Meet Our Team

GCH provides highly skilled, nurturing, and compassionate staff 24 hours a day to provide the youth with the support, care, structure, and supervision they need. The management and direct care staff are continually trained to provide therapeutic, safe, and person-centered care to the youth while stabilizing them physically and emotionally.

All are well-versed in the treatment of mental illnesses and maladaptive behaviors, including therapeutic interventions and crisis management. GCH’s professional team also comprises a CSAC and an LPC. 90% of staff are QMHP-certified.

GCH’s professional staff possess many years of experience, compassion, knowledge, and sensitivity to cultural values to deliver services that are client-centered, family-focused, community-based, and strengths-driven. 

Kiva Gatewood

Mrs. Kiva Gatewood, President and Chief Administrative Officer, is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.

Mrs. Gatewood has a natural passion and talent for interacting with and serving people. She continues this effort as she serves on several committees for basic human rights for the treatment and self-advocacy of those who suffer from mental illnesses. She co-owns Gatewood Children’s Homes with her husband, Mr. Anthony Gatewood, GCH’s Vice President.  

Anthony Gatewood

Mr. Gatewood holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He is also a former Marine. Mr. Gatewood is responsible for financial aspects, including accounting and bill paying practices. In addition, he is dedicated to being the full-time caregiver of the Gatewood’s sons, of which one is Autistic.

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Michelle Morris-Plaza, MPA, QMHP 

Mrs. Michelle Morris-Plaza, MPA is the Special Projects Manager and Director of Residential Life at GCH’s group home, Jordan House. She graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor's Degree in social work.

Mrs. Morris-Plaza also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University. She has worked for 25 years with at-risk youth and families offering foster care and prevention services in the states of New York and Virginia. 

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Quintasha Brown, MSW, QMHP-A 

Mrs. Quintasha Brown, MSW is the Executive Director and Program Manager at the independent living apartment program, Gates to Success ILA (GTS). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In addition, Mrs. Brown holds a Pupil Personnel Certification in School Social Work in the State of Virginia. She has spent her career serving at-risk children and families. She has years of experience in case management, trauma informed care, crisis management, as well as effective leadership and policy management.

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Andrea Davis, M.A., NCC, LPC

Ms. Andrea Davis, M.A., NCC, LPC is the Clinical Director. She supervises and coordinates all phases of the counseling program for Jordan House, including leading group counseling activities with Jordan House residents.

Ms. Davis has a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Richmond. In addition, she holds a certificate in Developmental Disabilities and has completed group crisis intervention and adolescent sex offender trainings. She is a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the National Association of Certified Counselors. 

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Darrell Long, M.A.Ed., QMHP-A 

Mr. Darrell Long, M.A.Ed. holds the position of Site Supervisor for GTS, ILA. He provides direct assistance, preparation, and supervision for the youth of the GTS ILA program. He is well experienced in handling crisis situations, conflict management, and proficient with intervention strategies for youth and adolescents.

Mr. Long holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Keene State College, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Hampton University, and a Master of Education degree in Administration.

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Whitney Wilson, MSW, QMHP-A

Ms. Whitney Wilson, MSW holds the position of Resident Placement Supervisor for GTS, ILA. She is responsible for the direct supervision of caseworkers, youth, and the physical environment of the program. Additionally, she collaborates with the staff to assist with understanding the youth’s needs in order to promote the adjustment to independent living.

Ms. Wilson has multiple years of experience working with children and families, providing direct social work services and trauma informed care. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education from Norfolk State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. 

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Annette Harris 

Ms. Annette Harris, IL Services Coordinator, has been with GTS ILA since its inception. She is a certified rehabilitation provider. She has spent her career connecting elderly, inner-city youth, ex-offenders, and homeless population to resources and services. Ms. Harris is well-versed in identifying the warning signs of addiction.

In her role at GTS ILA, Ms. Harris interacts with the youth in order to facilitate the learning of IL skills and assist with the implementation of treatment goals. She also connects the youth and staff to community services and resources.      

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Rosa Dornes, MS, QMHP

Ms. Rosa Dornes has been Jordan House’s Resident Manager since 2010. In this role, she is responsible for the direct supervision of all Jordan House residents, along with the operational aspects of the program. She co-leads, in conjunction with senior staff, in order to facilitate group process activities with the residents of Jordan House. She is responsible for the daily routine of the home.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Jones College in Florida and a Master of Science degree in Human Services from Capella University. 

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Kendra Parker

Ms. Kendra Parker, our Case Manager, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Virginia Union University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree from Capella University.

Ms. Parker transferred to GTS ILA from Jordan House where she served as a Youth Counselor encouraging positive interactions, leading group sessions to strengthen independent living skills, as well as providing training for conflict resolution, and problem-solving.

In her current position with GTS ILA, Ms. Parker is responsible for equipping the youth with daily living skills and tasks associated with the acquisition of these skills.

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Levia Finney, MHA, QMHP

Ms. Levia Finney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Averett University and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Strayer University. Ms. Finney has been with the GCH family since 2007.

She is currently a Case Manager at Jordan House where she maintains acceptable, appropriate, and helpful client interaction within the group home, with respect to the residents’ daily activities. Ms. Finney supervises and interacts with the residents to facilitate the learning of socially acceptable behaviors and values.

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Carolyn Colbert

Ms. Carolyn Colbert is the Lead Youth Counselor and the creative component of Jordan House. Ms. Colbert plans and implements all in-house activities and crafts with the residents.  She has been with the GCH family for over 10 years.

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