Our Team

Eastchester Family Service is comprised of experienced professionals that collaborate to manage clinical and business operations, ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and procedures, and oversee the delivery of high-quality services that meet the needs of every individual we serve. 

Dr. Hyacinth Dennis-Crooks

Dr. Hyacinth Dennis-Crooks is a highly accomplished Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with extensive experience and education in the field of healthcare. A native of Jamaica W.I She graduated with her Baccalaureate of science degree from The College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York State where she was a member of The International Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau. She obtains a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Kennesaw State University in 2004 and was Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2005. She obtained a terminal degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice from Walden University in 2018. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to patient-centered care, and has been recognized for her clinical expertise and leadership skills. She has conducted research on a variety of topics related to nursing, and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals. Overall, Dr. Dennis-Crooks is a skilled and compassionate FNP who is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of her patients.

Dr Raushanah Hud-Aleem

Raushanah Hud-Aleem, DO
Psychiatrist

Dr. Raushanah Hud-Aleem has been a practicing Psychiatrist for more than 10 years. She joined Eastchester in 2018.

Dr. Elisabeth Barclay

Dr Elisabeth Barclay is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 15 years. She is a native of Liberia, West Africa and brings a unique cultural background to our practice. She is passionate about helping children and families reach their highest wellness potential and goals in a holistic and family centered way. We are thrilled to have her as one of our Providers at EFS . 

 
Maureen Ogbu

Maureen Ogbu, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Ogbu, a nurse practitioner, came to Eastchester in 2018.  She has 12 years experience in the nursing field.

Rodney Aldridge

Rodney Aldridge, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Mr. Aldridge is a nurse practitioner who joined the Eastchester family in 2019.

Tisha Johnson, PsyD, TF-CBT
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Tisha Johnson is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in Georgia, North Carolina, and New York. She has been with the Eastchester family since 2012 and has a wide variety of clinical experiences that include providing psychological services in community behavioral health, residential treatment, community outreach, Christian counseling, and private practice settings. Her target population is childhood to young adults. She specializes in mood and behavioral disorders, including depression, mania, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and anxiety. In addition to her love for her professional work, Dr. Johnson is passionate about her family, crafting, and giving back to her community.

Dr LaToya Williams

LaToya Williams, EdD, LCSW, TF-CBT
Corporate Compliance Officer

Dr. LaToya Williams has over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Spelman College, a Master of Social Work Degree from Clark Atlanta University, and her Doctor of Education Degree from Argosy University, in Pastoral Community Counseling. Dr. Williams is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who utilizes her proficiencies to provide empowerment to adults and children and has a passion to help people sustain joy, freedom, and an abundant life regardless of any mental health challenges. Dr. Williams has served at Eastchester since 2010 and continues to share the heart of assisting youth and adults in navigating the stages, transitions, phases and challenges of life.

Dawn Townsend

Dawn Townsend, LPC, TF-CBT
Clinical Compliance Specialist

Dawn Townsend is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor having over 14 years of experience working in various capacities within the mental health field. Mrs. Townsend received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College and her Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Mercer University. Mrs. Townsend has always been passionate about expanding her skills in order to meet the countless needs of serving the family as a whole and its individual parts. Mrs. Townsend firmly believes that our life’s circumstances do not have to inhibit us from reaching our true potential and purpose in life, and continues to advocate for diminishing the stigma related to mental health. Mrs. Townsend has provided her services at Eastchester Family Services since 2013 and most recently expanded her skills in an area of service that she has been passionate about her entire career, trauma-focused care. When Mrs. Townsend is not hard at work serving EFS families and the EFS team, you will find her serving her own family and our surrounding communities.

Amber Simons, LPC, CPSC, TF-CBT
Cartersville Site Administrator

Amber Simons has been with Eastchester since 2011.  She is a LPC who has been practicing for 15 years.  In addition to serving as the Site Administrator for Cartersville, she provides therapy services.

Michael Wright, CPC-CPB
Director of Billing & Logistics

Michael Wright has been working in the billing arena of Behavioral Health for more than 14 years.  As a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) & Certified Professional Biller (CPB), Michael knows and manages Eastchester’s full Revenue Cycle. Michael has been a part of the Eastchester Family for 10 years.

Wes Caines

Wesley Caines
Re-entry Specialist

Mr. Caines is a Re-entry specialist and has been with Eastchester since 2014. 

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