Our Program Staff
Shenitha Hinton, MS, LPC, NCC – Clinical Director
Jeri P. Kyle – Director of Development and Communications
Patty Cusick is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Patty received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Montevallo. She has experience working with diverse populations and age groups within the mental health field, especially adolescents. Patty has advanced clinical training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and extensive experience with crisis intervention and suicide prevention. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society of professional counseling.
Quineshia Evans is a master’s level Social Worker with certification in Case Management. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and her master’s degree in Socal Work and Community Mental Health from from Alabama A&M University. She serves as the intake counselor at Oasis and is passionate about outreach, working with diverse, vulnerable and aging populations. She has a rich history of outreach experience with United Way of Madison County. She has previous experience working with court ordered youth in addressing substance abuse. Quineshia has extensive training and experience in psychosocial assessments and assessing dependence of substances. Her prior experience includes independently assessing clients through administering the ASAM assessment and providing diagnosis and treatment She has provided psycho-education and clinical services in individual, group, and family settings.
Cathy Foss is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. Cathy received her Master’s and her Education Specialist Degrees in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Cathy specializes in Play Therapy with a focus on childhood problems such as sexual/physical abuse, trauma, anxiety, attachment disorders and anger management. Cathy also provides individual counseling to adolescents and women.
Allison Hill is an Associate Licensed Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has experience working with children and adolescents addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, trauma, and anger management. Allison has specific clinical interests in trauma, anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Allison practices an integrative, affirming approach to counseling, incorporating play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and strengths-based approaches. She is excited to be joining the Oasis team and looks forward to serving children and their families.
Kathy King is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Kathy received her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. She has completed the Accredited Training for Adoption Competency through the Center for Adoption Support and Education. Kathy is honored to serve as a counselor in the adult program with Oasis and has experience working with adults and adolescents. Special interests include adoption, grief and loss, anxiety and depression.
Alexandra Lamb is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Alexandra received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama, and her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lipscomb University, in Nashville, TN. Alexandra’s areas of special clinical interest include children, adolescents, and couples. She has experience working with individuals of all ages walking through issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, attachment, attention-deficit, anger, and adjustment. She practices an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Alexandra is honored to be working with Oasis, and is passionate and grateful for every opportunity she has to join in the healing process of others.
Leah Riley is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a graduate of the University of Montevallo, and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Leah has advanced clinical training in EMDR and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She works with adult women walking through grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and crisis intervention. She has extensive background in working with women struggling with eating disorders and other co-morbid disorders.
Alisha Penn is an Associate Licensed Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida and her Master’s Degree in Experimental/Clinical Psychology from the University of West Alabama. Alisha is passionate about healing transgenerational trauma, increasing and promoting mental health awareness among under-resourced communities, and cultural humility. She has experience helping diverse populations and age groups with anger management, anxiety, depression, grief, and complex trauma. Alisha uses an evidence-based approach to therapy that includes person-centered and rational-emotive behavior therapies.
Emily Wells is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker – Supervisor. Emily is proud to have graduated with the first cohort of students from Samford University’s Master of Social Work Program. Prior to joining Oasis , Emily spent several years working with both individuals and families in a variety of community and healthcare settings. Emily has extensive clinical training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and enjoys facilitating DBT Skills Groups. Emily has special interest and experience in working with individuals, caregivers and families impacted by both acute and chronic medical conditions, as well as other crises. Clinical interests include family therapy; parenting concerns; adjustment disorders; sleep/wake issues; as well as death, dying and grief.