About Us

Jennapher TurnerJennapher Turner

Jennapher Turner (program Director) – originally hailing from Vermont and moving to Virginia many years ago, Jennapher is a graduate of Hollins University, earning a B.S. in Sociology, and a graduate of South University, earning a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling. Jennapher is currently in the supervision process by the state of Virginia, and earning hours towards her professional counseling license.  Jennapher is dedicated to the cohesion and stability of each individual and family we serve, resulting in the commitment to the vision of offering every person the individual support they need during their journey to wellness.


Emily-ThompsonEmily Thompson

Emily Thompson is the Clinical Specialist providing family and individual therapy to clients receiving Community Based Counseling from EMS of Virginia.  Prior to working at EMS, Emily received her Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.  During her time at VCU, Emily interned with Greater Richmond SCAN at the Child Advocacy Center and Circle Preschool.  With SCAN, Emily worked with kids age 3-17 who had experienced significant childhood trauma.   Emily is currently receiving supervision towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.   When you see her she will probably have a game to play or show you a picture of her dog, or both.


Deandra ClarkeDeandra Clarke

Deandra Clarke is the Administrative Assistant for EMS of Virginia. A Richmond, VA native, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University earning her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. In addition to working with EMS, Deandra teaches hip hop dance classes to kids ages 4-18 at two local dance studios in the area.