Janise Wiggins is an extraordinary contemplative thinker, as well as a star grant writer, researcher, and positive energetic leader. She received both her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Public Administration degrees from UNLV, and has been a public servant in Nevada for over 23 years. Janise embodies the values that drive Solutions of Change (SOC); she is community-focused, client-centered and is deeply committed to our mission. Janise is taking the helm as SOC enters a rigorous strategic planning process designed to both bring the organization into its next chapter and enhance our work.
Lakiesha Oliver, LCPC-I
Program Manager / Lead Clinician
Lakiesha K. Oliver is a Clinical Professional Counselor-Intern with a passion and focus on preventive mental health and group dynamics. Lakiesha holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As the Program Manager and Lead Clinician with Solutions of Change she provides therapy and psychoeducation for Southern Nevada community members who are under-insured, uninsured, and undocumented. In recent years she has acted as an employment and transition counselor assisting military members and families in preparation for civilian life. As a veteran and military spouse, Lakiesha has a heart for families in transition. As a Las Vegas, Nevada resident, she has turned her attention to supporting the community which she now calls home. She is an active volunteer addressing mental health stigma and awareness, and an advocate for positive change for individuals, couples, families, communities, and society as a whole.
Crystal Barrios Ordonez
Senior Family Services Specialist
Lead Community Support Specialist
Brandon Wright is a Community Health Worker with a background in mental health and crisis intervention. Brandon studied at San Diego State where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Upon graduating, Brandon began working in the mental health field as a PSR/BST worker for two years. Brandon worked as a Resilience Ambassador for the Nevada Resilience Project providing resources and crisis intervention to the community. Brandon was also a crisis counselor at Ty’s Place Community Center and Gentleman By Choice for one year before joining Solutions of Change.
Regla Diaz is committed to making an impact one life at a time. At just nine years old Regla migrated with her family from Cuba to the US in search of a better life. Through hard work, commitment, and enthusiasm she has overcome every challenge placed in her path. In 2021, Regla became a first-generation college graduate when she graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas with her Bachelor’s in Communication. During her time at UNLV, she was inducted into Sigma Omega Nu Sorority Inc., a multicultural organization focused on helping Latina women create a deeper impact within the community. In her free time, Regla enjoys spending time with her family, outdoors, and exploring new things.
Family Support Specialist
Dana Jamison is a community partner with a wealth of resources and experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a focus in psychology from Arizona State University, by way of Michigan State University. Dana has been an advocate for families in the Las Vegas community for over 10 years. She has a heart for the community and has volunteered to uplift underserved demographics. Dana loves to learn about culture and diversity, especially by traveling abroad. Her passion is for mental and behavioral health, working as an advocate to help individuals and families to achieve wellness and wholeness.
Community Support Specialist
My name is Dylan Christie and I am born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am currently attending UNLV to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Neuroscience. My area of focus for my future is human consciousness. Mainly focused on the subjectivity of the human brain and how each person responds differently to a scenario. My best skills are problem-solving and self-independence. I also have an extensive background in existentialism. My existential studies dived into the dilemmas of feeling no motivation and no purpose in life. I truly care for all those who feel lost and isolated in life and I hope to one day help each and every one of them.
Lauren Stelflug, CPC-I LADC, MPS
Mental Health Counselor Intern
Lauren Stelflug is a dually licensed therapist (CPC-I and LADC) driven by a passion for aiding individuals and families in identifying, establishing, pursuing, and reaching their goals. Hailing from Minnesota, Lauren earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Master’s of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. She has provided care in numerous different roles, including case management, assessment, and community-based therapy, to a variety of individuals and their families. Lauren is passionate about collaboration and exploration to discover the best-fitting methods of creating positive changes in how one view themselves and their abilities.
LaTonya Gaston, Ph.D., CPC-I
Mental Health Counselor Intern
LaTonya R. Gaston has a Doctorate of Biblical Studies, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. She has worked as a Clinical Professional Counselor Intern (CPCI) for the State of Nevada for 7 years under supervision. Throughout her journey as a CPCI, she has made it her priority to maintain a trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. It is her belief that in order to see change, one must be willing to invest the time and effort to obtain change.
Judith Emelumgini, CPC-Intern, MA
Mental Health Counselor Intern
Judith is a Clinical Professional-Intern with a passion and love for working with children. Judith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently working on her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology. As a clinician with Solutions of Change, she provides therapy to Adults and children living within underserved communities, who are unable to get the services they need. With her diverse background in working with Adults and children, Judith has been using the various skills and talents that she has gained during her various job within the mental health community to build a reputation for herself. Judith has made it a duty to try to inspire every child that she comes within her path. Mom to an overly active 3-year-old, most of Judith’s time is spent doing research for her dissertation. But, when she does have some free time, she enjoys watching movies, shopping, and reading books other than textbooks.