Daramola is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He received his Bachelor of Nursing Degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health from George Mason University, VA. He joined Community of Hope in January 2021. Prior to joining Community of Hope, he worked for multiple years rendering mental health services to children and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings. At Community of Hope, he sees adolescents and adults providing behavioral health medication management services. He focuses on individuals with Depression, Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. Outside of work, Dara enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Kiona Bean, LPC is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she received an MA in counseling psychology. She joined Community of Hope in April 2021. She has a plethora of experience in working with children, teens, and adults. She specializes in addictions (along with MAT services), behavior modification concerns, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and trauma-related concerns. She has previously worked at community-based mental health clinics, UPO (United Planning Organization), SOME (So Others Might Eat) and private practice. She enjoys empowering all that she works with and often reminds them that there is always time to become the person that they want to be. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality with friends and family, traveling, shopping and learning about history and different cultures.
Alsan joined the Community of Hope in May 2021. He has been serving in Health Care Leadership since 2005. He previously served as the Medical Director of the Children’s Health Center at THEARC and prior to that he served as the Health Services Administrator for DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. As Chief Medical Officer, he oversees the effective management of Community of Hope’s three community health centers and is responsible for managing clinical operations, liaising between the administration and medical staff, and ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of medical care. As a pediatrician, he also sees patients at our Conway Health and Resource Center.
Alsan completed his Pediatrics Residency at the Children’s National Medical Center. He is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and received his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and MBA in Medical Services Management from John Hopkins’ Carey School of Business.
Joshua Blum is a District of Columbia Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) who earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics from James Madison University. Joshua works to leverage Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), trauma-informed care, logotherapy, and other trauma-informed approaches to empower clients towards their goals. Joshua has previous experience in providing therapeutic and case management services for individuals experiencing homelessness and has also worked in support of state and federal government workforce programs. When not at the office, Joshua enjoys being outdoors, reading, playing chess, and watching his favorite New York sports teams (usually lose).
Dr. Bracey-Stokes received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and Advanced Education in General Dentistry degree from Howard University College of Dentistry. She holds a B.S in Biology from North Carolina Central University. Throughout her career, she has provided comprehensive dental care to patients from every cross section of the socio-economic spectrum in Maryland and Virginia. She joined Community of Hope in March 2017. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Eunice Brady (she/her/hers) is a social worker based in Washington, DC whose background is in medical social work and psychotherapy. She has worked in different healthcare settings, most recently as a hematology social worker providing psychosocial support and case management to patients with bleeding disorders. Her clinical social work practice is influenced by Dialectical Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused therapeutic modalities. She received her MSW from Boston College and is an LICSW in the District of Columbia and Washington state. Eunice is passionate about social justice and intersectionality, social determinants of health, analyzing how policies impact the communities served, and impact of chronic and/or terminal diagnoses to one’s emotional and social wellness. In her spare time, she travels, hikes, reads, and cooks.
Taylor Bragg is a Family Nurse Practitioner at our Conway Health and Resource Center and joined Community of Hope in August 2022. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Virginia and worked as a nurse for 8 years. She completed the Master of Science in Nursing program at Georgetown University with the goal to work in primary care. Her interests are in sexual health, stroke prevention, and pediatrics. Traveling, reading and spending time with friends is her favorite way to spend spare time.
Marie received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Framingham State University. She joined Community of Hope in September 2021 and will be working as a clinical psychotherapist at the Conway Health and Resource Center. She previously worked at a DC core service agency since 2013, providing a wide range of services including case management, psychotherapy and diagnostic assessments. Outside of work, she enjoys being on the water, camping and photography.
Tracie Brown is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the the Family Health and Birth Center. She offers full scope well woman, pregnancy, postpartum and newborn care. Her specific interests include reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity and improving black women's experiences with obtaining reproductive health care. The first 8 years of her career provided her with invaluable nursing experience in critical care and high-risk OB at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Eager to improve maternal health and safety she became a doula and dedicated her free time to birth work, women's health and education. Soon after, she embarked on the journey to becoming a midwife and attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned her Master's of Science in Nursing.
Cassandra Burrell is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the Family Health and Birth Center. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Hampton University, school of nursing in May 1999. She attended midwifery school at Philadelphia University, where she received her Master's degree in May 2016. Her relationship with FHBC began about 12-13 years ago when she worked as a volunteer breastfeeding peer counselor and then later as an RN case manager with Healthy Babies Project. She was one of FHBCs first birth assistants and later returned as a midwifery student, a patient (her 4th child was born at the birth center), a birth assistant (again!), and now a midwife. Cassandra has been employed with Community of Hope since January 2019. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her husband and their 5 children. She also enjoys napping, people watching and working on novice crochet projects.