Kenara Blocker was raised in Lake Wales, Florida. Her journey in Tallahassee started in 2009 when she attended Florida A&M University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors in December of 2013. Kenara earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Florida State University in May of 2018. She has a total of 7 years nursing experience. During her tenure as a nurse, Kenara has worked on a variety of units such as pediatrics, emergency room, med-surge, and inpatient mental health. Kenara is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is happily married and has 2 children. Kenara enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Kristina Rickman-Sykes is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Nursing and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization from Walden University. She has spent over 24 years in the mental health nursing field. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and committed to providing individualized, personalized, and comprehensive care for all patients.
Brigitta Cintron is a Nationally Certified and Florida Licensed Physician Assistant. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine School of PA Studies in 2002. She has worked in primary care and tobacco cessation. In 2016, she joined Florida State University College of Medicine as founding faculty for the School of PA Practice. In 2019, she obtained her Doctorate of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg. Dr. Cintron has a long-standing interest in Psychiatry and teaches the Behavioral and Mental Health course at FSU College of Medicine.
Brandi Richardson was born and raised in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University specializing in adult gerontology primary care. She completed her post master’s certificate in psychiatric-mental health from Maryville University. She has provided quality healthcare for more than 15 years, with experience in multiple settings, including but not limited to home health, hospitals, critical care, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, schools, and she is a former adjunct instructor at FAMU. Her career goal is to “provide excellent evidence based, compassionate care to every patient, meeting their physical and psychosocial needs, taking into consideration the diversity in healthcare; always including the patient’s needs, family needs, and cultural values.”
Heather MossHeather Moss is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience treating, children, adolescents, and adults in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida A&M University in May 1998, her Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Benedictine University in May 2016, and her Post Master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from The University of South Alabama December 2017. She has been a nurse for 23 years, with 18 years in the mental health nursing field. Heather looks forward to helping others overcome life’s challenges and prides herself on delivering competent, caring, and compassionate care.
Kristen Schwartz graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She then completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. Throughout the program she underwent multiple rotations including internal medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry. While she maintained a strong interest in psychiatry prior to school, these rotations further solidified her desire to specialize in psychiatry. Kristen maintains board certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. She aspires to provide individualized, compassionate care to all her patients.
Magenta Hall, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. She has over 9 years of experience in the mental health setting. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Florida State University, a Masters of Science in Nursing, psychiatric nurse practitioner specialization, from The University of South Alabama, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The University of South Alabama. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and The Tallahassee Area Council of Advanced Practice Nurses. She also serves as an occupational advisory board committee member at Lively Technical College. She is committed to providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults.