Our Staff

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Meet Our Teams

Pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Special Projects
HEY (Health and Education for Youth)
Prevention Team
The SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities with Teens)
Adult ID at Washington University School of Medicine


Leadership Team

Gregory Storch, MD
Medical Director of
Project ARK

Kim Donica, LCSW
Executive Director of
Project ARK/The SPOT

Katie Plax, MD
Medical Director of
Project ARK/The SPOT

 Tawnya Brown, MSW
Director of Operations

Emily Nishi, MPA
Director of Youth Services

 Chardial Samuel, LCSW
Director of Prevention

Julia Schlueter, MPH
Director of Quality

Lawrence Lewis, LMSW
Youth Services Coordinator

Mary Schulte
Administrative Coordinator

Pediatric SLCH


Ericka Hayes, MD
Pediatric Medical Director

Michele Estabrook, MD
Pediatric ID Physician
Phyllis Ballard, RN
Pediatric ID Nurse
 Kelly Nolan, LCSW
Director of WICY Services
 C. Maxey-Brown, RN
Perinatal Nurse Specialist

Debra Colquitt, BS
Perinatal Case Manager


Linda Smith
Treatment Adherence Specialist

Liz Neuf, MSW 
Beacon Engagement Coordinator 




Dana Bowens, MSW
HEY Lead Case Manager

Sonya Bond, LMSW
HEY Illinois Case Manager

Ronya Ward, MSW
HEY Case Manager



Lisa Jackson-Mclean, BSW
HEY LTC Case Manager



Prevention Team





Kelly Righton, LCSW, CCRP Manager of Early Intervention Services

Steven Fields, BS
HIV Prevention Specialist

Wolf Smith
HIV Prevention Specialist 



Sarah Garwood, MD
The SPOT Medical Provider

Denise Willers, MD
The SPOT Medical Provider

Sarah Mermelstein, MD
The SPOT Medical Provider

Nicole Carr, BSN, RN 
The SPOT Nurse

Angela Williams, PMH-NP

Jessika Triplett, MA

The SPOT Case Manager

Rochelle Moore, MA
The SPOT Lead Case Manager

Adam Kepka, MA, LPC
The SPOT Mental Health Specialist

Nicole Browning, MA, LPC
The SPOT Substance Abuse Counselor


Lauren Sullivan, MSW
Case Manager

Gaurav Kaushik, MPH, MPE
Data Coordinator
Maria Freshman, MA
Project ARK/The SPOT
Data Coordinator
Stacey Slovacek, MSW, The SPOT Drop-in Coordinator



Laurie Gilden, MSW
Lead Family Centered
Case Manager
Dreatha Harris, LPC
Case Manager
Shimere Harrington, MSW
Case Manager
Lisa Hill, LCSW
Case Manager

Anthony Guiterrez, LCSW
Case Manager

Betsy Miller, MSW
Case Manager

Aimee Nolan, BSW
Case Manager
Andrea Armstead, MA
Case Manager

Kimberly Darcy, MSW
Case Manager

Lloyd Edwards, BS
Retention Specialist
Caprice Johnson, BA
Case Manager
Voncille Williams, MSW
Case Manager

Kathryn Tenkku, MSW
  Transition Case Manage

 Diane Bates, BA
Patient Retention Specialist

Cheryl Nelson, LCSW
Family Wellness Specialist


Justin Hampton, LMSW
Mental Health Specialis

Shannon Spellman, LMSW
Case Manager