Commissioner Frank W. Berry

Frank W. Berry has been commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) since August 13, 2012. With more than 20 years of experience benefiting the state of Georgia, Berry has gained a reputation for commitment to high quality care in the behavioral health services arena with a focus on developing partnerships with stakeholders in order to achieve client-focused results.

Before being named Commissioner of DBHDD, Frank served as the Chief Executive Officer for View Point Health in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he led a 450-team workforce delivering the a full spectrum of services overseen by DBHDD. He managed a $35 million budget and worked closely with the Board of Directors to enhance opportunities in a shifting healthcare market.

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News Releases

June 12, 2013 – Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner Frank Berry announced the construction of a new Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) in Thomas County. The BHCC will feature 24 beds and six temporary observation beds at an approximate annual investment of $5 million.
June 11, 2013 – Commissioner Frank Berry today joined area state legislators, local officials and community leaders at the Dougherty County Mental Health Outpatient Center to announce expanded infrastructure and mental health services. The expansion will create a Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC), featuring an increase in capacity to 30 beds and six temporary observation beds at an approximate annual investment of $4.9 million.
June 10, 2013 - Commissioner Frank Berry today joined area state legislators, local officials and community leaders at Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia to announce the construction of a new Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) in Lowndes County. The BHCC will feature 24 beds and six temporary observation beds at an approximate annual investment of $5 million.
May 14, 2013 – Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Frank Berry joined members of the Georgia Legislature and youth from Catoosa and Gwinnett Counties today at the Georgia Capitol to launch the Generation Rx (GEN Rx) Project.