Deena Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA, RN, is an accomplished leader with significant experience in strategic planning, operations, clinical services, fiscal management and program development. Most recently, she was the Regional Director, Behavioral Health Services, for Mercy Health in Lorain County, OH. Prior, she served as Executive Director, Behavioral Health Service Line, for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT.
Deena earned her nursing degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York. She obtained her MSN, MBA and HCA from the University of Phoenix. Among many honors, she was appointed by Governor Malloy of Connecticut to the Oversight Council for Mental Health, is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and also is a member of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Organization of Nurse Executives. Deena is well published in books and journals, is a reviewer for Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, and presents nationally on behavioral health-related topics, one such example being a presentation on “The Integration of Behavioral Health in Accountable Care” at the May 2014 meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
Since joining Diamond she co-authored the following articles. Suvorexant for Older Adults - The aim of this review was to identify published randomized control trials (RCTs) that evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of suvorexant for the treatment of insomnia among older adults (≥65 years). read more
Ethical Legal and Forensic Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry - The purpose of the review was to evaluate the ethical, legal and forensic issues faced by the older adult population. Recent findings indicate many older individuals will face a host of these issues associated with their care. Most prominent among these issues are the maintenance of autonomy while ensuring their safety and the safety of individuals who care for them. Decisions regarding end of life including the formulation of advance directives add to the complexity of care for these older adults. read more