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Walter Toller

Walter Toller, MSN, PMHNP is a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. He graduated from Walden University’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Program as a member of the Honors Society with a 3.9 GPA. He is currently seeking a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Chatham University and is working on a DNP project that involves spiritually addressing the Opioid Crisis. Walter Toller brings to the clinic a spiritual humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body. He has an abiding commitment to individualized, personalized, comprehensive care for patients. He worked as a nurse for 28 years, he began his Nursing career in the United States Army and proudly served his country for 9 years. Walter is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Walter was born and raised in an impoverished neighborhood of Baltimore city; this humble beginning motivated him to dedicate the rest of his career toward giving back to his original community by helping people deal with their mental health issues and overcome their substance abuse struggles.

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Dr. Jessica Milone

Jessica Milone has been practicing nursing for 9 years and has been a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2019. She graduated with a doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP) from University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has extensive background working in adult and adolescent psychiatry including treatment for mood disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma-informed care and substance abuse. She completed a quality improvement project through her doctorate program which involved creating a mindfulness meditation program at a regional outpatient day program for adults and adolescents. Dr. Milone is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. has been practicing nursing for 9 years and has been a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2019. She graduated with a doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP) from University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has extensive background working in adult and adolescent psychiatry including treatment for mood disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma-informed care and substance abuse. She completed a quality improvement project through her doctorate program which involved creating a mindfulness meditation program at a regional outpatient day program for adults and adolescents. Dr. Milone is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Lisa M. Pyenson M.Ed., CSC-AD

Lisa comes to us with 15 years experience as an Addictions Clinician. Born and raised in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Lisa was a student-athlete at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1992-1996) and completed Graduate School at the University of Louisville (1999-2001) in Louisville, KY where she began her focus on social work. Lisa began her addictions career in Hartford, CT at the Hartford Dispensary, before relocating to Maryland and working at the MATT Program in Belcamp, MD. Lisa spent 4 years Behind the Walls contractually inside the Maryland Department of Corrections assessing and facilitating recovery programs to those working towards parole. She continues to work closely with parole and Probation, focusing on each individuals recovery program and success story. Lisa has been in private practice for the last 4 years and is excited to join our team.

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Alexis Quelch

Alexis Quelch is an Economist with experience in multiple areas of Finance and administration. She grew up in Clinton, Md and is a member of The National Council of Negro Women. She Graduated from Regent University with her bachelors, she maintained a 3.5 GPA while working Full-Time. She is Goal and Solution Oriented. During her studies she worked as an Aquatic Manager overseeing 5 locations. She then Progressed into a supervisory role at Dollar Bank. During her tenure she monitored and analyzed statistical trends for clients as well as, Engaging in thoughtful interactions to build client relationships

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