Expanded Staff Biographies

 

Read more about what makes all of our team members so great!

 

Anastasia "Stas" Taylor, MSSW, LCSW-S

 Executive Director / Founder / Therapist

Education

Masters of Science in Social Work Direct Concentration in Practice with Children & Families

University of Texas at Arlington (2008)

Bachelors of Social Work, with a Minor in Spanish

Magna Cum Laude & Member of Phi Alpha, Social Work Honor Society

University of North Texas (2006)

Professional Experience

2013 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, CEO & Founder

2014 - Present: Compass Adoption, Inc., Executive Director & Co-Founder

2016 - Present: The Alliance Foundation for Progressive Mental Health, Executive Director & Co-Founder

2017 - Present: Mindex Today, Chief Marketing Officer

2011 - 2012: Texas Health Resources, Discharge Planner

2009 - 2011: Parkland Health & Hospital System, COPC Social Worker II

2009 - 2010: Dallas ISD, Youth & Family Counselor

2007 - 2009: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Development Coordinator

2006 - 2007: Department of Family & Protective Services, CPS Conservatorship Specialist II

2004 - 2005: Denton County Friends of the Family, Community Educator
 

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas, Spring 2014 – Spring 2015

  • SOWK 3800.302, .303, .304, .305 (Social Work Practice I Lab) – 1 hour course (Spring 2014)

  • SOWK 3800.301, .302, .304, .306 (Social Work Practice I Lab) – 1 hour course (Fall 2014)

  • SOWK 3800.001 (Social Work Practice I) – 3 hour course (Fall 2014)

  • SOWK 3800.301, .302, .303 (Social Work Practice I Lab) – 1 hour course (Spring 2015)

Personal Background

Anastasia lives in the Fort Worth area and enjoys spending time with her kiddos, 2 dogs and pet fish. She is very passionate about foster/adoption causes and is a foster/adoptive parent herself.  Two of Anastasia's children are also on the Autism Spectrum so she is both personally and professionally aware of the many challenges families face with their unique struggles and strengths.  In her free time, she enjoys a wide variety of interests, including traveling, puzzles, the arts, crafting, gardening, volunteering, sports activities for her children, and frequenting various coffee shops.  She is also a proud member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. and upholds the mission, vision, and motto today.

Areas of Therapeutic Treatment

Anastasia is bilingual in Spanish/English and is passionate about providing services that meet clients where they are at in their journey.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Supervisor (LCSW-S) meaning that she has been in the Social Work field for well over 5 years and has completed additional training to supervise Licensed Master Social Workers during their two-year clinical supervision process.  Anastasia is extensively trained in a variety of therapeutic models including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).  Anastasia works with ages 3 - 103 and specializes in working with foster care and adoption, blended families, life transitions in late adulthood, social emotional learning, and trauma for individuals of all ages.  Though her role at ACFS is to focus on the daily operations of the agency, she still works in the field providing therapy at various sites on a case by case basis.

Publications & Interviews

Awards

  • January 2020 received award as “2020 Healthcare Heroes” by the Fort Worth Business Press.

  • April 2019 received award as “40 Under 40” by the Fort Worth Business Press, an award recognizing entrepreneurs and young professionals who are outstanding in their industries and communities.

  • DFW Child Magazine as one of the "Mom-Approved Practitioners" in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for her work in the Counseling field. 

  • Voted by the organization Three Best Rated as one of three of the “Best Marriage Counselors in Fort Worth” in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 

Contact Information

stas.taylor@acfstexas.com

Camille Davis Hayes

Director of Operations

Education

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology (2003)

Master of Science 

Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology (1999)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Dillard University (1995)

Professional Experience

2019 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Referrals Coordinator & Credentialing Specialist

2017 - 2018: HGCD School of Dental Assisting, Remote Advisor/Administrator/Registrar

2010 - 2015: Hayes General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Office Coordinator

2007 - 2008: Donaldson Wellness Center, Post-Doc/Assistant Training Director

2006 - 2007: Metrocare Services BPS Clinic, Post Doc ‘Psychologist’ (under supervision) –

2001 - 2002: Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Intake Coordinator; C/A Unit Therapist

Personal Background

Camille lives in Desoto with her husband, children, dog, cat and pet tortoise. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family taking walks, bike riding and hiking. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Camille has an extensive background in mental health but has taken some time to raise her family. She is eager to get back into the workforce and assist the families and individuals seeking services from ACFS.

Aubrey Beadles

Development Coordinator

Education

Bachelors of Science, Human Resource Management

Western Governors University (est. 2020)

Personal Background

 

Aubrey loves her family, hot coffee, and yoga. She is passionate about equality, empowering women and children locally and globally, and deepening her spiritual understanding in life.  She has been an incredible resource to ACFS in continuing to assist with HR.

Contact Information

Aubrey.Beadles@acfstexas.com

Tammy Hulsey

Billing Supervisor

Education

Currently pursuing her Medical Billing and Coding Certification

 

Professional Experience

2018 – Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Billing Coordinator

2013: Victoria College, Instructor of the Certified Medical Assistant Class

2008 – 2017: Victoria Allergy & Asthma Clinic, Medical Office Coordinator

2006 – 2008: Crossroads Healthcare Management, Billing Supervisor

2005 – 2006: Victoria Eye Center, Front Office Manager

1998 – 2005: Crossroads Orthopedics, Billing, Surgery Scheduling, Office Manager

1990 – 1997: Crossroads Home Health, Medical Records, Billing

 

Personal Background

Tammy has been married almost 26 years to her high school sweetheart.  Together, they have two beautiful children - a son who is 20 years old and works as a firefighter in Maine, as well as a daughter who is 12 years old and entering the 7th grade.  She has always had a passion for the medical field with more than 25 years of experience.  For that reason, she continues to exceed in every position because of her natural disposition of wanting to help people.  Her previous work at an orthopedic surgeon’s office opened her eyes to the huge world of insurance and billing.  This is when she knew she was in the career she was most passionate about.  When not working, Tammy enjoys taking care of her family and spending time with them watching movies, bicycling, going to the park or just being together.

Contact Information

billing@acfstexas.com

Carolyn Smitherman

Referrals Supervisor

Education

High School Diploma

Sam Houston High School (1991)

Professional Experience

2019 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Referrals Coordinator

2013 - 2015: Covenant Kids, Foster Parent Educator

2009 - 2012: Positive Proof, Customer Service Specialist

Personal Background

Carolyn has been married to her loving husband, Don for 16 years. She is a mother to 4 beautiful children: 2 daughters, ages 17 and 22, and 6 year old twin boys. Carolyn and her husband have been licensed foster/adoptive parents. Carolyn is a children's director at Community of Hope United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Texas. She has a passion for enriching young minds, particularly children who have been affected by abuse and neglect. Carolyn enjoys coffee, cooking, and beach vacations with her family.

 

E-mail

referrals@acfstexas.com

Vanessa McDaniel-McGee

 Billing Coordinator

Education

Associate of Applied Science

Devry University (2018)

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Sanford Brown College (2009)

Professional Experience

2020 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Billing Coordinator

2014 - 2019: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Medical Editor-Transcription

2013 - 2014: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Sr. Health Information Specialist Quality Assurance

2011 - 2013: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Health Information Scanner

2009 - 2011: UT Southwestern Medical Center,  Health Information Specialist Records Quality Assurance

Personal Background

Vanessa and her husband live in Allen, Texas. She has spent most of her career in the service of others, beginning in early education until most recently, healthcare administration. She is also the youth director at her church and volunteers every month. When not working, Vanessa enjoys hiking, swimming, reading, singing and spending time with her friends and family.

E-mail

billing@acfstexas.com

Serina Mims

Credentialing Supervisor & Senior Billing Coordinator (Back-up)

Education

Master's Degree in Social Work

with Concentration in Direct Practice with Children & Families

The University of Texas at Arlington (2019)

Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

The University of Texas at Arlington (2008)

Associates Degree in Medical Billing & Coding

Associates Degree in Medical Assisting

Professional Experience

2018 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Billing Coordinator

2015 - 2017: Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Transplant Financial Coordinator

2009 - 2014: USMD / Medical Clinic of North Texas, Revenue Data Analyst & Refund Specialist II

2005 - 2009: Brinks Home Security, Senior Customer Service Representative

Personal Background

Serina is the mother of four awesome daughters, ages 5 to 18, who she is confident will change the world.  She is a graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Shortly after graduation, she began to delve in the medical field and gained a multitude experience in insurance billing and verification, record analysis to balance company revenue, financial coordination for transplant services as well patient care and advocacy.  From these experiences, she developed a passion to want to help people not only with their financial concerns, but with their emotional needs as well.  Thus, she began working on a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in the Fall of 2017 and is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2019 with a focus in Direct Practice with Children and Families. Her prior employment in transplant allowed me to unearth a new-found passion to assist patients, clients and/or customers on a more personal level to assist in success where their knowledge may cease. She looks forward to counseling others to clinical and financial success upon graduation.

Contact Information

billing@acfstexas.com

Julia Jordan

Billing Coordinator

Education

US Career Institute (2011 - 2013)

High School Diploma​

Hill Country Christian School of Austin (2005)

Professional Experience

2019 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Billing Coordinator

2013 - 2014: Teleperformance USA, Customer Service Representative

2009 - 2012: Allstate Materials, Secretary/Certified Public Weighmaster

2008 - 2009: Marriott Global Reservations Center, Global Reservations Specialist

Personal Background

Currently, Julia lives on a ranch in a small town of Mason, Texas with her husband and son. They run a family business of 35 years. She has had experience working in the medical billing department as well as customer service department for many years. When not working, Julia enjoys traveling, cooking, paining and spending time with her family and friends.

Ciana Renteria

Billing & Referrals Coordinator

Education

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration & Human Resource Management

Columbia College of Missouri (In Progress)

High School Diploma

Crowley High School (2016)

Professional Experience

2019 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Billing & Referrals Coordinator

2012 - 2015: Baylor All Saints Hospital, Post Kidney Scheduling Coordinator

2010 - 2011: Cook Children's Medical Center, ER Patient Access Specialist

2010 - 2010: John Peter Smith Hospital, Unit Clerk

Personal Background

Ciana has 2 beautiful kids that keep her very busy and is currently in school for her bachelor’s in Human Resource Management. She has 7 years of experience in the healthcare industry. When life gives her a few spare minutes, she enjoys watching reruns of her favorite TV shows and documentaries or a doing a little retail therapy! Ciana is also a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan!

Ashley Piper

Referrals Coordinator

Education

High School Diploma

Crowley High School (2006)

Professional Experience

2019 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Referrals Coordinator

2018 - 2019: Full Creative, Client Experience Associate

2017 - 2017: First National Bank, Customer Service II

2015 - 2017: BBVA Compass Bank, Sales and Service Advisor

Personal Background

Ashley was born and raised in Fort Worth. She has one awesome daughter with her husband who keeps them on their toes. When she is not working, she loves spending time with family, listening to music, reading, and being outdoors. She enjoys helping others and is happy to be a part of the ACFS team.  

Contact Information

referrals@acfstexas.com

Melissa Vasquez

Credentialing Coordinator

Education

High School Diploma

Crowley High School (2006)

Professional Experience

2020 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Credentialing Coordinator

2008 - 2016: Bank of America, Personal Banker 

2006 - 2008: First National Bank of Texas, Teller

Personal Background

Melissa lives in Fort Worth with her husband. Together, they have two handsome boys 4 and 6, and their english bulldog Bella. Melissa is getting back in the workforce after staying home with her boys for a few years, and is excited to be apart of a group that makes such a difference with the people they help. In her spare time, she loves to read, shop and make memories with her family.

E-mail

credentialing@acfstexas.com

Devin Jordan

Billing Coordinator

Education

Medical Billing and Coding        

Brightwood College (2016)                  

  

High School Diploma

Lamar High School (2009)                 

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Professional Experience

2020 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Billing Coordinator

2017 - 2018: Mouser Electronics, Part Entry Assistant

2017 - 2017: KB Billing and Coding, Billing Coordinator

2016 - 2017: T Off Men's Health Clinic, Billing Coordinator

2016 - 2016: Destination Life, Medical Biller/Coder Extern

Brittany Espinal

Onboarding Coordinator

Education

Bachelor of Science Degree, Interdisciplinary Studies Generalist EC-6 & ESL

University of North Texas (2018)

Associate of Applied Science Degree, Legal Studies

​Tarrant County College (2012)

Professional Experience

2020 - Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Onboarding Coordinator

2018 - Present: MG Ellis Primary School, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

2017 - 2018: Bear Creek Elementary School, Clinical Teaching

2014 - 2018: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Insurance Credentialist/Human Resources

2012 - 2014: Barlow Garsek & Simon LLP, Legal Assistant

Personal Background

Brittany currently resides in Keller with her husband, her 11 year old son, her 1 year old son Ale, and her cat Oscar. Brittany enjoys watching her son play team sports, going out to professional sporting events, or relaxing with her family. She is also a teacher with Fort Worth ISD and is privileged to be able to also work with ACFS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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