Board Members

TaylorTaylor Holder LCSW-MSW, President Palms Wellness Center Inc., is also the author of “All Points Inbetween: Shifting on the Scale of Sex and Gender.” Mr. Holder graduated from the dept of Sociology at Cal State University and conducted over 10 yrs of field research which was published in 2007. Mr. Holder received his Master Degree from East Carolina University for his MSW. He is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the American Sociological Association (ASA) as well as a member of the Study of Society and Social Problems (SSSP). He has spoken on Panels, conducted workshops for LGBTI education for the Sponsored by the Hormel Center, as well as Conferences for Professional Providers in Boston Mass. LGBTI Human Rights Campaign educational panels for Intersex Awareness in San Francisco CA. and many others speaking engagements through out the USA as well. He has worked with International Human Rights efforts for over two decades.  He is currently working on future publications, and human equality issues for “stigmatized” populations while preforming the duties as Clinical Director of Palms Wellness and providing direct patient care.

Mr. Holder provides individual and group therapy as well as speaks nationally at health summits, and other venues through out the US. Mr. Holder provides private practice specializing in Substance Abuse Addiction, PTSD, Transitional care for Transsexual and Intersex persons, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder young adults. Mr. Holder also worked during his field research years, as a Special Education Teacher for LA Unified School District, as well as in San Leandro CA. MT. Holly NJ. and locally his last  year teaching in Onslow Co. NC. prior to changing over into the Clinical Field. He has also worked in Level 3 and 4 care facilities as a treatment team member.  Mr. Holder is also the co founder of Palms Wellness Center. with Dr. Barnes.

 

victorVictor R Barnes MD, Vice President Palms Wellness Center Inc., has specialized in Psychiatry for over 25 yrs. With his Medical Degree from Easter Carolina University Brody School of Medicine Dr. Barnes is dedicated to giving access to cutting edge high technological treatment methodologies to the citizens of his community. Dr. Barnes is also dedicated to providing services as the President of a local non profit organization Palms Wellness Center. In our private practice Dr. Barnes provides Saboxone treatment with great sensitivity to quality care for all clients. Dr. Barnes has also been the Chief Medical Officer for a in patient care facility for adults and children suffering from MH/DD/SA issues.

 

Doug R Wisnioski Senior Special Operations Training Instructor ,Retired US Army Special Forces Lt. Colonel, Executive Director of Operations and Public Affairs ,  Mr. Wisnioski is also a Gulf War Vet. and served with Special Forces Commander during Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. He has conducted operations throughout Europe, Southwest Asia, and the Caribbean, as well as Central and South American.He also served as a Area Commander for the Federal Protective Service Police, DHS, responsible for law enforcement operations, special operations and physical security for over 150 Federal facilities in four counties of South Florida, with over 35,000 Federal Employees. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Wisnioski served as the agency’s incident Commander for Alabama and Mississippi.

He has over 10 yrs of documented public relations success and expertise in national and international media relations, internal information, media training and public speaking.  Mr. Wisnioski served as the Special Assitant for Public Affairs to the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. He served as the Fox News Military, on-camera Analyst in the aftermath of 911 terrorist attacks and the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan as the script technical advisor for the Warner Brothers Feature film, “ Executive Decision”.

Mr. Wisnioski holds a BS degree in Police Asdminstration from Eastern KY University, and is a greaduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, The British Army Staff College, The US Army Special Forces Qualification Course and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Basic Police Academy.

 

Medical Staff

(Vice President of Board)
Victor R Barnes MD -Medical Director: Suboxone Treatment/Medication Management. Psychiatrist, MD from East Carolina University. Specialty License for Suboxone.

 

Shelia Kepler- Medical Office Assistant- Lab tech Specialist: Attended Mira Costa Community College where she earned certificates in several areas of expertise: Medical Administration, Medical Administrative Assistant, Dental Assistant and Legal Assistant. Has an extensive background working as a Military Spouse for over 23 yrs. with Family Readiness Programs at bases located through out the USA. she received the distinguished “Molly Pitcher” Award for her many years of dedicated work serving military families.

 

Clinical Staff

Taylor Holder  MSW/LCSW (President of Board):Therapeutic Clinical Director : Specializes in Autistic Spectrum disorders, Grief and Loss, PTSD (combat and non Combat), Transsexual and Intersex transitional/ therapeutic needs and Substance Abuse/Dependency issues.

Siobhan Miranda Medical Office Manager/Admin Assistant to Mr. Holder: Extensive years of experience working in operational functions for various Mental Health Non Profit Organizations, expert billing/Codes specialist, and is the  head of our financial department assisting patient needs. Siobhan is currently perusing continuing  her academic goals!

Terra Cole : Front Office Administrative Assistant/Patient Liaison: Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University Commerce and then earned a Master of Science degree in Family Studies from Amberton University.

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