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Dr. Anyinke AtabongDr. Anyinke Atabong, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C.

Dr. Atabong is a first-generation Cameroonian-American born and raised in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. She has over 15 years of hands-on patient care ranging from the emergency room, home health, HIV clinics, substance abuse, and outpatient community clinics. She received her bachelor’s of science in nursing and her master’s in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from Coppin State University and was a member of the Mary Mahoney Nursing Honor Society. As she discovered her passion for mental health, she went on to pursue her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certification from the University of Cincinnati and also holds a doctorate of nursing practice from Duke University. She holds licenses in MD, VA, and DC and has dual board certification in Family practice with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Mental Health with the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She also holds an adjunct faculty position with Coppin State University‚Äôs Helene Fuld School of Nursing.

She is a versatile nurse practitioner trained to recognize the unique mental health needs of all her patients in a stigma-free environment. She leverages a diverse clinical background in comprehensive primary and mental health care utilizing evidenced based care to support patients’ well-being, improve efficacy and drive positive patient outcomes. She is dedicated to translating knowledge into action to reduce health disparities, advocate for cultural sensitivity and promote equal access to quality healthcare.

She is currently an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Nurse Practitioners Association of Maryland, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. During her free time, she loves to travel the world, work out, do Zumba, spend time with friends and family (especially nieces and nephews), provide mentorship, and volunteer in local and international community outreach on mental health services.

Ethel EladEthel Elad, MSN,CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Ms. Elad is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with her Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio University where she graduated with honors. She also obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Registered Nurse for over seven years in different disciplines to include but not limited to psychiatric, neuro, cardiac, and surgical intensive care units.

While working in psychiatric units she developed more compassion and empathy for her patients suffering from mental health problems as she understood their concerns and how they were perceived by friends, family, and society. As a result, she decided to further her career in psychiatry to mitigate mental health stigmas. She believes in providing quality care based on research-proven practices. She treats mental health disorders across the lifespan in a culturally sensitive environment incorporating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

She is also preceptor for graduate nursing students for psychiatric clinical rotations. During her spare time, she loves to travel and spend quality time with family and friends.