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Clinical Staff

Dr. Deborah Jenks, Owner & Medical Director DNP,ARNP,PMHNP-BC, 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 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.

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Kristine Mangini, Nurse Practitioner MSN,FNP-BC

Kristine Mangini is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with specialty qualifications to diagnose and treat patients across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults) in primary and psychiatric medicine. She is a graduate of West Virginia University with two Bachelor’s degrees, Animal Science and Nursing. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Nursing Family Practice at Barry University in Miami, Florida. Some of her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Kristine’s style of practice can best be described as integrative, meaning she uses a combination of traditional and alternative medicine with a focus on the body and mind as an entity that must work together in synchrony. 

Therapy Staff

Julia Forehand, Therapist LCMHCS, NCC

Julia earned a BA in Psychology and MS in Counselor Education from East Carolina University. Julia was a school counselor for 10 years in three different counties in North Carolina. She is still a Licensed School Counselor through the Department of Public Instruction in North Carolina. Julia has been in the mental health field for about 16 years and has served all ages and populations. Julia is currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist Supervisor (LCMHCS) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) at Coastal Ridge Health Services and enjoys working with the patients and other professionals to ensure the best quality of care is given.

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Office Staff

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 5 years.

Cierra Patterson, CMA

Cierra is originally from Raleigh, NC and has been in this area for three years. She obtained her certified medical assistant certification from Miller Motte College. She is dedicated to serving patients with outstanding care and going the extra mile when needed.

Angie Silva, Office Manager

Angela Silva is a local, born and raised in Jacksonville, NC. She attended Coastal Carolina Community College where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Administration. Angela has worked in health care for more than 10 years in various roles. She is dedicated to helping people and providing the best service possible.