ATLANTA, GA:  Melissa DaSilva, BSN, MS, BS, has been named Executive Director for Access MHA with offices in Atlanta and Savannah.  Franklin Roemer, CEO of Seaside Healthcare, the parent corporation of Access MHA, announced the appointment of DaSilva to the position.

Roemer commented, “The Seaside Healthcare family of behavioral healthcare services across the southern United States welcomes Ms. DaSilva to our company as she assumes the role of Executive Director of our Access MHA centers. She brings to Access her broad background and education in the field of behavioral health and healthcare management.” Ms. DaSilva holds a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Pace University in New York. 

Reflecting on her appointment, Ms. DaSilva commented, “It is my honor to be given the position of Executive Director for Access MHA in Georgia and I look forward to leading our organization in the years ahead. I’m equally proud to be associated with the excellent dedicated staff of the Atlanta and Savannah Access MHA sites and in their work to help the people of Georgia improve the quality of their lives and that of their family.”

Prior to joining Access MHA, Ms. DaSilva served in a number of leadership roles in healthcare programs in Georgia, Tennessee, and Michigan. In addition to her education and professional experience, she has been a member or board member of several professional and community organizations. She is a graduate of Executive Leadership for Professionals in Non-Profit Organizations, is a H. Woods Bowman Fellowship recipient from the Fanning Institute of UGA, has been a volunteer with the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Urban Recipe Food Coop, served as a Board Member with the Ferndale Housing Commission / Homeless Action Network of Detroit and was a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Detroit Class of XXXVII.

Access MHA, as part of Seaside Healthcare, was established in Savannah, Georgia in 2008 with the vision of providing high-value, community-based services to underserved individuals. In 2010, Access MHA expanded to a second service location in Atlanta, Georgia. In August 2017 Access joined the Seaside Healthcare family of behavioral healthcare facilities in their shared mission of improving the lives of individuals and their communities by providing effective, cost-considerate behavioral health services delivered with unmatched dignity and respect. 

Access MHA’s services include Behavioral Health Assessment, Community Support, Crisis Intervention Services, Diagnostic Assessments, Counseling and Training, Nursing Assessment and Health Services, Psychiatric Treatment, Psychological Testing, Medication Administration among others.  The Access MHA services are provided to both individuals and families in a manner as convenient to its clients as possible.

Seaside Healthcare LLC was established in 2009 as an owner, developer, and operator of behavioral healthcare facilities in Louisiana. Today, Seaside Healthcare’s multi-state network of programs offers a full complement of behavioral health services including psychiatric treatment services, substance use disorder rehabilitation and treatment of dual diagnosis.

Seaside’s mission is to improve the lives of their patients and the surrounding community by providing effective, cost-considerate behavioral health services delivered with unmatched dignity and respect.  The company provides services through locations across Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

More information on Seaside Healthcare can be found through their website at  Questions concerning program development or acquisition referrals can be made to Patrick Doyal, VP of Development at

More information on Access MHA in Georgia can be found on their website at