The physicians at Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital are here to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients in our community.

Patients gathered in intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Meet Our Physicians

Charles A. Bongiorno, M.D, Medical Director
Dr. Bongiorno grew up in Moorestown NJ, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA, and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Villanova University, and a degree in Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia. Read More
Roy Deal, MD, Director of Military Services
Dr. Deal was born in Kansas and raised in Florida. He says he will always call Panama City, Florida, his home because his parents have always maintained a residence in our community. He attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, during his undergraduate studies, where he was awarded his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Zoology and Psychology. Read More
Bianca Harbison, MD
Dr. Harbison was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She continued her graduate studies at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she received her Medical Degree. Read More
Diana Melazzo, DO, ABPN, Outpatient Medical Director
Dr. Melazzo is a Pennsylvania native. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she was awarded her Medical Degree. Read More
Aldorian Chaney, M.D., M.P.H
Dr. Aldorian Chaney works with Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital’s patients primarily at our outpatient locations. Dr. Chaney was born in Gainesville, Florida but grew up in Marietta, Georgia. She attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and then completed her Masters of Public Health from Georgia Southern University. Read More
Jessica Petch, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Jessica Petch works in all the inpatient unit’s as well as our outpatient center in Panama City and does ER consultation for ECBH. She Graduated from Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) with an Associates in Science in the Registered Nurse program. Read More
Kevin Thompson, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kevin Thompson started working at Emerald Coast Behavioral 2 years ago after finishing a long career in the United States Military. Because of Kevin’s experience working in the military and alongside of our military service members he understands their unique challenges. Read More
Claire Joy Tiglao DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Claire finished her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital-Educational Institution in Tarlac City, Philippines in 2005 and received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Read More
Brittany Whitfield APRN, PMHNP-BC
Brittany primarily see patients in our outpatient facilities. She graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at Chipola College in 2006 and started working at Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital in 2007. Read More
Tabitha World, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Tabitha World, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She works at the inpatient hospital and is dedicated to transforming lives through compassionate care and mental health advocacy. Read More
Christina Zeisler, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Christina Zeisler, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a provider at our Okaloosa Outpatient Facility in Fort Walton Beach. She graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at Okaloosa-Walton College in 2006. Read More

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