STAFF

Janise Wiggins

Executive Director

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 Headshot

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.

Traci Cheatham

Lead Family Support Specialist

Mom. Yogi. Transformational Thinker. Traci Cheatham is a graduate of Rider University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She is also a certified 200hr yoga instructor, bringing a passion for mindfulness and holistic wellness into every room she enters. Rooted in the belief that truly transformative change happens only when we are provided with the space needed to recognize and draw upon one’s internal strength, Traci is dedicated to cultivating environments of compassion, support, and authenticity.

Mom to a brilliant 11-year-old with a very active schedule, and currently pursuing her master’s in social work, most of Traci’s time is spent playing Uber driver or studying. But in the rare moments of free time, she enjoys shopping, listening to podcasts, meditating, and playing fetch with her french bulldog puppies, Moose and Little Brother.

Traci is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Jack and Jill of America, two premier organizations committed to serving all mankind and enriching the youth through education and cultural awareness.

Brandon Wright

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.

Crystal Barrios Ordonez

Family Support Specialist

Crystal Barrios Ordonez is a passionate community leader with a heart to advocate for those who may feel silenced. Being born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Crystal works diligently to provide pathways to enhance the local community through education and community service. She currently attends Walden University pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Family, Marriage, and Couples. Her ultimate goal is to earn her PsyD in Clinical Psychology in order to increase visibility and access to Spanish-speaking psychologists. A strategic and dedicated worker in every aspect, Crystal is a member of the prestigious Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society through which she continues to provide positive social change.

SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

5 + 13 =