Families, Inc. News & Updates

Families, Inc. Offers Youth Mental Health First Aid!

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual.

Families, Inc. Supporting Our Communites!

Join our team! To become a member of our team go to www.relayforlife.org/jonesboroar and search for the Families Inc team.  Just fill out the form and you are signed up.  

Longtime Employee Retires

 As was said on her plaque, presented to her by Families' President Joy Davis:  May the blessings of good health, the joy of good friends, the worth of a loving family, and the contentment of a job well done, fill your life with happiness.  You will be missed!

Paragould Clinic Moves to New Location

paragould office

The Paragould clients and staff have been growing in leaps and bounds! Moving to the new location should make for a much more pleasing and comfortable environment for both. For more information contact 870.335.9483.

Families, Inc. Welcomes New Psychiatrist!

olimpia rosario

Dr. Rosario has a wealth of experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings and joins us after being in private practice in Virginia for a number of years. 

She completed her Doctor of Medicine at Nordestana University in the Domician Republic, an Adult Psychiatry Residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.


Welcome Back Dr. Austin

steve austin

Dr. Steve Austin served as a Psychiatrist for Families, Inc. from October, 2007- July, 2010. He rejoined Families, Inc. in June, 2011.

After completing his Bachelor's at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, he completed Medical School and Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee, also in Memphis. He has extensive experience in the inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. In addition, Dr. Austin served in the Army and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5.

Dr. Dana Watson joins Trumann Clinic as Clinical Supervisor

dana watson

Dr. Watson recently moved back to Jonesboro from New York City where she worked for four years in geriatric and health/rehabilitative psychology. Prior to her move to New York, she was the Director of the Community Based Rehabilitation Program at Counseling Services of Eastern Arkansas for five years, and worked in correctional and forensic psychology in Petersburg, VA while with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at East Arkansas Community College, Southwest Missouri State University and Springfield College.

Dr. Joel Price

Dr. Joel Price passed away at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Dr. Price served our Mountain Home and Ash Flat clinics as staff psychiatrist for the past two years. Our prayers are with his family. He will certainly be missed.

New Clinical Supervisors Named!

Named as Clinical Supervisors are:

Jonesboro Clinic is Joe Branch, LPC, formerly Clinical Supervisor in Paragould.

Paragould Clinic is Kendell Camp, LCSW, former Mental Health Professional in the Jonesboro and Paragould clinics.

Searcy Clinic is Kim Tullos, LMSW, former Mental Health Professional in the Jacksonville Clinic.

For more information, visit the location page.

Mark Thurman Named CEO

Memo from Joy Davis, dated 11/18:

In 2005, Families, Inc. job structure was changed to include the position of COO (Chief Operations Officer). I requested Mark Thurman to fill that position with the goal of someday turning over full operational control to him. That day has arrived!