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.
MEET THE TEAM
SHAINA P. JENKINS, MS, QMHP-A/C
Chief Executive Officer
Shaina is a native of Summerville, South Carolina. She is a proud North Carolina Central University alum where she obtained her Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Juvenile Justice. Shaina later sought after her Master's degree in Youth Development in which she obtained from Kansas State University in 2015. She offers over ten years of experience in the mental health field and has served in several capacities to include Intensive In-home, Therapeutic Day Treatment, Mental Health Skill Building, and Crisis Stabilization. In addition, she has served as a Director of several private mental health programs and fostered ongoing relationships with local hospitals, schools, and non-profit organizations. She prides herself on being a "lifetime learner" and never believes in passing up an educational moment.
OLIVER T. JENKINS, JR., MS, QMHP-A
VP of Community Partnerships and Outreach
Oliver serves as the Director of Community Partnerships and Outreach and works to engage and establish relationships within the community to better facilitate resources for clients. Oliver is a proud native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Psychology from Michigan State University. He believes that a good agency is person-centered and focuses on the sustainable needs of a client. Prior to his role at SCBHS, Oliver served at the Virginia Department of Health as a Program Manager, where he led statewide initiatives aimed at reducing risk factors associated with chronic disease and fostering relationships at the state and federal level. Oliver is certified in Community Strategy Management (Collective Impact), trained as a CPR/First Aid Instructor, and serves as an instructor for Behavior Modification and Restraint techniques.
ANN S. HANFORD, LPC, LMFT
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.
BRITTANY S. PRINGLE, MS
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.
ERICA V. HOWARD
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.