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Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants

Elizabeth Bruce, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Ms. Bruce has been with Carolina Partners since 2001. She earned a BS in Nursing from the University of Akron and an MS in Nursing from Kent State University, where she was awarded membership to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Elizabeth Bruce has previously worked at Rex Hospital, the Durham, NC V.A.…

Ellen Minier, MSN, PMHNP-BC | Asheville Psychiatry

Ellen Minier, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Ellen Minier received her education at East Carolina University and the University of South Alabama. She has over a decade of experience working with both children and adults in a hospital setting; as a fully licensed Nurse Practitioner, her work has included medication management, psychiatric evaluations, and follow-up care. Minier is a strong advocate for…

Hilary Boydston, PA-C | Durham Psychiatry

Hilary Boydston, PA-C

Ms. Boydston earned her M.M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. She worked as a Physician Assistant in Illinois, before moving to North Carolina, where she continues to treat patients at the FastMed Urgent Care center in the Triangle Region. Her experience includes diagnosis and management of acute conditions, performing…

James H. Feldman, PA-C | Durham Psychiatry

James H. Feldman, PA-C

James H. Feldman earned his Master’s in Science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. He has over nine years of medical experience, and has spent over a decade serving the military. With this experience, Mr. Feldman is particularly skilled in assisting patients with military-related mental health struggles. He has a strong…

Jerry Ji, PA-C | Raleigh Mental Health

Jerry Ji, PA-C

Dr. Ji received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences in Shanghai, China; and his MA from Marywood University’s Physician Assistant Program in Scranton, PA. He worked for two years as a Psychiatric Research Scientist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, before traveling to the East Coast to work as a pediatric and family Physician…

Jonathan Hamilton, FNP-C | Asheville Psychiatry

Jonathan Hamilton, FNP-C

Jonathan Hamilton earned his Masters in Nursing at the Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA. He has worked with a plethora of different patients, both as an ER tech and now as a nurse practitioner, where, among other things, he specialized in the management of chronic and acute conditions of long term care…

Kelly Crenshaw, NP | Raleigh Psychiatry

Kelly Crenshaw, NP-C

Ms. Crenshaw earned her MSN from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. During her previous employment at WakeMed Health & Hospitals, she received several awards, including the Professional Nursing Excellence Award for outstanding clinical performance. She currently practices in our Center for Integrative Care…

Kelly M. Mahoney, PMHNP-BC | Chapel Hill Psychiatry

Kelly M. Mahoney, PMHNP-BC

Kelly M. Mahoney earned her Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health, with specialized training in emergency psychiatry, from UNC Chapel Hill. She’s accumulated years of experience as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse at UNC’s neuroscience hospital, Holly Hill Hospital, Conway Medical Center, and others. She’s worked with patients across a broad spectrum of experiences and issues, including…

Kelly Pate, FNP-C | Cary Psychiatric Specialist

Kelly Pate, FNP-C

Ms. Pate earned her BS in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her MSN from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She has been practicing for over 15 years; before joining Carolina Partners, she practiced at Raleigh Neurology Associates for 9 of those years. Ms. Pate now treats ages 18 and…

Kiana M. Fussner, PA-C, MPAS | Raleigh Psychiatry

Kiana M. Fussner, PA-C, MPAS

Kiana M. Fussner received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has worked a number of years in a variety of fields, including pediatric medicine, reproductive endocrinology, family medicine, surgery as part of a surgical team, and, of course, behavioral health, for which…

Kristie Patterson, FNP-BC - Raleigh Psychiatry

Kristie Patterson, FNP-BC

Kristie Patterson earned her MA of Science of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Alcorn State University in Natchez, MS. Prior to getting her Masters, Kristie clocked in over two decades of outstanding experience as a Nurse in a variety of hospitals, emergency rooms, and care centers. She now works as a Family Nurse…

Krystle Parker, AGNP-C, MSN | Wilson Psychiatry

Krystle Parker, AGNP-C, MSN

Krystle Parker earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the South University of Nursing in Savannah, GA. Parker graduated having completed two intensive honors programs: the VALOR Program and the Clinical Ladder Program. Not only does she have long time experience as an RN, but she also has many years of experience caring for…

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