Christina trained as a Nurse-Midwife at Yale University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University focusing on Gender and International Relations. She holds a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in the UK, and is a doctoral candidate in Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Christina loves working with pregnant people and their families as a midwife. She has worked as a midwife all over the world including Texas, Connecticut, Guatemala, South Sudan, and of course Washington DC. She catches babies at Washington Hospital Center. Christina started working at Community of Hope in 2018. Her research interests include intimate partner violence, reproductive health disparities, refugee/ immigrant health, and nursing and midwifery interventions for underserved/ vulnerable populations. Outside of work, Christina loves hanging out with family, practicing yoga, reading, and traveling to new places.
Irene received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University in White Plains, New York. She is a licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia and a national certified counselor. Irene’s therapeutic foundation is in cognitive-behavioral and person centered therapy. She also incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies to create an ideal individualized treatment experience. In her free time, Irene enjoys being immersed in nature, reading, working out, gaming and spending time with friends and family.
Nina is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the Conway Health and Resource Center. She received her BSN from St. Xavier University in 2001 and her MSN in Adult-Gerontology and her HIV/HepC certification from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. She previously worked at an HIV & PrEP clinic in Northern Virginia, providing care to largely immigrant population. She is now eager to offer those skills to the patients at Community of Hope where she has been since May 2019. Her core interests regarding her work are health promotion, sexual health, HIV care, PrEP, health disparities. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, theater, and travel. She/her pronouns.
Megan received her Master of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University after working as a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Emergency Department. Megan joined Community of Hope in 2013 and provides health care to patients of all ages. Her interests include cardiovascular health, women’s health and health care improvement. She is fluent in Spanish. In her time off, she enjoys travel, spending time with friends and family, and running.
Carmelle earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology cum laude, with college and departmental honors from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at NIH. She obtained a dual MD-PhD degree in Medicine and Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York. After her internship and residency training in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Carmelle completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She is board certified internal medicine and infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland and has been at Community of Hope since April 2017. She provides care primarily to patients with HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections. Outside of work Carmelle enjoys singing in church choir, community health outreach, and reading.
Amanda received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Previously, she practiced in Seattle, WA and Charleston, SC in community and public health. Amanda believes healthcare is a fundamental human right and enjoys working for an organization rooted in the community. She provides full spectrum care to the entire family, with special interests in dermatology, pediatrics, and women's health. In her off days, Amanda enjoys eating and exploring DC with her husband and fluffy dog, as well as traveling to visit her friends and family.
Alex is a School Based Psychotherapist and will be serving students and families at Marie reed Elementary School in NW DC, providing therapeutic services, school staff support, and social-emotional classroom-based activities. Alex studied psychology at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX before earning her Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Adler University in Chicago, IL. She is licensed in the state of Texas and in the District of Columbia as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a National Board Certified Counselor. Her previous work experience includes working in high school, university, and community counseling settings providing individual, group, and family therapy.
This is what Alex says, “has prepared me to provide an environment in which all members of the school community feel supported in their efforts to grow.” She is passionate about finding ways to help every member of a school community experience empowerment and the feeling of belonging in the academic setting. Alex views therapy as a collaborative process that involves developing new perspectives, healthy coping skills, and problem-solving mechanisms. She uses a person-centered, strength-based approach to tailor the therapeutic experience to meet the needs of those impacted by anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, grief and loss, trauma, school-related issues, and life transitions. Outside of work, you can find her spending quality time with friends and family, road tripping to a weekend camp site, exploring all that DC has to offer, reading historical fiction and non-fiction, running, doing yoga, and playing with her pup.
Rebekah is a Certified Nurse Midwife who rejoined Community of Hope in August 2016. She grew up in Chicago and received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Valparaiso University in Indiana, then proceeded to Yale University in Connecticut where she received her midwifery degree. She worked as an RN at a birth center in Connecticut before coming to Community of Hope for the first time in 2014, and then gained additional full-scope midwifery experience, including waterbirth, in a rural setting in Illinois. In her free time, she enjoys running, baking, hiking with her dog, and anything that allows her to be outdoors.
Sheila joined Community of Hope as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016 and provides primary care to patients of all ages. Originally from Michigan, she received her Master of Nursing from Georgetown University after working in critical care and cardiology. Her clinical interests include geriatric, women's, and teen health. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, pod-casting, keeping up with world affairs, drinking chai tea lattes, and being a wife and first-time mother.
Natolya is a 2010 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Clark Atlanta University where she majored in Biology. Before joining Community of Hope Natolya was a Dental Director at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the south side of Chicago. While there she was trained to treat with Infectious Diseases, Chronic Diseases and Pediatrics. She has been with Community of hope for close to a year and a half, and provides all phases of dentistry including Preventive Care, Restorative Care , Root Canals, Extractions and Dentures. She is a DC Native and a Ward 8 resident and it makes her proud to offer quality services to her neighbors regardless of their circumstance. Outside of work she enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her family and friends.