Care Managers

Leesha Brady

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MED, LCMHC
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I was born in Jamaica and relocated to New Jersey. I received my Bachelors Degree from North Carolina Central University and Masters Degree from Howard University. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor, and my career experience includes behavioral health services working with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy traveling, reading, listening to music, and spending time with my children and family. I have a passion for helping others to be their own best advocates.

Ashley Barber

Credentials: 
MSW, LCSW
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I am a Native North Carolinian—go heels! Much of my work has been with individuals and families in direct mental health practice. I have worked with youth in residential care and pregnant and parenting teens, and most recently before coming to Duke, I managed a Behavioral Health Clinic specifically for Medicaid and Uninsured/Underinsured individuals. I received my Bachelors in Social Work from North Carolina State University and my Masters in Social Work from the UNC Chapel Hill. Working with DukeWell will allow me to continue my focus and practice to ensure individuals and families are able to get quality care and treatment without delay.

Kendra Lawrence

Credentials: 
BSN, RN-BC
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I was born and raised in Durham, NC. I am a graduate of Winston Salem State University School of Nursing. My nursing career includes experience in ambulatory care as well as geriatrics. I absolutely love being a nurse and advocating for my patients. My goal is for each patient that I encounter to have the best experience possible.

LaKeyta Johnson

Credentials: 
MA, LPC, LCASA, CCM
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“I was born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan. I came to North Carolina in 1994 to earn my Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Augustine’s College (Go Falcons!) and I received my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University (Go Flames!).  I’ve been blessed with a great group of friends and family.  I enjoy making new memories with my loved ones through traveling, listening to music and dancing.”

Yholima Vargas-Aleem

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"I was born in Colombia and moved to Canada in 1998 and to the USA in 2007. I am social worker by training, as well as a professional dancer, choreographer and painter.  I have two boys and truly enjoy nature, especially the ocean.  My family strongly believes in community engagement and we are constantly involved in community activities and projects. I am inspired by people’s tenacity and resilience, they remind me of the blessings we receive every day."

Regina Virgle

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RN, BSN
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"I was born in Pomona, California, and raised in Durham, North Carolina. My first degree was as a paramedic. Although I enjoyed it, I didn’t think it was exciting enough! My ultimate goal was to be a trauma surgeon, but I’m a nurse and I love it! I enjoy going to new vegan restaurants and spending time with my two dogs, husband and new granddaughter."