We’re Red River Behavioral Health System. Your new partner in providing a full spectrum of care for adolescent and adult patients in Grand Forks and the surrounding communities in North Dakota and Minnesota.

We’re led by a seasoned team with extensive experience, passion and a strong track record for providing quality psychiatric care. Each and every one of us is here to listen, here to care and here to help you, get back to you.

Treatment staff at Red River Behavioral Health System includes a multi-disciplinary team of professionals assigned to each patient. Team members may include Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Board Certified Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrists, Ph.D. Psychologists, Master’s Level Counselors, Licensed Master’s Level Social Workers, Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses, Occupational & Recreational Therapists, Licensed Addiction Counselors and Behavioral Health Technicians.

Our Team

Dr. Bradford Frank
Medical Director

Dr. Bradford Frank, Medical Director. Dr. Frank is Board Certified in General, Addiction, and Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Frank brings over 30 years of experience as both a clinician and administrator. Prior to RRBHS, he worked at the VA. Dr. Frank graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Chemistry and his M.D. degree. He also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Yale, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Grace Thomas
MD, ABPN

Dr. Grace Thomas comes to Grand Forks with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is American Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and enjoys working with all patients and diagnoses.

Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Christian Medical College (Ludhiana, Punjab) and completed her Psychiatry Residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She has attained 21 years of Psychiatry experience including the VA, State Hospital, private practice, private hospitals, nursing homes, community mental health centers & behavioral health systems. Dr. Thomas will soon be licensed in North Dakota and treating patients at RRBHS.

Dr. Bud Lile
Chief Medical Officer, Meridian Behavioral Health
Consulting Clinician

Dr. Lile is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. He has been in practice for over twenty years, caring for adult and geriatric patients in a variety of settings. He is usually involved in care optimizataion at a systems level, but is happy to come to RRBHS and provide optimal patient care. Before working at Meridian, Dr. Lile was the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at one of Allina’s hospitals in the Twin Cities.