Juanita Price has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hillcrest Children and Family Center since 2009. As CEO, Mrs. Price is responsible for promoting recovery-oriented and culturally responsive services that foster dignity and respect for marginalized populations. Through her 30-year career in the behavioral health field, Mrs. Price has become a nationally recognized leader who 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).
Juanita Price’s public advocacy towards building resilient communities includes being a member of the National Advisory Council of the Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Leadership Council on African American Behavioral Health. In further serving and expanding the mission of Hillcrest, during her tenure with the organization, Mrs. Price has been responsible for opening a multimillion-dollar clinical facility and short-term family housing center in the Ward 8 section of Washington, DC.
Mrs. Price holds a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Toledo and a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Black Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
Carroll Parks has been the Chief Operating Officer of Hillcrest Children & Family Services since 2015. As COO, Mr. Parks is responsible for the planning, management, and evaluation of 12 community-based programs and a workforce of over 100 employees. With over 30 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, Mr. Parks was instrumental in shaping the State of Ohio policies and practices around substance abuse and chemical dependency as President of the Ohio Credential Board. Mr. Parks also served on the Governor’s Council for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Services.
Mr. Parks holds a Master of Science in Public Administration from Toledo State University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green University in Ohio.
Alman Brown has been the Chief Financial Officer of Hillcrest Children & Family Center since 2022. Mr. Brown is responsible for the overall operations of the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of the agency. Oversee, review and develop budgets for the agency, individual programs and new/proposed/expanded services, including the preparation of budget revisions as needed. Report on financial results and issues to the CEO and Board of Directors. A Master of Science in Business and Management-Concentration: Accounting, University of Maryland, College Park with over 18 years of experience.
Valeria Carter has been the Senior Clinical and Program Administrator of Hillcrest Children & Family Center since 2014. Ms. Carter is responsible for the overall operations of our Behavioral Health services.
A licensed independent clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience, Ms. Carter has previously held the Clinical Director position for two of the District of Columbia’s Healthy Families Thriving Communities Collaboratives. She also has served as an adjunct professor at Trinity Washington University, where she taught Introduction to Social Work and Introduction into Counseling courses.
Ms. Carter holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University at St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Jason Lewis joined the Board of Hillcrest Children & Family Center in 2017. In 2021, Mr. Lewis was elected President and has been responsible for ensuring the organization’s activities are compliant and aligned with the mission of Hillcrest, in addition to partnering with the CEO to guarantee the Board’s directives, policies, and resolutions are instituted. Mr. Lewis holds a Master of Science degree in Human Relations and Organizational Development, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Champlain College. In addition to a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Human Resource Management, both from Bowie State University.
Dr. Kris Inman is a political psychologist and research methodologist with over 15 years of experience working in national security, international development, and peacebuilding, primarily on the African continent. Dr. Inman is a Senior Program Officer at the US Institute of Peace, teaches part time at Georgetown University, and is a passionate advocate for community wellness, mental health, and peace in Washington DC. She joined Hillcrest’s board in 2015 as part of the United Way’s nonprofit board leadership training program and became an elected Hillcrest board member in 2016. She has served the board as Vice President from 2017-2019 and 2021-present. In addition to serving on Hillcrest’s governing board, she is a certified Equine Specialist with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association and currently supports clients on their mental health and wellness journeys through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at the Maryland Therapeutic Riding center. She lives in Ward 7 with her significant other and their four-legged pack.
Larry McClain joined the Board of Hillcrest Children & Family Center in 2017. During his 40 years of professional budgeting and accounting experience, Mr. McClain has assisted developing countries around the world in enacting greater fiscal discipline through a collaborative partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture. His years of leadership eventually awarded him the Secretary of Agriculture’s Annual Honor Award for his outstanding performance of financial duties at the agency. In his role as Treasurer, Mr. McClain has been responsible for monitoring and assessing the sound and compliant financial management practices of Hillcrest.
Dr. A. Camia Faulkner-White joined the Board of Hillcrest Children & Family Center in 2018. Dr. Faulkner-White is a licensed psychotherapist, a juvenile justice subject matter expert, and a principal researcher on mental health influences for marginalized communities.
Professionally, Dr. Faulkner-White works behind the scenes to ensure court involved youth have access to mental health support with front-line efforts to help the district reduce recidivism through the introduction and implementation of evidence-based programs.
As Board Executive Secretary, Dr. Faulkner-White monitors and assesses the organization’s programs and establishes the priorities and agenda for the Board and Executive committees.
Dr. Faulkner-White holds a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Illinois University where she developed a love for football and is now a proud Dallas Cowboys fan.
McKinley Posely joined the Board of Hillcrest Children & Family Center in 2019. During his 30-year career working in the public sector, Mr. Posely has managed the federal contracts of 7 different African nations. As a Board member, Mr. Posely partners with the CEO in cultivating and soliciting major foundation grants and contracts. Mr. Posely holds a Master of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota. He also has a Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management, a Certificate of Government Grants Management, Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting, and is a Certified Government Financial Manager.
Rahsheim Wright joined the Board of Hillcrest Children & Family Center in 2019. As a public relations consultant with over 20 years of experience coordinating local and national political campaigns, Mr. Wright has worked on the campaign of former President of the United States Barack Obama and former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, who represented the State of Maryland in Congress from 2008 to 2017. As a board member, Mr. Wright serves as an ambassador of the organization and advocates its mission to internal and external stakeholders. Mr. Wright is a graduate of Savannah State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising Campaigns.
Rekha Balu joined the Board of Hillcrest Children & Family Center in 2019. Serve on the board of a nonprofit organization delivering programs and services to fight poverty, expand the arts, and build social support and careers for young people.
Experienced manager and social science researcher trained in field experiments, design thinking, and behavioral science, with 20 years of experience partnering with and studying schools, health and social programs run by governments and nonprofits. Former journalist and legislative analyst. Expertise in educational reform, foster care, data-driven decision-making, and performance/ budget management.
Rekha is currently at Office of Evaluation Sciences, U.S. General Science Administration, Washington D.C. (2019). Fellow.
Partner with federal agencies to design low-cost enhancements to social programs and test them in randomized controlled trials.
MDRC, Center for Applied Behavioral Science, New York City. (2011-present) Director and Senior Research Associate.
Partner with social programs to develop evaluation plans, conduct statistical analyses; develop logic models and theories of change; design and lead trainings and workshops; manage multi-million-dollar government contracts.
Rekha currently holds a PhD, Economics of Education, Stanford University Graduate School of Education (2011).
Cody Barnett, MPH serves as the Senior Director of Communications at the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research worldwide. At MRA, he leads the development and implementation of strategies, messages, and stories that advance the organization’s mission and vision. He also leads efforts to engage, learn from, and partner with patients and families who have been impacted by melanoma. He brings over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector, with a focus on public health, health policy, development, and advocacy.
Before joining the Melanoma Research Alliance in 2017, Cody served as Director of Communications at AIDS United, where he directed all internal, public, member, and online communications for the national HIV-focused organization. Previous to this, he managed digital communications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature initiative, Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q).
Cody is passionate about using data-driven storytelling and patient-centered thinking to communicate complex research findings and make them accessible and actionable for patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders. Cody holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from George Washington University and a BA in Political Science from York College of Pennsylvania.