david-wintersDavid Winters, M.B.A.

  • Chief Executive Officer, (703) 777-0800
  • David Winters has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of clinical and administrative capacities over the past 20 years. As a leader, he is strongly committed to the individualization of every aspect of the care we provide and strives to make North Spring a place that encourages each child to use their own strengths to meet their goals. Mr. Winters has an M.B.A. and a master’s in psychology.

Greg Gutmeir

  • Chief Financial Officer, (703) 777-0800
  • Greg Gutmeir is a seasoned healthcare services finance officer having previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for Valley Community Services Board, the Director of Finance for Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers, the Chief Financial Officer of Bath Community Hospital, and the Finance Director with INOVA Health System. Greg attended Texas State University where he received his degree in Accounting.

Zebulon Taintor, MD

  • Psychiatrist, (703) 777-0800
  • Zebulon Taintor, MD has relocated to Virginia after a long public-academic career in New York State with the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and New York University School of Medicine. For OMH he was Director of Psychiatry and clinical director at several facilities. For NYU he was Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry and continues as Adjunct Professor. He has been practicing medicine since 1963. Dr. Taintor graduated from attended Oberlin College and Cornell University Medical College, continuing in the Cornell system through a medical internship at Bellevue Hospital in New York and his residency in psychiatry at Payne-Whitney Psychiatric Clinic of New York Hospital. He is certified in psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has worked in the US Public Health Service Reserve, the Erie County Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, the Rockland Research Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, New Zealand, and as a U.S. Navy contract psychiatrist consulting on substance abuse programs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Since 2012 he has been self-employed in private practice.
  • Dr. Taintor has held academic appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, New York Medical College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the New York University School of Medicine. He has received numerous professional and civic awards and honors. His memberships include the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York County Medical Society (past president), American Psychiatric Association (Distinguished Life Fellow), American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (past president), American Association for Social Psychiatry (past president), American College of Psychiatrists (Fellow), American Public Health Association, World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (past president), American Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (past president), World Psychiatric Association (two terms as head of the section on psychiatric rehabilitation), Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, New York State eHealth Collaborative, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry. He has also served on the Board of Directors for International Committee Against Mental Illness, Mulchand & Parpati Thadani Foundation, i-Care America, and numerous professional organizations. Dr. Taintor is a published author/editor of three books and 122 academic articles and chapters.

Hamilton-1Garrett Hamilton

  • Director of Business Development, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1360
  • Garrett Hamilton has an extensive background in the Mental Health and Juvenile Services industries. Garrett has worked in Business Development, on both the Residential Treatment and Acute Psychiatric Services side, for a variety of facilities. Garrett is committed to fostering strong community partnerships and effective communication that aid in the delivery of quality services for consumers and referral sources alike. Garrett graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a BA in Psychology.

Peter ShumakerPeter Shumaker

  • Director of Risk Management and Performance Improvement (703) 777-0800
  • Peter Shumaker received his Bachelors of Science degree from Chowan University. Peter has worked at North Spring in a variety of patient care, clerical, and administrative positions. Peter started at North Spring as a Mental Health Technician on the Delta Unit working with older adolescent boys, eventually becoming a Lead Mental Health Technician on Bravo Unit working with adolescent boys, and then as a Lead Mental Health Technician in the Inpatient Acute, supervising a shift team of three Mental Health Technicians. Peter transitioned from Mental Health Technician work to become a Medicaid Specialist, and has now started the position of Director of Risk Management and Performance Improvement. He looks forward to continuing to work on behalf of the patients and families of North Spring Behavioral Healthcare.

ChaseChase Butala, MS, CRC, LPC

  • Director of Admissions, (703) 777-0800 ext 1460
  • Chase Butala received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology from Shippensburg University and his Masters of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from West Virginia University. Much of his work has been in milieu interventions and development in inpatient settings. He has worked in the community providing an array of mental health services to children and their families. His professional interests include helping children with attachment, emotional and developmental issues and their families develop healthier relationships and systems.

steve-seegerSteve Seeger, SPHR, M.B.A.

  • Director of Human Resources, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1160
  • Steve Seeger has been practicing human resources since 1997, when he moved from hospitality management to corporate-level human resources. In 2009, he transitioned to a residential treatment facility for children in Virginia and brings valuable health care experience to North Spring. Steve earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Richmond, SPHR certification and M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.

sara-brunettiSara Brunetti, M.B.A., HCM

  • Business Office Director, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1220
  • Sara Brunetti joined North Spring Behavioral Healthcare in January 2006 and brings an array of experience in healthcare. Her experience consists of Level 1 Trauma centers, Medical/Surgical hospitals and psychiatric residential treatment centers. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration/Healthcare in 2004 and earned her M.B.A. in Healthcare Management in 2007. She has expertise in the revenue cycle from admissions to reimbursement. She offers strong leadership abilities, problem resolution management and stellar customer service. Sara’s educational background has assisted her with the psychiatric residential treatment program, and she is able to work with residents and help them obtain a successful discharge from the program.

Andrea Brown

  • Director of Education (703) 777-0800 ext. 1740
  • Mrs. Andrea Brown is the Director of Education at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare. Andrea has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University along with a Master of Arts in Special Education (Cross Categorical) from University of Phoenix. She has worked in numerous educational capacities to include: five years in Title 1 schools in Portsmouth, VA as special education teacher, special education chairperson as well as Positive Behavior Intervention Coach; three years in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) as both special education teacher and Continuous School Improvement Chairperson.For 15 years Andrea served in the United States Military and was discharged under Honorable conditions. She is a life-long learner as she currently pursues her doctoral degree in Education Leadership with a desire and compassionate spirit to prepare those under her supervision with skills and knowledge to reach their full educational potential. Andrea enjoys helping others in any capacity that she can, staying abreast with current educational issues, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Brown’s educational philosophy is that, “every child can learn, provided the appropriate environment in which to learn in.”

ashley-tAshley Tomei, MSW

  • Utilization Review Director, (703) 554-6302
  • Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a Certificate in Mental Health, from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked for several years with children and adolescents with a variety of mental health diagnosis and behavioral issues in a Partial Hospitalization and Diversion Acute Stabilization setting. Her experience in multiple roles, such as a Social Worker, Milieu Therapist and Utilization Compliance Manager, has allowed for a diverse background to best serve those she works with.

Laurence-DavisLaurence J. Davis, CFM

  • Dietary Manager, (703) 777-0800 ext. 1290
  • Before joining the North Spring team, Laurence spent over twenty years in the food service industry with a primary focus in residential healthcare. Laurence gained his food service management experience working for one of the largest hospitality companies in the United States. He spent years crafting the art of providing outstanding cuisine to various types of customers. His passion is to provide an excellent dining experience for each one of his customers. Laurence has been a certified food manager since 1998.


  • Director of Nursing, (703)777-0800
  • Jayne James has thirty plus years of experience providing leadership to nursing in behavioral health settings and has worked with children and adolescents in various settings, inpatient as well as outpatient. Ms. James is committed to ensuring children and adolescents receive optimal care that is individualized, strength based, recovery and trauma informed care focused, and using best practices that are evidenced based. Ms. James is a graduate of George Mason University, receiving her Masters’ in Nursing Administration and Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatric and mental health nursing and board certified by ANCC. Also, she is a post masters’ graduate from Shenandoah University’s psychiatric and mental Health nurse practitioner program.

Leigh McInnis, LPC

  • Clinical Program Director, (703)777-0800 x 1520
  • Leigh McInnis found her passion in child and adolescent behavioral health following the receipt of her Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC (2006) when she worked as a Behavior Specialist at a juvenile detention center. Leigh worked in Crisis Stabilization following the receipt of her Master’s degree from Marymount University in Arlington, VA (2009). Since then, she has been trained in and provided clinical services using several evidence-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Centered Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and now Mode Deactivation Therapy and Kazdin’s Parent Management Training. Leigh worked as an intensive in-home treatment provider and Family Centered Treatment trainer until 2013; she then transitioned to Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center working as the Lead Therapist for the WINGS (non-suicidal self-injury) unit. Leigh is excited for the opportunities and challenges associated with the Clinical Program Director position at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare. She is eager to integrate her clinical passion with her interest in training, supervision and collaborative care.