Our Leadership

Misty Cromartie, LCPC


Misty has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field conducting research with children and adolescents providing psychiatric rehabilitation services, therapeutic staff support and conducting therapy. The populations she has worked with include children, adolescents, adults with substance abuse issues, foster care children, at-risk youth, and juvenile offenders.

Marcia Hancock, LCSW-C


Marcia has over 12 years of experience working with children and adolescents in a multitude of settings, including schools, detention centers, and outpatient mental health centers. Marcia has treated children   with conduct disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder, schizoid affective disorder, learning disabilities, and mood disorders.

Jennifer Lowery,


Jennifer is a State of Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 20+ years of experience in education, community based mental health and working with children and their families. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Shepherd University and pursued her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from American Public University.

Nicole Taylor, LCPC



Nicole Taylor is a licensed counselor in the state of Maryland. She is also a board-certified supervisor. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Baltimore and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Tampa.

Ezinwanne Judith Irobereachi, MS-HCA, RN, MSN PMHNP-BC​

medical director

Judith is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center and has over 13 years of nursing experience in providing quality care to patients. She is experienced in providing psychiatric care to patients across the lifespan including children, adolescents, and adults.

Our Team

Angelina Diaz, LCPC


I have worked with individuals of all ages in the community, school, and homes to provide therapeutic services and support for over 20 years. 

Ashley Rooney, LGPC


Hi there! My name is Ashley Rooney, and I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. 

Bridgette Howard-Rose, LCSW-C


Change is constant. We often find ourselves in need of support when life takes us to a level of unpleasant changes. 

Dr. Brynez MB Roane, LCSW-C

clinical supervisor

Brynez Roane is a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Victim Advocate Specialist III, Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified (LCSW-C) and Board Approved Supervisor in the State of Maryland and District of Columbia.

Chontelai P. Mendie, LCPC


Hello, my name is Chontelai; I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with more than five years of experience in the counseling profession. 

Colleen Carter, LCSW-C


My name is Colleen Carter. I am currently a masters level social worker and have been practicing in the social work field since 2015. My passion and career focus has been working with children and families.

Denaysha Bowen, LMSW


Denaysha Bowen is a licensed mastered social worker in Maryland. She has earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Shaw University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. 

Emily Slabaugh, LCPC

clinical Supervisor
QA Specialist

I received my LGPC in 2008 from Loyola College (now University) and moved to southern California where I volunteered with an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy group (in which I am also certified through Eagala) and a local women’s shelter.

Erika Medrano, LGPC


As a therapist at ITS I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds, specifically the Latinx population.



Faith Moore, LGPC


Faith Moore is a licensed graduate professional counselor in the state of Maryland. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

Jenny Winkert, LCSW-C


Hi I’m Jenny! I am a clinician and rehabilitation specialist at Innovative Therapeutic Services. I graduated with my masters from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in May 2020. 

Julia Trone, LCPC


Julia joined ITS in 2022. She is a hybrid therapist providing services virtually, in-person, and to students throughout our school-based program.


Karen Malveaux-Joy, LMSW


Karen has been with ITS since 2021. She specializes in social, coping, and independent living skills.


Kenya C. Hall, LMSW


Kenya Hall (she/her/hers) has spent her career working with and serving those from historically and presently excluded groups and communities. 


Madison Schenkewitz, LGPC


After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Towson University, Madison continued her education at Towson where she earned her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology. 

Nezhla B Momayezi,


With over 5 years of experience, Ms. Momayzi has been with ITS since 2020. 

Rebecca Grady, LCSW-C


Rebecca Grady, LCSW-C is a licensed, board approved clinical supervisor. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland in 2001. 

Sara Pirmohamed, LGPC


Sara Pirmohamed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. 

Dr. Sarah Gardner, PsyD


Dr. Sarah Gardner is a Neuropsychologist and Licensed Psychologist with experience providing neuropsychological, psychological, autism, developmental (5-years old and younger), and achievement testing. 

Tessa Snowberger, LGPC


Tessa Snowberger is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor working in outpatient mental health clinics for the past four years. 


Tori Taylor, LGPC


Tori Taylor is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) with over 3 years of clinical mental health experience. Tori holds a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland.

Allison Dahne, LCPC


Allison has over 20 years of experience with a diverse group of individuals, ranging from children through adults, in both counseling and educational settings. She has worked with foster care, underprivileged, and drug/alcohol recovery, to name a few of her familiar populations. 

Courtney Lee, LMSW, TF-CBT


Courtney is a Licensed Master Social Worker who has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Alcorn State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. Courtney has experience providing therapy services to a variety of individuals, particularly children and adolescents, in various settings within the community and in schools. Courtney has training in trauma-focused CBT. 

LaTasha Verner, LMSW

SCHOOL-BASED therapist

Meet LaTasha, a licensed Mastered social worker. She has experience working with children and families in foster care as well as children and adults experiencing, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and other mental health disorders.

Naeem Thompson, LMSW


Naeem Thompson is a Licensed Master Social Worker. He received his Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work. Naeem received his Bachelors in African American Studies, Political Science with Minor in Spanish from Temple University.

 Naeem has as passion for working with children, adolescents, and families.

Nicole Bushnell, LMSW

SCHOOL- BASED therapist

Nicole Bushnell is a Licensed Master of Social Worker (LMSW)in the state of Maryland and obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree from University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. She holds a certificate as a Certified Clinician Trauma Professional (CCTP) to provide clients an evidence-based framework for navigating past trauma and help clients rediscover joy and happiness within their lives.

Ifeoluwa Oyefeso DNP CRNP-PMH


My work experience in mental health started as a personal care staff in a group home for individuals with autism while enrolled in nursing school. It was a rewarding experience for me so I decided to focus on mental health after my graduation. I worked as a psychiatric nurse in a forensic unit for 8 years after graduating from college. I also have four years of experience as a psychiatric nurse in an inpatient unit of a community hospital.

Chelsea Tarleton, LCSW-C


My name is Chelsea and I have been practicing therapy for 7 years. I have extensive experience in anxiety, depressive disorders, childhood disorders, substance abuse treatment, and trauma. I believe everyone is stronger than what they think. I utilize a strength-based approach to empower the client in developing coping skills to use in those times of adversity.

Danielle Swinton, LMSW


Danielle Swinton is a licensed master social worker. She obtained her Master of Social work degree from Tulane University. Danielle has experience working with adolescents, young adults, athletes, and individuals with performance anxiety.



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