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.
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.
Tamura Hill Thomas (formerly Upchurch)
Ms. Thomas is known lovingly as “Tami” and has an electrifying personality and is an established motivator, leader, and public speaker focusing on leadership, team building, and self-empowerment. She is committed to impacting the lives of those in the greatest need in communities throughout the United States and has been a prominent speaker in many forums alongside political appointees and community officials. Tami’s extensive training in federal grants and program management afford her opportunities to work with city and state government officials across the nation to strategize on homeless program implementations and the implications of government policy. Her vast tenure expands from frontline program operations delivered to homeless and disabled populations to Sr. Management as the Lead Agency for the CoC functioning as the governmental liaison. She is often consulted upon by high level Government officials, Executive Directors and Board Members, Pastors, and Entrepreneurs for her insight into developing coordinated systems between federal and local government and public and non-profit agencies with a proven record of building community based initiatives and establishing team building approaches. Her dynamic mentorship has led to stronger leadership accountability in government and greater community service organizations.
Tami has received accolades from several community advocates and governmental officials including former President Ronald Reagan and Vice President Joe Biden for her outstanding work in the plight against homelessness and her impact to the lives of those in the greatest need in communities throughout the nation. In 2003, Tami was appointed to the District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities as an Advisor and, in 2015, she received one of the highest honors for a federal employee, the Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Accountability Effectiveness and Efficiency. Tami is co-Chair of the advisory board for an Atlanta based non-profit, serves on the board of a New Orleans based business development agency, and is a guest professor at Kennesaw State University. She facilitates wellness empowerment and strategic building sessions internationally and has partnered with medical professionals and community leaders to develop community health empowerment and education conferences across the nation. Experienced in program development and team building, Tami is a strong resource and mentor to fitness professionals, vocalist, and professionally trained choreographers. She is a respected advocate for health and fitness who has bridged connections between mainstream health information and practical living application for child years to elderly care. Tami is a passionate trainer, mediator, team builder, a certified Fitness Professional with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, licensed Evangelist, and a Chaplain with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Atlanta.
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
Winnie D. Moore, MA, LCPC, NCC
Ms. Moore joins Kirstin Care PRP and Kirstin Wellness Group as the Program Director/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist and will oversee the program operations by managing the development and implementation of rehabilitation activities in accordance with state regulations. In addition, she will oversee service delivery by completing assessment screenings, developing individualized rehabilitation plans, monitoring/observing the work of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Consultants, Group Practice Clinicians and reviewing documentation for quality and clinically-sound practice. Ms. Moore brings with her over 20 years of experience working with mentally challenged individuals. Most recently she served as the program manager of the Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center partial hospitalization program which served a similar population. Since being licensed as a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) Ms. Moore as served clients in a variety of settings to ensure they received quality services which would meet their mental health and personal needs. She has worked with several outpatient mental health centers in southern Maryland as a contract therapist. Ms. Moore is a veteran of the United States Air Force Reserves and served during the Iraqi\Afghanistan wars.
Sharon Holland, LCSW-C
Ms. Holland is a licensed certified social worker clinical, LCSW-C 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.
Camille Lewis, LCPC
Ms. Lewis is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor. She enjoys working with individuals to help them make changes in their life. She believes that people need validation, support and practical skills when striving toward wellness. Ms. Lewis strives to provide an empathetic, supportive & productive therapeutic relationship so clients can feel safe while moving toward their goals. She offers a supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental place to deal with challenges. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Ms. Lewis provides treatment for a variety of mental health issues specializing in anxiety, depression, abuse, abuser intervention and low self-esteem. She believes that everyone has an innate ability to heal and I customize my approach emphasizing the client’s individual’s strengths. Her view on therapy is that it is a partnership building on the strengths and values for the client to foster growth and wellness. As a team we can work toward making the changes you believe will give you a higher quality of life.
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.
Mr. Adams is a PRP specialist 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.