Meet Our Staff

 Dr. Angelina Strickland, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Angelina Strickland graduated from the University of Louisville with her Master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner and obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Frontier University. She later received her certification as a Psychiatrist Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been working in the healthcare field for over 20 years. Starting her career as a respiratory therapist, then became an ICU nurse and in 2012 became an advanced practice registered nurse. Being dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatrist Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, she believes in caring for her patient’s physical and mental health needs.

Dr. Strickland has been trained in EMDR and Trauma therapy and she is also MAT certified. She is the founder and CEO of HaveHope and serves as one of the medication management providers for the group. She has experience with the medication management of anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADD/ADHD, nightmares, PTSD, and other mental/behavioral health issues.

Dr. Strickland believes that we all need help occasionally. Whether it be needing help to process our grief, our family dynamics, our careers, or just not feeling like ourselves anymore. We all need to reset from time to time. HaveHope can help you get connected to the right therapist and provide case management and medication management if needed. Our goal is to help you get back on your path to a happier, healthier life. It’s ok not to be ok, but you have to take that first step and reach out for help. We will assist you in your journey to getting back to being you!

April Reynolds, Peer Support Specialist, COO

April Reynolds graduated from Jefferson Community and Technical College with an associate’s degree in Social Work and is furthering her educational studies at the University of Louisville at the Kent School of Social Work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She serves as a Peer Support Specialist for HaveHope Counseling & Consulting. April provides individual and group counseling to clients assisting them to find the needed resources within the community. She provides motivation and encouragement to our clients during their mental healthcare journey.  April is also a founding board member of HaveHope Community Initiatives, the nonprofit leg of our organization, and serves as the Vice President/Chief Operations Officer. She helps cultivate relationships throughout the community to provide our clients with access to the resources and programming they need.


Jessica graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later obtained her Master of Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. She has multi-faceted experience in healthcare with almost twenty years of experience. Jessica started her education at Rhema Bible Training Center in Oklahoma and graduated in 2000. She served the community children and teenagers for almost ten years and volunteered as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. 

Jessica began her medical career in acute care with three and a half years of acute critical care experience in the cardiovascular unit and high-risk labor and delivery. In 2019 she began a mental health pilot program for a large practice in Virginia with over 100,000 patients as the mental health care manager that blossomed through COVID and flourishes today. 

In addition, Jessica has been a part of local community healthcare services for the uninsured. Jessica is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society and has accepted a nomination by the National Society of Leadership and Success. In addition, she is the founder and administrator of TBI (traumatic brain injury) Wives – a Facebook Support group of 4 thousand worldwide members created for women caring for traumatic brain injury survivors. The group assists the wives in helping them to maintain themselves, their relationship, and their family while being a caregiver. Jessica is a great addition to the HaveHope team!