Bruce Rice | Chief Executive Officer
Bruce M. Rice, Jr joined UHS at the beginning of 2020 as Chief Operating Officer at Fairmount Behavioral Health System. During his time at Fairmount Bruce, participated in UHS’s executive development program. The UHS program identifies and prepares fast-track leaders to harness their talent and broaden knowledge of leadership and the functional aspect of running a UHS Behavioral Health Hospital. In August 2020, Bruce was promoted to Interim CEO at the Keystone Center. As the Interim CEO, Bruce led the transformation and revitalization of multiple departments by fostering a positive work culture.
Bruce has worked in the behavioral health and primary care field for over 10 years. Before joining UHS, he has held various administrative and clinical roles for a variety of health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Bruce received both his Master’s degree in Business Administration and Bachelors’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. Bruce also is a Lean Six Sigma Green belt.
Bruce is a New Jersey native who remains active within his community, such as being a member of the Board of Education for his township.
Dr. Silvia Gratz | Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Admissions / Assessment
Dr. Silvia Gratz joined the medical staff at Fairmount on June 26, 2006 and was appointed the Chief Medical Officer in January 2011. She is also the Medical Director of N3, our High Acuity adult psychiatric unit.
Dr. Gratz completed her undergraduate studies at the LaSalle University, Cum Laude and received her D.O. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985. After her internship in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital, she completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Hahnemann University Hospital in 1989 and a two-year National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) sponsored fellowship in Clinical Psychopharmacology in 1991 at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (EPPI).
Board Certified in Psychiatry, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), since 1998, Dr. Gratz has provided her expertise in many regional psychiatric facilities and has served as a Professor and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at EPPI and the Drexel University College of Medicine. Notable positions include Director of ECT and Medical Director of the Schizophrenia Center at EPPI, Director of Adult Inpatient Services at MCP/Hahnemann and Interim Medical Director of Hahnemann University Hospital, Psychiatric Medical Care Unit. She has been the recipient of many teaching awards while on staff at MCP/ EPPI as well as the Exemplary Psychiatry Award from the National Institute of Mental Illness (NAMI) and the MCP Physician Star Award for the Most Dedicated Doctor.
Dr. Gratz is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. She has been appointed and elected to several leadership positions and committees including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chairperson, Performance Improvement Committee at EPPI; and the Drug Safety Monitoring Board at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Gratz was one of the original 2 Principal Investigators in Philadelphia for CATIE – a research program studying treatment effectiveness and outcomes in schizophrenia. Dr. Gratz has also published several journal articles and book chapters on psychopharmacology particularly focusing on the treatment of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and has been the recipient of several research grants exploring treatment of Psychotic Disorders.
Brian joined Fairmount Behavioral Health System in 2007 as Director of Quality Improvement. The following year, he assumed leadership of the Risk Management Program, acting as the Patient Safety Officer, Facility Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer, and Risk Manager. Immediately prior to joining the Fairmount team, Brian spent 6 years as the Director of the Crisis Response Center at Albert Einstein Medical Center. In that role, he was instrumental in the development of the Crisis Response model of delivering emergency psychiatric services to children and adolescents—the only such service in the region. Brian began his career in behavioral health services working in group homes for the developmentally disabled, and has spent 30 years as a clinician, supervisor, director, and administrator in substance abuse and mental health outpatient settings. For several years he maintained a private practice, treating individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
An Ohio native, Brian moved to the Delaware Valley in 1992. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kent State University, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.
Cynthia Ortiz, MBA is the Director of Physician Services at Fairmount Behavioral Health System. She serves as the primary liaison for Fairmount physicians with outside stakeholders, department directors and administration to ensure coordinated and efficient operations related to Physician Services. Working alongside Fairmount’s Chief Medical Officer, Ms. Ortiz directs system-wide quality, ensures regulatory and accreditation compliance, and assists with the development of new business opportunities for physician activity.
Prior to her current role, Cynthia served as the Quality Assurance Coordinator at Fairmount, providing oversight and support to all clinical and non-clinical areas with reference to regulatory requirements and performance improvement initiatives. She assisted the hospital in maintaining its accreditation status by The Joint Commission, as well as function in accordance with regulations set forth by the Department of Public Welfare and the Department of Health. Through her work, Ms. Ortiz ensured patient security and quality of care.
Cynthia, a New Jersey native, graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Spanish. She later received a Master in Business Administration, with specialization in Healthcare Management, from the University of Scranton. While a student at Ursinus, Cynthia worked at Wordsworth Academy and Human Services as an intern for their Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. Upon graduation, she joined Mental Health Management Inc., within the Philadelphia Prison System, as a Quality Assurance Data Coordinator.
Rebecca has been working at Fairmount since 2008. She started working as a Psychiatric Technician and now oversees the wonderfully diverse Therapy Department. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cabrini College and her Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Rebecca has been licensed as a Professional Counselor since 2012.
The Therapy Department is comprised of an eclectic and wonderful group of individuals. The department offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art therapy, Music Therapy, Dance and Movement Therapy Certified Therapists. They offer a wide variety of clinical services to our patients. The number one priority of our department is creating a secure place for people to begin to heal.
Michael Thompson | Director of Plant Operations
Michael Thompson has worked in plant operations in a behavioral health setting for 10 years. He has 10+ years of experience in the HVAC/Maintenance industry and 5 years of experience managing multiple departments.
Dr. Tricia M. Angilletta, Psy.D., LPC, ATR-BC, CCTP, ACS | Director of Clinical Services
Dr. Tricia Angilletta has worked in the behavioral health field for over 26 years, in all levels of care, ranging from private practice to acute and long term inpatient. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed professional counselor, and a registered & board certified art therapist.
Dr. Angilletta earned her Doctorate and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Master of Arts with Specialization in Art Therapy from Hahnemann University. Dr. Angilletta is an approved clinical supervisor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; She is certified in the Women’s Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model (W-TREM) & attended a 5 day leadership training in the Sanctuary Model and promoting trauma informed cultural change in organizational settings. Dr. Angilletta joined the Fairmount team in March, 2019.
Curtis Burkholder, SPHR | Director of Human Resources
Curt joined Fairmount Behavioral Health System in March of 2020. He is a senior professional in human resources with 20+ years of Human Resources experience. His broad human resources generalist background includes experience in: Employee Relations, Recruiting, HRIS, Performance Management, Compensation, and Employee Benefits. Curt’s experience includes 10 years of executive leadership experience.
Curt earned his Bachelor of Science degree from LaSalle University in Organizational Management.