Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department at Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center works as a team to provide services for over 600 full and part-time staff located at over 45 facilities throughout Marion, Walker, Winston, Fayette, and Lamar counties.  Human Resources assists employees with their day-to-day needs including benefits and leave programs, workers’ compensation matters, policy questions, training and orientation.

Our Team

  • Jenny Elliott  —  Jenny joined the human resources department in 2005 and, in 2016, assumed the responsibility of HR Director.
  • Marissa Hood  —  In 2013, Marissa joined the HR team as a part time Human Resources Assistant. She assists employees with family and medical leave, health, dental, and retirement enrollment, life insurance, long term disability, and supplemental benefits.
  • Melissa Ratliff– was hired at Northwest in March 2021 as our newest HR Specialist. She is responsible for the handling and filing of all personnel files, preparing orientation material, and assisting with special projects.
  • Sonya Pugh – Is our newest team member as an HR Specialist and Benefits Assistant.

Contact Information:

Jenny Elliott 205-302-9037

Marissa Hood 205-302-9004

Melissa Ratliff 205-302-9030

Sonya Pugh 205-302-9000×9131