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Riverbend Foundation


Financial Support

Riverbend is a locally incorporated, public not-for-profit corporation, currently 98% of our revenue is received from Medicare and Medicaid, mental health contracts, insurance and private payers. The balance of revenue is provided from local governments and donations from various sources.

Board of Directors

A 30-member Board of Directors appointed to six-year terms by the cities and counties in Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale counties governs Riverbend.

Heath Haddock, Lauderdale County
Robert Sherrod, Lauderdale County
Sylvester White, Lauderdale County
Regina Wright, Colbert County
Jesse Thomason, Colbert County
Kathy Yordy, Colbert County
Carolyn Baker, Franklin County
Mike Mayfield, Franklin County
Deborah Wilson, Franklin County
Elaine Gallien, Florence
Dr. Linda Austin, Florence
Betty Robertson, Florence
Paul Abernathy, Killen
Dimple Newell, Killen
Vacant Position, Killen
Vacant Position, Rogersville
Vacant Position, Rogersville
Vacant Position, Rogersville
Pam Marks Gargis, Muscle Shoals
Carolyn Menne, Muscle Shoals
Sara Bonfield, Muscle Shoals
Dewey E. King, Sheffield
Tom Heflin, Sheffield
Steve Stanley, Sheffield
Penelope Johnson, Tuscumbia
Bengie Keeton, Tuscumbia
Mary Gates, Tuscumbia
Beverly Harvey, Russellville
Heath Grimes, Russellville
Tim Guinn, Ed.D., Russellville

Riverbend Administration

The staff and facilities of Riverbend is led by Bryan W. Libell, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Libell manages a staff of over 160 employees.

Bryan W. Libell, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Libell joined Riverbend in 1992. He had served as Assistant Director since 1994 and assumed his current role in 1999. Bryan completed his Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Slippery Rock State College before attending Mississippi State University where he completed his Master of Education in Community Counseling. Bryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Counseling Supervisor.

Liz James, Chief Clinical Officer
Mrs. James has been employed by Riverbend Center for Mental Health since 1990. She has served in various capacities and has been Chief Clinical Officer/Clinical Director since 1999. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. Liz actively represents Riverbend in local interagency committees.

Alana Spampneto, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Spampneto joined Riverbend in 1996. Alana has worked in the clinical arena and as a Clinical Technology Coordinator prior to assuming her current role as Chief Financial Officer. Alana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration from Louisiana State University. She also obtained her Doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans.