Dr. Deborah Jenks, Owner & Medical Director DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, LCMHCS, ACS
Dr. Jenks is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience combined with a rich educational background. She started her nursing career in the United States Air Force as a Medical Service Specialist. She is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. She obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University. She has a post-master’s certificate a PMHNP, a Masters of Nursing in Informatics, and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She has a rich background encompassing direct patient care, medical management, psychiatric care, psychiatric facility management, and teaching psychology and nursing at the college level.
Laura (Ingrid) Hoogland
Ingrid is a graduate intern currently in her second year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling
program at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. She graduated from UNCW with
bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology. She has a passion for helping people and
provides a calming presence in session.
Anna is currently a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at The University of North Carolina
Pembroke in her Practicum Field Placement. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the
University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2018. From there she went on to complete a year of service
with AmeriCorps where she worked with marginalized students at a charter school in Wilmington,
Delaware. Since then, she has worked in higher education. Anna has an interest in working with trauma
and is passionate about holistic wellness. She is excited to work with clients of all ages and help them
meet their goals and improve their overall wellness.
Leah Hicks graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.S in biology and a B.A in psychology. She is a current graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she is earning an MA.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a graduate certificate in addictions counseling. Upon graduation, Leah will pursue licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). She has experience working with young adults, college students, And trauma survivors experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions. Leah‘s clinical interest include trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, addictions, and eating disorders. In her free time, Leah likes to read, attend concerts, and spend time with her family.
Serena , Medical Receptionist
Nikolia, Medical Assistant
Nick Jenks, Owner & CFO
Nick has spent the last 18 years working as a field service engineer for Vogt Power International. Vogt Power specializes in design/ manufacture & supply of heat recovery steam generators for the power industry. Before that I worked in construction management for heavy industrial construction companies on different projects throughout the US.
Cassie Roy, Operations Manager
Cassie is an Army Veteran with a Bachelors in Organizational Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from Purdue University. She has worked in the health care industry for 8 years and has worked in the Mental Health field for 6 years.