Your Support Team
We care for and cheer you along each step of the way.
Omusi has dedicated her life to social services. Growing up with both parents in the field and being exposed to critical issues like mental health and substance abuse, her mind has always searched for solutions to these issues. Because of this, Omusi was a peer listener in high school, volunteered at a domestic violence center and manned a suicide phone station all before graduating from college.
She graduated with an undergrad in sociology and a masters in human services family counseling and certified in marriage counseling. After working in varying aspects in the field vetrans, substance abuse, intellectually delayed, mental health, homeless... etcetera and finding herself in Central Florida where the resources are limited for the behavioral health population Omusi felt lead to develop a business that chanels her passions, utilizes her experience and serves the community in an area that is desperately needed.
Omusi is not just committed to helping the community and BCSS clients but also to creating a working environment that promotes and aides those professionals dedicated to the field.
Stefanie studied sociology and education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She taught Special Education in the St. Louis Public School System for 11 years and relocated to Florida in 2011.
She has been servicing children with ASD for nine years and started with Bridges as the service coordinator in 2016. She is currently the director of business and has a heart to service the underserved in Orlando’s lower socio-economic population.
Stefanie strives to create a family atmosphere throughout the agency and is a strong believer that your past does not determine your future. When Stefanie is not working, she is spending time with her husband, two adult boys and dog Blu. She is involved in her church and serves on the connection team as well as pursuing her love of music in her spare time.
Jeanine received a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of Central Florida. She has extensive history working with clients who have severe and persistent mental illnesses, as well as those with co-occurring disorders.
She has multiple years of experience as a Clinical Director with different agencies helping them to grow in services available and efficacy of services provided to clients. Jeanine has a desire to help clients reach their maximum potential while maintaining stability in the community. She works from an individualized approach, ensuring all clients are provided the treatment that best suits what their goals are to reach their highest potential.
Vincent has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for twenty years, counselor for ten years and a case manager for five years. He has worked with the Children’s Home Society and has conducted emergency interviews for the Department of Children and Families in Sumter County, Lake County, Flagler County and Hillsborough County.
He works with family of origin issues, pre-divorce, post-divorce, parent –child conflicts, grief and loss issues, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, anger management, impulse control, conduct disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder and domestic violence to name a few.
Edlyne is a double board-certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in psychiatry and primary care. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner she provides treatment for a variety of mood disorders / mental health issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis, OCD, substance use, personality disorders and trauma.
She understands that everyone is different and has their own unique needs and background. Her goals are to promote empowerment, enhance awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness. She is certified in Trauma-Informed Care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga and spending time outdoors.
Harry has worked in the mental health field for over 18 years and chose this field of work because of early exposure to the adverse effects of mental health in his own family. He is degreed in theology and is a certified recovery specialist. Currently serving as our donation and outreach coordinator, Harry also teaches independency skills and provides mentorship as a peer support recovery specialist.
Harry founded Elohym Restoration Center where he has served at-risk men and abused women for 10 years in Central Florida. Harry is a church pastor and, after 37 years, still goes dancing with his wife Maria every Friday night.
Caleigh started out as a Targeted Case Manager with BCSS and now is the compliance officer. For the past ten years, she has worked with various populations in the community. She was awarded a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida and now holds her PHD. She enjoys researching and sharing knowledge with others. When she is not at work, she enjoys going to Disney and taking hikes in new places.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." -Mulan
Fort Lauderdale native, our housing case manager supervisor, Cedejia graduated from Bethune-Cookman University and received her Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a mother to a beautiful baby boy. Her passion for helping others led her to BCSS where she says she is “grateful to work at an amazing agency tailored towards bridging gaps within the community and providing impeccable services to all of our clients.”
“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself, it’s what you do for others.”
Ayana is the operations manager at Bridges Community Support Services. She received a degree in medical billing and coding from STLCC in St. Louis, MO, and relocated to Orlando in 2017 with her teenage son. She has over 20 years experience in the office and administrative field and is an intricate part of ensuring that our office is running in an efficient, compliant and effective manner. She genuinely enjoys organizing and the methodical ways necessary to help run organizations. When Ayana is not in the office, she enjoys Florida living with her teenaged son.
“You don’t stop having fun when you get old, You get old when you stop having fun” -Rita Ghatourey
Jamiah, a south Florida native, is our targeted case management coordinator. Jamiah not only has a passion for servicing the underserves population in central Florida, but is also is a children's book author and advocate for literacy. She received her degree from Barry University and spent time working as a child protective investigator at Florida Department of Children and Families Services. When not at the agency she is a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children and active in her community.