Our Team: All Staff Members
Activities and Skills Coordinator
office: (804) 339-8169
fax: (804) 266-9022
Help Desk Technician
office: (804) 229-0530
fax: (804) 285-9839
Jenifer Berrios | aPHR
Director of Human Resources
Jenifer is the Human Resources Director for Dominion Care, with over 10 years’ experience in the Human Resources field specializing in Employee Relations.
Jenifer holds a degree in Business Management from Strayer University and Law & Legal Studies at Liberty University. She also holds her HR Specialist & Generalist certifications and has earned her aPHR through the national Human Resources Certification Institute.
Jenifer has been with Dominion Care since July of 2019 and is born and raised here in Virginia. She has a passion for building relationships, team building and employee engagement.
office: 804-297-6385 Cell- 540-395-6277
fax: (804) 977-6339
Evan Blatt | M.A., LMHP-E, Resident in Counseling
Evan is an outpatient counseling resident at Dominion Care. He received his Bachelor's in Psychology at California State University, Monterey Bay in 2015, and his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South University, Richmond in 2021. He has experience working and volunteering in pediatric and adult inpatient, community outpatient and adult convalescent settings. He works with teens and adults. His interests in counseling include skills training, PTSD, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, substance use and relationship/family conflict. He uses a holistic, integrated style of counseling that combines traditional methods (CBT, person-centered, etc.) with mindfulness and other philosophical/spiritual concepts tailored to the client's interests and needs. His goal is to challenge and empower clients to help them lead more productive and fulfilling lives. He enjoys reading, cooking and anything related to music, movies and martial arts.
Senior State Trainer / Behavior Intervention
Molly Cheek | LCSW
Board of Directors
office: (804) 285-9838
fax: (804) 285-9839
Jessica Cole | M.S., BCBA, LBA
Quality Assurance Manager of ABA | Senior BCBA
office: (804) 338-9396
office: (804) 325-8050
fax: (804) 285-9839
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Colleen is the Talent Acquisition Specialist for Dominion Care. Her past experience in Human Resources as Benefit Specialist and serving as a 911 Dispatcher she has a passion for advocating for others, building relationships and being a team player. When she is not working she focuses on her first priority which is raising her four daughters. Colleen joined Dominion Care in June of 2021 and was born and raised in Virginia.
office: Cell: (804) 456-6703
Meredith Eads | MEd, BCBA, LBA
Director of Autism and ABA Services
office: (804) 346-6914
Magda Evans | LMHP-E
Magda received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She began her work in the mental health field as a volunteer for the Crisis Text Line. She then became involved in community-based counseling during her internship and gained experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Upon graduation she began her residency and has provided outpatient therapy services. Magda has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and self-injurious behaviors. Magda utilizes a person-centered approach to best meet the needs of each individual. She creates a safe space to empower individuals in growth to achieve their goals.
Program Manager - Educational Services
office: (804) 629-1534
Martha Ferraioli | MSW
Anxiety, Depression and Trauma lie to us and leave us doubting if we will ever begin to feel better. There is hope, Together we will focus on your unique strengths to break free and strengthen coping skills toward self-acceptance and healing. As a certified trauma specialist, I offer an affirmative environment free from judgment where my clients can explore their options to feel better, communicate more effectively and move toward achieving personal wellness, strengthen relationships and interpersonal communication. My clients are adolescents and adults.
I use various modalities to assist my clients feel more open to therapy. I will work closely with you and your family to help you discover your unique strengths to cope with anxiety, depression and relationship stressors. Therapy is a personal journey to healing. You may have the opportunity to meet Gigi, my certified therapy dog.
I believe in the importance of transparency and authenticity and I bring these values to the relationships I build with my clients. I am married with children and I have two loveable dogs. I enjoy acting and the theatre, cooking, hiking, swimming and playing video games. Reach out with any questions to find out how we can work together toward your goals.
Emilie is a Richmond native with a passion for the autism community. She has over 10 years of experience in the field in a variety of different roles but truly found her passion in her role as Personnel Coordinator here at Dominion. Emilie has a special interest in employee satisfaction and recognition along with helping families gain access to the services they need. When Emilie is not at work, you can find her at the local farmers market, traveling with friends, or spending time with her dog Sadie.
Valerie Fleck | BSW
Director of Education
office: (804) 869-2880
fax: (804) 285-9839
Rachel Ford | BCBA
Rachel is a BCBA with Dominion Care. She started with the company in 2019 as an RBT and after passing her BCBA exam in 2021, was promoted to Clinical Supervisor. Currently, Rachel supports the afterschool ABA program for adolescents and young adults. Rachel is from South Carolina, but moved to Virginia in 2016 with her husband. They have a 2-year-old daughter who she loves dearly and keeps them busy. They love to take their two miniature dachshunds out on walks and play with their rabbit at home.
Manager of Analytics and Special Projects
office: (804) 573-8109
Danielle Yoder Hill | M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
office: (540) 632-9533
fax: (540) 655-4736
Johnny Hunter | QMHP-C/A,
Employee Engagement & Transition Manager
office: (804) 426-3827
Jessica Knotts | LCSW
Jessica enjoys providing support for emerging adults and adults looking to improve relationships, build interpersonal skills, cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression, decrease patterns of perfectionism, address poor body image, increase self-worth, explore their sexuality and gender identity, parent a child with behavioral concerns, and address past trauma and attachment related issues. Jessica uses a relational, strengths-based, whole person approach that focuses on building an authentic therapeutic relationship with you wherever you are in your journey.
Jessica received her BSW and MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and has 10 years of experience working in school-based, community-based, and outpatient settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Outside of the therapy room, She enjoys time spent connecting with friends and family, including her two senior dogs, as well as reading, art making/crafting, walking/jogging, and gardening.
Human Resource Generalist
Anu Kuriakose | BCBA
Anu Kuriakose is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst. She currently leads the Chesterfield in-home team at Dominion Care. Anu received her Masters of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2021.She has experience working with adults and children with mental health disorders, individuals on the autism spectrum, and other developmental delays since 2011. Anu is passionate about helping families connect and engage with their loved ones through parent training. She has supported her clients in a variety of settings including homes, schools, and an early intervention clinic. She has been part of the Dominion team since 2018. She loves learning new techniques and striving to grow as a clinician. Anu believes in celebrating every small step in the journey with her clients, their families, and her team members. Anu looks forward to working with therapy dogs in the near future. In her free time, she loves going to the beach, enjoying nature, and spending time with her loved ones.
Jay Lane | BCBA
Jay Lane is a Behavior Analyst in Richmond for Dominion Care. Prior to joining Dominion Care, Jay served individuals at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional facility with varying emotional/behavioral needs. His primary role was to provide coaching and feedback to teachers utilizing PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in the school. Alongside of providing coaching and support, he provided strategies and interventions to teachers to replace students’ negative behaviors with functional and desirable behaviors in the classroom. Excited about the opportunity to provide support and have an impact with individuals with developmental disabilities, Jay decided to make a career change. Jay earned his Master in Special Education from George Mason University and a Bachelor in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Courtney Liferidge | PhD
Program Manager- Life Skills Building Program
Courtney Liferidge, PhD has been in the social and human services field for a little over a decade. She was born and raised in Boston, MA but spent the last four years in Winston-Salem, NC, before relocating to Richmond. Courtney has served in various capacities within the field, ranging from direct care, community engagement, marketing, and program management. Her goal is to impact structural change, to ensure that often disenfranchised groups receive adequate treatment. Courtney is excited to be with DYS and looks forward to working alongside the rest of the team to empower the individuals that we serve.
office: (804) 456-8390
Tara Morgan | Esq.
Chief Operating Officer
Tara joins Dominion Care a Chief Operating Officer. Tara is a dynamic, senior executive with over 10 years of experience in Behavioral Health. She has served as a culture champion and has a strong ability to build a team around a common vision that ties directly to the organizational mission.
Tara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. She completed her MBA in Atlanta, Georgia, at Troy State University and earned her Juris Doctorate at Western State College of Law in Fullerton, California. She is currently licensed to practice law in California and Federal Court.
In California, she was instrumental in leading teams of clinical professionals through significant regulatory and business change in the Healthcare arena. She has championed mental health and disability rights through active participation in community and legal councils.
Bryan Moss | MA, QMHP C-A
Stefan Muntean | MBA, IT
office: (804) 285-9838
Training Specialist II
office: (804) 972-3964
Katy Proffitt, MSW | MSW
My name is Katy Proffitt and I have been in the mental health field for 10+ years. I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and I am currently under supervision for LCSW and CSAC licenses. Throughout this time, I have worked with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked in the community and hospital settings, but my passion has always been in recovery and helping individuals with addiction and substance use issues. I recently fulfilled my dream when I joined the team at Dominion Care as Program Coordinator for Sequoia Substance Use IOP three months ago. I hope to help individuals in recovery find their dreams and regain stability in life. In my spare time I love to spend time with my dog, River and laugh with my friends and family.
office: (804) 536-9998
fax: (804) 285-9839
Christian Richards | CPA
Christian has more than 16 years of experience in the health care industry; holding key roles in finance, strategic planning, corporate development and operations. Previously, Richards served as the CFO of True Health Diagnostics, and prior to that as vice president and CFO of K&S Consulting, a management and investment company that owns and operates physician-owned hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, primary care clinics and ancillary services, where he led the company’s financial and chief administrative officers. He joined K&S Consulting following various leadership roles at both BOI Consulting and Cardon Healthcare Network.
Richards holds a Masters in Accountancy from The University of Houston and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Utah.
Clancey Richardson | M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Clancey Richardson is our Behavior Analyst in Tidewater. After graduating from Virginia Wesleyan University she found her calling in ABA and went on to earn her Master's degree at Arizona State University. With 10 years experience in the field, Clancey is a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst. She loves finding new and creative ways to teach and has a passion for helping children access and develop communication. Clancey is glad to be on the Dominion Care team and looks forward to helping grow the Tidewater EIBI Clinic. When she is not working you can find her spending time with her husband and daughter.
Troy L. Robb
Chief Executive Officer
office: (855) 444-9838
fax: (804) 285-9839
Charlotte Runyon | MS
Program Coordinator- Roanoke
office: (540) 798-5314
fax: (540) 362-0973
Samantha Said | QIDP
Program Manager of Sponsored Residential - Fredericksburg
office: (540) 395-4112
Anthony Santalucia | PMHNP-B
Anthony is a psychiatric provider with Dominion Care. His educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which he conferred at the reputable James Madison University. In addition, Anthony has earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health from the University of Virginia. Anthony’s hands-on experience working in the mental health field includes time in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. He worked many years with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as well as with Richmond’s very own VCU Health managing and caring for individuals with complex physical and mental illnesses. Anthony established himself as a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as the acting clinical supervisor for Virginia Supportive Housing’s Intensive Community Treatment team, servicing Richmond’s most vulnerable population battling severe mental illness, chronic homelessness, recidivism, and many times co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Anthony comes with years of experience as an active health care professional working with severe mental illnesses to include Mood Disorders, Thought Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and various Personality Disorders.
Nicholas D. Santalucia | PMHNP-BC
Nick is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated with his Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2022. He is a clinician who offers psychiatric medication management and supportive counseling. Before beginning his career as a Nurse Practitioner, Nick worked for 8+ years in inpatient Adult Medical and Acute Psychiatry at VCU. His profession as a psychiatric nurse has taught him to see people as they are, and to avoid labeling individuals based on their mental illness. Nick strives to provide a nonjudgmental, safe environment for all.
In his practice, Nick works to validate emotions and reduce mental health stigma. He takes a holistic approach to mental health by educating his patients on lifestyle modifications, alternative therapies, and medication management.
Nick specializes in treating adults (18 and older) who are suffering from general psychiatric illnesses, the following disorders include Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, Post-Traumatic Stress, Bipolar, Depression, Personality, Substance Abuse, and Psychosis.
Pamela Seward | LCSW
Pam received her Bachelors in Psychology and Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and then pursued her LCSW. She has experience working with children, youth, adults, and families within acute inpatient, crisis, in home, schools, and the community. Her treatment modalities include a strengths passed perspective, trauma informed interventions, cognitive behavioral strategies, play, narrative story, family systems, motivational interviewing, and a variety of creative expressive interventions. Pam has extensive experiences working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, neglect, and with adoptive and foster families. She has a focus on the importance of strengthening the quality of attachment between a child and caregiver. Pam is also a member of the Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network spreading awareness about the impact of trauma on the brain, behaviors, health and resiliency. She enjoys animals and hopes to one day have a therapy dog.
office: (804) 272-2000
Lauren Sowers | B.S., QMHP-C
Program Director of Outpatient Services and Community Based Services
Lauren is the Program Director for our Outpatient Department, however she has worn multiple hats throughout her 10 years here at Dominion. She started off as a TDT QMHP in 2012, but over time fell in love with the operational components of Dominion Care and has been assisting with program development ever since! Outside of work, she enjoys exercising, quality time with her family and any activity outdoors! She looks forward to helping patients have an enjoyable experience here at Dominion Care.
office: (540) 419-3958
fax: (540) 371-8751
Catherine Stacey | MA, Eds, CSAC, CLSSBB
Chief Clinical Officer
office: (804) 305-3128
Caroline Steimel | MSW, LMHP-e
Caroline received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with minors in Family Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from James Madison University, and went on to get her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience working with children, youth, adults, and families within the residential inpatient, community, and school settings. Caroline understands that you are the expert in your own life and her primary goal as a therapist is to empower you to find and achieve your personal definition of peace and fulfillment. Caroline utilizes concepts from CBT, feminist theory, play therapy, narrative theory, family systems theory, creative art therapy, and empowerment theory.
Vice President of Finance & Controller
Rachel Strotman | BCaBA, LABA
Rachel strives to be a voice and advocate for the autistic community. She began her career in ABA in 2019, which lead to receiving her certification as a BCaBA in late 2020. Previously, Rachel gained valuable experience working with in-home clients ranging from ages 18 months to 17 years. She now serves as the on-site clinician for the Therapeutic Education Center here at Dominion. When Rachel is not working, she enjoys attending craft festivals, fishing, and camping with her husband and two children.
Beth Thornton | BCaBA, LABA
After earning her bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with a concentration of Recreational Therapy at Radford University in 2014, Beth entered the behavior analysis world to explore her passion for advocating for the independence and growth of individuals with developmental disabilities. Outside of her commitment to this field, you can find her spending her free time teaching piano lessons to students of all abilities in the Richmond area, as well as with her family, beagle puppy, and two cat children.
Eric Thornton, LMHP-E, CSOTP | LMHP-E, CSOTP
My name is Eric Thornton, I am currently and outpatient therapist working towards attaining my License in Clinical Social Work, as well as a Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Provider. I am a Richmond native, as well as a graduate of Virginia State University (B.S.W.) and University of New England (M.S.W.). I also enjoy spending time with my children, family and friends, as well as a host of other hobbies. I am also a former collegiate athlete and enjoying watching and playing sports.
Often, we all are faced with burdens in our lives that seem difficult to manage. Whether it’s past traumas, or current events in your lives, there’s always room for progress. I believe that everyone possesses the fortitude to speak of change and apply it to their lives. With a little help, the change or progress that you seek can be attained. If you are looking to make progress within your individual life or family, I can assist throughout this process. I believe that empowerment is a necessity for everyone and creates long term progression.
I have experience in working with at-risk youth and families, who have experienced traumas, anger management, depression, ADHD, grief, anxiety, and sexualized behaviors. Within my scope of practice, I utilize CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, but more importantly a strength-based and person- centered approach. Progress is measured over time, and I am dedicated to assist you in attaining the goals that you desire.
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Rachel Tyree | BCBA
Rachel has worked at Dominion Care since 2015, becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2020. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from George Mason University with a Master of Education in Special Education (Focus on Applied Behavior Analysis). Along with providing in-home ABA services, Rachel also loves to assist with planning and leading social skills groups! In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Shantera Vaughan | QIDP
Program Manager - In Home: Waiver
office: (804) 489-6065
fax: (804) 266-9022
Saundra M. Ward
Director of ID/DD Waiver Services
office: (540) 395 – 4989
Tracy Wickham | LCSW
Tracy Wickham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Dominion Care Outpatient. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from James Madison University, and her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tracy has worked with diverse client populations throughout the years. She now works primarily with older adolescents and adults. She also has experience working with trauma and veteran’s issues. Tracy utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Psychoanalytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy as well as others based on the needs of the individual. She believes that people have inherent strengths and resources that can be accessed to empower the individual for positive change.
office: (804) 272-2000
fax: (804) 272-2030
Sierra Williams | MA, Resident in Counseling
Sierra is an outpatient substance abuse therapist at Dominion Care. Sierra received her Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management at the University of Phoenix in 2017. Sierra received her Masters of Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2019. Sierra has experience in various clinical settings such as Volunteering, Mentoring, Outpatient services, Intensive In Home, Mental Health Skill Building, Group homes, and group therapy. Sierra’s areas of interest include anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, substance abuse, and trauma. Sierra works with children, adults, and families. She uses art, play, mindfulness, person-centered therapy, CBT, DBT, music therapy, trauma informed therapy, and yoga to help meet the needs of her clients. Sierra’s foundational goal of therapy is to create a safe environment for everyone, along with a trusting therapeutic relationship. In her spare time, Sierra enjoys spending time with family, bowling, walking, and playing board games.
Tonya Zwain | LPC
Congratulations on taking the first step towards your growth and healing. Tonya Zwain is Lebanese, speaks Arabic proficiently, and RVA has always been her home. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and went on to earn her Master of Counseling from University of Florida – Go Gators! She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and works predominantly from a person-centered theoretical orientation- meaning she believes every person has the ability to achieve happiness and success, as they define it. It is not Tonya’s goal to change or fix you, but rather to empower you to live your life authentically. She also uses modalities from DBT, CBT, feminist theory, play therapy, Relational Cultural Theory, narrative theory, art, music, and other creative interventions. She works from a trauma informed lens, recognizes the impact of intersectionality, and strives to provide holistic care. Tonya promises to always create an accepting and safe space, to provide you with active and empathetic listening, and to help you to the best of my abilities. Tonya specializes in working with children and adolescents, LGBTQ+ affirmative care, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Counseling is not only her career, but also her passion and at the heart of who she is. When she is not working or learning, she is exercising, snuggling with her many pets, or spending time with loved ones.