Shirley Repta, Ph.D., MBA, RN, is a behavioral health professional who relishes working in a complex and rapidly changing environment. With more than 30 years of experience, she has demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing successful programming across continuums of care.

Dr. Repta currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place, based in Williamsburg, Virginia. In this role, she provides leadership to a staff of a 57-bed 33,500-square foot state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric facility that includes three specialty units.

Dr. Repta previously served as Vice President of the Behavioral Health Service Line at University Health in Shreveport, Louisiana. In this position, she successfully executed the development and implementation of an integrated delivery system strategy for the behavioral health service line and primary care division. During this process, she was able to leverage various intra-state partnerships she built that helped address the behavioral health needs of underserved and high-risk populations in the service delivery area.

Before joining University Health, Dr. Repta served as the Executive Director for Behavioral Health at Inova Health System, a large multi-hospital health system located in Alexandria, Virginia. In that role, she demonstrated her transformative leadership skills as she expanded the delivery of services for the system to include a full continuum of behavioral health care, including psychopharmacology management, group and individual therapy, intensive outpatient, partial hospital programs, and walk-in psychiatric emergency services. This expansion led to improved profitability of the service line, raising it from a previously negative contribution. During this transformation, Dr. Repta also developed and implemented effective strategies that decreased patient length of stay and the number of psychiatric patients present in the Emergency Room.

Dr. Repta began her career as a Head Nurse for the psychiatric emergency services division at St. Vincent’s Charity Hospital before working her way through her extensive health care management and executive leadership positions.

Dr. Repta holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a nurse executive focus from Case Western Reserve University. Her doctorate is complimented with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburg. Dr. Repta still holds active RN licensure in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. She is also recognized as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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