Amy Greensfelder joined the Pro Bono Counseling Project as Executive Director in 2017. She holds a Master in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Prior to joining PBCP she served as the Refugee Mental Health Program Coordinator at the Maryland Department of Health. In that role she coordinated the implementation of universal mental health screening for adult refugees arriving in Maryland, support groups for newly arrived refugees, and peer support for refugee communities. Additionally, she has worked overseas in refugee processing and has provided immigration legal services as a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative.
Khristine Heflin, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, LICSW is currently a Child and Adolescent therapist at a community practice in Largo, MD, with over 12 years of clinical experience. Her educational background includes a Master’s degree in Social Work with a clinical concentration in families and children from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Ms. Heflin also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is tri-licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.
Ms. Heflin’s theoretical framework uses a holistic approach and integrates key components of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, expressive arts, trauma informed care and mindfulness. Specialty areas include crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, substance use and co-occurring substance abuse and mood disorders.
Previous work experience includes serving as Clinical Manager for the Department of Behavioral Health Urgent Care clinic located at DC Superior Court. She provided clinical oversight of co-occurring mental health and substance abuse treatment and weekly supervision for licensed graduate level social workers and certified addictions counselors. Additional experience includes providing psychiatric consultation to the emergency department at Children’s National Medical Center as well as a Field Instructor at University of Maryland School of Social Work, Howard University School of Social Work and at Catholic University School of Social Service Field Education Departments.
Ms. Heflin has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group treatment. Therapeutic work settings include psychiatric emergency department, inpatient hospital, outpatient mental health clinics, forensic and school settings.
Gabby Knighton supports BHSB’s systems-level planning around criminal justice, homelessness and housing, hospital-based interventions, older adults, and access to care. In this role, she oversees BHSB grants and projects focused on: criminal justice, older adults, supportive housing, supported employment, street outreach, Wellness and Recovery Centers, care coordination, and peer support.
Gabby has worked on social justice and human services initiatives in Baltimore since 2007. Prior to joining BHSB in 2016, she worked for Baltimore City’s Homeless Services Program for seven years, coordinating street outreach, leading the development of a Coordinated Access system, and supporting other projects designed to reduce barriers to supportive housing and services.
She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and bachelor’s degrees in English and Government from the University of Maryland, College Park.
When she is not at BHSB, she is with her family, walking her dog, buried in a book, eating peanuts, or pitter-pattering around the house.
Miesha Rice, LCSW-C, is a 2013 graduate of the UMB School of Social Work. She earned a MSW, with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health. Miesha also took part in the Trauma Education Connection Initiative, along with Kennedy Krieger, and became certified to administer Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to adolescent victims and/or witnesses of violence. She was also selected to give the 2013 UMB School of Social Work Student Commencement Speech on behalf of her graduating class.
She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers, International Association of Trauma Professionals, and the Organization for African-American Students in Social Work; while also participating in the School of Social Work’s Inter-Professional Education Day, volunteering with Roberta’s House, the Red Cross to provide services to military families, the Druid Heights Community Food Drop Program, House of Ruth’s Christmas Adopt-a-Family program, Family League of Baltimore, UM School of Medicine’s Project Feast to feed the homeless, and the White House. She has also done her part to influence social work policy by participating in the School of Social Work’s Advocacy Day in Annapolis, and Social Work Advocacy Day “On the Hill” in Washington, DC.
Since graduation, Miesha has served as a Substance Use Counselor for Glenwood Life Counseling Center, where she provided services for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. She is now at the State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore City where she’s worked with the Family Bereavement Center, providing therapy and counseling for families and loved ones of homicide victims, and received certification through the Roper Victim Assistance Academy as a Maryland State Victim Assistance Specialist, II. Now, in her latest role at the agency, she is the very first Social Worker hired in the Crime Control and Prevention Unit’s AIM To B’More program, a violence prevention initiative & diversion program for first time non-violent felony drug offenders. The program seeks to reduce recidivism within the criminal justice system by requiring defendants to complete community service, attend job/life skills training, and achieve employment.
Regina Salliey is the founding principal of R. Salliey Philanthropic Advisors, whose mission is to make life better for others through philanthropy, and Helping Givers Give, Inc., a humanitarian nonprofit organization. She is also co-founder of Black Girls Global Exchange, a revolutionary peer learning and cross cultural movement empowering girls across the world to tackle global issues through the arts and service.
Prior to diving into the world of social entrepreneurship, Regina worked as a Program Associate in the Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. In this role, she lead the Foundation’s financial coaching work to help people improve their financial capability and co-managed the Youth Family Economic Success portfolio to improve pathways to opportunity (specifically postsecondary success) for youth, ages 16-24, who are disconnected from school and work. Before Annie E. Casey Foundation, she oversaw food & nutrition, victim services, fatherhood, and homeless & transitional services programs at the Maryland Department of Human Resources.
Regina holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She resides in Baltimore and is an active member of New Psalmist Baptist Church. Regina, one of four daughters, is a proud mother of one son and is engaged to be married in May 2019.