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Youth Staff

Megan Broderick

Care Navigator

Megan Broderick joined Whitman-Walker after earning her Master of Social Work degree from Catholic University. She works as a Care Navigator for families impacted by HIV, with a focus on the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting individuals who are living with HIV. Previously, Broderick worked as an investigator at DC’s Children’s Law Center, where she supported the work of attorneys representing children in foster care. Broderick also served as an AmeriCorps fellow advocating for young people involved in the criminal justice system in Baltimore.

Broaderick is a licensed graduate social worker in DC. She holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and resides in Maryland with her husband and two dogs.

J’Mia Edwards

Community Health Worker

J’Mia Edwards became an advocate for HIV/AIDS after becoming infected in 2005. Since that time, Edwards has been an Outreach Worker with The Women’s Collective, and an HIV Tester and Counselor with Community Education Group. In 2012 J’Mia became a HIV Tester with Metro Teen AIDS where she advanced to the position of Community Health Worker in 2013. Edwards is affiliated with numerous HIV/AIDS organizations including Housing Works, DC Fights Back, the PWA Committee, the DC Delegation Committee and the Ryan White Planning Council. Edwards has spoken to Congress about the importance of HIV/AIDS and housing. She is also featured in the documentary “The Other City” which follows her as she struggles to find housing for her family. Edwards has felt the pain of being unable to receive funding that assists people living with HIV with rental assistance, food vouchers, utilities, and HOPWA due to limited funds. This experience has given Edwards the voice to speak out and advocate for change. Her experiences taught her that her work is about everyone who is affected by HIV/AIDS, especially those too afraid to share their story because of stigma. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Edwards moved to D.C. in 2005 and is a proud mother of four.

Timothy Elliott, LICSW

Coordinator of LGBT Youth Mental Health Programs & Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Andrews University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment – Level 1
Certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders Competency

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, Depression, Expressive Therapy, Families, gender identity, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Integrated Mind-Body Wellness, Play Therapy, Sexual Orientation, trauma, Young Adults, Youth

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 – by appointment
Eastern Market – by appointment
Max Robinson Center – by appointment

Christina Fennell

HIV Tester and REALTalk DC Workshop Facilitator

Christina Fennell started at Whitman-Walker in August 2016 as a HIV Tester and REALTalk DC Workshop Facilitator. After graduating from Spelman College, she joined the Washington AIDS Partnership Health Corps and will serve this year at the Whitman-Walker Youth Services in Eastern Market. She is excited to learn more about non-profit organizations and public health work through this organization. She also likes Thai food and reading. Christina is originally from Washington D.C.

Dwayne Lawson-Brown

Youth Health Educator

Dwayne Lawson-Brown has managed the RealTalkDC social marketing campaign since its 2008 inception. With Metro TeenAIDS’ transition into the Whitman-Walker family, Lawson-Brown has taken greater responsibility in planning and implementing HIV testing events throughout the D.C. area. Simultaneously, Lawson-Brown oversees a myriad of programs in RealTalkDC’s Freestyle Peer Educator Center. Lawson-Brown has been recognized for his work through awards and press coverage including the D.C. Department of Health’s Outstanding Peer Educator Award, WETA’s Hometown Hero Award, the Mayor’s Community Service Award, a feature segment on BBC America’s World News, a profile by Washington Post Columnist John Kelly, and the Emerging Leader Award from The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Lawson-Brown has served as a spokesperson and model for youth who aspire to transform their communities through service and creativity. He has spoken at multiple conferences including the Ryan White National Youth Conference, Advocates for Youth’s Urban Retreat Conference, The National Youth-At-Risk Conference, and the International AIDS Conference.

Kimberly Morrow

Evaluation Specialist

Kimberly Morrow is the Evaluation Specialist at Whitman-Walker Health.  She serves as the database administrator for youth and family-based programming.  She monitors the data collection process for programs and analyzes data for reporting purposes.  Morrow has worked in the field of public health for more than 6 years. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and has a bachelor of science in psychology from Howard University as well as a master of public health degree from Argosy University in Atlanta.

Chiquita Reid

Youth Health Educator

Chiquita Reid is a native of Washington, D.C. She participated in an AmeriCorps apprenticeship program. Through Public Allies DC, she joined Metro TeenAIDS as an Education Coordinator and had been an employee there since August 2011. Reid is passionate about youth development and proud to be working for organizations that are striving to do whatever it takes to spread prevention methods to the youth in DC. Reid is currently enrolled at the University of the District of Columbia where she is getting her bachelor’s degree in social work.

Melissa Sellevaag, LICSW

Manager of Youth Care Navigation

Melissa Sellevaag, LICSW is currently the Manager of Youth Care Navigation at Whitman-Walker Health. She comes to WWH through the collaboration with Metro TeenAIDS where she served as Director of Clinical Services. In both of these positions she provides direction and supervision for programs serving adolescents and families affected by HIV.

Sellevaag’s previous experiences range from direct service provision for families affected by HIV to program development and special initiatives at the District of Columbia’s Department of Health HIV Administration (HAHSTA). A social worker by training, her focus has been on developing and implementing innovative programming to promote healthy outcomes for her clients. She is currently a national trainer with the National Association of Social Workers HIV Spectrum Project.

Sellevaag holds an MA in Counseling from Marist College and a MSW from Catholic University. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, D.C. where she resides with her husband, two children and cat.

Shane’a Thomas, LICSW

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Howard University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, Cognitive and Emotional Differences/Disabilities, Depression, Families, grief and loss, Issues affecting Black People and People of Color, Poly and Kink Aware, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Transitions, Youth/Young Adults/Adults

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - by appointment
Eastern Market - by appointment

Monique Thompson

Youth Health Educator

Monique Thompson joined Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) in 2012 through Public Allies DC, a movement grounded in the framework that “Everyone Leads.” Through Public Allies, Thompson was placed at MTA as an HIV/STI Tester and Counselor where she quickly learned the intricacies of HIV 101 and STIs.  After her service year, Thompson joined the MTA team full-time. She has embraced and enjoys her new role as a Youth Health Educator here at Whitman-Walker Health. Thompson is a Brooklyn, NY native and graduated from Howard University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in allied health sciences.