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Our Story

As leaders in mental health service, our team accepts the challenge of serving our community and is committed to remaining change agents in the communities we serve.  

Our story began with a dream that has grown into a power team with like minded individuals who's mission, vision, and purpose align with 
"Transforming the Community, One Life at a Time!" 

"We Accept the Challenge"

The Executive Team

Monica Boddie, MSW-LCSW-C

Founder & CEO

Fun Fact: I am the office champion of musical chairs.

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Barbara Smith, LCPC-S; LCAD

Assistant Director/

Clinical Therapist

Fun Fact: You can catch Mrs. Smith dancing in the “Therapeutic Dance Hall” at any time!

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Dr. MARIA PEKO-RIOS, M.D.

Psychiatrist/

Clinic & Partial Hospitalization

Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Adult Psychiatry

Fun Fact: My fun fact is that I have visited or lived in over 40 countries. 

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Renée P. Stokes, MS, MSW, CPRP

Assistant Director 2

Fun Fact: I am a Jeopardy fanatic; in fact, in college, I was on Jeopardy (as an audience participant, not a contestant).

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Anderline Noutai - CRNP-PMHNP-BC

Medical Director/

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Fun Fact:   I love Dancing, love to travel and love African Food

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Cyrus Nusum

Marketing/Outreach & Operations Director

What I love most about my position: I love being a change agent. Being able to change the mindset of our clients and how they are committed to changing their own lives brings me joy. 

Fun Fact: I used to be an actress and model and even landed a role in a movie with George Clooney.

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Arneisha T. Woods, LCPC

OMHC Clinical Director 

Fun Fact: I love the beach and the water, but I can't swim! 

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The ManagmentTeam

Dennis Wilson 

Administrator Supervisor/Transportation  

What you love most about your position: I enjoy being able to help guide client through the beginning process of the agency. Listening to clients explain how they enjoy coming back into the office after the pandemic. 

Fun Fact: I love the atmosphere of this job. Watching clients enjoy all the great programming activities throughout the week.

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Kellie Rice

Supervisor of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

What I love most about my position: Kellie reports being passionate about creating bonding sessions for mommies and daddies, teaching them how to manage and navigate through the everyday stressors of emotional, behavioral & social challenges children face.

Fun Fact: I enjoy DIY projects and creating fun memories with my 6-year-old daughter.

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Nicole Towler

Supported Employment Manager

What do I love about my position?  The one thing I love about my job is, I teach my clients  to think about  having a career path not just  think about having  a  job.

Fun Fact: I love doing DIY's projects.

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Meriajah Jackson

Lead Psychiatric Coordinator and Client Service Coordinator 

What I love most about my position: I love that I have the ability to be creative in reaching my clients. 

Fun Fact: I love to craft and decorate. 

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Meet The Provider's

Breauna Carter, LMSW

Mental Health Therapist

Therapy specialties: ex. Adjustment disorders, Anxiety, Anger Issues, Stress Management

Therapy approach: ex. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Behavior Therapy.

Fun Fact: I am a graduate of The Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. GO BULLDOGS!

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Kathy M. Hill, LCPC, NCC, CSC-AD

Mental Health Therapist 

Therapy specialties: Substance Use Disorders.  Relationship Issues

Therapy approach: CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns.

Fun Fact:   I love horseback riding. 

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June Ottley, CRNP-PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Therapy specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychosis

Fun Fact: I love Caribbean music, culture, and travel. 

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Nia House, LMSW (she/her)

Mental Health Therapist 

Therapy specialties: Substance use, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, and depression.

Therapy approach: DBT, person centered therapy, CBT, strength-based therapy, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy.

Fun Fact: I enjoy reading and love pens.

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Victorine Chi, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Therapy specialties: Substance use, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, and depression.

Therapy approach: DBT, person centered therapy, CBT, strength-based therapy, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy.

Fun Fact: I think medicine and behavioral treatments leads to excellent outcome..

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Julie Kraus, LCPC-S

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Supervisor

Therapy specialties:  Anxiety, Depression, Substance Misuse, Grief/Loss, Trauma

Therapy approach:  Person-Centered, Strengths Based, Eclectic

Fun Fact: If I had a farm, I would rescue all of the dogs and cats who need homes.

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India Beatrice Jackson, LGPC

Mental Health Therapist

Therapy specialties:  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, Crisis/Trauma Therapy, Substance Abuse Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Child Therapy

Fun Fact: I am a plant based/vegan cook and have operated a plant-based meal prep service in the DMV.

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Meet The Outreach Team

Aaron Parker

Community Engagement Coordinator/PRP Specialist

What I love most about my position: Helping individuals reach their goals, watching them develop, and hope they're able to "Pay It Forward"!

Fun Fact: I have a twin sister and I can play Fur Elise by Beethoven on the piano.

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Meet The Health Home Team

Dasean Griffin    

Health Home Specialist

What you love most about your position: "Being able to educate people on the many ways one can live a healthier lifestyle."

Fun Fact: "I grew up watching the Food Network channel"

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Meet The Kidz Corner Manager &
Media Photographer

Madison Boddie

Editorial Photographer/Children's Corner Manager

What you love most about your position: Using my expertise to showcase Transformation Health through my photography and making a difference in children's lives. 

Fun Fact: "I've been a photographer since I was in a highchair."

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Meet The AdministrationTeam

To include: Office Manager's, ​Billing Specialist, and Media Team Member.

Meet The Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Team

CAREERS AT TRANSFORMATION HEALTH

At Transformation Health, LLC we strive for excellence and we start with our amazing staff. Our staff are qualified individuals who share a common goal to serve the community. Why don't you: 

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