Meet the Lee Side Wellness Team
At Lee Side Wellness, we provide outpatient mental healthcare that works. We believe that real healing happens with caring clinicians combine compassion with the latest in evidence based practice. Discover more about our professional team.
APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
About Sara Abi
Sara is a board certified FNP and PMHNP. She treats children, adolescents, and adults with the most current pharmacological therapies as well as non-pharmacological methods. Some of her areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, panic disorders, PTSD, insomnia, and bipolar disorder. She implements evidence-based practice guidelines to provide high quality, comprehensive and compassionate mental health care. She enhances her clinical skills through building a strong rapport with her patients. Her priority in treatment is to treat the entire person, not the illness, and to preserve their integrity through a non-judgmental approach to their care.
Chief Clinical & Operating Officer
About Eric Adams
Eric joined the practice at the end of 2021. He treats individuals across the spectrum of mental health concerns and disorders, with extensive experience in the field of emergency psychiatry. He is particularly passionate about providing care for psychotic and psychosis related disorders, as well as working with sexual identity and gender identity concerns. He believes firmly that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, needs advocates that come from all walks of life when working through challenging times. He treats children, adolescents, and adults.
About Akosua Ankomah
Akosua is a board-certified psychiatric NP with years of experience working inpatient psychiatry. She is passionate about helping individuals with behavioral health disorders improve their quality of life. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Mount Saint Joseph University and a post-master’s degree from Northern Kentucky University. She is a certified telehealth provider and offers both virtual and in-person visits. Her approach is to be non-judgmental, actively listen to her patients, and partner with them when making treatment decisions.
About Praveena Berlin
Praveena’s treatment philosophy is based on treating the whole person in a professional and compassionate manner. She believes recovery from mental health disorders and improving quality of life can be achieved through proper treatment programs with the joint commitment of the patient, their health care professionals, and their personal support system, as well as by closely following the recommended treatment plans. Praveena has special interest in improving access to high-quality mental healthcare for individuals in rural areas across the state of Ohio through telepsychiatry. Praveena has been practicing telepsychiatry since 2017, serving children and adolescents up through seniors. Praveena has been a registered nurse for over 15 years, with the past nine years as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
About Daniel Chandler
Daniel Chandler is a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He specializes in psychotherapy and medication management for those who want to improve their mental health and well-being. He wants to help you find the right medication regimen, at the lowest dose, that works for you. His therapeutic approach is integrative and trauma informed.
He sees patients via Telehealth, to allow for easy access to mental health needs. He delivers open, honest, non-judgmental, authentic care to every patient he works with. He uses a collaborative approach, with shared decision-making, to address all necessary goals. He wants to get to know you, your goals for treatment, and your priorities so that he can tailor your treatment to match your needs.
He welcomes clients of diverse backgrounds including persons identifying as POC, LGBTQIA+, spiritual, religious, and anyone with their own unique identity.
About Ann Fulton
Ann Fulton is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who joined the Lee Side Wellness team in the summer of 2021. She sees patients 14 and older, exclusively through virtual visits. NP Fulton is currently completing her doctorate degree in nursing practice and is also a certified telehealth provider.
About Mary Harrison
Mary Harrison joined Lee Side Wellness in 2022. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse with more than a 20 year history of working with adults who experience a variety of mental health conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders. Mary is known for her breadth of experience, approachability, and supportive communication style. She is passionate about combining psycho-pharmacological treatments and nutritional strategies to empower patients in their overall wellness and to improve quality of life.
About Nico Misleh
NP Misleh joined Lee Side Wellness in 2020. He sees children, adolescents, and adults in our satellite office at Lotus Health in Mason. He has a passion for holistic and integrative health. NP Misleh strives to treat the patient as a whole, while opening up the possibility for the patient to truly be at the center of their own care plan and wellness journey.
About Jennifer Mullins
Jennifer sees adolescents and adults through virtual visits. She has past experience of 5 years in Family Practice through across all ages, as in Community Health, Inpatient & Outpatient adult and geriatric psychiatry. Jennifer holds dual board-certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental health Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for providing care for patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and psychosis. She believes building a trusting relationship with a provider is imperative to successful treatment. She listens to the needs of people and works together in developing the best plan for their care.
About Biaunka Phillips
NP Phillips is excited to transition into her role at Lee Side Wellness. Mental Health is her passion. She has gained experience in critical care, medical-surgical, and long-term care throughout her career. Over the last six years, she has worked in mental health. She has provided education and assistance in meeting patients’ needs. Seeing patients benefit from the work of a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner gives her a sense of fulfillment. One of NP Phillips’ goals at Lee Side is to reduce the stigma of mental illness. She follows the golden rule of treating others as you want to be treated.
About Valerie Puffenberger
Valerie is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to her patients. Her areas of specialty include: depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by a natural ability to build rapport with patients. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. Her role is multifaceted, providing education, therapy, and being a mental health advocate. She has special interests in the integration of behavioral medicine, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, and addressing relationship health. She can see patients both in person and virtually.
About Teaera Roland
NP Roland has been with Lee Side Wellness since 2017. She sees children, adolescents, and adults in our satellite office at Lotus Health in Mason, as well as through virtual visits. Her passion is learning and understanding all bio-psycho-social aspects of a person and thereby providing the most holistic care possible.
About Lisa Schauseil
DNP Schauseil is new with Lee Side Wellness since December 2021. Dr. Schauseil has a dual master’s degree in counseling education and nursing and a Doctor of Nursing practice. Her doctorate project was on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and she has a passion for working with children and adolescents to help treat mental health issues affecting academic and home struggles. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner with 10 years’ experience in pediatric intensive care, orthopedics, and primary care. She sees children, adolescents, and adults in our Mason office and through virtual visits.
About Julie Stone
Julie is a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience in treating patients with mental health conditions. She joined Leeside in Dec 2021 and sees adolescents over 13 and adults via telehealth for medication management. She wants her patients to feel comfortable and empowered to live their best life possible by a collaborative and educational approach to treatment. Seeking mental health treatment should be no different than seeking physical health treatment. The goal is always the same to be the healthiest version of ourselves and she would like to help you achieve that.
R. Lee Tyson
Owner / CEO, Nurse Practitioner
About Rev. Dr. Ronald Lee Tyson
Dr. Tyson founded Lee Side Wellness in 2016. He sees children, adolescents, and adults in our Mason office and through virtual visits. He holds dual doctorates in nursing practice and theology and spiritual formation, and is board certified in psychiatric-mental health nursing, adult health, and addictionology. With a background in professional ministry, academics, and hospital care, he brings a wealth of compassion and knowledge to the patients and families that he treats.
About Summer Wilson
Summer Wilson joined Lee Side Wellness in the fall of 2021. She sees children, adolescents, and adults at the Mason office and virtually. Previously a nurse-midwife, she has a specialty certification in Perinatal Mental Health and has a passion for working with women to maintain their mental health during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As a former gymnastics coach, she is also passionate about working with children and teen athletes.
The team at Lee Side Wellness believes that wellness is more than just medication. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment that works for every person. Our team will help prescribe the right treatment for you.
About Esther Haffey
Esther is a licensed professional clinical counselor who joined Lee Side Wellness in 2020. She sees children, adolescents and adults in our Centerville office. She specializes in supporting patients using a person-centered approach in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness approaches.
Psychotherapy is an important part of a comprehensive mental health recovery plan. Our team of trained therapists walk with you through these difficulties and help you find real peace and real healing.
About Dr. Cole
Dr. Cole is a board-certified psychiatrist who joined the Lee Side Wellness team in 2021. He currently provides neuromodulation and esketamine services at the esteemed Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio. He has spent much of his career researching and promoting innovative treatment options for those living with severe depression. At Lee Side Wellness, Dr. Cole provides evaluation and treatment services for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Alex joined Lee Side Wellness in the spring of 2020. He initially started as a TMS Treater, then became the TMS Coordinator in early 2021. He is instrumental in connecting with patients interested in exploring TMS, obtaining insurance approval, coordinating scheduling, and assuring a positive experience with TMS throughout the process.
Carrie Snelling, RPH
About Carrie Snelling
Carrie is a a board certified pharmacist who has been with Lee Side Wellness since 2018. She has experience in inpatient pharmacy management as well as sterile compounding. Her role at Lee Side Wellness is to assist patients and clinicians with the complex but exciting field of pharmacogenomics and individualized medication plans.
About Kayla Boggs
Kayla joined the practice at the end of 2021. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, and is a proud boy-mom. Kayla also enjoys being out in nature camping and kayaking.
About Maylee Gullett
Maylee joined Lee Side at the beginning of 2022. Maylee recently relocated with her family to Ohio after 15 years of sunny living in Phoenix. She has several successful years of experience in Healthcare Management and Regional Healthcare Operations. Her most recent work has been as Regional Operations Manager of multiple primary care clinics in Phoenix, AZ. She has been blessed with the opportunity to grow her experience through various areas of the Healthcare industry such as Primary Care, Naturopathic, and Psychiatry settings. She believes in promoting exceptional work ethics and healthy work environments, as well as ensuring the highest standard of compassionate care. She enjoys being a structural pillar of support and assisting in finding the tools to make everyone successful.
About Kim Woods
Kim joined the practice at the end of 2021. She is the proud mother of 4 wonderful children. Kim was born and raised in Cincinnati. She always looks forward to opportunities for vacationing at the beach and getting out in nature.
At Lee Side Wellness, we have a talented support team that will help you communicate with your clinicians, schedule and reschedule appointments, obtain medications efficiently, work with your health insurance, and assure an overall positive experience.