Our Staff is Here for You
At FCS, we take a great amount of pride in building a team of passionate and experienced clinicians who genuinely care about the well-being of their clients. All staff who provide clinical services with FCS are licensed professionals: including: clinical social workers professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. They draw on proven treatment techniques developed through years of experience to guide and assist clients with all types of social, emotional, and behavioral issues.
Our offices are set up to provide a safe and comfortable designed to give you the most effective treatment possible. Appointments are available during day and evening hours and our staff is flexible to accommodate your needs.
Northern Region Case Management Staff
Southern Region Case Management Staff
West End Place Medical Adult Day Care Staff
Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C
Senior Director of Behavioral Health
Jennifer is responsible for the administrative, management, and day-to-day operations of FCS’s trauma and mental health services programs. She also establishes and monitors clinical services, quality improvement, professional development, productivity targets, and outcomes. Jenn oversees FCS’s regional clinical supervisors as well Access FCS, the agency’s centralized intake system. Jenn is the proud mother of three energetic children. When she’s not busy cheering for them on the lacrosse field, she enjoys reading and her newfound hobby of running in 5Ks.
Amie Myrick, MS, LCPC
Director of Education and Training
Amie Myrick is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Ms. Myrick sees clients in the Harford County office, as well as with the Harford County Child Advocacy Center to provide services for families whose lives have been disrupted by physical and sexual abuse. Since 2007, Ms. Myrick has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in mental health settings such as Johns Hopkins Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and St. Vincent’s Villa (formerly St. Vincent’s Center). After receiving her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Myrick has used art, play, and traditional therapies to help survivors of abuse cope with their experiences while developing greater self-esteem and feelings of empowerment. Ms. Myrick also provides support for non-offending parents and siblings who are also coping with their own feelings of grief and anger.
In addition to her role as a licensed counselor, Ms. Myrick serves as the Director of Education and Training for FCS. In this role, she assists with the training of staff members, professionals and individuals in the community, and graduate level interns.
Naomi Weller, LCSW-C
Clinical Director (Howard County Counseling Office)
In addition to seeing trauma and general clients, Naomi oversees the clinical staff at FCS’s Howard County counseling office. Specializing in trauma treatment services, she collaborates with other local Howard County organizations to provide essential resources to clients and also serves on county planning committees to implement new services or information. The proud mother of two teenagers, Naomi enjoys reading and partaking in outdoor activities with family and friends. She also spends plenty of time with her beagle, Shiloh, and her beagle/basset hound mix, Ginger.
Kelley A. Rainey, LCPC
Director of Domestic Violence Programs (Baltimore County and Carroll County offices)
Kelley is responsible for the operation of domestic violence programs that service clients in Carroll and Baltimore County. Kelley is also responsible for the operations of the domestic violence safe house located in Carroll County. She serves as the secretary on the advisory board for the Maryland Network to End Domestic Violence, is co-chair of the Carroll County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and is chair of the Carroll County Domestic Violence Council. Outside of her work at the agency, Kelley teaches in the humanities department at Carroll Community College. Kelley enjoys running 5k races and half marathons, baking, art and spending time with her family.
Erin Stohlman, Southern Coordinator of Case Management Services
Erin Stohlman has nearly ten years of progressively responsible experience concentrating on a diversity of human services that benefit the health and wellness of families and children. Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Stevenson University. She also received a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from McDaniel College.
Currently she serves as the Southern Coordinator for Case Management Services. In this role, she supervises a dynamic team of Case Managers who coordinate services and provide direct case management services to people who live in Howard County and Anne Arundel County. The programs Erin works directly with are the Healthy Families team, Family Stability team, Family Violence team and the Building Youth Resiliency team.
Prior to coming to Family and Children Services of Central Maryland, Erin gained critical experience working for multiple organizations in the nonprofit field and in the public school system. As a Support Broker with Shared Support Maryland, INC., she worked to advocate, coordinate and provide quality, person directed supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As the Regional Services Manager for Head Start in Frederick County, where she managed their Health, Nutrition and Mental Health programs. Her duties included monitoring compliance for the Head Start program and ensuring needs of families and children with health, mental health and nutrition were addressed. Erin also worked as a School Counselor for the Carroll County Public School System where she worked with students, their families and school personnel to help students achieve social, emotional and academic success.
Early in her career, Erin gained an in-depth knowledge of the behavioral health field. Erin assessed and monitored rehabilitation of individuals struggling with behavioral health issues. Erin worked as a Service Coordinator for Mosaic Community Services in Carroll County and a Rehabilitation Coordinator for Family Services Inc. in Montgomery County. These positions provided her the opportunity to help the individuals she served to receive vital mental health services necessary for their successful community integration.
Erin is married and has two sons. In her spare time she enjoys the going to the beach, spending time with family and friends and exercising.
Heather Sherbert, Southern Region Director of Case Management Services
Heather Sherbert has been with Family and Children’s Services for 20 years. In her current role as the Southern Regional Director of Case Management Services, she is responsible for the supervision of the program social workers, case managers, graduate students and interns. She coordinates the orientation of program admissions, caseload assignments and the day-to-day delivery of community care coordination and case management services. In addition, she maintains oversight of program operations to ensure participants receive services that are strengths-based, culturally sensitive and adhere to the core principles of risk, need and responsivity to reduce recidivism, engagement in community services and support participants to achieve their self-identified goals.
Heather has extensive experience in the oversight of case management programs that are locally, state and federally funded and have a particular focus on homelessness. She actively participates in the Coordinated System of Homeless Services for Howard County and through our family-based homelessness prevention model, Family Stability. In concert with Howard County government and United Way of Central Maryland, Family Stability serves families with children who are at risk of homelessness and the resulting educational instability. Other programs Heather provides oversight of include Healthy Families, Family Violence Program, Building Youth Resiliency and a general case management program in partnership with the Multi Service Center of Laurel. Heather routinely utilizes several reporting systems to manage and report data for quarterly and annual reports.
Rochele Jones, Director of the Foster Grandparent Program
In her current position at Family and Children’s Services (FCS), Rochele is on a mission to help “Bridge the Generational Gap”. Trained in finance, she has been an employee of FCS for 20 years as a Grants Manager until June 2015. Mrs. Jones was asked to run the Foster Grandparents Program as she was the grants manager for this program for over 8 years. She engages well with volunteers, peers, partners and funders. She understands her volunteers, their needs and is able to meet them where they are to get the best outcome. In just 2 years Rochele has managed to increase the number of volunteers from 48 (April 2016) to just over 70, and the volunteer stations have also increased from 18 stations to 24 stations and counting. Rochele has also partnered with all of the Baltimore City Senior Centers to help with recruitment.
Sarah Quinn, LCSW-C
Clinical Director, Carroll and Harford Counties
Sarah Quinn, LCSW-C comes to FCS following over ten years of work in public child welfare. During that time, she gained valuable experience through diverse service provision to include home-based interventions, clinical assessments for children with mental health and developmental disabilities, facilitation of family involvement meetings, and acting as the mental health liaison for the Harford County Department of Social Services. She most recently supervised an out of home care unit with the Department. Sarah is a graduate of UMBC where she double majored in social work and acting. She went on to complete a Master of Social Work degree, with clinical concentration, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Since obtaining her MSW, she has continued her training with a particular emphasis on trauma, its impact, and best practices. As Clinical Director, Sarah is especially interested in enhancement of program delivery through staff support/engagement and community partnerships as well as development and use of innovative and evidence-based practices. Sarah believes in the power of connection, kindness, and advocacy all of which rekindle her commitment to FCS’s important work each day.
Dr. Miguel Macaoay
Miguel Macaoay, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry.
Dr. Macaoay served as the Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Director at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Macaoay also served as the Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatry at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD. Dr. Macaoay also has a private practice located in Carroll County, MD.
Dr. Macaoay currently serves as the Medical Director at Family Children’s Services of Central Maryland. Dr. Macaoay’s duties will include organizational development and implementation of the Medical Service as FCS transitions into a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Outpatient Mental Health Service.
Eileen Meier, PMHNP-BC, MS, MPH, BSN, JD
Eileen Meier, PMHNP-BC, MS, MPH, BSN, JD is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, nurse for 35 years and has worked in the mental health field for four years in the hospital and in out-patient clinics. She has worked in a variety of settings including in-patient, clinics, the community, health-policy legislation, domestic violence law, teaching and abroad. She received her Master of Science from the University of Maryland, Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, BSN from the University of Iowa, and JD from the Washington College of Law, American University. She has a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, MA. She is a former Maryland certified sexual assault nurse forensic examiner for children and adults. She is experienced in psychiatric medication management, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children (TF-CBT). She has worked extensively with children, families and adults that have experienced grief, domestic and sexual violence, and post-traumatic stress in the U.S., and in post-conflict and refugee settings in Nepal, the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Iraq, Kuwait, the Middle East and Africa. She sees children, adolescents and adults for therapy and medication management for all psychiatric diagnoses.
Alexandra P. Cargo, Ph.D., Psychologist
Alexandra (Allie) Cargo, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience as a therapist and evaluator. She works with a broad age range, from children through older adults, and uses a variety of techniques specific to the issues of the individual, in a warm, collaborative environment. Dr. Cargo received her B.A. in Psychology from Smith College, her M.Ed. in Special Education-Learning Disabilities from the U. of MD, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American U. She taught in the public schools and then worked at The Kingsbury Center for many years as an educational diagnostician, school consultant, and tutor before receiving her clinical training. In addition to providing therapy at Family and Children’s Services of Central MD in Howard County, she performs diagnostic assessments at The Wake Kendall Group in D.C.
Susan Holliday, MSW, LCSW-C
Susan Holliday, MSW, LCSW-C, is a clinical social worker who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years. Her experience includes individual, group and family work with adults, adolescents and children, in clinic, hospital, school, substance abuse and private practice settings. She taught Counseling and oversaw the Field Practicums in the Mental Health Associate program at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD for over 10 years. She also taught Psychology of Creativity at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. She is open to using a wide array of therapy techniques to help her clients of all ages understand how to heal themselves from trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. She received her Master of Social Work from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Drama from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.
For fun, Susan knits, writes, crochets, hikes and enjoys time with her family and pets.
Tomi Schon, LCSW-C
Tomi has been working in the mental health field since 1999. She works with children, adults, and families, and specializes in working with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Ms. Schon is trained in several therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Play Therapy. She believes in empowering clients to make the necessary changes to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Kelly Hukmani, LCSW-C
Kelly has been working in the field of mental health for over 15 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Human Services from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and her Masters of Social Work Degree from The University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore. Kelly has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including foster care, residential, a non-public school setting, public school setting and non-profits. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Kelly has been trained in attachment theory, play therapy and Trauma-Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). At Family and Children’s Services, Kelly works with children as young as three years old, adolescents, and adults.
Ashley Parkent, Medical Administrative Assistant, Howard County and Baltimore City offices
Robin Simmons, Office Administrator, Howard County office
Quasha Hawkins, Receptionist in Howard County
Teena Robertson, Office Administrator, Carroll County
Holly Troy, Receptionist, Carroll County office
Trudy Harrell, Carroll County Medical Administrative Assistant
Tonia Bravo Llanten, LCPC
Therapist, Carroll County office
Tonia Bravo Llanten, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor offering over twenty years of progressive clinical practice providing a wide range of mental health services. Ms. Bravo Llanten has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, public health centers, community mental health and hospital settings. Fully bilingual English-Spanish, competent diagnostician with strong clinical skills with extensive training and certifications in treatment modalities including but not limited to Trauma Informed & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Gottman Method, Brief, Solution Focused, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Holistic Therapy. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; Maryland License #2124; National Board Certified Counselor; Clinically Certified Juvenile Treatment Specialist- National Association of Forensic Counselors; Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor- National Association of Forensic; Counselors; Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist-Advanced Certification.
Ms. Bravo Llanten strives to provide compassionate, client-centered empirically supported techniques to address a spectrum of mental and behavioral health concerns, multimodal therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual.
Deanna Ferrell, LCSW-C
Deanna Ferrell, LCSW-C, had been working in the field of mental health for 30 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Notre Dame University of Maryland (formerly the College of Notre Dame of Maryland) and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland. Deanna has worked in a variety of settings serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has over 8 years of experience with Family and Children’s Services specializing in trauma treatment using trauma informed treatment strategies including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT). Deanna also has experience in helping individuals and families cope with mood disorders, grief and loss, attention deficit disorders, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and behavioral challenges. Deanna uses a person centered approach encouraging and supporting clients in identifying their strengths and developing strategies for using these strengths to achieve their goals.
Rebecca Fulp, Office Administrator, Harford County
Jenn Weeks, LCPC
Jenn Weeks , LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certified Therapist. Jenn primarily provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and families who have experienced a significant trauma. She received her Bachelors of Science from College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2015. Jenn has experience providing services for this population within a community based non-profit, inpatient psychiatric setting, and both in-home, school, and outpatient setting. Her therapeutic approach implements a trauma focused and evidences based practice, with an integrated approach, using play, expressive arts, and cognitive behavioral therapy with clients and their respective families in order to establish a sense of safety, self-efficacy, and enhance ongoing resilience and quality of life and functioning.