Our dedicated team of behavioral health technicians and peer recovery support members are passionate and credentialed.
We interact with our clients daily and use our training and compassion to make a difference in their long-term recovery.
Sandra Emanuel, LCSW
Sandy Emanuel is the Chief Executive Officer at Peak Behavioral Health Services. She is a graduate of NMSU with a Master’s in Social Work and has worked in El Paso and Las Cruces area for over 34 years.
Emanuel is an experienced clinical and operational leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. She is skilled in managing for-profit and nonprofit organizations, clinical operations, evidence-based practice, social services, regulatory compliance, and strategic planning.
Her mission is to continue creating a safe and therapeutic system of care for individuals needing a variety of levels of care related to behavioral health and substance use services.
Peter Sangra, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
An esteemed professional in the field of child & adolescent psychiatry with a broad educational background, Dr. Sangra graduated with his medical degree from the American University of Antigua, summa cum laude. He then went on to perform his residency in psychiatry at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2013 and completed his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Science of El Paso in 2018.
Prior to residency, he worked as an occupational therapist in Canada for 7 years. He graduated from University of Alberta, Edmonton, in Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Sciences and was boarded shortly after in 1999. Prior to that, Dr. Sangra completed his degree in Biological Sciences with a major in Biological Sciences and minor in Science Psychology in 1995, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
He is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the professions of psychiatry and neurology. He was also awarded Top Psychiatrist in Santa Teresa by America’s Best Doctors 2020.
Dr. Sangra is responsible for diagnosing and treating mental health disorders in children and adolescents in our inpatient unit and our partial hospitalization program/outpatient services and operates as the Child Adolescent Outpatient Medical Director.
Harry D. Silsby
Colonel US Army (Ret.)
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry
Certified American Board of Addiction Medicine
Dr. Silsby is a board-certified psychiatrist with wide range of experience in treating adult psychiatric patients. Currently licensed in Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, and New Mexico, Dr. Silsby is versatile with well-rounded skill set. He is a recognized contributor to the research and development of successful treatment programs and many publications. His core competencies include Adult Psychiatry, Chemical Dependency, Geriatric Care, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is board certified with The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Addiction Medicine, American Board of Forensic Examiners, and Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. His Military background: Colonel US Army Medical Corps, Regular Army, Vietnam Veteran and served as Deputy Commander (DCCS) & Chief of Professional Services; Director, Graduate Medical Education; Director, Residential Treatment Facility; Chief, Department of Psychiatry at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX; Selected US Army Candidate, NASA Astronaut Program. Dr. Silsby was also awarded Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal (Ten Awards), Army Commendation Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal (Four Awards), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Airborne Badge, Army Aviator Badge, Army and Navy Flight Surgeon Badge. Dr. Silsby graduated from The University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, MO.
Aleksandr Gazarov, MD
Dr. Gazarov is the Medical Director for Peak Behavioral Health Services. Prior to joining Peak Behavioral in 2006, he also worked with the Army Substance Abuse Clinic at Fort Bliss, the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Sleep Disorders at the Veteran Administration, and the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in the Behavioral Health Department, where he studied principles of community-based psychiatry at outpatient clinics, psychodynamics, insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral therapies. He is President and owner of Rio Valle Behavioral Health Centre II, P.A. ,working with adolescent and adults in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Gazarov received his medical degree from Azerbaijan State Medical Institute. He continued his training with a residency in psychiatry at Texas Tech University in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Gazarov is a member of Internal Medicine Board Review Panel of Texas Tech University Health Science Center. He is a member of Peak’s Administrative Board and Executive Medical Board Director.
Dr. Gerardo Moreira, MD, PA
Dr. Gerardo Moreira received his medical degree from Medical School of Leon, Nicaragua. He continued his education as a resident at Texas Tech University, where he served as Chief Resident in 1991.
Dr. Moreira is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Inc.
Mario Guzman, Chief Nursing Officer, joined us in September 2017. Mario started his career 20 years ago as a Mental Health Technician, LVN, and RN where he worked in several different roles in direct patient care. Mario is a BSN undergraduate from UTEP, MSN graduate from Walden University, and is currently pursuing his DNP in Leadership & Management. “Team work is the ingredient for success.”