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Meet our Medical Team

 

Johanna Wilson, MD, CEO

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Dr. Wilson is a board certified psychiatrist with greater than 10 years experience since completion of medical school from Northeastern Ohio Medical University. There, she was nominated to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for excellence in academics and service. She completed her residency training at The Ohio State University Medical Center where she served as chief resident. During residency, she had an interest in adolescent psychiatry and spent extra time training on the child and adolescent psychiatric unit. During her last 6 years in outpatient mental health she has developed a passion for women's mental health issues but continues to enjoy working with all ages, males, females and non-binary individuals. She is well versed in treating a variety of mood, anxiety, trauma, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Wilson is currently enrolled in a 1 year Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship Program so that she can bring even more healing modalities to the patients of Hope419. Integrated Psychiatry focuses on the intersection between

Prior to becoming "Dr. Wilson," she grew up in New London, Ohio and was always passionate about returning to the 419  to serve the communities that were close to her heart. She has a unique perspective on the needs of locals and the mental health stigmas they may face. She is eager to educate and empower the community members to learn to live their best life. 

Dr. Wilson is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Her license can be verified on this website:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

 

Dr. Elim Fitzgerald, MD

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Dr. Elim Fitzgerald is a board certified physician in family medicine.  She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University in 2011 where she was nominated into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for academic excellence and servant leadership. She served as Chief Resident in her family medicine residency at Summa Health Systems in Akron, Ohio.  During residency, she developed a passion for Women’s Health, and upon completion of residency, Dr. Fitzgerald pursued a two year Women’s Health Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Fitzgerald’s training focused on office based gynecology, chronic pelvic pain, and menopausal hormone therapy. Dr. Fitzgerald can appreciate how stage of life and hormonal changes affects women in clinically significant ways.  Due to Dr. Fitzgerald’s holistic approach, her primary care practice evolved to include a strong emphasis on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.  She began working with Dr. Wilson at Hope 419 in May 2022 to continue to deliver evidence-based, holistic, compassionate and high quality mental health care. 

 

Dr. Fitzgerald grew in Kent, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising and lifting, traveling, and trying new restaurants

Dr. Fitzgerald is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Rachael Zimmerman, PA-C

Rachael is a certified physician assistant. She is able to make diagnoses, prescribe medications, and provide general psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Wilson. Before attending The University of Findlay where she earned a Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant, Rachael attended Miami University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Zoology. She successfully completed her phlebotomy certification. She also worked as a nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility and worked as a medical scribe in the emergency department, where she found her passion for helping people. While taking care of residents and patients, it became evident to her how improving mental health is a vital component of a person’s overall well-being. Rachael is dedicated to ensuring all patients have the best possible treatment for the best quality of life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Evelyn. She also enjoys baking, exercising, watching Netflix, and playing the piano. 

 

Rachael is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Nicole Wurstle, PA-C, CAQ-PSY

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Nicole is a certified physician assistant with a certificate of added qualification in psychiatry. She has the ability to make diagnoses, prescribe medications, and provide psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Wilson.

 

Before attending graduate school where she earned a Masters in Medical Science at Baldwin Wallace University, Nicole obtained a bachelors in biology with a minor in chemistry graduating summa cum laude. She also obtained a scholar athlete award and NAIA All American while working on her undergraduate degree and playing collegiate volleyball. She volunteered on a brain injury unit, a delirium prevention program, worked in emergency room registration in downtown Pittsburgh, and worked as a nursing assistant. Nicole enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family; including her husband, her dog Charley, and two kitties, Jack and Bella. She enjoys being creative, gardening, and creating new recipes. 

 

Nicole has been working with and training under Dr. Wilson since 2017. Nicole and Dr. Wilson prescribe to the same ideologies and work closely together to find the best course of treatment for patients. 

Nicole is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Her license can be verified on this website:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Brianna Raab, PA-C, CAQ-PSY

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Brianna (Bri) is a certified physician assistant. She is able to make diagnoses, prescribe medications and provide general psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Wilson.  

Before attending Ohio University in Dublin, Ohio to pursue her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Practice, Bri attended The University of Toledo where she earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree with honors in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. During her time at the University of Toledo, Bri also worked as a home health aide and a physical therapy aide. Prior to becoming a psychiatry physician assistant, Bri worked as a family medicine physician assistant in southwest Michigan where she gained her first experience as a PA and found her passion for psychiatry. Dr. Wilson and Nicole were both struck by Bri's genuine interest in improving the quality of mental health care in the 419 communities as well as her dedication to learning and excellence. Both agreed that she would make a great addition to the Hope419 Team. 

 

In her free time, Bri enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two chocolate labrador retrievers, Charleigh and Oakleigh.  Bri also enjoys running, shopping and traveling to the beach. Bri is very excited to be a part of Hope 419.  

 

She is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov

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Caitlin Jones, PA-C, CAQ-PSY

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Caitlin has experience in community mental health and private practice psychiatry, working with children, adolescents, and adults treating a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and other mood disorders. She has also worked in physical medicine, urgent care, and PA education. In 2020, she earned a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Psychiatry, a specialty credential that recognizes expertise and experience in psychiatry for PA's. She looks forward to bringing a whole-patient approach towards psychiatric medical care management for the Hope419 team. Since being a Wooster resident in 2015, she has recognized the need for better access to mental health resources in Wayne County, and is proud to be a part of Hope419's expansion into the area.

 

Caitlin earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Ohio Dominican University and Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Akron. She is also a 200 hour registered yoga teacher.

 

Caitlin is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Her license can be verified on this website:  https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Laura Blanton, MSN, PMHNP-BC

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Before attending graduate school where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in psychiatric mental health from Walden University, Laura obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University in 2018. She started her nursing career in 2012 as an LPN and obtained her RN in 2016 from North Central State College. Laura worked as a nurse on the behavioral health unit at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital for nine years and taught mental health clinical as an adjunct instructor for North Central State College registered nurse students for almost four years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her wife and three children. She also enjoys reading, gardening, camping, and spending time maintaining their small farm.

Laura is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Her license can be verified on this website: https://elicense.ohio.gov.

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Stacey Carabin, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC; LISW

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Stacey earned her Master of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University in
2022 and is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Her
diverse career includes working as a labor and delivery, oncology, and hospice
nurse prior to obtaining her Master of Social Work in 2016 from Cleveland State
University. A licensed independent social worker, Stacey has worked as a clinical
therapist working with adolescents, adults, and couples with a specialized interest in women’s health, ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma focused care. In addition to providing diagnoses and medication management, EMDR therapy is a primary treatment modality.


Native to the HOPE419 area, Stacey serves as an advocate for eliminating mental health associated stigma, breaking down barriers for individuals and families in need of behavioral health care services, and improving overall well-being, encompassing the whole person, mind, body, and spirit.In her free time, Stacey enjoys spending time with family, her wild golden-doodle, Berkley Joy, reading, learning, and taking spontaneous adventures outdoors to warm and sunny places.

Stacey is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and

the Counselor, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist board.

Her licenses can be verified on this website: http://elicense.ohio.gov.