Becca Wallace, LCSW-S

Ms. Wallace is a Mental Health Therapist who sees patients at Central Middle School in Galveston. She earned a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Wallace has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2017. 

Lauressa Uribe

Ms. Uribe is a Health Aide at the Central Middle School Teen Health Center, Inc. clinic.  She trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at College of the Mainland in Texas City and began working at the Teen Health Center, Inc. in 2006. Ms. Uribe was Teen Health's 2018 Employee of the Year.

Sonia Johnican

Ms. Johnican is a Health Aide at the Ball High School clinic. She received a certification as a medical assistant from Remington College and a certification in medical billing and coding from the Ultimate Medical Academy. Ms. Johnican has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2015.

Janette Martinez

Mrs. Martinez is our Mental Health Intake Coordinator. She graduated from Galveston College in December 2017 with an Associate's Degree in Healthcare Administration. Ms. Martinez has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2020. 

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Timesha Edwards, PA

Ms. Edwards manages the Teen Health Center, Inc.'s clinic at Central Middle School in Galveston. She earned a BS in Biology/Chemistry from Philander Smith College and a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Ms. Edwards has worked for Teen Health since 2017.  

Renita Walker

Ms. Walker is a Health Aide at the Teen Health Center, Inc.'s clinic at Austin Middle School and Collegiate Academy at Weis in Galveston. She has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2010. 

Angie Brown, MS

Mrs. Brown is the Executive Director of the Teen Health Center, Inc. with responsibility for all agency functions including staff, programs, funding, and financial management. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and a Master's degree from the University of Florida. Ms. Brown has experience with numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston; the National Marrow Donor Program (Be The Match) in Minneapolis; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. She was a founding board member of the Galveston Children's Museum; served on the boards of directors for the Galveston Historical Foundation and the Galveston Arts Center; has served as secretary, treasurer, and president of her children's public school PTOs; and is a past president of the Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. Ms. Brown has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2016. 

Sandy Coker

Ms. Coker is our Psychiatry Case Manager at the Ball High School clinic.  She has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2017 and was Teen Health's 2019 Employee of the Year.

Medical Staff

Matt Smith, LPA

Mr. Smith is one of our Mental Health Therapists located at Ball High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston in 2018 and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake in 2021.
Mr. Smith's experience includes a year-long internship with Shriners Texas Children’s Hospital on Galveston Island. He has worked with the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2021

Erin Kearney-Conrad, PA

Mrs. Kearney-Conrad manages the Teen Health Center, Inc.'s clinics at Austin Middle School and Collegiate Academy at Weis in Galveston. She earned a BA in Communication from St. Edwards University and a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Ms. Kearney-Conrad has worked for Teen Health since 2008.  

Adam Ruiz, LPC-Associate

Mr. Ruiz is a Mental Health Therapist at Collegiate Academy.  Adam received a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Thomas.  He previously worked as a therapist in private practice and most recently at Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.  Before working as a therapist, he worked as a high school Spanish teacher in Houston area public schools. He has worked with the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2021

Heather Cash, LCSW

Ms. Cash is a Mental Health Therapist who sees patients at Ball High School in Galveston. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Houston Clear Lake and a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Houston. Ms. Cash has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2018. 

Mental Health Staff

Administration

Jamal Gamble, MA

Mr. Gamble is the Communications Coordinator for the Teen Health Center, Inc. He earned a BA in Communications from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an MA in Digital Media and Professional Communication from Texas Southern University. Mr. Gamble has worked for Teen Health since 2020.  

Beth Auslander, PhD

Dr. Auslander is the Mental Health Director for the Teen Health Center, Inc., overseeing all aspects of our mental health program.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Samford University and her PhD in clinical psychology from Florida State University.  Dr. Auslander completed an internship at Baylor College of Medicine and a Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.  She is a licensed psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology and provides direct patient care using evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches.  Dr. Auslander also is a professor in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she conducts research aimed at promoting child and adolescent health through school-based settings. She has worked at the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2002. 

Martha Norris, PA

Mrs. Norris manages the Teen Health Center, Inc. clinic at Ball High School in Galveston. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2009 and was our 2020 Employee of the Year.

China Smith, PA

Mrs. Smith our Physician Assistant at the Moody Early Childhood Center. China obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities from Baylor University in 2015. She then went on to complete her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from UTMB in 2018. She spent two years at UTMB in Infectious Disease.  She now holds with Teen Health Center in the Department of Pediatrics. China is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Texas Medical Board.  

Laurie Gamble, LMSW

Mrs. Gamble is a Mental Health therapist who sees patients at AIM Preparatory Academy and the District Alternative Education Program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mrs. Gamble has worked for the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2019. 

Marissa Nelson, LPC-Intern

Ms. Nelson is a Mental Health Therapist who sees patients at Ball High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Ms. Nelson was a former intern with Teen Health Center, Inc. for a year before being hired full-time in 2020. 

Salma Elkaraksi, LPA


Ms. Salma is a Licensed Psychological Associate LPA. She is a Mental Health Therapist at Austin Middle School. Salma received her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake UHCL in 2020. Her training included providing individual therapy for children and adults as well as behavioral parent training in the Psychological Services Clinic in UHCL. Ms. Salma interned in The Women’s Home, where she provided group and individual therapy for homeless women in recovery from addiction.  

Keiva Rogers, MSW

Ms. Rogers is our Mental Health Case Manager for Causeway Galveston campuses. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas – Arlington. Ms. Rogers has worked with the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2018.  

Richard Rupp, MD

Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for the Teen Health Center, Inc., supervising the medical providers at the organization's school-based clinics. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and his Adolescent Medicine fellowship at William Beaumont Medical Center, in El Paso. Dr. Rupp is board-certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. He is also professor and chief of the division of Adolescent and Behavioral Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Rupp has worked with the Teen Health Center, Inc. since 2000.