Our Team

We have an experienced team of behavioral health consultants, psychiatrists, mental health specialists, and program support staff to help with all of your child psychiatry questions. We've partnered with NC-MATTERS to handle your perinatal psychiatry questions.

The NC-PAL Team


Equity Statement

The goal of NC-PAL is to increase access to mental and behavioral health resources across the state of North Carolina. We believe in equitable access to behavioral health care, regardless of identity, status, or ability. We aim to support health care providers of all backgrounds in their ability to engage with the diverse members of their communities and meet their patients’ behavioral health needs.

It is impossible to ignore the oppression faced by Black, indigenous, Hispanic, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ people, and many other marginalized communities. This has resulted in many inequities, especially in the context of mental and behavioral health. The team members of NC-PAL acknowledge these systemic inequities and are committed to working toward a more inclusive and comprehensive health care program for all families across North Carolina.

While NC-PAL’s values and mission reflect a commitment to equitable care, there is always more work to be done to actively dismantle the racist systems that are deeply embedded within our institutions and our nation. As a team and as a program, we will continue to challenge ourselves and our partners to learn about and promote anti-racist systems of care.



NC-PAL is a collaboration between Duke’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

 This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,670,000 with 20% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. 

NC Department of Health and Human Services • Division of Public Health • https://publichealth.nc.gov/ • NCDHHS is an equal opportunity employer and provider. • September 2020