Executive Director/Owner

Alicia Amato, LISW-S, SAP (she/her)
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

Alicia's passion is in trauma work. She has been trained in and using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Restructuring) since 2009. She has been a Substance Abuse Provider (SAP) for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) since 2014. 

Alicia’s interests outside of work are Yoga, Gardening, Reading, Cooking/Baking/Canning, walks in nature, thrift shopping and spending time with friends and family.


Cherry Nelson, LPCC-S
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

I have over 7 years of experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and, of course, relationship challenges. I have a strong belief in the healing power of animals, nature, and relationships.

My interests include the intersection between physiology, neurology, and mental health and my hobbies are hiking, horses, and being a grandma.

Jennifer Boltz, LPCC (she/her)
1977 E. Wheeling Ave.

Jennifer has worked in recent years to become more familiar with grief counseling and has recently started DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and LGBTQ training. She has also worked to become certified to provide EMDR treatment.

Some of Jennifer’s personal interests outside of work are reading, spending time with her dogs and cats, walking, hiking, enjoying time spent with friends and family, and spending time outdoors.

Leslie Penrod, LSW (she/her)
1977 E. Wheeling Ave.

Leslie has a passion for working with the LGTBQI community and well as Couple Therapies. She has started using techniques in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapies. 

Leslie enjoys running and boating with her family. She is proud to be married to a US Army Veteran, and mother to both her two and four legged children. Leslie loves the ocean, specifically the Horry County area.

Sarah McAfee, LSW
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

Sarah has worked in the field of social work since 2010 and enjoys working with children and families. She has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is trained in EMDR.

When not working, Sarah’s interests include spending time with her friends and family, quilting, party planning, and reading.

Therapy Dogs

Juniper Rose
1977 E. Wheeling Ave.
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.


Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bishop, CT (she/her)
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

I am currently completing my Masters in Education at Malone University. My modalities draw from CBT and other evidence based practices while often adding a creative twist. I have a passion for Nature Based and Animal Assisted Therapy. 

Some of my hobbies include spending time with my pets, exploring nature, gardening, listening to live music and traveling to new places.

Case Managers

Melody (Mel) Richardson, CDCA, TPW II
Community/1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

Mel is certified in DBT coping skills practice and facilitates groups in this area, holds a CDCA and a certification in Holistic Health Advisory, Disaster, and crisis intervention.

She enjoys spending time with friends and family and swimming, hiking, herb gardening.

Zoey Hendershot, SWA

Zoey has worked in the field for 22 years, in Guernsey and Muskingum Counties. Zoey has also started training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) techniques.

Zoey enjoys being with her family and friends. She likes outdoor activities and thrift shopping.

Support Staff

Michele (Mickey) Jones
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

Michele (Mickey) Jones serves as Billing Manager for People to People. Mickey has been doing insurance billing for 15+ years.

Other interests include raising pigs for her daughter to show at fair, spending time with friends and family, and working on her never ending chore list.

Nancy Walters
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

Nancy Walters serves as Receptionist for People to People and assists with our Quality Assurance and CARF.

When not working Nancy enjoys reading, hiking, thrift shopping and spending time with her family.

Tonia Womack
1977 E. Wheeling Ave.

Tonia Womack serves as the Administrative Supervisor/HR Personnel at People to People.

When Tonia is not busy working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, walking, watching TV and taking day trips.

Brieanna (Brie) Barker
1200 E. Wheeling Ave.

Brie serves as the CARF Coordinator, Compliance Officer, and Quality Assurance Specialist.

Outside of work, Brie enjoys yoga, fishing, nature walks, scary movies, and ice cream dates with her husband. She also loves going on new and unexpected adventures with her family and friends.