Board of Directors

Dr. Carmen I Johnson-Martell DNP, FNP-C

President

Dr. Carmen I. Johnson-Martell DNP, FNP-C is a doctorally-prepared Nurse Practitioner (NP). She has been a primary care provider since August 2014 and received her doctorates as a NP in 2018 from Chatham University. Dr. Johnson-Martell has been in healthcare since 1999, treating patients from eighteen (18) months to the end of life. Her main purpose for acquiring her doctoral degree was so that she could be professionally prepared to address the rapid changes in healthcare, to understand the importance of quality improvement initiatives and innovative services, and so she could be a leading advocate for patients and the nursing profession.

She has dedicated her entire nursing career to serving vulnerable patient populations, which makes her an asset in starting a new clinic for the underserved. Giving back to the community because of the Love received from Jesus Christ has been her life’s calling. Her experiences in primary care, convenient care, long term care, acute care medical rehabilitation and physical therapy, palliative care, oncology, rheumatology, orthopedics, urology, pediatrics, and gastroenterology as a NP and as a nurse has prepared her for such a time as this. She has been in the medical field her entire life. She worked her way up the ladder from a home health assistant one (1) year to a certified nurse’s assistant five (5) years, to a licensed practical nurse two (2) years, to a registered nurse seven (7) years, and now to a family nurse practitioner with her DNP seven and a half (7.5) years. These 22.5 years have made her diverse in her medical experience highlighting her obtained credentials, and consequently the perfect candidate to start this clinic!

Mario Johnson Registered Nurse (RN), BSN

Vice Chair

Mario Johnson is joyfully employed as an Emergency Department Registered Nurse and devoutly working for the Kingdom of God, Mario surrendered his heart to Christ Jesus in March 2020.  He is a former active-duty US Naval Officer that engaged in multiple combat and humanitarian engagements worldwide, he is now repurposed to serve the Kingdom Mission. Experience that spans over 20 years of service in Federal, non-governmental, and community organizations in the United States and abroad with extensive training in multiple facets of emergency management, disaster preparedness and project mitigation. Proud husband of Dr. Carmen Johnson-Martell and father of 3 sons.

Ms. Nadine Hamilton

Secretary

Ms. Nadine Hamilton was born in Kingston, Jamaica she is a wife and mother of two, a boy and a girl. Nadine is presently employed at the Navy Child and Youth Program in Yorktown as a Program Lead and she has been working for the Navy for the last twenty years. She has spent most of those years working on the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Nadine has an associate Degree in Business Administration and presently she is working on obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has served on a few nonprofit organizations while working overseas, in the capacity of Secretary, Treasurer. Nadine had also been active in her church serving on a few committees. Nadine has been walking with the Lord for 12 years, which has been her greatest achievement finding God. Her desire is to serve God in every way possible and her passion, that keep her motivated is taking on a challenge.

Maria Jernigan

Vice-Secretary
  • Maria Jernigan is a native Virginian.
  • Her employment history spans across Virginia, Texas, and Alaska.
  • Marketing and Networking has always been her passion and pursuit in life.
  • She is a seasoned patient/client advocate, ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard.
  • She has worked as a Civil Servant for 7 years.
  • She has a vast knowledge of both real estate and mortgages with a 10 year professional history.
  • She has joyously worked with various non-profit organizations such as: Orphan Helpers, Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), Military Ministries, and Family Life.
  • Her zeal is to connect people and build collaborative teams.
  • Team Jernigan includes her Air Force Retiree husband, 3 daughters, and 5 amazing grandsons.
  • Jesus has been her Rock and my Redeemer!

Ms. Eneida Sierra, LPC, NCC

Treasurer

Eneida Sierra, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA and VA. She has 10 years of counseling experience. Eneida attended Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and completed a Bachelors (BA) Human Services and a minor in Psychology. Completed her Masters (MS) at Holy Family University in Counseling Psychology concentration in Marriage and Family. Eneida has had the experiences of working with individuals from age 5 to 70. She has provided counseling for individuals and families in Philadelphia, Fairless Hills, Pa, Trenton, NJ, Princeton, NJ and Hampton, VA. Along with being bilingual, Eneida has worked with many populations and is culturally diverse. Eneida has conducted assessment on individuals and has provided therapeutic interventions for depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, working with the military, eating disorders, couples having relationship issues and traumas, domestic violence, grief and other concerns. In addition, have helped with addictions and grief groups. Eneida’s therapy modalities vary; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Holistic, Adlerian, Client Centered, Narrative, Strength Based, and Family Therapy. 

Eneida has been a member of the Christian Chaplain in Victory, Inc., since 2009. Provided public service to the community such as transportation assistance, provide communion, visiting hospital, hospice visits, helped meet spiritual/emotional needs to patients and families, provide spiritual counseling during field visits (either telephone, personal or through supporting local clergy) and provide grief support. 

These achievements are due to Eneida’s personal relationship with ABBA. Eneida has been serving the LORD the past 30 years. She feels that without His Love, support and Grace she would not be capable to do any of what she has completed. All honor, praise and thankfulness to God for all He has done.

Dr. Meredith Romito, PsyD.

Board Member

I completed my Bachelors (BA) in Psychology from Christopher Newport University, Master’s (MS) in Psychology from University of Phoenix and my Doctorate (Psy. D.) in Psychology (Criminal Studies and Juvenile Justice) from the University of the Rockies. I have gained knowledge and experience through working in the non-profit sector, private practice setting and teaching at the university level.

For many years, I have conducted therapy and performed assessments for individuals with varying diagnoses to include; depression, PTSD, eating disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder as well as substance abuse and addictive behaviors. I provided couples/premarital therapy, and adult and adolescent psychotherapy for issues to include; anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, stress, trauma and depression. My therapy approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal /Relational Psychodynamic approach. I have a passion for education/research and have been teaching Psychology for the last 7 years at Christopher Newport University. I have also researched and selected products for the Holistic Family Solutions Wellness Store. Current research also includes; studying CBT for Tourette/Tic disorder and non-autistic motor stereotypies and writing interview techniques.