Meet our team.

Our staff of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping children heal from abuse in Summers County, West Virginia.

Felisha Hartwell

Director, REACHH-Child Advocacy Center

Felisha was born in Summers County and is the oldest of 6 children. She grew up in the rural area of Chestnut Mountain and has been advocating for people since she was a child herself. She has been with REACHH in several capapcities for many years. Felisha is currently the Child Advocacy Center Director and Forensic Interviewer. She is passionate about advocacy and helping children have a safe place to heal after a disclosure of abuse. She recieved a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Mountain State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Concord University. She is married and mother of one child. Felisha's hobbies include cooking, watching true crime shows, traveling, entertaining, spening time with family, and volunteering.

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Jamie Persinger

Child Advocacy Center Family Advocate/ Forensic Interviewer

Jamie is from Salem County, New Jersey and is married to a West Virginia native and is raising three daughter's. Jamie has a Bachelor's degree in English from Rowan University. She worked in the school sysytem for several years and became a family advocate in 2022 and is also one of our forensic interviewers. She is passionate about finding justice for abused children and watching them heal from their trauma. Her hobbies include walking and enjoying the outdoors, as well as, traveling to visit family.

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Patricia Grady

Therapist LICSW and certified Play Therapist

Patty is a therapist with many years of experience, Patty moved to WV many years ago from Florida. Patty, her husband, son and daughter built their own home and are farmers with chickens, goats and any number of other animals. She is an avid bicycle rider and also plays the bagpipes. Patty is now our mental health consultant at REACHH, providing therapy services and support to the CAC as needed.

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Brianna Wilde

Therapist, LICSW

Brianna is a family, child and adolescent therapist who specializes in supporting those who have experienced trauma. Brianna graduated from Shepherd University in 2017 with a Bachelor's of Social work and from Radford University in 2019 with a Master's of Social Work. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and is currently in the final phase towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Brianna grew up in Summers County and before earning her MSW, Brianna worked at REACHH as a Summer Fun assistant and After School Program AmeriCorps member. Brianna is passionate about providing access to quality mental health services in rural communities and helping families heal from trauma and other mental health concerns. In her free time, Brianna enjoys traveling the country with her husband, being outdoors, baking, and spending time with her loved ones.

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REACHH-FRC/CAC Board of Directors

  • Terri Giles

    Appalachian Headwaters

    Hinton, WV

  • Lynn Larson


    Hinton, WV

  • Debrin Jenkins

    Retired from WV Rural Health Association

    Raleigh County, WV

  • Lesley Sears

    WVU Extension Service-Summers County

    Hinton, WV

  • Shalom Tazewell

    Retired from Summers County Library

    Hinton, WV

  • Mark Bayle

    Pastor at Lifeline Church

    Hinton, WV

  • Wes Dangerfield


    Hinton, WV

  • Susie Hudson

    Summers County Communities in Schools

    Hinton, WV