WHOA Behavioral Health offers medication management services to clients ages 4 and up for the full range of mental health diagnoses. The medication provider will meet with a client on average once a month and monitor the effectiveness of medication prescribed. We work as a team to ensure clients are taken care of in a full and holistic manner. Our prescribers have a wealth of knowledge and backgrounds to meet a client where they are in their healing journey.
Gerlene Sherard, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services
“I am a Licensed board certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I obtained my degree from Liberty University in August 2020. I am also Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and obtained my degree from Walden University in 2016 and hold certifications with ANCC and AANP governing body. Prior to my degree as a nurse practitioner, I practiced as Registered Nurse for 18 years in different arenas which include hospital setting, dialysis, inpatient outpatient setting, home health and psychiatry. My passion is patient care and providing care across the life span of children, adults, and families.
I feel honored and privileged to partner with a group of Mental health licensed professionals to Augment a holistic approach by collaborating and providing holistic care.”
Tomilola “Tomi” Monroe, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services
“I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to providing comprehensive mental healthcare. I completed my Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University. Before obtaining my degree, I practiced as a Registered Nurse for 11 years. My clinical settings have included nursing homes, correctional facilities, home health, medical-surgical unit, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health that incorporates medication management, supportive therapy, and patient education as part of a successful treatment plan. I am a firm believer in patient-centered care, and I strive to create a safe and collaborative environment where you can openly discuss concerns and actively engage in the action plan tailored to your individual needs. I aim to partner with you to achieve optimal mental health and well-being. In my free time, I enjoy cruising and spending time with my family and friends.”
Melissa Sharp, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services
“I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I received my Master’s of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Prior to obtaining my degree as a Nurse Practitioner, I practiced as a Registered Nurse for 12 years. My background in psychiatric nursing has provided me with the ability to practice with compassion and empathy. I believe in a multi-faceted collaborative approach to patient-centered care. I provide a safe environment where my focus is on the whole person. Medication management is just one element of a treatment plan, but when combined with supportive therapy and valuable coping skills, success can be obtained.”
Cynthia Frey, FNP is a Psychiatric Provider for Outpatient Services
“I have been a practicing nurse for over 26 years, and I specialize in Adult Psychiatric treatment. I have my post master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and my Doctor of Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University. I draw from my many years of experience as a nurse to offer a full body approach to mental health treatment. I have experience working in many settings including: Primary Care, Urgent Care, Acute Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry, and Home Health. As your provider, I hope we can create the best plan to help you through your journey to wellness.”