Travis Humphrey, M.Div.   Executive Director

Travis Humphrey, M.Div.
Executive Director

Travis was appointed as Bethesda’s Executive Director in June 2014. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Divinity from Oklahoma Christian University. He has ten years experience in administration, grant management, and program development.

Sandra Wellman, MS, LPC   Clinical Director

Sandra Wellman, MS, LPC
Clinical Director

Sandra joined Bethesda’s team of talented therapists in October 2001. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Counseling from East Central University in 1985 and her Masters in Human Resource Counseling in 1991. She received her license as a Professional Counselor in 1998. In 2017, Sandra became nationally certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

 
Renee O'Leary   Education Director

Renee O'Leary
Education Director

Renee joined Bethesda's team in 2017. Prior to Bethesda, Renee worked for nine years as the Director of Community Impact of United Way of Norman. Her background includes work as the Independent Living Director and Director of Home Visitation programs in Salina, KS. Renee coordinates and provides training for the Stop, Go and Tell education program of Bethesda. 

 
Erica Oji   OKC Education Coordinator

Erica Oji
OKC Education Coordinator

Erica graduated from University of Central Oklahoma in 2014, and she founded an organization in 2017 called Heart Studios. It’s located in Edmond, and provides after school and weekend art classes for kids, along with art gallery events featuring local artists. As the education coordinator for Oklahoma City, she’s been able to combine her experience as a teacher and social worker to serve the children in OKCPS.

 
Patrick J. Moore, MS, LPC   Boys Therapist

Patrick J. Moore, MS, LPC
Boys Therapist

Patrick joined Bethesda’s team of talented therapists in July 2006. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Nazarene University in December 2002 as well as his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in December 2005. He received his license as a Professional Counselor in June 2009.In 2018, Patrick became nationally certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

 
Amy Merrell, M.Ed., LPC   Girls Therapist

Amy Merrell, M.Ed., LPC
Girls Therapist

Amy joined Bethesda’s team of talented therapists in August 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in December 2006 and her Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Oklahoma in May 2009. She received her license as a Professional Counselor in November 2011.                       

 
Melissa Anderson, MS, LPC   Preschool Therapist

Melissa Anderson, MS, LPC
Preschool Therapist

Melissa joined Bethesda’s team of talented therapists in September 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family Life Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010 and her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Mid-America Christian University in 2014. She received her license as a professional counselor in June of 2017.

 
Deshia Powers, MA, LPC   Adult Therapist

Deshia Powers, MA, LPC
Adult Therapist

Deshia joined Bethesda’s team of talented therapists in April 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in May 2001 and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in August 2005. She received her license as a Professional Counselor in March 2007.

 
Michelle Pritchard, MHR, LPC   Girls Therapist

Michelle Pritchard, MHR, LPC
Girls Therapist

Michelle joined Bethesda’s team of talented therapists in January 2018.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and her Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2015. She received her license as a Professional Counselor in August 2017.

 
Valerie Smith-Risinger, MHR, LPC   Outreach Therapist

Valerie Smith-Risinger, MHR, LPC
Outreach Therapist

Valerie earned her Bachelor’s of Political Science in 2006 from the University of Central Oklahoma. She first joined Bethesda’s team as an intern while earning her Masters of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2015. She became licensed in 2018 and rejoined Bethesda’s team of counselors as a contractor until later becoming full time in 2019.

 
Joyce Wiglesworth   Receptionist

Joyce Wiglesworth
Receptionist

Joyce joined Bethesda’s administrative team in May 2016. Joyce’s work background includes experience as a Collections Manager, Region Administrative Assistant, and Accounts Payable Clerk.

 
Kate DeLeon   Education Coordinator

Kate DeLeon
Education Coordinator

Kate joined Bethesda's education team in August 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in May 2019, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma.

 
Emily Williams   Office Manager

Emily Williams
Office Manager

Emily joined Bethesda's administrative team in August 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma in May 2018. Emily's work background includes experience as an Administrative Assistant, Sales Team Supervisor, and Title Insurer, as well as volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Cleveland County CASA, Inc.