Staff

Richmond Office

 

Anna Yates, MSW, Assistant Director of Clinical Services

Anna began with ESP during the second year practicum of her Master’s program in 2012. Since that time, she has utilized a trauma-informed lens to support children, foster families, and biological families. Anna has experience providing targeted interventions to children with a variety of behavioral and mental health concerns, including attachment disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Anna strives to encourage families to develop empathy and an understanding of a child’s negative behaviors in order to develop a more positive trajectory in their lives.

Prior to her work with ESP, Anna provided crisis planning, interventions, and direct assistance with the Virginia Capital Region of the American Red Cross. In this role, Anna worked with the Disaster Relief Team as a Family Services case manager with individuals and families experiencing temporary homelessness, and other losses, due to natural and manmade disasters.

Anna received her Master’s degree from the VCU School of Social Work in 2013 and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communications in 2009 from the VCU School of Mass Communications. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on walks her dog, Bosley, exploring the James River, trying out new Richmond restaurants, and exploring all that the Richmond area has to offer.


 

Jamila Goodall, BS, Clinical Specialist

Jamila is a clinical specialist at Extra Special Parents’ Richmond office. She has experience working with a variety of populations within the helping profession, but she is most passionate about working with children and families. Jamila brings with her the knowledge and skills of working with at-risk youth, sexually reactive youth, youth with special health care needs, and youth with neurological differences. Jamila is a native of Richmond, Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Old Dominion University.


Ashleigh Barney, MSW, Clinical Specialist and Intensive Care Coordinator

Ashleigh Barney is a clinical specialist and intensive care coordinator at Extra Special Parents’ Richmond office. She began her career with ESP as a clinical specialist intern in 2014 and has since been brought on to the team full-time. Ashleigh found a love of social work during college while interning at a community resource center in Anacostia where she worked with children and families in need. She also interned at the Children’s Mental Health Resource Center in 2013. Ashleigh holds a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Karon Booker, BS, Part-time therapeutic mentor

Karon recently joined the ESP Richmond office as a therapeutic mentor. He has been working with children and families in a variety of dynamics for the past 18 years. Karon has worked in the Human Services Field with at-risk children in the residential and foster care setting, and as a teacher in the alternative setting, along with teaching in the public school setting. Karon is also a residential supervisor for adults with intellectual disabilities and works currently with a Virginia Community Services Board advocating for adults and families with serious mental illnesses. Karon holds a BS in Sociology with a Minor in Psychology from Longwood University.


Roanoke/Mt. Crawford Office

Kelley Owens, BSW, Clinical Specialist

Kelley Owens is a clinical specialist and therapeutic mentor in Extra Special Parents’ Mt. Crawford office. Kelley has worked at Extra Special Parents since January 2012. She has worked with children, teenagers, and families in a variety of settings. Prior to ESP, Kelley has gained experience from working with refugees, parenting and pregnant teenagers, homeless individuals,
facilitating group sessions, constructing and leading mission trips, creating and implementing community resources, and supervising family visitations. Kelley obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Work from Christopher Newport University with a minor in Sociology.


Kalia Madden, Administrative Assistant and Therapeutic Mentor

Kalia Madden is an Administrative Assistant/Therapeutic Mentor at Extra Special Parents’ Mt. Crawford office.  Kalia has worked at Extra Special Parents since December 2010. Kalia has a number of years working with children and youth.  Prior to working for ESP Kalia was a Lead Preschool Teacher for 8 years where she also shared Office Assistant responsibilities.  Her years of experience in child care and heart of compassion for young people have led to the opportunity to become a therapeutic mentor. As a therapeutic mentor she has worked with various youth in foster care including teenage mothers. Kalia attended Thomas Nelson Community College and Blue Ridge Community College.

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