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Douglas Nyantakyi

Chef Douglas was born in Accra, the capital of Ghana.  Douglas is hardworking and focused.  He’s worked in catering for more than 7 years so he sure knows how to feed a crowd!  He shares his culinary talent as well as his calm, friendly demeanor with the clients and staff of Sagebrush. In his free [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|culinary-staff|Comments Off on Douglas Nyantakyi

Martha Rackets, MS, LMFT

Executive Director Martha brings an extensive background to Sagebrush from her previous work with individuals, couples and families.  She is enthusiastic about working in a team-based, collaborative clinical setting that allows her to provide the most informed and helpful services to clients.  She has two Bachelor degrees from Virginia Tech, a Masters degree in Marriage [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|directors|Comments Off on Martha Rackets, MS, LMFT

Ashley Void, MA

Residential Program Manager Ashley is a native of Washington, DC and still lives in the city today.  Growing up, Ashley was a social butterfly and it shaped her to be the extrovert she is today. She went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Human Service Counseling as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|clinical-staff|Comments Off on Ashley Void, MA

Candice Arnold, LPC, CCTP

Counseling Supervisor Candice believes that everybody can change and recover in life. She believes in the sincere importance of self growth, that it is a life long journey. Candice shares an optimistic view with each client and family that she works with. She approaches counseling as a collaborative process that is individualized. She is passionate [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|clinical-staff|Comments Off on Candice Arnold, LPC, CCTP

Taylor Shay, MS, LMFT

Outpatient Clinical Program Manager Taylor was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to San Diego, California when she was in the 6th grade.  With over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations, she attributes her cultural awareness to her experiences growing up in Hawaii. Her mother was a nurse which she believes [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|clinical-staff|Comments Off on Taylor Shay, MS, LMFT

Steffanie Kelshaw, CSAC, NCC, CCTP, Resident in Counseling

Addictions Counselor A native of New Jersey, Steffanie has lived in the Washington, DC metro area for the past eight years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|clinical-staff|Comments Off on Steffanie Kelshaw, CSAC, NCC, CCTP, Resident in Counseling

Vanessa Baker

Chef Vanessa lives in Northern Virginia and is currently working on a culinary arts degree. Vanessa has extensive kitchen experience as well as food management experience. Before coming to work at Sagebrush, Vanessa led a large team as a food service supervisor at a women's correctional facility. Vanessa has a passion for food and believes [...]

By | January 3rd, 2016|culinary-staff|Comments Off on Vanessa Baker

Kristin Lynskey, LPC

Primary Therapist, Expressive Art Therapist Kristin is a native of northern Virginia, born and raised in Woodbridge.  She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy and has over ten years of experience providing professional counseling.  Kristin holds deep passion and a wealth [...]

By | January 3rd, 2016|clinical-staff|Comments Off on Kristin Lynskey, LPC

Jolene Alexander

Chef Jolene was born in Iowa and grew up in a little town called Underwood.  As a child, she was blessed to have had the opportunity to spent a lot of time with her Danish grandmother who taught her how to cook and bake.  This one-on-one time together instilled in Jolene the joy brought about [...]

By | January 2nd, 2016|culinary-staff|Comments Off on Jolene Alexander

Whitney Brown, MSW

Addictions Counselor Whitney is a native of northern Virginia where she currently resides with her fiancé and Italian Mastiff.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Masters of Social Work from Binghamton University in upstate New York. Whitney is a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor, which she [...]

By | January 2nd, 2016|clinical-staff|Comments Off on Whitney Brown, MSW

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