Tonya St. Clair
Tonya has more than 25 years of psychiatric nursing experience, starting her career in the early 1990s in direct patient care and working for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. She worked in Behavioral Health Managed Care for several years where she obtained a thorough understanding of the collaborative relationship between the patient and the medical team. Tonya transitioned into the administrative side of healthcare with roles that focused on regulatory compliance, quality outcomes and nursing leadership. Her philosophy on the patient experience and the relationship value that exists between patient, family and nurse has driven her focus over the past several years. Before joining SUN, Tonya was the Chief Nursing Officer for Springstone, Inc., where her focus was on the successful start-up of 16 freestanding behavioral health hospitals, including nursing and regulatory compliance.