A native South Carolinian, Ms. Herbert received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1975. After two years of bedside practice in psychiatric facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, she obtained a Master of Science degree with a major in psychiatric/mental health nursing in 1979 from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. For two years post-graduate school Ms. Herbert served as an Instructor in the MUSC College of Nursing and provided family therapy in part-time private practice. From 1982 until 1991 Ms. Herbert held various progressive management positions in the private psychiatric hospital sector. Positions included Program Manager, Director of Nursing and Clinical Services and Assistant Administrator in facilities in South Carolina, Texas and Florida. Ms. Herbert re-joined the MUSC staff in 1991 and has served as Administrator of the Institute of Psychiatry since January 1997. Ms. Herbert’s interests include consumer advocacy and involvement, patient rights, and the finances of psychiatric healthcare delivery.