Executive Leadership Team
Dr. Bertee Thomas Jr.
Dr. Bertee Thomas Jr., often referred to as the “Gentle Giant” has been a committed servant in the mental and behavioral health arena since 1992. His passion, dedication, and unyielding yearn to help individuals to live healthy and productive has been the fueling force which has afforded opportunities to for him serve throughout his career in various capacities from direct worker to Executive Level Manager. Throughout this journey, Dr. Thomas has accumulated a wealth of experience in the field of mental/behavioral health, social services, community corrections, and chemical addiction. Despite this vast experience, work with children, adolescents, and their families has always been at the core of his heart.
Dr. Thomas has an extensive background in working with the Child Welfare Systems within various states. He assisted in the implementation and revitalization of the New Jersey’s Children’s system of care serving as one of the first Care Managers and Supervisors within State of New Jersey. As a seasoned clinician, Dr. Thomas has achieved successful outcomes treating individuals diagnosed with an array psychological and behavioral health challenges. As an Administrator, Dr. Thomas has served as mid-to Executive Level Manager within several mental health organizations. Dr. Thomas has proven himself to be a dynamic leader throughout his career with the ability to mobilize individuals to produce organizational shifts that maximize and sustain high levels of efficiency and quality of care. Dr. Thomas is one of the Founders of Creative Change Counseling and is currently serving as the agency’s Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Thomas earned a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and North Carolina. He has participated in several grass root initiatives and program activations. He has also consulted internationally for the development of community re-entry centers for juvenile offenders in London, England. He has proven expertise in the use of Evidence Based Treatment and the Therapeutic Community Model. His expertise in this regard includes program development-design, behavioral modification, and management in correctional settings for juvenile and adult populations. In addition to years of service in the field, Dr. Thomas has also served for the country in the United States Marine Corps.
Kahreem R. Cunningham
Kahreem R. Cunningham has been dedicated and committed to the mental and behavioral health field since around 2008. His passion and determination to help people prepare to become self-sustaining and independently capable of developing and sustaining a positive and productive lifestyle.
Kahreem has a wealth of experience working with youth and help guiding them whether it on the Baseball field or in the classroom that has always been his core passion. Mr. Cunningham is currently the Head Baseball coach at Delaware County Community College in Media PA in which he has been coach youth and adults for over 17 years from little league to players that have played in the Major leagues as well. He worked as a program group supervisor for Twin Oaks in Mt. Holly NJ. He served as a Care Manager for the Burlington County Care Manager organization for over 7 years. Kahreem had an earlier start with being innovative along with two other Partners we open the first African America touch Aquarium in Martha Vineyard in Oaks Bluff called “Waters of the World”. Even after that great experience he came back to his core love of families and children by opening two childcare centers in Philadelphia Pennsylvania they have been open for over 10 years. Kahreem is one of the Founders of Creative Change Counseling and is currently serving as the agency’s Vice President.
Kahreem attending Strawberry Mansion High School where he earned All-Public Baseball honors for two consecutive years, Cunningham earned his bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from Peirce College . He is currently working on his master’s degree of Business Administration(MBA) from Rutgers University, Kahreem remains dedicated to his community as he has served as President of, as well as coached college players, in the Fairmount Park “A” league for the past 17 years. In these positions Kahreem has conducted clinics and organized end of the season banquet to acknowledge the leagues young men, including players who have gone to play college and even professional baseball.
Jerome Robinson, Ed.S, LPC, LCADC
Senior Substance Abuse Director
Mr. Jerome Robinson is a highly skilled professional with over 28 years of experience in behavioral health and addictions management. Jerome has established non-profit agencies that continue to impact communities in the State of Delaware.
Jerome has been previously positioned as the President of Youth Education & Transition Services Inc. (YETS) and has fulfilled additional executive and management positions in prison based treatment, residential, group home and other community based services.
Jerome earned an Educational Specialist Degree at Rider University and is dually licensed as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Currently he leads a team of diverse and strongly qualified addiction professionals as the Director of Substance Abuse for Creative Change Counseling Inc. (CCC). In the State of Delaware Jerome will provide Licensed individual and group counseling through referral process and also provide start-up substance use disorder services as requested.
Bianca Price, MA, Ed.S, LAC
Assistant Vice President
Bianca Price, Ed.S, LAC has close to 20 years of devoted service to children and families throughout the state of New Jersey. Hired as the agency’s first Intensive In-Community (IIC) therapist 7 years ago, she has a rich background in providing both individual and family therapy, empirically validated behavioral interventions, and psychosocial interventions for specified mental health disorders. Besides her tenure at CCC, Bianca worked as a Care Manager for the Care Management Organization (Mercer), Program Director for children’s group homes, and other various levels of entry to senior-level management positions.
In addition, Bianca is trained in Trauma-Informed Therapy, Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC Grow), and the Nurtured Heart Approach. Bianca has been committed to ensuring the delivery of high-quality services in the past and, in her present position, the greatest level of professionalism, and responsiveness to the needs of the youth, families, and communities served.
Bianca’s passion and genuine yearning for service, especially among the youth and families impacted by adolescents in trouble, socioeconomic status, and system barriers have fueled her path, and she continues to serve as the cornerstone in her simple belief that change can and will happen, through faith.
Presently, Bianca is actively pursuing her LPC credentialing to further serve and develop the agency’s mission to, “inspire hope and change lives, one family at a time.”
Ikem “Ike” Morah
Assistant Vice President
For nearly two decades, New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ Certified Behavioral Assistant Ikem “Ike” Morah has delivered essential life skills and coaching services to children and families in Burlington, Mercer and Camden counties in New Jersey.
Specializing in community-based youth services, shelters, and transitional living programs, Ike has fostered successful partnerships and longstanding relationships with numerous agencies throughout the system-of-care, including Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Casey Life Skills, Youth Advocacy Board, and the Family Support Organization. An Empowering Young Men Facilitator of New Jersey’s Prevent Child Abuse Human Trafficking Prevention Initiative, he worked with the Greater Philadelphia YMCA’s Strategic Advancement’s, Youth Intervention Department for 3 years. In January 2020, he transitioned into a new role at Creative Counseling Change Counseling as the Director of Behavioral Support Services.
Using proactivity and creativity to develop appropriate responses to working with at-risk youth with a focus on social emotional learning and knowledge transfer, Ike draws on his education in industrial psychology from Sacred Heart University and extensive professional development trainings including those in nonviolent crisis interventions, trauma-focused care, and the “Nurtured Heart Approach.” He looks forward to enhancing programing, services and support at Creative Counseling Change Counseling.
Lynda T. Carter
Lynda T. Carter has over 25 years of Administrative Assistant experience earning her Microsoft Office Certifications, as well as QuickBooks in 2015. She received her Associates Degree in 1995 and is currently attending University of Maryland Global Campus to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Lynda has worked with Creative Change Counseling for over 4 years. Starting out as a part-time Administrative Assistant, her role evolved to fulltime Executive Administrative Assistant and now Business Manager. She enjoys working in her new role as well as assisting others with anything that she can from her previous role.
Lynda currently is the Corresponding Secretary for her Jack and Jill of America, Inc. chapter and has held the role of Treasure of the chapter as well. She also has a passion for R&B line dancing and long-distance running/walking.
Angela Thomas, LMFT
Mental Health Program Director
I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a post Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I also graduated from Lincoln University with a graduate degree in Human Services.
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years in several residential settings. Most of my background is working with adolescents and teenage girls.
I have always had an interest in relationships and what makes them work, (or not). I believe in a systemic approach and love to move forward in working with couples and families.
I also feel that I have a knack for helping anyway who is in need. I will always strive to foster a safe space for listening and sharing.
Carol Washington, LCSW
Mental Health Program Director
Graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelors degree in Psychology. I later went on to grad school and attended Rutgers School of Social Work to earn a Masters degree in Social Work. I obtained my clinical license and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 35 years of administrative, clinical and supervisory experience. I have worked with youth, adults, teens, and families in a mulitude of settings. I have enjoyed assisting people in need. During these many years of providing services I have had great success with several challenging populations such as the homeless, serious and persistent mentally ill, justice involved adults and youth with mental illness, at risk youth and aging out youth. I am committed to providing services that fit the unique and challenging needs of our clients and community. I am a service focused Social Worker, Director and Clinician seeking to effect change and produce positive outcomes. On a personal note,I enjoy traveling, hanging out at the beach, spending time with family and friends who are speacil to me , kickin it with the girls, going to dinner, shows, concerts, museums, theater and workshops. God, music, art, exercise, eating healthy and outdoor activities are very important to my functioning. I take a holistic approach to life and try to maintain a good balance of mental, physical and spiritual health. “Life is too short to wear tight shoes.” I work hard and play hard.
Latresha Johnson, MPA
Sr. Director of Community Outreach & Development
Leader and Community Advocate, Latresha Johnson functions as the Director of Special Project and Quality Assurance with Creative Change Counseling. She holds a graduate degree in Public Administration from Delaware State University. She is an outstanding community organizer, facilitator and adviser who encourages change that transforms individuals, business and organizations.
Through community advocacy, event planning, leadership and organizational consistency; Latresha enables individuals to view life and organizational structure from a different perspective. Combining her forthright communication style, her resilient spirit and her knowledge of community development she has made positive impact in the lives of many people.
Latresha’s greatest desire and deep passion is to equip those she serves with the knowledge and resources to become better people, professionals, and organizations. In addition, she believes servant leadership and empowerment on the pathway to success. She shares this passion with people from all walks of life and strives to inspire them to walk in their greatness.
Nadea R. Thomas
Director of Therapeutic Recreation
Nadea R. Thomas is a former kid’s camp counselor, pre-school teacher, and childcare-worker. Her love and passion for children has fueled her to pursue her studies in Elementary School Education as she aspires to one day become a teacher. Nadea has risen through the ranks of Creative Change Counseling, previously serving in the role of Administrative Assistant and Job Readiness Coordinator. Nadea’s enthusiasm, bright smile, patience, and high levels of energy has ushered her into the role of Director of Therapeutic Recreation for We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym. Nadea eagerly awaits your arrival at the “Kid’s Gym, A place where kids do not have to apologize for being kids!”