Our Team

 

TESHANA D. GIPSON, EdD, LCSW, CSOTP

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gipson graduated from Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and matriculated to Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA); whereby earning a Master of Social Work – Clinical Concentration degree. After providing individual, group, and family counseling, intensive outreach, and case management services to a varied population, she went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dr. Gipson received her doctorate degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development. Through her work in a residential treatment facility, psychiatric hospital, community-based agency, and school setting, she obtained extensive knowledge and skills in the areas of adolescent, adult, and family treatment and services. Dr. Gipson has been appointed to numerous statewide task forces and workgroups in mental health and continues to aid the advancement of community-based services for individuals experiencing cognitive distress. She is the proud mother of Ellis II, Emani, and Eniya.

RYSHONNA STITH, MA

Director of Human Resources

Ms. Ryshonna Stith was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island.  She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies with a focus in Child Care Administration.   In 2003, she left a teaching position to co-own and operate a group home for pregnant/parenting teens in the foster care system.   In 2012, Ms. Stith obtained a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Phoenix.   As the HR Director at NDUTIME, Ms. Stith brings energy, organization, positive interactions, and effective leadership.    She has served in Human Resources roles since 2003. Recruitment, retention, staff development, employee relations, development and implementation of policies and procedures, conflict resolution and mediation, and the development and implementation of organizational goals are all processes that Ms. Stith has experience with and will execute while on the NDUTIME management team.