UF Behavioral Health Hub – Pensacola

UF Behavioral Health Hub – Pensacola serves children ages 0-21 years in the Panhandle/Big Bend Region. We receive consult referrals from participating and enrolled providers in the following counties: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington.

Dr. Scott Benson R. Scott Benson, MD

Dr. Benson received his medical degree from Emory University. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. After serving as a pediatrician for two years with the U.S. Navy at Camp Lejeune, he decided to pursue training in child psychiatry.  He completed his residency/fellowship in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University. Dr. Benson is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Perez Leslie Perez, MSW, LCSW, Care Coordinator/Case Manager

Leslie Perez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor with nearly two decades of experience. Leslie completed her undergraduate Bachelors of Social Work degree at Radford University in Virginia and her Masters of Social Work degree at Florida State University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the FSU Harris Institute for Infant Mental Health. Throughout her career, Leslie has specialized in child and adolescent mental health services. She has provided counseling and case management services for state and government contracts in private practice, hospital, school, daycare, court, and military settings. Leslie enjoyed six years of instructing Bachelor and Master level Social Work courses as an adjunct professor for the University of West Florida. As a Program Manager for a nonprofit family organization and Regional Supervisor for the Military and Family Life Counseling program her leadership demonstrated success in designing and implementing systems within community-based services, streamlining services for client access, and improving clinical outcomes.

SGann Stephanie C. Gann, BS, Program Coordinator

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 2008. She has worked in the healthcare field since 2003, starting in medical records for both a pediatric clinic and orthopedic clinic, then in transcription for the hospital. In 2012, she started as a contracting assistant for pediatric patient insurance and then worked as a liaison for network management, serving the Medicaid population of Florida. In 2019, she joined the Self-Insurance Program serving Florida’s Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine at FAU, FIU, FSU, UCF, and UF as an education/training specialist and database administrator, as well as the data analyst for the Florida Academic Healthcare Patient Safety Organization. 2023 has brought her to the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Panhandle region.