Administrative Staff

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Medical Director

George M. Bright, M.D.


Recently designated an expert on ADHD by the American Medical Association, Dr. Bright is a graduate from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. Following three years of practice in pediatric and adolescent medicine in the United States Air Force, Dr. Bright completed a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Harvard University Medical School.

Shortly after arriving in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Bright established the Adolescent Medicine Program at the Medical of Virginia (now the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center). As an Associate Professor with VCU, Dr. Bright taught courses about licit and illicit drug use to local educators.

Dr. Bright has devoted a majority of his career towards working with adolescents, young adults and families who struggle with emotional, academic and social challenges. Additionally, Dr. Bright works with individuals who are trying to free themselves from their dependance on alcohol or drugs.

He can be reached at The Adolescent and Family Health Center office 804-794-8900

To learn more about our founder, Dr. Bright, click here.

 


 Clinical Supervisor, Margie L. Crow, L.C.S.W.


Mrs. Crow brings to Blackwater Outdoor Experiences (BOE) and Adolescent & Family Health Center (AFHC) a deep understanding of the needs of families and expertise in family counseling from over 30 years in practice including 15 years of directing community mental health programs. Mrs. Crow has been a licensed clinical supervisor for over 25 years.  Prior to joining BOE & AFHC, Mrs. Crow was the Clinical Director of Crossroads Community Services Board. While at Crossroads, Mrs. Crow developed programs and provided mental health services to children, adolescents and families.

Mrs. Crow has her B.A. degree from University of Buffalo and her masters degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work and completed internships at Long Island Jewish Hospital, Hillside Division of Child/Adolescent Care and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.

She can be reached at The Adolescent and Family Health Center office 804-794-8900


  Field Therapist & Office Manager (FT), 

Jonathan Ugalde, M.S.Ed./CAS, NCC, Resident in Counseling


Jonathan Ugalde has experience in individual, group, and family therapy with treatment techniques and interventions including adventure based counseling, multi-systemic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, reality therapy, mindfulness skills, and behavior modification. Throughout his career and life Jonathan has gained skills becoming an Eagle Scout, completing the Gary Horowitz Leadership Development Program, helping develop and implement programming for the W.I.L.D. About Alfred Committee at Alfred University, interning at Conifer Park Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic in Rochester, NY , and interning at Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems Multi-systemic Therapy program in Bradford, PA.

Jonathan Ugalde earned his bachelors degree in Counseling/Clinical Psychology from Alfred University with minors in music and theatre in May 2013. While in his undergraduate program Jonathan was selected as a finalist for the Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award, and received the Saxon Six Award for outstanding contributions to student affairs as a resident assistant and student organization leader. He then graduated from Alfred University with a masters of science in education with certificate of advanced study in Mental Health Counseling (M.S.Ed./CAS) in May 2015.  In September 2015 Jonathan obtained certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

He can be reached at the Blackwater Outdoor Experiences office 804-378-9006 ext. 3 or by e-mail at jon@blackwateroutdoor.com

As of November 2016 Jonathan is a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia under licensure supervision of Anthony M. Lea, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, CSAC. Anthony M. Lea can be reached at 804-864-2660.