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Southern Change Behavioral Health Services (SCBHS) is a community-based for-profit organization created to help community members suffering from psychiatric illnesses that prevent them from functioning properly within their current communities. Many clients are homeless, misdiagnosed, or suffering from psychiatric issues resulting from a lack of resources, natural supports, and stabilization.


We use evidence-based, data-driven methods tailored to each client to ensure that every individual can reach their fullest potential. We aim to ignite levels of self-sufficiency and self-worth among all people impacted by our services.


We are proud to provide services for individuals of all ages and deficits. We work closely with insurance providers and other funding sources to make our resources available to those we serve.




Chief Executive Officer

Shaina Jenkins is a highly accomplished professional with a profound commitment to improving the lives of individuals and addressing social disparities. She holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University, where she gained a solid foundation in understanding human behavior and the criminal justice system. Building upon her passion for youth development, Shaina went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Youth Development.

Over the past 12 years, Shaina has dedicated her career to making a difference in the lives of various populations. Her work has focused on youth, the homeless community, and addressing social disparities. Through her expertise and compassionate approach, Shaina has developed successful crisis programs and has contributed significantly to the growth and development of multiple agencies throughout her professional journey.

Shaina has extensive experience in the human service field, including working with Therapeutic Day Treatment programs and Community Stabilization programs. Her expertise extends to serving as a Director of Community-Based programs, where she has displayed exceptional leadership and organizational skills.

Outside of her professional accomplishments, Shaina cherishes her role as a parent to three children. She values quality time with her loved ones and finds joy in traveling and exploring new countries. These experiences broaden her horizons and further enhance her understanding of different cultures and perspectives. In her leisure time, Shaina enjoys the company of her friends and family, finding solace in their support and shared experiences.

Shaina embodies a deep-rooted passion for social change. She has an unwavering dedication to empowering others, particularly those that are less fortunate, and a strong commitment to addressing social disparities.



Clinical Director

Ann is a Clinical Director for Southern Change Behavioral Health Services. As a life-long native of the area, she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2015, she completed the courses for play therapy at Old Dominion University. Her past professional experiences include working with children, adolescents, families, adults, and groups in various settings. These settings include acute inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, a separate private day school, and community mental health. Additionally, she has provided clinical supervision for over fifteen years for a number of professionals. Her passion is working with those who are facing complex and challenging life issues. Her treatment modalities of choice include person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, reality, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. In addition, she has incorporated expressive, art, play, and animal-assisted therapies into her work with individuals and groups.



Vice President of Brand Management 

Brittany is the Director of Brand Management and is a master of strategic relationship building who has gained success through multiple transformations of support organizations. Brittany specializes in strategic and development planning, campaign and development program assessments, board and organizational training, executive leadership coaching, individual giving, and grant proposal evaluation.

She brings over ten years of High-Performance Team Leadership, Business Development, and Operational Best Practice.  She received her B.S. in Marketing and Masters in Business Administration from Claflin University, followed by a Masters in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Philanthropy from the University of Denver.  Brittany cites partnering with the London Institute of Technology in London, England, fostering entrepreneurship to female immigrants, as the starting point in her career and life’s passion for helping entrepreneurs and corporations build capacity to further their mission. She is a proud native of South Carolina and enjoys traveling, fine cuisine, and experiencing new cultures. 



Operations Manager

Erica serves as the Operations Manager for Southern Change Behavioral Health Services. She was born and raised in Southside Richmond “Blackwell” and has always had concerns for the wellbeing of those in the community. Erica has the "gift of gab" and prides herself on making everyone feel right at home from the Executive team to our beloved clients. Erica has worked with several companies as liaison between upper management and the employment staff to communicate the views and to address the ideas of everyone.  In the past 7 years, Erica has focused on the human resource side of the business to assist with new hire onboarding, payroll, billing and benefits.  She attended Richard Bland College of William and Mary and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in Math.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, decorating venues, and gardening in her free time. 


Danielle S. Taswell

Compliance Review Coordinator

Danielle serves as the Compliance Review Coordinator with a passion for ensuring adherence to regulatory standards and ethical guidelines. With eight years of valuable administrative experience in the dynamic realm of mental health, she has developed a keen understanding of the intricacies involved in maintaining compliance within this sensitive domain. Her commitment to upholding best practices has made her an invaluable asset to SCBHS.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Danielle finds joy in exploring new destinations and cultures, reflecting her adventurous spirit and love for travel. She also has a deep-seated enthusiasm for continuous learning, demonstrating her proactive approach to personal and professional growth. Additionally, she cherishes quality time with her loved ones, prioritizing family bonding as an essential cornerstone of her life. Danielle Taswell's multifaceted persona embodies a perfect blend of professional expertise, a thirst for knowledge, and a warm, nurturing spirit.

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