Adam Hartzell, named CEO in December 2019, is a seasoned chief executive who brings a deep understanding of community-based organizations to his work as CEO of SouthLight.  Throughout his career he has demonstrated his commitment to mission-driven work, addressing social determinants of health, building collaborative teams, and implementing best practices as he strives to be a good steward of community resources. 


Most recently, Adam has served as interim Executive Director of Dress for Success of the Triangle. However, he launched his non-profit career nearly two decades ago serving as Executive Director of InterAct, a family services organization in Raleigh. Adam’s expertise in operationalizing service delivery models has led him in recent years to focus on innovative projects at the intersection of social need and healthcare delivery including lead roles at Advance Community Health and United Healthcare.

Adam’s strength is in creating, implementing and uniting key stakeholders behind numerous marketing, fundraising and strategic plans.  Among his proudest accomplishments has been completing a multi-million-dollar capital campaign while at Interact that launched a nationally recognized collaborative model that provided wrap-around services in a first-of-its-kind whole-person care model. 

Prior to that, Adam was an attorney in Raleigh and, before law school, a journalist in New York City. Today, he lives in Wake County with his wife Melissa and two boys with whom he enjoys soccer, camping, canoeing, theater and going to the beach.


Chief Executive Officer



Michael S. Lancaster, M.D. is a Board-Certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for SouthLight. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1971 and his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1975.  After a pediatric internship at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, he completed a residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adult Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Dr. Lancaster has over 36 years of diverse medical experience which includes since 1981 maintaining an inpatient and outpatient private practice, 12 years as Regional Medical Director for a national managed care company, 6 years as Chief of Clinical Policy for the Department of MH/DD/SAS/ for the state of North Carolina, and 5 years as Medical Director for Behavior Health Integration at Community Care of North Carolina. 


Dr. Lancaster is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, North Carolina Psychiatric Association, and the North Carolina Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Lancaster is married, has two children and one grandchild, and enjoys reading, fishing, traveling, and cheering his teams (Blue Devils, Durham Bulls, and Carolina Hurricanes) on to victory.

Chief Medical Officer



Robin D. Henderson-Wiley rejoins SouthLight with over 20 years of behavioral health and substance use experience in multiple settings which include for profit, non-profit, hospital, commercial insurance and multisite clinic settings.


Most recently she served as Vice President of Operations – Outpatient Services at Monarch.  Robin brings diverse leadership experience, which spans the behavioral health continuum to include inpatient, outpatient, crisis and enhanced services. She was the point person in the onboarding of Monarch’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care.


Robin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Adelphi University and a Master’s in Public Administration with a Healthcare concentration, from Long Island University, CW Post.


Throughout her career Robin has believed (1) Integrity would be the foundation upon which her successes would be built; (2) her outlook, commitment, and ambitions as a healthcare professional must form an integrated whole and (3) she must have a strong sense of self. Titus 2:7 reads, “And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching”.


Robin resides in Wake County with her husband Al and kitty Dooney. She has a son who is pursuing his doctoral studies in Psychology at the University of California – Irvine, and she enjoys retail therapy, the beach, traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Chief Operating Officer


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Sue Redman comes to SouthLight with 14 years of  experience in Behavioral Health Services with a Monarch. She has held the positions of Budget Analyst and most recently, Controller.  Sue has experience with a growing and changing landscape in this industry as her previous employer more than doubled in size over 10 years’ time.  Additionally, She was involved in an EHR and HMS implementation. She also has experience working in a small CPA firm as well as extensive manufacturing experience.    


Sue obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Master of Accountancy (MACC) from UNC Charlotte.  Born and raised in rural Northwestern Pennsylvania, Sue moved to North Carolina 20 years ago. She has one grown daughter and currently resides in Albemarle, NC with her husband.  They enjoy hiking, camping, boating, and are big Clemson fans. 

Chief Financial Officer


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