Meet the Program Director
Dr. Suzanne Holroyd, MD
Dr. Holroyd has been enthusiastically involved in psychiatry residency education for over 25 years. Trained in general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she joined the University of Virginia Department of Psychiatry in 1992, creating an ACGME accredited fellowship program in Geriatric Psychiatry, and served as Program Director of that fellowship from its inception in 1995 to 2013. She also served as Vice Chair for Education, overseeing the general psychiatry residency program, fellowships in child and adolescent, forensic and geriatric psychiatry, as well as medical student education. She has won local and national awards for her teaching, as well as recognized for her clinical excellence nationally, having been named a Best Doctor and an America's Top Doctor for many years.
Dr. Holroyd decided to leave the University of Virginia to come to Marshall Psychiatry to serve as Chair and Program Director in 2013. She understood the need for additional psychiatry training programs in West Virginia, as it is an underserved area, and fell in love with the people and region. She was impressed with the commitment and support from the Dean of the School of Medicine for the department of psychiatry and wanted to be part of its growth and development. We are pleased to be a close knit and friendly department, and enjoy teaching and working with our residents!
Meet the Program Coordinator
Missy Clagg Morrison
A native of Huntington and graduate of Marshall University, Missy is known throughout the area for her passion in serving the homeless and those in addictions recovery. She serves on the Board of Harmony House, a day program for the city’s homeless. She has assisted with the creation of clothing closet as we as planned social and life skills events for the Women’s Empowerment and Addiction Recovery (WEAR) Program, a specialized track within the current drug court that addresses the needs of drug-addicted prostitutes. She is a volunteer event planner at Recovery Point, a 100-bed addictions recovery center, and First Steps First Steps Wellness & Recovery Center, a drop-in center serving the homeless and those in addictions recovery. She coordinates community-wide programs and events partnering with the City Mission, Cridlin Pantry, Lily’s Place, and the Facing Hunger Food Bank. Missy also volunteers with the Cabell Huntington Breast Center coordinating an annual “Mamm & Glam” event each August where homeless women obtain a free mammogram and spa services. Collaborating with the Marshall Alumni Association, she was involved in planning a “Herd for the Homeless” event in November, 2016 offering a community-wide day of service, hosting several drives/collections (resulting in 1,000 coats!), and providing nearly 200 needy in the community with a hot meal, coats and winter gear. Missy recently created a “spotlight” on social media to raise awareness of the local homeless’ circumstances and together with her father installed a Blessing Box to serve those in need. She previously served for five years in a volunteer capacity as the coordinator for Marshall Medical Outreach (“MMO”), a medical outreach program offering free medical, ophthalmology, and dermatology services to Huntington’s homeless and indigent population. Missy and her husband, Brian, recently started “Biscuit Bikers” – a small group that delivers biscuits via bicycle on Sunday mornings to the areas in the city within the homeless paths.
Selected for her volunteer service, Missy was recently named the Cabell Huntington Hospital Women’s Philanthropy Society’s 2015 Focus Award Winner, the 2015 Herald Dispatch Citizen Award – Zack Binkley Award for Community Service, and the Marshall Alumni 2015 Community Achievement Award winner. In 2014, she was selected as "Volunteer of the Year" by the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless and Recovery Point/The Healing Place of Huntington. Our Residency Program is fortunate to have Missy as our Program Administrator, and she serves as the psychiatry medical student Clerkship Coordinator as well. Residents will soon learn they also will be "well cared for" when they join the Marshall program.
Missy has 19 years of experience in mental health, having worked at River Park Hospital prior to coming to Marshall Psychiatry. She decided to leave River Park due to her interest and passion for education, a desire to be involved in the medical student education in psychiatry, and also to be part of the new residency program. Missy looks forward to getting to know our new residents on a personal level and working with them to have the best residency experience possible. Besides volunteering, she has interests in hiking, biking, photography, music, and cooking. Missy’s calendar is filled with fun opportunities, and she looks forward to including the residents and their families in these events and adventures.