Sy Saeed


Sy Saeed, M.D., FACPsych, Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Brody School of Medicine – East Carolina University
Director, ECU Center for Telepsychiatry

Gregg Tacozza

Project Administrator

Gregg Tacozza
ECU Center for TelePsychiatry and e-Behavioral Health

Sheila Davies

Program Coordinator

Sheila F. Davies, PhD
NC-STeP Project Coordinator, Clinical Operations Manager

Program Oversight 

The N.C. Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP) was developed in response to Session Law2013-360 directing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health and Community Care to "oversee and monitor establishment and administration of a statewide telepsychiatry program" at the East Carolina University Center for Telepsychiatry and e-Behavioral Health (ECU-CTeBH). NC-STeP allows referring hospital sites to utilize real-time interactive audio and video technology, telepsychiatry, for psychiatrists to provide timely psychiatric assessment and rapid initiation of treatment for patients experiencing an acute mental health or substance abuse crisis. For complete details see the following legislation NC General Assembly § 143B-139.4B