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About Us

Marsha Johnson - Founder of Solutions for Better Living

Marsha Johnson Copeland was the Regional Director of Dreyfus Health Foundation for over 20 years. Since the first United States based Problem Solving for Better Health (PSBH) workshop took place in 1998 in Miami, Florida, Ms. Johnson Copeland played a central role in the overall development of the US program, which has included program sites in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Essex County, New Jersey; and Houston, Texas. Solutions for Better Living was influenced by the work achieved at Dreyfus Health Foundation.

Dr. Valerie D. Jackson - Chief Strategist Officer

Dr. Jackson has her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Adolescent Psychology. She has been involved in clinical work for the past 18 years and a college professor for 12 years. Also, she has worked in the nonprofit arena for over 15 years assisting over 100 Philanthropist with starting (i.e. incorporating, securing tax-exempt status, developing the infrastructure, budget projections, sustainability plan, etc.) their nonprofit organizations. For the past 8 years she has been the Chief Strategist Officer of Solutions for Better Living (SBL). She operates three major programs under SBL; iServe Out of School Time Program, Community Mental Health Projects, and Medicaid Case Management Program

Dr. Jackson is the founder and Chief Strategist Officers of Monarch Family Services (www.monarchfamilyservices.com). The agency offers adoption, foster care, foster/adoptive parent training, psycho-education groups (parenting, anger management, and domestic violence), psychological services, outpatient substance abuse, intervention and prevention program, and supervised visitations for parents with an active case with DFPS. She is the founder of The Adolescent Center and Mental Health Services (www.theadolescentcenter.com). The company is a multidisciplinary intervention and treatment center that specializes in adolescent behavior health services but not limited to that population. Serves that are offered are individual/family/group therapy, psychological testing, psychosocial assessments, support groups, case management, medication consultation, and long-term mental health treatment plans.

Solutions for Better Living Board of Directors

Jenny Guzman (Texas Capital Bank) Chair of the Board

Dana Hogan (BBVA Compass) Treasurer

Dr. Desdamona Rios (University of Houston - Clear Lake) Principal Investigator / Researcher

Dr. Nicole Walters (University of St. Thomas) Marketing / Communications

Tyesha Elam (Elam Law Firm, PLLC) Legal