Our Clinicians

Anthony J. Manley Rook

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MSW, LCSW, ACSW, LCAS
Anthony Manley-Rook serves as the Administrative Director of IFS. He brings over 20 years of experience in treating children and adults. Mr. Manley-Rook received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University. Mr. Manley-Rook is a certified sex offender treatment specialist and a mental health/substance abuse trainer for local stakeholders in the community.

Natasha C. Holley

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LCSW, LCAS, MAC, CCS
Triple P Certified
Natasha Holley is a licensed clinical social worker and addictions specialist who serves as the Clinical Director within our organization. She has over 12 years of experience in treating children and adults. Mrs. Holley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Elizabeth City State University and a Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University. Mrs. Holley is a certified sex offender treatment specialist and a forensic evaluator. Mrs. Holley is a mental health/substance abuse trainer for local stakeholders in the community and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Addiction Professionals, and the National Association of Forensic Counselors. Mrs. Holley was the recipient of the 40 under 40 award for East Carolina University in 2017 and the 40 under 40 award for Elizabeth City State University in 2018.

Dr. Kim A. Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds is a native of Eastern North Carolina and has practiced Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Eastern North Carolina area for over 10 years. She completed medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1998. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in 1999. Her general psychiatry residency was completed in 2001 also at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reynolds completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in 2003. Dr. Reynolds is currently a selected provider in the ECBH and Eastpointe cachement areas.

Dr. Rick Ellis

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Dr. Ellis was born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and has 16 years of experience working with adult psychiatric and substance abuse consumers. Dr. Ellis received his Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University.  He also completed medical school at East Carolina University School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency in 2000.

Dr. Rita-Kay Mabine Davis

Dr. Rita-Kay Mabine Davis is originally from Ahoskie, North Carolina. She has practiced Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Eastern North Carolina area for over 10 years. She completed medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1998. She completed general psychiatry residency in 2001 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Davis completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in 2003. 

Mona Townes

MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI, MACMona Townes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addictions Specialist. She serves as the Director of Crisis Services at IFS. Mona is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and until recently, served on the Board of Directors for NASW-NC.  She represents IFS in the National Association of Crisis Organization Directors (NASCOD) and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). She also serves on the Pitt County Child Fatality Review Team as a Prevention Specialist. She is certified by the National Council on Behavioral Health as a facilitator for Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). In 2015, she was recognized as a Rising Star Alumni through the School of Social Work program at East Carolina University (ECU). Most recently, she was a 2017 40 Under 40 Leadership Award Recipient through ECU Division of Student Affairs. Mona received her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from ECU.

Roxanne Banks O’Kelley

Roxanne Banks O'Kelley
MSW, LCSW, LCAS, MAC, CTP, CSI
Roxanne Banks O’Kelley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is currently working on becoming a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. She received her Bachelors of Social Work from East Carolina University in 2008 and went on to receive her Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University in 2011. Roxanne currently serves as the Assistant Clinical Director.

Jessica Barrow

Jessica Barrow
MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Triple P Certified
Jessica Barrow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She currently serves as the Call Center Director.

Kenyada Maye

Kenyada Maye
MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Triple P Certified
Kenyada Maye is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addition Specialist Associate  who holds the position of Foster Care Director. Kenyada has experience working with children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses. Kenyada has received her Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree in 2011 and her Masters of Social Work Degree in 2013 from East Carolina University.

Sarah Wheeler

Sarah Wheeler
LCSW, LCAS, CSI, CTP, NADD-CCSarah Wheeler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, who serves as a therapist and an Intensive In-Home Director and Interim Director of Day Treatment Services in Greenville. She has experience working with children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses in an in-home and residential setting. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Rehabilitation Studies with a minor in Alcohol and Drug Studies in 2010 and a Master’s of Social Work degree in 2014 from East Carolina University.

 

Tracy Hyde

Tracy Hyde Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate
MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Tracy is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate who serves as the Assistant Mobile Crisis Management Director-Southern Region which services our 9 southern region counties. She obtained her Bachelors of Social work degree in 2014 from East Carolina University where she also obtained her Masters of Social Work degree in May, 2016. Tracy has experience in working with individuals of all ages with mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability concerns, specifically those experiencing crises.

Melissa Davis

Melissa Davis Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC
Melissa J. Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor who serves as the Day Treatment Therapist within Pitt County Schools.  She has 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families within the mental health and substance abuse field in Pitt County.  Melissa received her Master’s in Counseling from Seton Hall University and continued to receive her Substance Abuse Certification from Pitt County Community College and Play Therapy Certification from Capella University.  Melissa is a graduate through the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC CTP) in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS).  She has a passion for helping others around her and tries to offer a supportive hand.

Shontel Spruil

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MSW, LCSW
Shontel Spruill is a licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate.  She received her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Elizabeth City State University in 2005.  Shontel obtained her Master’s of Social Work in 2017 from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.  She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with Mental Health and Substance Abuse concerns.  She serves as an Outpatient therapist in the Open Access Clinic in Greenville NC.  Shontel also serves as an Qualified Professional for Day Treatment Services .

Valentina Burrola

Valentina Burrola clinician
MSW, LCSWA, LCAS-Val Burrola is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Northwestern College in Iowa and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Mobile Crisis Management in the Northern Region.

Sherri Langley

Sherri Langley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS-A
Sherri Langley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addition Specialist Associate who serves as an Outpatient therapist in the Open Access Clinic in Greenville NC. Sherri has experience working with adults, children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses. Sherri has received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree in 2017 and her Master of Social Work Degree in 2018 from East Carolina University. Sherri’s passion is empowering Individuals Served to live their best life.

Lauren Pearce

Lauren Pearce, MS, LPCA
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Lauren Pearce is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate and is currently pursuing her certification to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Lauren obtained her Master of Science degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from East Carolina University in 2018. She has experience working with children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse concerns. Lauren is currently serving as a team lead for Intensive In-Home in Greenville, NC.

Donna Cheshire

Donna Cheshire, MSW, CMSW, LCSW-A

MSW, CMSW, LCSW-A
Donna received her Masters in Social Work, and Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling, from East Carolina University in 2018. She received her Bachelors in Social Work, and Minor in Psychology, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2016. She began her education at Lenoir Community College, obtaining Human Service and Mental Health Degrees in 2012. She is from Kinston, NC and now resides in Trenton, NC. She is currently serving as a School Based Therapist in Craven County.

Lydia Hasch

Lydia Hasch licensed clinical social worker
MSW, LCSW-A
Lydia Hasch is a licensed clinical social worker who serves as a School-Based Therapist in Columbus County.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is accredited in Triple P Level 4 Standard.

Daryl Holloway

Daryl Holloway, MSW, LCSW-A, CSAC-R, NADD-DDP

MSW, LCSW-A, CSAC-R, NADD-DDP
Daryl Holloway is a licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. He received his Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Shaw University in 2015. Daryl obtain his Master of Social Work Degree from North Carolina Central University in 2019. He’s currently a member of the NASW, and National Social Work Honor. He enjoys working with diverse populations, mentoring the youth, serving individuals and families in need of mental health or substance related issues. Daryl takes pride in becoming an effective social work in our profession.  Daryl currently serves as Day Treatment Therapist and member of Greenville Intensive In Home Team.


Donita Smith

MSW, LCSW-A
Donita Smith is a licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Shaw University in 2015. She went on to obtain her Master of Social Work Degree from North Carolina Central University in 2019. She is currently a member of the NASW, Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society, and the NC Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. She enjoys working with diverse populations, is passionate about helping others, and being an effective social work professional. Donita currently serves as the Intensive In-home Team Lead.

Cindy Thomas

Cindy Thomas associate level Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Cindy Thomas is an associate level Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an associate level Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She is also certified as a Clinical Military Counselor. Cindy received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Campbell University, and her Masters Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, as well as the Association of Addiction Professionals. Cindy currently serves as a Mobile Crisis Responder and an Outpatient Therapist in Onslow County.



Christina Danielle Dixon

MA, LPC
Christina Danielle Dixon is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Christina graduated and received her BS in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University in 1999 and went on to graduate and receive her MA in Counselor Education (Agency Counseling ) from North Carolina Central University in 2003. Christina has over 16yrs of experience in helping people of diverse backgrounds to include adults, adolescents, and children improve their mental health. She believes strongly in meeting individuals where they are in order to help them achieve their desired goals.
She currently serves as a contract outpatient therapist in Greenville Office.

Karen Kaminski Esala

Karen Kaminski Esala school-based therapist

MS, MSW, LCSW-A
Karen Kaminski Esala serves as a school-based therapist in Craven County. Karen has a passion for working with children, adolescents and families. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English-Secondary Education from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA and later a Masters in Counselor Education from McDaniel College, Westminster, MD. Seeking professional advancement, Karen attended Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD where she earned a post-graduate certification in Clinical Community Counseling. While serving as a school counselor for the Department of Defense Education Activity and working closely with military families, Karen decided to pursue a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC. Her desire is to continue growing as a professional committed to serving others in the field of social work.

Charla Durante Alvarez

Charla Durante Alvarez-Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Hello,My name is Charla Durante Alvarez and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate practicing in Wilmington, North Carolina. I have over 20 years in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of setting including residential services, psychiatric hospitals, foster care and outpatient therapy. I have had a lot of experience working with a broad range of mental health disorders/clinical issues. I have experience working with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression Disorder, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse and Family/Relations Conflicts.

I use evidenced based techniques including Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused counseling.

I would describe my style as supportive, warm and create a safe therapeutic setting for my client’s. I work with my client’s to establishing goals, and assist to overcome current and past experiences that have created road blocks. My approach is based on the mind and physical self to build and create harmony in one’s life.

Danielle T Smith

Danielle T Smith Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Danielle T. Smith is a graduate of both Elizabeth City State University and Walden University. She holds a B.S and M.S in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate through the North Carolina Social Worker Certification and Licensure Board.

Danielle utilizes a person-centered, humanistic and mindfulness approach when working closely with her clients. She believes it’s important to first build a therapeutic relationship focusing on communication, honesty, and trust. Danielle enjoys getting to know her clients for who they actually are and encourages each individual to be their authentic self. Danielle works side by side with client’s to develop and build healthy coping skills when facing daily life stressors. Danielle currently serves as the outpatient therapist in the Elizabeth City office.