Meet Our Staff

Garrett Hamilton


Garrett Hamilton has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience. He has dedicated his professional career to creating systems of care that provide efficient and effective services. Garrett has worked in the marketing, risk management, admissions, direct care, and operations fields at the community based services, group home, and psychiatric hospital levels of care. 

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Paula Roberts

COO/Executive Nurse

Paula Roberts joined the team at Cumberland Hospital in March 2000. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Nurse Executive. Where she is currently the chief nursing officer. As someone who has always wanted to work with children, Roberts is passionate about helping the kids at Cumberland.

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Heather Seward


Heather Seward joined Cumberland Hospital in November 2005 and currently serves as Cumberland Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to promotion to CFO, she served for many years in the Assistant Controller role. Heather earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Christopher Newport University and immediately began building a career in financial leadership. When not working, Heather enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

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Jennifer Rice

PsyD Clinical Director, Adolescent Girls Program

Hailing from Williamsburg, Virginia, Jennifer Rice joined the team at Cumberland Hospital in 2008. She worked at Cumberland before graduate school, coordinating clinical services in other residential programs. She then earned a doctorate in psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia.

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Dr. Brett Sharp

Medical Director

With a focus on wellness, Dr. Brett Sharp specializes in treatment of the mind, brain, and body through a skillful blend of expertise in both pediatrics and psychiatry care. By reducing stigma and eliminating barriers, Dr. Sharp relies on evidence-based treatment, judicious medication management, and innovative care delivery to achieve stabilization and patient success.

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