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Kim Melhorn: MS, Certified School Psychologist

Kim Melhorn is the founder and has served as the Director of Child First Family Services since 2011. Kim earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Master degree in Clinical Psychology, and obtained her certification as a School Psychologist from Millersville University. Kim has worked as both an urban and suburban School Psychologist for public schools since 1992 and currently continues to work in a public school district in Lancaster County. Kim also worked as a drug and alcohol specialist for 11 years and was previously a certified addiction counselor. As a School Psychologist, Kim has been responsible for psycho-educational evaluations, risk assessments, and ADHD evaluations. Kim also has participated in crisis management teams in York, Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties. Other responsibilities have included conducting anger management assessments and anger management groups approved by the Lancaster County Courts and Adult Probation. At this time, in addition to supervising visits, Kim specializes in reunification therapy and co-parenting counseling. In addition, she is a mediator and a member of the Central Pennsylvania Collaborative Law mental health specialist in divorce/separation. Kim also has conducted custody evaluations as well. Kim is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, Supervised Visitation Network, and Central Pennsylvania Collaborative Professionals.  

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Danielle Rogers: MS, NCC, LPC, Certified School Counselor

Danielle earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Master of Science in Counselor Education from Marywood University. Over the past twenty-plus years, Danielle has worked with elementary and middle school populations in both rural and suburban areas. Danielle focuses on working with school-age children and adolescents to reduce anxiety and depression, develop coping skills, support the mediation process, understand brain development, improve emotional regulation, prepare for school and career readiness, and assist youth with grief and divorce/separation concerns. Danielle has facilitated supervised and therapeutic visitations, reunification therapy, and co-parenting counseling. She has received training in Mental Health First Aid, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Informed, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Attachment, and the Student Assistance Program. Danielle currently holds membership in the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA), and Lancaster County School Counselor Association (LCSCA).

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Angie Gornish: MA, Certified School Psychologist

Angie has almost 35 years of experience in the field of Special Education.  Angie obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Penn State University in 1985.  She taught Multiple Disabilities, Life Skills and Emotional Support classes in residential, school-based and center-based programs for fifteen years.  Angie and her husband owned and operated a personal care home for young men with intellectual disabilities for ten years, as well as provided foster care, respite and shared living services for both adults and children with disabilities for approximately twenty years.  After obtaining 21 graduate credits in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University, she went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and certification in School Psychology from Immaculata College in 2001.  Angie has worked as a school psychologist with students with a variety of intellectual, emotional/behavioral and learning difficulties for the past twenty years.  In her current position, she has conducted evaluations, taught social skills groups, counseled individual students, conducted functional behavioral assessments, developed behavior programs, and collaborated and consulted with teachers and other team members.  Angie is certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Techniques, is a member of the crisis team, and has been trained to be a Ropes Course and Adventure Based Learning  Facilitator.  She is looking forward to providing services to help families to reach their full potential. 

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Mariann Cackovic-Soto: M.Ed, Certified School Counselor

Mariann is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Service and Psychology and a Master of Education from Millersville University in School Counseling. She has been working as a supervisor of visits including therapeutic visits and is a facilitator of the Nurturing Parenting Program. Mariann has worked in family and children services as a counselor as well as a school counselor in the public school system. In addition, she also worked in special education classrooms with children with autism, emotional difficulties, and learning disabilities. She has facilitated social, self-esteem, and separation/divorce groups. She enjoys working with diverse families to include parenting education, guidance, and setting up support systems to increase parental success.

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Dana Godfrey: M.A., Certified School  Counselor

Dana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of  California, Santa Barbara and her Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Family, Child  Counseling from the University of San Diego, California. Dana provides both  supervised and therapeutic visits in addition to facilitating the Nurturing Parenting  Program. Dana worked as an adult and child grief therapist with a hospital affiliated  hospice in addition to working with brain-injured children as a behavioral specialist  in the private practice setting. During this time, she pursued her passion of working  with children and families while continuing her education in K-12 Pupil Personnel  Services at the University of San Diego. Dana has over 20 years of school counseling  experience working with children and adolescents in diverse school settings  providing individual counseling and support groups. Dana is trained in QPR Suicide  Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, Restorative Practices, Safe Crisis Management  and Critical Incident Stress Management. Dana assisted families as a Strengthening  Families facilitator and has taught career education, mental wellness and drug and  alcohol prevention to children in the classroom setting. She is an active member of  the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association.

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Melissa Thomas: BA, MS 

Melissa is a graduate of Temple University and the University of Phoenix with both her BA and MS in Psychology. She currently supervises visits and therapeutic supervised visits that include being a facilitator of the Nurturing Parenting Program. Over the course of the past 22 years, Melissa has worked with both children and adults in various supportive capacities, helping people to overcome many of the obstacles they encounter. Melissa has worked as an Adult Education Instructor, Youth Advocate Counselor, Intensive Case Manager, Operations Manager, and Caseworker.

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Mena Rodriguez: MS, Ed.S., Nationally Certified Bilingual School Psychologist

Who provides Spanish  and English psychological services. Mena earned her Bachelor of Science degree in  Organizational Behavior and Applied Psychology from Albright College and earned her Master  of Science degree and her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from Millersville  University. Mena is a member of the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP). She  has worked as a Bilingual School Psychologist in a large urban district since 2019. As a  Bilingual School Psychologist, Mena is responsible for supervising visits through our supervised  visitation center, conducts psycho-educational evaluations in both English and Spanish, risk  assessments, small group and individual intervention, along with many other mental health  related services. She provides counseling services in both English and Spanish to adults,  adolescents and children. Mena utilizes a variety of traditional therapeutic approaches, such as  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Mena is passionate in helping  others achieve their goals in a respectful and supportive manner. 

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Marquita Frazier: BA, MA

Marquita has a Bachelor’s Degree in General Science from Cheyney University, a Master’s Degree in Human Service Counseling with a concentration in Health & Wellness from Liberty University and is currently pursing a Doctoral Degree in Psychology from Keiser University. Marquita provides supervised and therapeutically supervised visits between children and their families.. Marquita has spent 15 plus years working with children and families and adults in various setting and backgrounds. She provides compassion and supports to children and families to create therapeutic and healthy healing connections. Marquita has worked as a Youth Care Worker, Case Manager, Mobile Therapist, Behavioral Consultant and Behavioral Health Clinician. She received training in Mental Health First, Trauma-Informed Care and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.

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Alicia Beegle, LSW, Certified School Social Worker

Alicia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from
Millersville University and is a graduate of Widener University with a Masters Degree in Social
Work. Alicia provides both supervised and therapeutic supervised visits as well as outpatient
counseling. Alicia pursued her passion to work with children and families starting as Therapeutic
Staff Support for high needs students in 2018, then transitioning to working as a School-Based
Outpatient Therapist in school districts throughout York County for two years. Alicia also
currently works as a School Social Worker in Special Education working with Life Skills,
Intensive Learning Support, and Autistic Support classrooms. She is versed in facilitating
social-emotional learning groups, acting as liaison between families and school to support
students, and promoting self-care and mental health awareness. Alicia is trained in CSTAG
Threat Assessment, Safety Care Crisis Prevention, QPR Suicide Prevention, Trauma-Informed
care, and Restorative Practices. Alicia is looking forward to working with families and building on
their strengths to foster positive relationships.

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Lisa Wagner Wood, M. Ed, Exceptional Student Specialist

Lisa Wagner Wood earned a Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and a Masters in Curriculum, Instruction and Autism Studies from the University of Massachusetts in 2016. She is currently a supervisor of visits at Child First Family Services. Lisa taught Autistic Support and Learning Support for 10 years before stepping up as an Exceptional Student Specialist, a Special Education Teacher Coach leadership position in which she is in her 3rd year. Collectively, Lisa has diligently and compassionately served an urban School District community for 13 years. She is trained in Restorative Practices where she has worked to repair and restore relationships among students through restorative circles and conferences. She is an advocate for students and families and provided coaching and training in IEP compliance, instructional best practices and Positive Behavior Support Plans. Lisa is also certified in Suicide Prevention as well as Non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention. In 2018, Lisa was the recipient of the Girls On the Run Ellen Shining Light award for her authenticity, kindness and role model excellence for young girls.


Lisa is passionate about helping families heal and restore so that children can reach their full potential through healthy co-parenting relationships. Lisa proudly conducts Supervised Visitations with Child First Family Services.

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Jocelyn Rainey, Semanco, BSW

Jocelyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Shippensburg University and is currently scheduled to graduate with her Master’s in Social Work, also from Shippensburg University, in May 2024. She has worked at The Salvation Army in Carlisle, PA as the Supportive Services Coordinator for about 2 years after achieving her BSW. Jocelyn is currently working towards her goals, not only with her MSW, but also within her internship at a school as a school social worker and studying for her Social Work License. Outside of work and school, Jocelyn enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their dog, crafting, and reading.

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Teyanna Brunson: BA, MA 

Teyanna earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in biology from Shippensburg University and her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Forensic Psychology from Rosemont College. She has 15+ years in the Mental health field working with children and adults diagnosed with mental health disorders and intellectual developmental disabilities. She specializes in trauma, PTSD, sexual trauma, substance use, depression, and grief. Teyanna hopes to extend her passion for motivating people to evolve and grow throughout life’s twists and turns through true compassion, support, and therapeutic guidance.

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