Program Leadership


Psychiatry Residency Program
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
1115 20th Street, Suite 205
Huntington, WV 25703
304-523-4171 (fax)

Bridget Griffith
Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Residency Program

Meet the Program Director

Meredith Bentley, DO

In 2024, Dr. Bentley stepped into the role of Program Director for the residency program after serving three years as the APD.A Huntington native, Dr. Bentley is a graduate of Marshall University and completed her medical training at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed residency at Marshall University and has enthusiastically joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor upon the completion of her training. Dr. Bentley enjoyed her time as a resident in the program and wanted to continue to have a part in resident education. Her clinical time is divided between inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. She also serves as the Medical Director of the department’s Mind Wellness Center, an intensive outpatient program.

It was her love of Huntington, the state of West Virginia, and the people of Appalachia that led Dr. Bentley to stay close to home for both her Psychiatry training and career. Her goal is to assist residents in having a wonderful training experience here at Marshall Psychiatry. The family atmosphere and team spirit here at Marshall are unmatched!

Meet the Associate Program Director 

Justin T. Gandee, MD​​

Dr. Gandee took on the role of Associate Program Director for the residency program in 2024 to take a more active role in improving the resident training experience. Dr. Gandee is a committed graduate of Marshall, having completed his undergraduate, medical school, and residency training at Marshall University. He joined the faculty upon the completion of his training and splits his time between inpatient and outpatient services. He is also one of the providers of ECT in the Tri-State area. He participates in various committees that focus on improving patient care and resident training experiences. It brings him great joy and pride to be able to give back to the community and program that has supported and helped him grow over the years. 

Dr. Gandee enjoys working with the upcoming generation of physicians, and focuses on cultivating cultural competency, patient advocacy, and self-reflective growth as a physician. He enjoys helping residents and medical students find the path of psychiatry that they have a passion for and helping them reach those goals. Marshall Psychiatry has a close-knit, personal experience that supports the individual needs of each trainee.

Meet the Program Administrator 

Bridget Griffith

A native of Huntington, WV and graduate of Marshall University, Bridget Griffith is the Program administrator for Marshall Psychiatry. She has been with Marshall Health for 9 years.  Bridget started in Family Medicine then came to Marshall Psychiatry to assist with the two educational programs, Clerkship and Residency.  After several years of assisting with both programs, the two programs were spilt up and she took over the Clerkship portion for a year then accepted the Residency and Fellowship Administrator position, which she truly enjoys.  Bridget strives to provide an organized, supportive and less stressful residency experience. 

In her free time, Bridget loves to spend time with family and friends doing cookouts, game night, bonfires and anything else that allows them to spend time together making memories.  They also enjoy boating and working around the house on projects.  With three kids, she stays very busy but always tries to remain grateful and knows she is very blessed.