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Our Team: All Staff Members

Melissa Balmer

Activities and Skills Coordinator

Michael Baum

Help Desk Technician

Jenifer Berrios |  aPHR

Director of Human Resources

Katrina Bovone

Human Resources Coordinator

Molly Cheek |  LCSW

Board of Directors

Jessica Cole |  M.S., BCBA, LBA

Quality Assurance Manager of ABA | Senior BCBA

Richmond,

Dorothy Copp

Accounting Manager

Colleen Crowder

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Meredith Eads |  MEd, BCBA, LBA

Director of Autism and ABA Services

Richmond,

Magda Evans |  LMHP-E

LaTonya Evans

Program Manager - Educational Services

Emilie Fisher

Program Coordinator

Richmond,

Valerie Fleck |  BSW

Director of Education

Rachel Ford |  BCBA

Richmond,

Shannon Girtman

Manager of Analytics and Special Projects

Danielle Yoder Hill |  M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Senior BCBA

Roanoke,

Johnny Hunter |  QMHP-C/A,

Business and Community Outreach Manager

Jessica Knotts |  LCSW

Anu Kuriakose |  BCBA

Richmond,

Jay Lane |  BCBA

Richmond,

Courtney Liferidge |  PhD

Program Manager- Life Skills Building Program

Tara Morgan |  Esq.

Chief Operating Officer

Stefan Muntean |  MBA, IT

IT Director

Suzanne Nicar

Talent Acquisition Manager

Colleen Nuttle

EHR Specialist

G.L. Pulliam

Vice President

Christian Richards |  CPA

CFO

Clancey Richardson |  M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Virginia Beach,

Troy L. Robb

Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte Runyon |  MS

Program Coordinator- Roanoke

Samantha Said |  QIDP

Program Manager of Sponsored Residential - Fredericksburg

Anthony Santalucia |  PMHNP-B

Pamela Seward |  LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Lauren Sowers |  B.S., QMHP-C

Program Director of Outpatient Services and Community Based Services

Catherine Stacey |  MA, Eds, CSAC, CLSSBB

Chief Clinical Officer

Craig Stewart

Vice President of Finance & Controller

Rachel Strotman |  BCaBA, LABA

Richmond,

Beth Thornton |  BCaBA, LABA

Richmond,

Rachel Tyree |  BCBA

Richmond,

Shantera Vaughan |  QIDP

Program Manager - In Home: Waiver

Saundra M. Ward

Director of ID/DD Waiver Services

Tracy Wickham |  LCSW

Therapist

Sierra Williams |  MA, Resident in Counseling

Melissa Balmer

Activities and Skills Coordinator

office: (804) 339-8169
fax: (804) 266-9022

Michael Baum

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

Katrina Bovone

Human Resources Coordinator

Katrina has been with Dominion Care since 2018. As our talent acquisition specialist for almost three years, Katrina has advanced to the HR Coordinator roll. Her continued dedication to customer and client focus and teamwork is a huge asset to the HR team. She is from a military family and has lived in many states and now calls Virginia home. She graduated from high school in Germany and attended 2 years of college in Munich. Once back in the USA, she attended the University of Maryland. She is an avid photographer and loves to bake.

office: Office: (804) 297-6385 Cell: (540) 360-5862
fax: (804) 977-6339

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

Richmond,

office: (804) 338-9396

Dorothy Copp

Accounting Manager

office: (804) 325-8050
fax: (804) 285-9839

Colleen Crowder

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

Richmond,

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.

LaTonya Evans

Program Manager - Educational Services

office: (804) 629-1534

Emilie Fisher

Program Coordinator

Richmond,

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

Richmond,

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.

Shannon Girtman

Manager of Analytics and Special Projects

office: (804) 573-8109

Danielle Yoder Hill |  M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Senior BCBA

Roanoke,

office: (540) 632-9533
fax: (540) 655-4736

Johnny Hunter |  QMHP-C/A,

Business and Community Outreach 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.

Anu Kuriakose |  BCBA

Richmond,

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

Richmond,

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.

Stefan Muntean |  MBA, IT

IT Director

office: (804) 285-9838

Suzanne Nicar

Talent Acquisition Manager

Suzanne is the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. She previously worked for a property management company and fell in love with recruiting in 2017. Suzanne is passionate about the providing a positive candidate experience and helping hiring mangers find their perfect hire. When she’s not recruiting, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, practicing yoga and absolutely adores musical theater. Suzanne joined Dominion Care in May 2021 and was born and raised in Virginia.

office: (804) 332-2680
fax: (804) 977-6339

Colleen Nuttle

EHR Specialist

office: (804) 972-3964

G.L. Pulliam

Vice President

office: (804) 536-9998
fax: (804) 285-9839

Christian Richards |  CPA

CFO

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

Virginia Beach,

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.

Pamela Seward |  LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

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

Craig Stewart

Vice President of Finance & Controller

Rachel Strotman |  BCaBA, LABA

Richmond,

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

Richmond,

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.

Rachel Tyree |  BCBA

Richmond,

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

Therapist

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.

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