Doctors & Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

The Buckeye Ranch provides strong clinical care to children and their families through the leadership and assessment skills of the following professionals.

James Christopher, M.D., Child Psychiatrist |

Dr. James Christopher graduated from Wayne State University Medical School and has served the clients of The Buckeye Ranch for nearly twenty years. Dr. Christopher is a Board certified psychiatrist and maintains a private practice in addition to his work for The Ranch.

Dr. Salvatore DiCarlo, Medical Director |

Dr. Salvatore DiCarlo attended medical school at The Autonomous University of Guadalajara and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He currently serves as the Medical Director for The Buckeye Ranch and is part of the Mt. Carmel Medical Group in Grove City. His special  interests include pediatrics and pediatric behavioral health.

Patricia Gentile, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist |

Doctor Patricia Gentile earned a Bachelor's degree in biology from Taylor University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Gentile earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency program in general psychiatry. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Gentile completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to serving as The Ranch's primary psychiatrist, she maintains a private practice in Central Ohio. She is Board certified in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association.

Pam Scott, PhD, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC | Director of Clinical Development |

Doctors & Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Dr. Pam Scott is the Director of Clinical Development for The Buckeye Ranch. She earned both her MSW and PH.D. in Social Work from Arizona State University. Prior to entering the social work profession she worked in early childhood education, focusing on the impact of poverty on early childhood development. She has worked with children and families in community mental health both in Arizona and Ohio. At The Buckeye Ranch she works across the agency training supervisors, clinicians and students in clinical work as well as participating in program development and oversight of the ongoing quality of the services we offer our children and families. In addition to her work at The Ranch, Dr. Scott also teaches at The Ohio State University and previously at Capital University in their social work programs.

Philip Wang, MSN, RN,PMHNP-BC,CPNP-PC |

Philip received his education The Ohio State University where he was able to become board certified in psychiatry, pediatrics and medical dietetics. He has years of psychiatric expereince working with adolescents and children in various settings such as cute care, residential and intensive outpatient.  He believes in treating his patients holistically and enjoys educating parents on meications, diagnosis, prognosis and different therapeutic techniques.  

Daniel Melvin, PMHNP, M.Ed. |

Daniel began at TBR in 2005 as a youth leader for several years, and was a special education teacher before returning to TBR in 2016 as a registered nurse in the residential setting. Prior to this he worked in latchkey and youth sports programs at Gladden Community House in Franklinton, and was a GED instructor in rural Kentucky with a nonprofit religious organization. His passion is helping youth to overcome barriers to their success and achieve to their full potential in school and in life. In his spare time he is a writer and musician.