Meet Our Team of Reputable Mental Health Clinicians



Carol Gibbs, M.D.

Dr. Gibbs is a board certified psychiatrist. She received her BS degree in Zoology from Duke University and completed her medical degree and residency in psychiatry from UNC School of Medicine. She has been practicing psychiatry since 1999 and has a special passion for geriatric medicine and individuals within the SPMI (severe persistent mental illness) population. Dr. Gibbs is married with 2 adult sons and loves watching college football and spending time with family and friends.


​Karen Powell, PA

Karen has been a Physician Assistant, practicing since 2002. She graduated from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education in New York City with a Bachelors degree in Physician Assistant studies and has acquired a Masters in Public Health. In 2009 Karen moved to North Carolina and immediately started working in the field of psychiatry. Karen is enthusiastic about working in this rewarding field because providing quality patient care is her number one priority.

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Lisa M. Barnes, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Lisa Barnes is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  Lisa holds the graduate degrees of Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb University and a Post Master PMHNP Certificate from Washburn University. 

Lisa has been a board certified PMHNP since 2019 and enjoys her current PMHNP practice  with the geriatric population immensely.  Lisa has also valued her nursing experience that has included all ages across the lifespan. Lisa has been a nurse for over 22 years and has practiced as a medical surgical nurse, dialysis nurse, child health nurse, school nurse, psychiatric nurse, and has also been a nursing educator since 2013.  Lisa’s  currently teaches at the graduate level as a Regional Clinical Faculty member in a PMHNP program. Lisa’s experience as a nurse, nurse educator, and nurse practitioner in rural North Carolina has made her passionate about the need to promote mental health and advanced practice nursing.  Lisa’s optimistic nature also causes her to be passionate about promoting wellness with both her patients and her students.  In her leisure time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog where she enjoys the outdoors and any activity around water.

Jessica Breaux, FNP

Jessica graduated from College of the Albemarle with an associates degree in Nursing in 2010 and immediately went to work at the local Emergency Department.  She worked for 10 years in the Emergency Department as an RN and helped to care for many patients in the small community.  Her driving interest to further her career resulted in her pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Appalachian State University and then pursing her Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University in 2019.  Jessica is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She worked at a busy Urgent Care in her hometown for 2 years as a Nurse Practitioner.  Her experiences in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care highlighted the growing issues that all ages faced in obtaining psychiatric help in rural communities and has driven her interest in helping these populations to receive better care.

She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 26 years, who is a retired Navy Senior Chief, and has two sons and two daughters whom she adores.  She enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, gardening, travel, reading and going to the beach.


Candice Key FNP-BC

Candice is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University where she earned Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degrees with high honors.

She has worked in the field of medicine and nursing for over 20 years. For the past 14 years she has worked in rural Family medicine with a focus on mental health and chronic disease in small communities.

She is a dedicated mother and wife to her three children, Josh, Jackson and Abby; as well as her husband Andy. They enjoy outdoor activities, travel, and church activities.

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Pam Galvin, FNP-C

Pam is a graduate of Frontier Nursing University, 2019, earning a master’s degree as Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her bachelors at Lee’s McRae in 2016 and her RN at Orange County Community college (SUNY) in 2001. LPN at Ulster County Vo-tech, 1993

She has worked in the field of medicine and nursing for over 20 years. She began her journey as a CNA and then LPN in a skilled nursing facility. As an RN, her years were emersed in Emergency Medicine ‘experiencing a little bit of everything’, achieving clinical advancement project in community behavioral health collaborative. In 2020 she worked as an FNP in a behavioral health urgent care providing medication management to the community in Hickory NC and for foster families in Gastonia NC. Pam built medical services and expanded behavioral health service to reach the local population.

She has been married since 1993 to her spouse and best friend, Mark. They share one adult daughter, who is studying nursing. Pam and Mark enjoy camping, backpacking sections of the Appalachian Trial, hiking local NC mountain and exploring different scenic locations around the US.

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Darrina Milton, MSN, AGNP-C

Darrina received her Bachelor of Science degree from N.C. Agricultural & Technical State University in 2008 with a concentration in Biology. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for several years in Medical-Respiratory Progressive Care and Cardio-thoracic Surgery ICU. She received her Master of Nursing Science (MSN) from East Carolina University in 2015. Darrina is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has passion for geriatric medicine and chronic diseases. Darrina enjoys singing, cooking, and spending time with family.


Delisa Ordronneau, PA-C

Delisa received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Presbyterian College in 2004 with a concentration in Psychology. She received her Masters of Physician Assistant Science from Saint Francis University in 2008. Delisa is certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Certifying Commission of Physician Assistants. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. Delisa is married and has a beautiful daughter and two dogs. She enjoys working out and spending time with her friends and family.


Brandon Ryan, PA

Brandon received his Bachelor's of Science degree in biology from North Georgia State University in 2006.  Brandon began working in healthcare in 1995 as a volunteer firefighter in the Metro Atlanta area and progressed through the education and roles of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician- Intermediate and Paramedic, became a professional firefighter and rose to the rank of Lieutenant/Paramedic while also serving as county supervisor for the 911 EMS system, concurrently working two full time public safety jobs.  Seeking to advance his healthcare abilities further Brandon attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he graduated in 2008 with a Master's Degree from a specialized Trauma Surgical Physician Assistant program.  Brandon serves many advanced roles in healthcare, working in numerous busy Emergency Departments, Urgent Cares, Telemedicine as well as Mental Health Medication Management.  For several years Brandon held concurrent jobs in Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares in both Texas and North Carolina.  Brandon has served on the North Carolina State Medical Assistance Team since 2009 which deploys to regional disasters with a mobile field hospital.  Brandon is certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Certifying Commission of Physician Assistants.  He is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.  In his rare free time Brandon enjoys boating, beach life, traveling, auto racing and spending time with his family of five.

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Timnecia Richardson, MSN, FNP-BC

Timnecia is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from East Carolina University. She went on to receive an Associate Degree in Nursing from Nash Community College. She furthered her nursing education by receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston Salem State University. Timnecia graduated from South University with a Master of Nursing Science specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in psychiatry for over 10 years.

Timnecia has two beautiful and exuberant children. She enjoys cooking, shopping, traveling, music of all kinds, and spending time with family and friends.

Timnecia is excited to be a part of the SHAE Partners team. She believes in order to provide personalized care there must be a level of trust and understanding between the provider and the patient. Only then, is it possible to provide personalized care that meets the goals and needs of all that are involved.


Dr. Sarah Border

Dr. Sarah Border, PsyD - Director of Psychotherapy

Dr. Sarah Border is a licensed psychologist. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology with minors in Women’s Studies and Spanish from Marshall University in West Virginia. She also completed her M.A. in Psychology and her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Marshall University. Sarah’s pre-doctoral internship was completed at Charleston Area Medical Center/WVU Behavioral Medicine in Charleston, West Virginia. She believes completing an internship at an academic medical center prepared her to be efficient, flexible, and well-versed in a variety of treatment modalities and settings.

Dr. Border has training and experience conducting individual therapy with people across the lifespan with a variety of presenting concerns. She has tailored her training and experiences toward health psychology and enjoys working with individuals who have co-occurring physical and mental health concerns. Dr. Border values a collaborative relationship with her patients as they navigate the process of individual therapy in the context of additional life stressors such as chronic health conditions, aging, and other life transitions. She primarily operates using a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approach in which individual behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are used in conjunction to improve client quality of life.


Lindsey Blanton, LCSW

Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received both her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees at East Carolina University. Prior to joining the team at SHAE Partners, Lindsey worked with the aging population in various capacities including home and community-based services, long-term care facilities and hospice. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her husband. 

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Brandy Wilson, LCSW

Brandy Wilson, LCSW, received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mars Hill College, her Master’s of Recreation Therapy from University of Tennessee at Knoxville and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Over her 16 year career, Brandy has worked with a diverse population of children, young adults, adults and the geriatric population.  Early in her career, Brandy worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities thru the Autism Society of NC, Breakthrough of Knoxville and Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga, TN.  Brandy moved back to NC in 2010 and helped start up a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for children, ages 6-12 with complex trauma. After furthering her education, Brandy worked at a private psychiatric hospital doing intake assessments and crisis calls.  Brandy also has experience doing outpatient therapy with children focusing on helping children and families with chronic health conditions navigate through their diagnoses and lifestyle changes. 

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Shaniqua Wood, LCSW

Shaniqua Wood is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies at East Carolina University in 2014. She participated in the Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated in 2016. She has experience working with a diverse population including, children, young adults, adults and the geriatric population. Additionally, she has experience working with veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs providing services including facilitating substance use and depression groups, completing substance use intake assessments and providing individual therapy. She has extensive experience providing crisis intervention services in settings such as the emergency department in the hospital, an acute psychiatric hospital, and an outpatient behavioral health agency. Her most recent experience has been providing therapeutic services at an acute psychiatric hospital on a dual diagnosis unit. Shaniqua is passionate about providing therapy to individuals/families/couples to enhance their quality of life and to meet their goals. It is important for her to have a strong therapeutic rapport with her clientele and her clients are comfortable with confiding in her.


Yevonnie Lowe, LCSW

Yevonnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master of Social Work degree at Howard University in 2003. Throughout her career as a therapist, she’s worked with individuals within the areas of trauma, crisis intervention, severe and persistent mental illness, Christian counseling and geriatric mental health. She enjoys journeying with her patients as they recognize, nurture and harness their strengths to overcome challenges in their lives. Yevonnie also appreciates creative expression and the mind, body and spirit connection, and integrates these approaches into her practice.


Drew Evans

Drew Evans, Medical Scribe

Drew is a medical scribe for SHAE Partners. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Elon University in January of 2021. In her free time, Drew enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her friends and loved ones.

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Nicole Nielson, Medical Scribe

Nicole has been a medical scribe with SHAE Partners since February of 2020. She has almost 15 years of experience in medical administration. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, binge-watching shows, volunteering at her church, and hanging out with her husband, four teenage boys, and two dogs.

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Haley Dunlap, Medical Scribe

Haley joined SHAE Partners in November 2018 as a medical scribe. She grew up in Kansas before relocating to TN and then NC. She is a licensed phlebotomist as of May 2020. She has worked in the customer service/healthcare field for eight years combined before joining SHAE starting out as a dietary aide in a retirement home before getting her CNA. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her two children, listening to music, and watching movies.


Gina Binversie, Medical Scribe

Gina graduated from University of Wisconsin Madison with a BA in Psychology.  Her most recent job was a medical scribe at an Ophthalmology office, and before that was a mental health case worker both community based and in long term care facilities for over 10 years. Gina has one daughter and enjoys photography, spending time with family and being outdoors.

Mackenzie Roeschlein, Medical Scribe

Mackenzie is a medical scribe for SHAE Partners. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Neuroscience at East Carolina University. She enjoys reading and writing in her free time.


Lisanne Roofe, Medical Scribe

Lisanne attended Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, Nc where she completed my bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in 2022.  In her free time she likes to play volleyball, travel and spend time with her family and close friends. 

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Holly Chappelow, Medical Scribe

Holly is a medical scribe for SHAE Partners. Prior to joining SHAE Holly spent the last few years working as a medical scribe in ophthalmology and over a decade in Long term care. In her free time Holly enjoys spending time with her family, baking, being outdoors, and reading. 

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Isaiah Laster, Medical Scribe

Isaiah is a medical scribe for SHAE Partners. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary. In Isaiah's free time, he enjoys playing football and spending time with family and friends.



Amanda Surles- Practice Administrator

Amanda completed her Bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Arizona in 2004. After graduating, Amanda worked in strategic planning for a large telecommunications company in California, until moving back to North Carolina in 2010. Since being back in the North Carolina area, Amanda has worked in the medical field for the past ten years. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband, two sons,  family and friends.

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Serene Mercer, Chief Operating Officer

Serene joined SHAE Partners in February 2018. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Strayer University. She is also set to start working on her Master’s in Healthcare Administration in the Fall 2020 at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Serene has worked in customer service and the medical field for over a decade combined before joining SHAE. In her spare time, Serene enjoys spending time with her husband & children, watching movies and catching up with friends.


Katie Douros, LCSW- Director of Compliance and Credentialing

Katie is a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her MSW from East Carolina University. For her undergraduate degree, she graduated Summa Cumme Laude with a BS in Human Services from Montreat College where was on the varsity soccer team and a scholar-athlete. Katie has been working in the human services industry since her time as an undergraduate. Prior to her joining the team at SHAE, her experience included working with medically compromised children and adults, at risk youth, geriatric populations, acutely psychotic individuals, and individuals struggling with substance abuse. Katie has worked in settings ranging from a children’s hospital in Uganda to a wilderness camp in the mountains, programs working with sex trafficking victims to an acute psychiatric hospital setting. Katie is passionate about people and works to ensure that each client she meets receives the care and respect they deserve. With each client, Katie works to build trust, reflect strengths, and join alongside these individuals to meet their goals and create positive changes in their lives.


Terrence Laster, CLU, CFP

Terrence is the Business Development Partner for SHAE Partners. He is responsible for fiscal management and planning, internal controls, and long range planning. Terrence graduated with a BA in Economics from Duke University. Prior to joining SHAE Partners, Terrence spent many years in the financial services industry. In his free time, Terrence enjoys spending time with his gorgeous wife and two sons.