Lee Side Wellness, LLC
7577 Central Parke Blvd • Suite 113 • Mason, OH 45040
74 Remick Blvd • Springboro, OH 45066
Phone: 513-204-1910 • Fax: 513-204-0049

Lee Side Wellness, LLC

Meet Our Team

To learn more about a member of our mental wellness team, please choose a photo below.

Clinical Team

Ashley Altman, ANP-BC, RN, a Nurse Practitioner with Lee Side Wellness
Ashley Altman,
Nurse Practitioner, Chief Clinical Officer, CEO
Emilie Breeding, MS, PMHNP, a Nurse Practitioner with Lee Side Wellness
Emilie Breeding,
Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Gould, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner with Lee Side Wellness
Ashley Gould, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Cassandra Hazelrig, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner with Lee Side Wellness
Cassandra Hazelrig, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Meghan Hewitt, APRN, FNP-BC
Meghan Hewitt, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Lavinda McAuliffe, FNP-BC, of Lee Side Wellness
Lavinda McAuliffe, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Rachel McEwen, MS, LPCC, NCC, of Lee Side Wellness
Rachel McEwen, MS, LPCC, NCC
Misty M. Richmond, PhD, PMHNP-BC, a Nurse Practitioner with Lee Side Wellness
Dr. Misty M. Richmond, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Maria Ripley, PsyD, a clinical psycologist with Lee Side Wellness with Lee Side Wellness
Dr. Maria Ripley, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Teaera Roland, FNP-BC, MSN, RN, CCM, a Nurse Practitioner with Lee Side Wellness
Teaera Roland,
Nurse Practitioner
James Shackson, MD a Psychiatrist with Lee Side Wellness with Lee Side Wellness
James Shackson, MD
Robin Shampton, MS, LPCC-S a Clinical Counselor with Lee Side Wellness
Robin Shampton,
Carrie Snelling, RPH, CDP, with Lee Side Wellness
Carrie Snelling, RPH, CDP
Kathie Turner, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, with Lee Side Wellness
Kathie Turner, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Ronald Lee Tyson, DNP, DMin, CNP, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, CARN-AP, an Advanced Practice Nurse with Lee Side Wellness
Rev. Dr. Ronald Lee Tyson,
Nurse Practitioner
Founder & Owner
Jeremy Wessel, PA-C, MPAS, with Lee Side Wellness
Jeremy Wessel, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant

Support Team

Nikki Baumann with Lee Side Wellness
Nikki Baumann
Project Manager
Jenni Burnett with Lee Side Wellness
Jenni Burnett
Office Administrator
Newell Crane, MBA, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Lee Side Wellness
Dr. Newell Crane, MBA, PhD, Chief Development Officer

Peggy Crane, BA, MBA, Business Manager of Lee Side Wellness
Peggy Crane, BA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Shelli Miller of Lee Side Wellness
Shelli Miller
Office Assistant
Meghan Sandlin with Lee Side Wellness
Meghan Sandlin
Office Manager
Angela Tait with Lee Side Wellness
Angela Tait
TMS Coordinator

What is a nurse practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced graduate education and training. NPs can assess, diagnose, and prescribe treatment for a variety of illnesses. At Lee Side Wellness, we focus on the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.

NPs are required to have obtained at least a master’s degree in nursing in his or her chosen specialty and pass a national certifying examination. According to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, there are over 234,000 NPs across the country, and Americans make over 870 million visits to nurse practitioners every year.

What is the difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician?

At Lee Side Wellness, we believe in the unique contributions of all members of the healthcare team. While physicians are trained through graduate medical school and a residency in their specialty, nurse practitioners have similar, but uniquely different training and experience. All nurse practitioners have completed basic nursing school, a rigorous process that can range from 18 months to 3 years. Most then practice as a nurse for a period of time before beginning graduate school. A master’s degree in nursing can take two to three years and includes highly specialized didactic training and extensive clinical practicum hours. In short, while we believe that physicians can provide excellent service, nurse practitioners pride themselves on caring for the bio-psycho-social aspects of a person – in other words, total wellness and recovery.

Doesn't a physician need to supervise a nurse practitioner?

Nurse practitioners have come a long way in establishing their roles as providers of medical care. For many years, nurse practitioners were not allowed to see patients without a physician closely supervising. They often could not prescribe medications, or were highly limited on what medications they could prescribe. Now, at least 23 states have allowed for nurse practitioners to practice independently, without any association with a physician. In Ohio, all nurse practitioners must have a collaborating agreement with a physician, which formally establishes the professional relationship between these two colleagues. There are still some medications and treatments that nurse practitioners cannot prescribe or perform, but these limitations are not typically relevant in outpatient offices.

Why do some nurse practitioners call themselves "Doctor"?

Many nurse practitioners choose to advance their education even further and earn the highest graduate degree available in the field of nursing. Nurse practitioners can obtain a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). These programs are rigorous, often extending education for another 3-5 years. While no nurse practitioner intends to confuse or misrepresent themselves, the title “Doctor” simply indicates the hard work these NPs have completed. In addition to physicians, many other medical providers can earn doctoral degrees, such as psychologists, dentists, podiatrists, and many pharmacists, and often rightfully refer to themselves as “Doctor.”