HAGERSTOWN, MD – Michael Reyka, PhD, joined the Brook Lane staff as Chief Operating Officer on March 8, 2021. “I am excited about the mental health field and where it will go in the future,” says Michael. “With the COVID-19 pandemic and current state of social unrest in our country, there will be an increasing need for mental and behavioral health care services. Brook Lane is positioned to meet those needs through growth and innovation and I am happy to be a part of that.”
Michael has extensive experience in hospital administration, including roles such as Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services at Summit Health – Waynesboro Hospital and Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Executive Director at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center. From 2012-2020, Michael was employed by Meritus Medical Center in various leadership assignments as Executive Director of Ambulatory Services and Executive Director/CEO Western Maryland Hospital Center and, most recently, as the Executive Director of the Meritus Accountable Care Organization.
Michael received a nursing diploma from the Fairview General Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland in 1987. He gained experience as a registered nurse in an emergency care setting and then pre-hospital care. He advanced into charge and supervisory roles and then into management. In 1992, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in general education from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, followed by a Master of Business Administration degree in management and human resources in 1996, from Mount St. Mary’s University. In 2015, Michael completed his doctorate degree in leadership and administrative studies from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Michael has two grown children – a daughter, 35, who lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and a son, 32, who lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He and his wife, Jill, live in Smithsburg, Maryland. In addition to an interest in healthcare, Michael also has had a life-long love of music. For 30 years, he has been part of an acoustic guitar duo. He also has played the drums since high school and continues to play on occasion with two different bands.
About Brook Lane:
Brook Lane is a non-profit mental health facility with 500 employees in four locations. The main campus in Hagerstown, MD is home to a 57-bed hospital, one of only two private mental health inpatient facilities in the state of Maryland. It also provides partial hospitalization (a day treatment program) for both adults and children on the main campus and a child and adolescent program in Frederick, MD. Laurel Hall special education school has two locations: one on the main campus and one in Frederick. There are two outpatient locations, North Village in Hagerstown and Buckeystown Pike in Frederick. Both locations have licensed clinical staff who offer therapy for all ages, as well as the THRIVE program for children. The InSTEP program at North Village provides level 1 outpatient treatment and level 2.1 intensive outpatient treatment options for substance use.