Terrence Rusin, President and CEO, first joined PSIMED as a marketing and sales director in 1991. He became the Chief Operating Officer and a partner in 1993, the controlling partner in 2000 and became the sole owner in January 2006. Mr Rusin was instrumental in developing OASIS, the Rehabilitation Division of PSIMED as well as securing the mental health services contract for the WV Division of Corrections Mount Olive Correctional Complex. PSIMED was able to expand this contract to include statewide mental health services. In addition to this contract, in 2007, Mr Rusin was successful in obtaining mental health contracts to service the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services and the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.
Rita Pauley MA, LSW
Vice President of Operations
MargaRita Pauley began her career with PSIMED CORRECTIONS, LLC working as a therapist at Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) in 1996 and in 1999 she was promoted to MOCC – Mental Health Director. PSIMED expanded their WVDOC contractual services statewide in 2001 at which time Ms. Pauley was promoted to Vice President of Operations and is responsible for managing contracts for PSIMED CORRECTIONS, LLC
MargaRita received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Virginia State University, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Marshall Univerity and a Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration on Diagnosis and Intervention from Marshall University.
Trudi Blaylock MA
Vice President of Operations
Trudi Blaylock, M.A. began her career with PSIMED CORRECTIONS, LLC in 1996. She spent seven years as a Mental Health Professional at Mt. Olive Correctional Complex providing direct mental health services to offenders, developing and implementing group modules for sexual offending, anger control, victim awareness, stress management, conflict resolution, sleep disorders, and training institutional staff. She was then promoted to the position of Program Mentor to oversee the implementation of Sex Offender Treatment, Anger Management, Crime Victim Awareness and Batterers Intervention Prevention Programs for all West Virginia adult correctional programs. Trudi began working with the Juvenile Services Division in 2007 and was promoted to Vice President of Juvenile Services in 2010.
Trudi received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Virginia State University and Master of Arts in Counseling from Marshall University. She also completed the Sex Offender Treatment Specialist program through Ohio University.
Vice President of Operations
Richard Barker began his career with PSIMED CORRECTIONS, LLC in 1995 and was the first PSIMED employee hired at the Mt. Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC). Mr. Barker worked on the Mental Health Unit developing and implementing programs, for the inpatient psychiatric unit. Mr. Barker worked at MOCC until 2005, when he was promoted to Physician Coordinator and worked statewide with PSIMED Tele-Psychiatry. In 2010 he began working in the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Mr. Barker now coordinates all Tele-Psychiatry in the state of West Virginia for PSIMED including the West Virginia Division of Corrections, the Regional Jail Authority and the Division of Juvenile Services. In 2013 he was promoted to Vice President of Jail Services. Richard Barker has experience in all areas of Correctional Mental Health.
Tim Thistlethwaite MD
Dr. Tim Thistlethwaite has practiced behavioral health for over 19 years, serving part of that time as chief resident for Charleston Area Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. He is a certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed with the West Virginia Board of Medicine. Dr. Thistlethwaite has a broad range of psychiatric experience in private practice, institutional, inpatient, and outpatient services. He currently serves as the Medical Director for PSIMED CORRECTIONS, LLC, while maintaining a full-time private practice. Dr. Thistlethwaite oversees psychiatric servies for contracts serving the WV Division of Corrections and the WV Regional Jail and correctional Facility Authority and has served as a psychiatric consultant to the Forensic Evaluation Unit at the South Central Regional Jail. Dr. Thistlethwaite is a long-standing member of the American Psychiatric Association and West Virginia Psychiatric Assocation and has achieved Diplomat status with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has also presented both nationally and internationally.
David A. Clayman, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with a wide range of practical experience in dealing with “people problems.” He has developed and managed a large professional practice, a software company, an executive consulting and assessment business, as well as a multi-faceted program addressing concerns in the corrections industry.
Dr. Clayman has over 30 years of experience in the forensic psychological evaluation field. He has been known as a friend to the court, offering nonbiased reports for criminal and civil litigation. He has completed an estimated 4,500 evaluations and has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts. In the past he served as a Medical Expert to the Office of Hearings and Appeals the Social Security Administration. Clinically, his “no nonsense approach” to complex issues has become his trademark as he helps individuals, families, businesses and organizations define problems and implement practical solutions.
Dr. Clayman is in demand as a speaker who helps groups retain a value-oriented approach to achieving success. He works with displaced and stressed executives. Additionally, Dr. Clayman has been involved in crisis management activities with a wide range of business, organizations and community groups.
Dr. Clayman received his B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont. He joined the faculty at West Virginia University Medical School, Charleston Division, in 1974. In 1981, he founded Process Strategies Institute, a full-service mental health practice, and served as its CEO/Director. In 2001, this practice merged with another group and after three years, in the spring of 2004, he went back into private practice and is now the Director of Clayman & Associates, PLLC.
Dr. Clayman has been active in many community, business and professional organizations. serving on the boards of what has come to be known as Hospice Care, Inc. and Mission West Virginia, an initiative of Governor Cecil Underwood, linking faith communities with various educational and health programs. For the former he was the founding president and was the original Chairman of the Board for the latter on which he still serves. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of Leadership West Virginia. For his outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the mental health community he was presented the 2009 Mildred Mitchell-Bateman, M.D. Tribute Award by the Mental Health Association of the Greater Kanawha Valley. He has been elected member-at large to the board of the West Virginia Psychological Association and serves as the West Virginia designee to the American Psychological Association as Public Education Coordinator and Federal Advocacy Coordinator. In the past, Dr. Clayman has been a state finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year program (1992 and 1998) and was one of the ten honorees in Who’s Who in Business in West Virginia in 1997.
Timothy Thistlethwaite, M.D.
Sujana Rayani, M.D.
Christi Cooper-Lehki D.O.