Executive Management

Brick DrG 3Dr. John H. Griffith
Corporate President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Griffith attended school in England, graduating from the University of Sheffield, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and completing his Ph.D. at the esteemed University of London’s Institute of Psychiatry. He began his career at Kedren in 1981, serving as the Chief Operating Officer-Mental Health Services, until 2002, when he became the President/CEO.

Under Dr. Griffith’s leadership, the Acute Psychiatric Hospital has expanded by eighteen beds, and Kedren has developed the Full Service Partnership programs, Wellness services and the Multi-Disciplinary Assessment Team. He has established collaborations with faith-based, and other human services organizations to serve the muti-faceted needs of the diverse communities which Kedren serves.

Dr Griffith has been the catalyst for the expansion and enhancement of many existing programs and services to better meet the mental health needs of the community.


Frank Williams

Frank L. Williams, M.D.
Executive Vice President / Medical Director

Dr. Williams has worked with Kedren since the inception of the agency in 1965, and is a Board Qualified Psychiatrist, having specialized in Psychoanalytic dynamic therapy and Administrative Psychiatry.

He has held the position of Medical Director/Executive Vice President since 1985, in which he directs and coordinates the psychiatric and medical activities of the hospital, in collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer, Mental Health Services. Dr. Williams is responsible for the functioning of the organized medical staff, along with the Chairperson of the Medical Staff Committees, and Chiefs of all professional services. He consults with the President/CEO on administrative and medical problems, and on matters of public relations, as they relate to medical practices.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Meharry Medical College, where he received his M.D., and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is currently writing a book entitled “On the Contradiction of Things”.