Jennifer Miller, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Miller, LCSW, has worked in the psychiatric field for more than 20 years with great success. She obtained her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville and has not turned back in her mission of providing quality patient care.
Jennifer has served in many roles in her career from Program Therapist to Program Director. Most recently, she served as CEO of the distinguished Meridell Achievement Center in Liberty Hill, TX. While her education and work experience speak for themselves, her number one priority is to provide a safe, therapeutic, and compassionate environment where patients can achieve their goals.
Shiva K. Lam, M.D.
Executive Medical Director & Clinical Director for Adult Services
Dr. Shiva Lam graduated from Gandhi Medical College in Hydeabad, India with his Medical Degree. He completed his residency and fellowship at Austin State Hospital. Dr. Lam was awarded the Capital Area Mental Health Center Award for his outstanding service to the Austin Mental Health community. He has supervised Psychiatry Residents from the Austin Psychiatry Residence program since 1999 and also provides psychiatric services to a wide range of individuals.
Dr. Lam is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist and has been an Attending Psychiatrist with St. David's Pavilion since 1998. Dr. Lam is now the Executive Medical Director of Austin Lakes Hospital.
Vanajakshi Paturu, M.D.
Medical Director of Psychiatric General Services
Dr. Vanajakshi Paturu began her career as a practitioner in general medicine and an instructor in the Dept of Pharmacology at Siddhartha Medical College University of Health Sciences & Research Institute in India. While earning her medical degree, Dr. Paturu also received a distinctive National Merit Scholarship. Her outstanding achievements have been noted in both her academic and professional endeavors working with adult and geriatric populations.
After moving to the United States, she performed research for Beth Israel Medical Center in NJ. Dr. Paturu then completed her residency in psychiatry at Bergen Regional Medical Center in NJ, and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center in NY. Dr. Paturu joins Austin Lakes Hospital after being in private practice since 2001 and working in various health care settings.