Dr. Kathy A. Thomas

Kathy A. Thomas, MS Education, MA Criminal Justice, EdD Child & Youth Studies

Special Adviser for Child & Youth Issues*

*Including Juvenile Justice Involvement, DMC [Disproportionate Minority Contact],
and Developmental Responsiveness

Dr. Thomas is an educational and child development specialist who supports Orchard’s

clients in the areas of specialized learning and developmental strategies.

A former Associate Professor of Education and currently teaches graduate Juvenile Justice

courses for Nova Southeastern University. She has extensive background in direct services to youth

with developmental disorders and within the Juvenile Justice system as well as hands-on experience

developing programs to support youth-at-risk.

Her specialization is in the area of Therapeutic Educational Strategies to help students who are

experiencing some kind of learning problem by searching for a root solution (based upon a careful

analysis of the student’s learning, cognitive, executive function, and memory capacities and strategies).

Click here to learn more about Dr. Thomas and Educational Therapy



Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MA ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE

Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MA ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE, PhD Psychology

Director of Program Development & Training

Dr. Darleen Claire Wodzenski is an Author, Speaker, and Interventionist with Orchard Human Services, Inc.

She provides direct services to individuals and families [clinical mental health counseling, special ed advocacy and consulting, parent training, non-clinical psychology and child development intervention] and professional training, development and consultative services in the areas of Child Development, Exceptional Student Education, Juvenile Justice, Co-Occurring Conditions of Youth, and Trauma-Informed Client Engagement.

Author of “Dead Children Can’t Read” and “Marmalade Jam” her specializations include a complex Psychoneuroeducational approach to learning, developmental, emotional, and behavioral challenges as well as treatment and intervention for children and families affected by Disorders of Attachment [RAD or Reactive Attachment Disorder and DSED or Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder] and Autism Spectrum Disorders [ASD].

Dr. Darleen holds a PhD in Non-Clinical Psychology and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. A Masters level Clinical Mental Health Counselor, she practices under the expert supervision of Orchard Human Services’s Clinical Supervisor, Jeff Emery Miller, LPC, MAC, CPCS.

See the Orchard’s Holistic Model page to learn more about this exciting new approach to whole person wellness.


 Jeff Emery Miller LPC NCC CCS

Jeff Emery Miller, LPC, MAC, CPCS is the

Clinical Director of Mental Health Services

for the Orchard Human Services, Inc.



Steve J. Wodzenski, BA Div, DC

Dr. Steve J. Wodzenski, BA Div, BA, DC is a holistic healthcare practitioner

with a long history of philanthropic service including board membership for a transitional

housing program for men who are reentering society after incarceration.

He is also committed to supporting service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

He provides technical support to the Orchard in the following critical areas:


Prison Reentry

Addiction Supportive Services


Wellness Care

Orchard’s Executive Director

Denice Maulucci

Denice Maulucci is Orchard’s caring and compassionate Executive Director.

She is devoted to serving children and fragile populations to promote healing, developing, and life satisfaction.

Her philanthropic activities focus on:

Children with Special Needs

Active Service Members



With a strong background in promoting healthy programming and services for the elderly,

Ms. Maulucci brings her determination, focus, and passion to serving Orchard’s populations.


Orchard’s Board of Directors

Adria Kitchens serves as Chairman of the Board for Orchard Human Services, Inc. and is the Executive Director for One Small Change, Inc. She brings a wealth of knowledge about nonprofit administration as well as a broad background in philanthropy and human services.

Charlene Shockley, BA Div

Charlene C. Shockley, BA Div serves on the Orchard’s Board of Directors and is a Business Development Consultant and Ministerial Counselor who provides program and community outreach supportive services for the Orchard.

Cheryl Safford is the founder and director of Kinder Kollege Christian School of College Park, GA. Ms. Safford is a member of Orchard’s Board of Directors and a powerful community collaborator, working with Orchard to provide high quality services to children with developmental, learning, and behavioral challenges. Ms. Safford is a highly celebrated advocate for children in high need communities, and has received an award from President Barack Obama. She can be reached at Kinder Kollege at 2725 Charlestown Drive in College Park, GA 30337.

Darron Kendrick, JSM, CPA is a Certified Public Accountant at W.D. Kendrick, CPA, LLC and is the founder of Kendrick Business Solutions, LLC. Mr. Kendrick brings extensive knowledge of nonprofit accounting, tax laws that impact philanthropic activities, and best business practices to drive the success of any organization.

Tony Pinto is the CEO of S.T.A.T.O.S. Professional Sales Training organization and a retired executive from Snap-On Tools. Active in the philanthropic community, Mr. Pinto is a disabled veteran who spearheads some of Orchard’s efforts to provide advocacy and support for Veterans of the United States Armed Services.

Bob Terrell is a member of Orchard’s Board of Directors. A Real Estate Broker and Developer, Mr. Terrell is a veteran with a long history of philanthropic service with a focus on serving Veterans and Children with Special Needs.

Barbara Johnston is a member of Orchard’s Board of Directors, and the Officer who serves as Board Secretary. Ms. Johnston is a business consultant and entrepreneur who is co-owner of Nuanz Coffee Roasters and Tea Merchants of Amelia Island, Florida. She is pictured above with her husband and Nuanz co-owner, Gil Johnston. Ms. Johnston has a long history of philanthropic service, with a passion for serving children and families.

Orchard’s Regional Advisory Team


Denver/Colorado Springs, CO Area

Regional Staff

Carmen Melinda Gutierrez, MA CMHC

Carmen Melinda Gutierrez, MA CMHC

is the Orchard’s Multicultural Sensitivity & Responsiveness trainer.

Ms. Gutierrez is a bilingual Counselor in the Colorado Springs area who specializes in serving culturally diverse families and individuals who deal with Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence. Her areas of expertise include trauma, abuse, and PTSD supportive services as well as family coaching.

She is also the developer of a training program to promote Spanish-for-Counselors.

Donna Just EdD 

Donna Just, EdD serves as the Educational Consultant and Programs Coordinator for the Orchard.

Rich Soehl, RN & Veteran

Rich Soehl, RN is a Psychiatric Nurse and Veteran who provides technical support to the Orchard.

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