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Behavioral Healthcare: Approaches to Increase Value for the Organization and Meet Community Needs

Thursday, September 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This panel has been approved for 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits.

Historically, hospitals and health systems have not always embraced a role in meeting behavioral health needs in communities because managing behavioral healthcare and mental health is very complex. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year. The rate of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder also meet criteria related to having a physical illness or substance abuse. Physical health and mental health issues occur together. For example, people with diabetes or cardiac conditions often develop depression as well. Being able to receive treatment for both conditions through an integrated behavioral health and primary care setting can be especially helpful since how we live our lives (behave) and our physical and mental health all interact with each other in complex ways.


Kyllan Cody, FACHE (Moderator)
Chief Executive Officer
Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of City View


Theresa Murphy, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health for the Family Medicine Residency Program
Methodist Health System


Capriana Oyedeji
Program Manager of Dept. of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center


Sandy Potter, LCSW, MSSW, MBA
Vice President of Behavioral Health Services
Texas Health Resources

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Speakers’ Bios:



In her position as CEO, Kyllan Cody, FACHE oversees all day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the 77-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Prior to her current role at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of City View, Kyllan served as a healthcare management consultant for NueHealth, where she provided management consultation to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in various areas including operations, regulatory compliance, physician partnerships, budgeting, and business development. Prior to her role as consultant, Kyllan served as Administrator for Cook Children’s Surgery Center, a joint venture between Cook Children’s Medical Center, NueHealth, and a group of physician investors. She also served as vice president of operations at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and in various roles in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arena in Texas and Florida.

Kyllan is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Cornell University and a bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Wake Forest University.

Kyllan and her husband, William, live in Irving, Texas and have two children.



Theresa Murphy, LCSW is a licensed therapist with a focus on integrated behavioral health. Murphy completed both her undergraduate and graduate education at Saint Louis University specializing in social work health and mental health. She spent two years post graduate in the United States Peace Corps serving as a health and mental health specialist in a rural village of Moldova. Upon arriving back stateside, Murphy worked in community mental health and quickly realized her passion for integrating mental health into a person’s healthcare home for timely, quality integrated care. Murphy is in her six year as the Director of Behavioral Health at Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program where she splits her time working directly with patients, researching, educating physicians on evaluating and treating mental health conditions and leading support groups for health providers in their own personal wellbeing and mental health. In her free time Murphy enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors and playing with her son and dog.



Capriana Oyedeji is currently a project manager in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Her role encompasses faculty recruitment, budget, clinical operations, and a partnership between UT Southwestern, Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. She has 11 years of experience in healthcare administration. Her tenure in healthcare administration started at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she spent the last 5 years as a department administrator where she was responsible for clinical operations, budget, adopt-a-family, and the patient assistance program. The remaining 5 years were spent in various other leadership roles at the organization.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration. She won the 2019 Distinguished Mentor Award at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently the 2021-2022 Toastmasters International President of the inaugural chapter at UT Southwestern. She is also an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.



Sandy Potter, LCSW, MSSW, MBA, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Texas Health Resources, has more than 30 years of experience and progressive responsibility in behavioral health and administration. She joined Texas Health Resources in 2018, where she is over the behavioral health service line. Prior to Texas Health Sandy was with Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC), where she was serving as divisional vice president – Government Clinical Operations. In this role she was responsible for clinical operations of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs for New Mexico, Texas, Montana, Oklahoma and Illinois. Prior to HCSC, Sandy was chief executive officer and market president of ValueOptions of Texas. Earlier in her career, Sandy served as a clinical systems director at Dallas Metrocare Services and had administrative and clinical oversight of crisis and transitional services and four behavioral health clinics.

Sandy graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in social work and her master’s of business administration degree from Texas Woman’s University. She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington.



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Thursday, September 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm