Our Staff & Board
Kirstin’s Haven Staff
Stephen Foncham, MBA Founder/President/CEO
Stephen Foncham has more than 17 years in the human services industry. He has strong and progressive experience in business development, program management and program operation. This experience was gained through his ownership and operation of an Avis-Rent-A-Car agency, Shell and Citgo gas stations. However, his passion for underserved people in around his community remained.In 2009, Stephen was a consultant for the Center for Enrichment and Development, LLC. There, he became involved in mentoring and advocating to improve the quality of life for adults with disabilities and Veterans in the Metro area. He quickly realized that he wanted to further serve this disadvantaged population. To achieve this goal, he founded Kirstin’s Haven Incorporated (KHI); a non-profit 501(c) (3). It was established to provide comprehensive supportive services and transitional/permanent housing to homeless families and veterans in Prince Georges County. Kirstin’s Haven mission is to provide the homeless with the tools and services they need to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency and independent living.Stephen is a member of the Baltimore Area Association for Supportive Housing (BASH), Prince George’s County Homeless Service Partnership (HSP) and the Southern Maryland Tri-County Homeless Board. He sits on the Veteran’s committee of the HSP and plays an important role in helping to shape services for homeless veterans in the county. He has received accolades for his assertive and persistent work in his community. Stephen earned his master’s degree in business administration from California Baptist University Jabs School of Business, and his bachelor’s degree from University of California San Diego.
William G. Foncham, B.S. Director of Operations
Mr. Foncham joined Kirstin’s Haven, Inc./Kirstin Care L.L.C. as the Director of Operations in May 2017. Mr. Foncham is responsible for assessing administrative and management needs of Kirstin Care PRP by developing, implementing, evaluating and managing all non-clinical program elements. He assists the Program Director with the establishment of policies and procedures such as participation in budget preparation, monitoring of contracts, serving as a member of the management team, and the development of program grants and funding opportunities. Mr. Foncham is also responsible for assisting the Program Director with various initiatives and objectives such as daily activities, safety, interaction of others, and ensuring maximum provision of care to individuals. Mr. Foncham has worked with vastly diverse populations and has an extensive background in the field of human services that ranges over six years combined with more than four years of administrative experience. He has worked in dental clinics, federally qualified health centers (FQHC), physical therapy clinics, hospitals, and a skilled nursing facility. His commitment to serving under served populations includes helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia, assisting dentists and medical doctors at Global Dental and Medical Brigades in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and working as a program coordinator for the Healthy Future’s Program at the University of Maryland College Park. Mr. Foncham’s educational background includes graduating from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.S. in Family Science and he is currently attending The Johns Hopkins University School of Education to obtain his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling.
Kirstin’s Haven, Inc. Board of Directors
Chesley Richardson, MPH Board Chairman
Chesley (Rod) Richardson founded, incorporated, and served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of a 501 (C)(3) corporate entity for more than 25 years. Before completing his undergraduate studies at The Detroit Institute of Technology, as a Natural Science major, he completed two years, of a four year obligation, on active duty in the United States Naval Reserves as a Medical Corpsman. He received an Honorable Discharge and also received a National Defense Service Medal. After discharge from active duty in the Navy he completed undergraduate studies, using G.I. bill benefits, to receive a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health. After receiving his MPH and prior to serving as CEO of the 501(C)3 Rod was employed as a “Senior Program Development Analyst” with a BlueCross/BlueShield Alternative Health Care Program and as “Assistant to Senior Executive Vice President” at a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Concurrent positions included “Consultant Surveyor” with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Mental Health/Substance Abuse Programs and an appointment as an “Expert Consultant” with the U.S. Department of Health Education & Welfare/ Public Health Service. Other credentials held by Rod include Certifications in the following areas: Herbal Extract Specialist, Substance Abuse Addictions Counselor; Fitness and Nutrition; Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, and Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (2014/2015). Rod has also ABD’ed a 15 month Alternative Health Care Practitioner program.
Tennille Combs, MBA
Tennille Coombs is the acting Chairperson at Kristin’s Haven Incorporated. Ms. Coombs worked in the nonprofit sector in various roles starting fifteen years ago. Through hard work, education and on the job training, she rose through the ranks as an Administrative Assistant to a Program Director in a span of eight years at Second Genesis, Inc. Her experience ranges from Case Management services, Assessments and Screenings, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance working with Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Ms. Coombs has dedicated herself to the field of Human Services and Supporter for adults and adolescents in the community with goals to empower improve and build a stronger foundation. Ms. Coombs received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Master’s in Specialization in Criminal Justice Management and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Coombs is also a certified in many scales in the Co-occurring field, and she can build computers in her spare time. When she is not working, Ms. Coombs loves to spend time with her family, which keeps her busy. She and her husband are natives of New York so they visit New York whenever they are not busy with activities with their children.
Kristie Billups, B.A.; A.A.
Ms. Kristie Billups is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and currently works for the U.S. Department of State as an IT Specialist. She has over 15 years of experience in telecommunications and networking to include; satellite communications, network management and policy and planning.
Ms. Sonia Rosen provides Kirstin’s with an strong expertise in real estate. For over 30 years Sonia has conducted her own real estate investments and is knowledgeable in all phases. She also served as real estate consultant for a large development company on east coast of Florida and Nevada. She has volunteered for many charities as fundraiser and event organizer.
Dwight E. Walters, Veteran
Retired U.S. Army Veteran
Victoria Cole, LCSW-C
Victoria Cole joins Kirstin Care PRP as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) that has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years. Ms. Cole attended Baruch College, one of the City Universities of New York. In 1994 she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Ms. Cole received a Master of Social Work from Howard University in 2000. In providing mental health services Ms. Cole has worked with mental health agencies, community programs, schools, health care facilities, immigrant resettlement programs, government agencies, foster care programs, adoptions agencies, child welfare, and hospitals. Ms. Cole has also maintained a mental health therapy private practice in Maryland. With her past experiences, present, and future Ms. Cole continues with a commitment to provide all individuals with services that will promote healing, learning, and growth.
Steven Wechsler, LCSW-C
Mr. Wechsler joins the Kirstin Wellness Group as a licensed clinical social worker and has been a practicing therapist for over 17 years. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and has extensive experience working with geriatric patients and their families. Mr. Wechsler has worked at the VA, Sheppard's Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, and at Community Mental Health. He has also been a volunteer job coach for older workers through AARP. Mr. Wechsler has a trauma treatment certificate from Julie Lopez at the Viva Center and has training from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Behavioral Health Clinic. He enjoys working with adults (individual, couple, or families) across a variety of diagnoses and situations. Some of his work involves giving homework assignments (books, articles, writing) and setting goals from the beginning of treatment Steven is a very active member in the senior citizen community of Prince George’s County and he considers himself an active behavioral therapist because he likes to provide patients resources or letters for disability or employment leave (extra fee may apply). In Mr. Wechsler's spare time he enjoys playing music as an amateur musician (bassoonist) with community orchestras because he likes to incorporate creativity as part of the healing process.
Sharon Holland, LCSW-C
Ms. Holland joins the Kirstin Wellness Group as a licensed certified social worker clinical who works with individuals, children, and families to maximize coping capacities and improving overall functioning. Sharon believes that all individuals have the ability to grow and change faulty thinking and negative behaviors. Sharon has worked in various human service settings including Baltimore City and Baltimore County Social Services providing trauma informed case management services for families involved in the child welfare system, and Outpatient Mental Health Clinics providing therapeutic interventions. Sharon is specialized in working with children and families, and holds a certification in focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Sharon is well versed in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques. Sharon is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association of Professional Women. Sharon holds a Masters degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work.
Michael-Sean Adams, B.S.
Mr. Adams joins Kirstin Care PRP as a PRP consultant with nearly 30 years of experience in Human Services. Michael-Sean has taught 4th grade, managed Maryland’s largest homeless shelter, and recruited and trained therapeutic foster parents for several agencies in the DC/MD/VA area. Most recently, Michael-Sean was a Senior Manager for Recovery Programs Solutions of Virginia, where he oversaw and directly managed two recovery-based drop-in centers, that focused on certified peer support. A former Evangelical Pastor, Michael-Sean has committed himself to service to others, and is a passionate advocate for those struggling with substance use disorder, or mental health challenges. Mike is a dynamic, electrifying public speaker who brings to life the realness of the human condition, and the inherent hope within.
Ruth Jackson, M.P.A.
Ruth Jackson joins Kirstin Care PRP as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with over six years of experience in the mental health industry. She is certified as a Registered Peer Supervisor, Integrated Forensic Peer Recovery Specialist and overall Health Care Advocate. She has worked at the Prince George's County Health Department Behavioral Health Clinic in Cheverly, Maryland, is an active NAMI volunteer and State Certified Trainer for the "In Our Own Voice" Program. Ms. Jackson also sits on the Board of Directors for Greater Baden Medical Services. Ms. Jackson received both her bachelor's (BA) in Criminology/minor in Journalism and Master's in Public Administration (MPA) from Seton Hall University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from her program and is a survivor of the "9/11 Terror Attacks" in New York City.
Krystal Newton, B.S.
Born in the nation's capital Washington D.C., Krystal Newton joins Kirstin Care PRP with nearly ten years of experience in human services. Krystal has mentored and assisted many low income children and families living in Baltimore City, Southern Maryland and the District of Columbia. Upon graduating from a historically black college, Morgan State University, she was presented the opportunity to work in human services specializing in mental health. She is beyond comfortable and patient with field based work. Daily, she works beyond measures to reassure that her clients and family’s needs and goals are met. Krystal has enjoyed this life changing career and is working towards obtaining her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Krystal is a veteran of the Maryland National Guard.
Ms. Stewart joins Kirstin Care PRP as the Marketing Manager and will be responsible for executing Kirstin Care’s marketing strategy to capture and maximize Kirstin Care PRP participant levels. Ms. Stewart is a native of Maryland and has devoted her career into a number of health mission organizations, with proven success in healthcare recruiting, medical supply marketing, community-based health services, residential placement of individuals in assisted living facilities; and rallying professionals from a rich cross section of like agencies to mutually join together regularly and assist each other meet their idealistic and stewardship goals. Ms. Stewart hopes to bring all her expertise to Kirstin Care PRP to enhance their participants’ quality of life. She also plans and implements the annual calendar of activities including fundraising initiative, special events and the official administrative acts.
Ms. Ledbetter joins Kirstin Care PRP as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Consultant and will assist the program operations by developing and implementing rehabilitation activities for adults with mental illness to support greater levels of independence that help them reach their full potential in life. In addition, she will facilitate participants’ access to health care services and coordination of care across services, such as independent living preparedness, sobriety, employment and crisis prevention. Ms. Ledbetter brings with her a passion for servicing others. She is continuously educating herself on the stigmas of mental illnesses in order to help better guide the people who cope with them. Her ability to anticipate the personal needs of others provides the support and tools needed to create a successful client-consultant relationship. Ms. Ledbetter understands the importance of gaining stability through the rehabilitation process and takes pride in being a key component in a client’s recovery.