Juanita Price, Chief Executive Officer – Mrs. Juanita Price, M.Ed., has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Hillcrest Children and Family Center since July 2009. Her life’s work has been focused on helping people to overcome challenges; a passion rooted in her childhood experiences growing up in Newark, New Jersey. She has more than 25 years of executive experience in the behavioral health services sector and has served as CEO of the following entities: the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health, Community Services Agency; Connecting Point (a child adolescent and family service agency in Toledo, Ohio); and the Toledo Mental Health Center (a capacious psychiatric hospital servicing Northwest Ohio). Additionally, Mrs. Price is a nationally recognized advocate for mental health, and she was recently appointed by U.S. Secretary of Human Services to the National Advisory Council of the Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Mrs. Price is also the current president of the National Leadership Council on African American Behavioral Health. Her primary philosophy for Hillcrest Center clients is “get better, do better and stay better! We want to help the people we serve build resiliency so they can overcome challenges of all kinds…trauma, tragedy, personal crisis…and bounce back stronger and wiser.”
Alex Ampiaw, Chief Financial Officer – Mr. Alex Ampiaw, M.Acc, MBA, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer of Hillcrest Children and Family Center, and he has been with the organization since April 2010. He started his accounting career at a Coca-Cola bottling company in Ghana after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a major in accounting at the University of Ghana. He relocated to the United States to pursue graduate studies at the Bowling Green State University in 1987, where he graduated with a dual Master’s degrees in business administration and accounting. With over 20 years of nonprofit experience, he has worked in consulting capacities with The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health, Community Services Agency, Capital Behavior Health in Washington, DC, and other nonprofit organizations in Ohio. Moreover, he possesses a passion to help nonprofit organizations benefit from the tremendous efficiencies made possible by modern technology and to encourage data-driven management decisions at all levels of the organization.
Jamie Dixon, Clinical Director – Mrs. Jamie Edwards Dixon, LICSW, LCSW-C, is the Senior Clinical and Program Administrator at Hillcrest Children and Family Center, and she has been with the organization since January 2014. Mrs. Dixon has a Master’s in social work from Howard University and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia State University. Her career spans twenty years of working to improve the lives of children through direct care services and program administration. Prior to working at Hillcrest Center, she served as the Clinical Director at Affordable Behavioral Consultants, Inc. in Largo, Maryland, and also piloted outpatient mental health services for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan D.C. Most importantly, Mrs. Dixon is invested in contributing to the health and wellness of those who are in need and open to receiving support.