At Fuller Hospital, we work diligently to create an atmosphere to promote healing in an environment which is clinically sound, compassionate and focused on individualized treatment plans and goals. We engage with patients during some of the most difficult times of their lives. Our highly trained staff, competent and engaged physicians and clinically robust, evidence-based programs provide services for adolescents and adults across a continuum of care that includes assessments, community-based care, day treatment, and inpatient hospitalization. We provide specialized support to patients with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and we operate Massachusetts’s only inpatient unit for adults with intellectual disabilities. Fuller Hospital seeks to lead the way in behavioral health, and we welcome the opportunity to serve you or a loved one.
Rachel Legend, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer
Rachel Legend, LICSW
Chief Executive Officer
Rachel is a proven healthcare leader with the ability to create a positive impact on the bottom line by analyzing the patient care experience, quality metrics and staff efficiencies from hospital access to discharge. She has been able to drive and lead a team approach to care, steeped in evidence-based practice, through diligent monitoring, coaching, and education to instill muscle memory with respect to expectations of an elite, premiere behavioral health facility where staff mirror these expectations. The micro-analysis of pressure points on this continuum continually expose opportunities for growth and change.
Rachel received a national award, alongside KD Lang and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, from the Human Rights Campaign for her work with youth in California, graduated from Leadership Rhode Island’s year long program for RI leaders and was recognized by Rhode Island College with their Annual Diversity Award. Rachel is experienced in hospital administration, program development, innovative fiscal opportunities, community activism and prevention programming, lobbying, and macro policy and legislative work allowing her to bring an array of experience to her work and collaborations.
Robin L. Weagley, M.A.
Chief Operating Officer
Over the past 25 years, Robin has been an Administrator in the human services industry in Maryland State Government, as well as the Nonprofit and For-profit sectors, serving children, adolescents and adults. She is currently one of 17 UHS Corporate Staff in a national behavioral health executive program and jointly serves as Chief Operating Officer at Fuller Hospital. Robin was an early adopter of the motto ~ “Service is the rent you pay for living” and she is a champion of organizational change. A Fellow in Leadership Washington County Maryland, The Knott Foundation and AmeriCorps, Robin completed Undergraduate studies at Towson State University in Sociology and Psychology, with graduate studies in Forensic Psychology at The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She is married with two very spoiled Italian Greyhounds, all of whom enjoy spending time boating on the Chesapeake Bay.
Dale Hershman, LICSW
Director of Utilization Management and Case Management
Dale Hershman received her MSW degree from The University of Chicago in 1983. She spent five years working as a case manager at The Arbour Hospital and was promoted to assistant department director. From there she was hired as the Director of Social Work for the inpatient psychiatric unit at Emerson Hospital. She then came to Fuller hospital over 25 years ago as the Director of Social Work. In her time at Fuller, she was also the program manager for the adolescent unit before moving into her current role as the Director of Utilization Review and Case Management. She has worked tirelessly to make sure that patients receive the care that they require while ensuring that the hospital is reimbursed appropriately for care.
Scott Haltzman, M.D
Scott Haltzman, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He completed his psychiatric training at Yale University, and then practiced psychiatry as part of the Brown University faculty for more than 20 years. He had been appointed a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Florida State University in 2014 and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine in 2016. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Fuller Hospital in South Attleboro, MA.
Dr. Haltzman has gained international recognition for his work in support of marriage and committed relationships. He has appeared on the Today Show, 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The Rachel Ray Show, and in TIME, Glamour, Redbook, Parent’s Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.
He has published three books with Jossey-Bass/Wiley: the bestselling, The Secrets of Happily Married Men, as well as The Secrets of Happily Married Women, and The Secrets of Happy Families, a 2010 Nautilus Book Awards silver-medal winner,
Dr. Haltzman’s most recent book, The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity was published in 2013 by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Jill MacCormack, LICSW
Director of Risk Management and Quality Improvement
Jill is the Director of Risk Management and Quality Improvement, with a long history of working in healthcare, counseling community mental health, and emergency services. With a demonstrated history of creating, implementing, and evaluating programs; Jill is skilled in leadership, management, crisis intervention, and mental health counseling. Jill has a strong focus on progressive management and integrating business operations and clinical work. Jill not only believes strongly in improving the access to quality mental health care and continuity of care across systems, but works diligently to implement strategies from process to practice.
Director of Operations
Erin Elliott has come up through the ranks at Fuller Hospital starting her career as a Mental Health Specialist. Since that time, Erin has held multiple positions in other hospitals bringing her to her current position as the Director of Staff Experience and Project Development of Fuller Hospital. Erin brings a wealth of knowledge about hospital systems, operations and practices. As the previous Operations Manager of a large 2-hospital system, Erin was integral in driving both patient satisfaction scores as well as internal best practices. Erin’s drive to create an intake department that is both accessible to referral sources as well as patients and their families is what Fuller is about.
Kimberly Rodrigues, LICSW
Director of Clinical Services and Intake
Kimberly started at Fuller Hospital in 2015 and has worked diligently in multiple roles since that time including case manager and then received promotion to Supervisor. Over the course of these years, she has brought her vast breadth of knowledge to not only the clinical team but also has been instrumental in creating a training program for Mental Health Workers to gain knowledge about our patient population and engagement. With a passion for teamwork and patient-centered care, Kimberly has set the stage for treatment team expectations that drive healing environments and patient-driven goals with a team of clinicians dedicated to the patient, families and facility. This deep knowledge of inpatient treatment, combined with her drive to provide quality patient care, has supported her transition into the Director of Clinical Services. Kimberly is motivated to continue supporting both staff and patients to ensure the best care for Fuller patients and their families by meeting patients where they are, providing opportunities for staff to grow and leading a facility dedicated to being the visionary in behavioral health needs.
Amanda Muggle, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing
Amanda started her nursing career working with adolescents on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Most recently, she worked as a Clinical Quality Improvement Nurse Specialist overseeing stroke programs. She has experience in community health, pediatrics and nursing management, but behavioral health is her passion. She has a Master’s degree in Business with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and is completing her Master’s degree in nursing specializing in Healthcare Systems Leadership in 2020. Amanda Is a professional Nursing leader with a goal of promoting safe and effective patient outcomes- specifically through evidenced based practice. She believes that all patients deserve access to quality mental health care and that through competent care, hard work, and dedication -we can give that to them. Above all, Amanda is fully committed to the position and hopes to provide an unparalleled level of care to the community.
Maria Duarte, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing
Graduating with a nursing degree in 2009, Maria worked as a Home Care Nurse with elderly and home bound clients, educating clients on medication regimen, performing wound care, before finding her passion for behavioral health. Maria started at Fuller Hospital in 2010 as a Charge Nurse, Lead Clinical Nurse in 2015 and then Unit Manager of an 18-bed adult unit in 2018. Maria is committed to exceptional patient care, thoughtful staff engagement and best-practice nursing.
Director of Staff Engagement
Yvonne began her career at Fuller in 2011 and has held multiple roles driving her success in healthcare including Mental Health Specialist, Milieu Manager, Handle with Care Instructor, and verbal de-escalator. Most recently returning to Fuller in 2019 as the Adolescent program Manager and then promotion to Staff Engagement Manager. Yvonne continues in her training capacity as an exceptional patient advocate as well as a trainer of staff in the verbal de-escalation of patients. Her recent promotion to the senior leadership team as the Director of Staff Engagement is a result of her tireless engagement of staff, exceptional training skills, and the ability to role model best-practice patient engagement. Yvonne consistently demonstrates service excellence contributing to our mission, principles, culture, and values of compassion and leading the way in behavioral health.
Community Relations Coordinator
Steve began his career at Fuller in 2020 coming to us from the non-profit world as the Program Director of multiple organizations serving children and adolescents with cognitive and behavioral health needs. Steve completed his undergraduate degree at Southern New Hampshire University in Clinical Psychology and is currently completing a dual Masters in Organizational Psychology and Social Work. As a champion of the LGBTQ+ community, Steve launched a series of support groups and programming to support Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities through interactive dialogue and engagement. Steve is an extraordinary addition to our team, we hope you have the opportunity to meet him as he ventures into our community to share our services.