SMA Welcomes New VP of Human Resources

By: SMA Behavioral Healthcare
Deborah Loyd
Deborah Loyd
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Nov. 9, 2017 - PRLog -- SMA Behavioral Healthcare has appointed Deborah Loyd as the new Vice President of Human Resources, following the retirement of Vicki Kirksey.  Loyd will be responsible for the full range of HR functions.  Announcing the appointment, Ivan Cosimi noted, "We are excited to have Debbie Loyd bring her extensive experience to SMA.  Our industry is not an easy one for human resource professionals – with regulatory standards becoming more challenging every day, SMA needed a detail-oriented individual to make certain that Kirksey's organized and compliant processes were not lost in the transition."

Loyd joins SMA from Synergy Billing where she was the VP of Human Relations. As a human resources executive and business owner, she has over 25 years of experience in HR and business management. She has experience of working in a variety of HR roles across a diverse range of businesses including Barnett Bank, GTE Corporation, and First Data Corporation.

Deborah Loyd shared, "I am excited and honored to join this great organization.  I'm committed to SMA's mission and look forward to working with the team on initiatives in support of our mission and the SMA Way."

Cosimi added "Vicki Kirksey has been an integral part of SMA over the past 18 years, navigating an ever-changing and over-regulated HR landscape.  I wish her the best in retirement, and want to thank her for her role in preparing Debbie Loyd for this assignment."


About SMA Behavioral Health

SMA Behavioral Healthcare has been serving the northeast Florida community with mental health and drug treatment services for over 50 years.  SMA provides more than 35 mental health and substance abuse programs, providing prevention, diversion, intervention, and treatment services, delivered to diverse client populations Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare's mission is to deliver exceptional and comprehensive behavioral healthcare to individuals and families in our community. SMA's vision is of a community where addiction and mental illness are treated promptly, comprehensively and with respect for all. Contact SMA at 800-539-4228 or online at or stay connected on Facebook at

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