DISTRICT 4
Dr. Buddy Wagner, Vice-President

DISTRICT 5
Dr. Jesse Killingsworth, Secretary/Treasurer

At-Large Commissioner
Sonja Gilbert

At-Large Commissioner
Brenda Frelix

HBHS Executive Director
Kathy Crockett, PhD, PhD, MPH

HBHS Deputy Director
Dr. Carmaleta Shaw, PhD

We offer exceptional patient-centered treatment.

Our medical staff is experienced and recovery oriented.

Meet our passionate and caring medical team:

Doctors of Psychiatry

Dr. William Welch
Dr. Jeffrey Ali
Dr. Robert Lundy
Dr. Wayne Smith
Dr. Maxie Gordon

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

Tiffany Smith
John Farr
Nick Irons
Virginia Lewis
Belinda Edwards

Registered Nurses

April McKee
Eugene Clay
Rainey Daniels
Mary Leo
Ashleigh Slater
Kristie Denmore
Leroy Greenlaw