Sante’s Leadership

Hope - Advocacy - Education - Diversity - Equity - Inclusion - Safety



Michelle Grigsby-Hackett

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) with over 22 years of experience in the behavioral health industry.

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Amir Malek

Chief Operations Officer

A senior leader with over thirty years of experience, Amir has overseen the financing and modernization of multiple organizations across the East Coast, including Wordsworth Academy in Philadelphia, The Foundation Schools in Prince George’s County, and Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn in Owing’s Mills.

Frank Jesuorobo

Efemwonyi “Frank” Jesuorobo

Medical Director

Frank specializes in family psychiatric mental health illness, with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He obtained his Master of Science from Walden University in 2016 and his Nurse Practitioner Diploma from Brandman University in 2020.

Vernessa Scurry

Vernessa Scurry

Chief of Staff

Vernessa is a Healthcare Executive with over 18 years of experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor’s in Psychology and obtained her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University with honors.


Sam Richberg

Chief of Programs

Sam Richberg holds a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Trinity University. Sam is a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC). He began his career working as a clinician with individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental illness.


Melissa Quick

Director of Corporate Compliance

Melissa received her Bachelor's Degree from Wingate University and her Master's degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Melissa continued her studies, receiving a doctorate in ministry.


Allison Paladino

Director of Baltimore County Crisis Response System

Ms. Paladino holds a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Psychology from Salisbury State University.


Tina-Marie Brown

Director of Eastern Shore Crisis Response

Tina received her Bachelor's of Social Work from Salisbury University, her Master's of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and has her Trauma Certification from the Justice Resource Institute of Boston.


Stephanie Svec

Director of Behavioral Health

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Georgia (B.A.) and George Washington University (M.A.) and a licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC).


Robyn Codrington

Director of CriSyS

Ms. Codrington is a certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than two decades of experience in the field. In addition to being an LCSW, she is also an Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist, Clinical Supervisor, Play Therapist, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor.

Board Members

The following distinguished professionals serve on Santé’s board of directors: