Faculty

Amanda Bowman, M.Ed., LPC

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Undergraduate: UNC at Chapel Hill, BA in Psychology 2005

Masters: Clemson University, Masters of Education in Counseling, 2007

Certification:  SC Licensed Professional Counselor, 2011 to present

Internships and other relevant locations of training: Group Home and PRTF, community mental health center outpatient including school based and child-advocacy center based services, private practice

 

I appreciate the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge with up-and-coming child psychiatrists. Working with children, adolescents, and their families is a rewarding way to give to the community and invest in the future.

Debbie Davis, MD

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Undergraduate: Georgia State University – BSN

Graduate School: Emory University – MMSc

Graduate School: Saba University School of Medicine – MS

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Residency: Wake Forest

Fellowship: Wake Forest

 

I have worked with infants/children for years prior to attending medical school. I find great joy in working with the younger set of patients. Greenville is a nice size city with the feel of a small unique city. Prisma Health is growing, and the department of psychiatry is flourishing. Child psychiatry is also growing and there are exciting changes happening. Working here has been awesome for me!

Warren “Keith” DePonti, DO

Hometown:  Johnson City, TN

Undergraduate:  East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Medical School:  University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fellowship:  University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

I love child psychiatry because it offers the opportunity to help families and especially children through (and at times overcome) their mental illness at what is often at the most crucial stages of their lives.  There is so much to learn about the art of making such positive changes in another’s life and it is an amazing thing to share and enjoy with learners.  Greenville is an excellent place to live with its unique cultural diversity, friendly people and small town feel but mid-sized city amenities.  The pleasant climate, mild winters and location with mountains and beach in an easy drive is a big advantage as well. 

Elizabeth Dukes, LPC

Hometown: Greeneville, TN

Undergraduate: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Other training: Masters in Art Therapy at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Certification:  Licensed in Professional Counseling and Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist

 

I am very excited to be part of the child fellowship program.   I have worked alongside child psychiatrist’s for the bulk of my career as a mental health professional and believe in the necessity of collaboration between child psychiatry and psychotherapy professionals of various backgrounds to do the best work for children and their families. 

Karen Lommel, DO, MHA, MS

Hometown:  Monticello, MN

Undergraduate:  University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN

Medical School: Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

Residency: Triple Board (Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry) &  Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: Combined with above – Child Psychiatry

 

I love teaching and witnessing the moment when the lightbulb goes off and the learner gains confidence to implement their knowledge with the next patient they see. Greenville is an amazing place and growing quickly.  The city sells itself!

Kaye McGinty, MD

Hometown:  Huntsville, AL

Undergraduate:  Memphis State University B.S.

Postgraduate:  Auburn University M.S.

Medical School:  Ponce School of Medicine, M.D.

Residency:  University of Kentucky, Adult Psychiatry

Fellowship:  East Carolina University, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 

Have taught my entire career, first as an anatomist and then as a psychiatrist.  Teaching is my passion and working with children and families is a joy.  Every child and youth has a story to tell and these stories help us understand their joys, sorrows, strengths and needs.  Along with their family, we have the privilege of helping them with their needs and watching them change and grow.

Michael Sierra, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL

Undergraduate: Florida International University

Medical School: Florida State University

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina

 

I love the way teaching keeps me on road of continuous self-improvement, which I hope to cultivate in those who train with me. Child psychiatry is a fascinating and ever-changing field that offers the ability to improve not only the child’s mental well-being, but that of the entire family for generations to come. Furthermore, Greenville is a fun and diverse city with a significant Hispanic population, and as a Cuban-American myself, I enjoy being able to speak Spanish with a portion of the patients I serve.