Jan 17, 2023
Dean Doty & Stephen East
Gulfport Behavioral Health System

Dean Doty, CEO of Gulfport Behavioral Health System grew up in the Jackson, MS area and has called the MS Gulf Coast home since 2006. Receiving his bachelor’s degree from Belhaven College and Master’s from the University of Southern Mississippi, he is a Licensed Master Social Worker and has over 25 years of experience as a social worker, clinical therapist and interventionist providing care to individuals and families throughout the gulf coast. Along with his clinical practice Mr. Doty has also provided his leadership and management expertise to multiple medical and mental health organizations focusing on operations, management, and business development. Through all his experience, Mr. Doty has focused on increasing access to the highest quality of care for the community and he brings this focus and drive to Gulfport Behavioral Health System where he can help further quality and access of care to the provider of choice among patients, families, and healthcare providers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


Stephen East, Director of Business Development for Gulfport Behavioral Health System since January 2020 is a graduate of Mississippi State University, receiving a Bachelor of Professional Accounting degree. Mr. East has 25+ years of progressive healthcare financial, operational, strategic planning, and customer service experience across both the medical surgical and mental healthcare sectors. A native of Mississippi and longtime resident of the Mississippi gulf coast, Mr. East has brought Gulfport Behavioral Health and its extended community a focus on mental health and the possibilities of quality individualized mental healthcare that can be received right here on the Mississippi Coast.