Panelists' Bios

Nati Carol

Carol Nati, M.D., Medical Director
MHMR of Tarrant County

Dr. Carol Nati is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Nati received her Medical Degree at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and attended Baylor College of Medicine for her Psychiatry Residency. She completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. She later returned to Texas and worked at Vernon State Hospital and North Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls. She has held a number of leadership roles in Fort Worth. She was the Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Cook Children’s Hospital, Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry both at John Peter Smith Hospital and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She currently is the Medical Director for MHMR of Tarrant County, Pecan Valley Center and Helen Farabee Centers. She has been in practice for more than 25 years and works with patients battling addictions at Billy Gregory Detox Center and Pine Street Rehab Center in Fort Worth. She is a strong advocate for the patients and families entrusted to her care. She also continues to teach and be actively involved in community projects dedicated to helping individuals who have mental health issues. In addition, she has been named a Top Doc by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for more than a decade.

 

Taylor Charles

Charles Taylor, Pharm.D., Dean
UNT System College of Pharmacy

Dr. Taylor joined UNT Health Science Center in June 2017 as the Dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy. He has had the honor of serving over the past two decades in various leadership roles including Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Senior Associate Dean at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Department Chair of Pharmacy Practice and Associate Dean at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Auburn University, completed postgraduate residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a certificate in management development at Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

 

Hardesty Glenn

Glenn Hardesty, D.O., Emergency Medicine
Texas Health Resources

Glenn Hardesty, D.O., has worked as an emergency medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas Health hospitals for nearly 18 years. 

In addition to practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Hardesty currently serves as the medical director for the Physician Leadership Council at Texas Heath Resources. In this role, he supports and guides the Physician Leadership Council Policy Council in its role as the highest level of review and approval of physician policy and clinical standards.

Dr. Hardesty also routinely serves as an expert medical source in traditional and social media platforms, taking part in local, regional and national media stories.

During his career, Dr. Hardesty has served as Texas Health Arlington Memorial Emergency Department vice chair and as hospital credentials chair for the same hospital. He also was medical director of an Air Evac Life team and of Intercare Medical Transport, and served as chair of the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board for the City of Arlington.

He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Texas A&M University and medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He then completed his emergency medicine residency at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Emergency Medicine and previously was certified as an emergency medical technician.

A strong believer in community service, Dr. Hardesty serves as the tactical physician for the Arlington Police Department SWAT. He and his wife, Rebecca, are the proud parents of sons Colten and Garrett. He holds a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do and enjoys weightlifting, scuba diving, water sports, bird hunting and fly fishing.