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Meet Our Care Providers

JoAnna VanVleet, D.O., DFAPA is an Osteopathic Physician and Board Certified Distinguished Fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. VanVleet earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, College of Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her internship and psychiatric residency at Henry Ford Behavioral Health System in Detroit, Michigan, and currently serves as Medical Director for Foundations Wellness Center, iMind Mental Health Solutions and FPA in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Dr. VanVleet is a member of the Florida Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists, American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association. She is fully qualified in both general adult and addiction psychiatry.

Krista Johnson, APRN

Krista Johnson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP

Krista Johnson has a dual certification as both a Family Nurse Practitioner, as well as her Certification for Mental Health. The goal of her practice is to work with patients and form a trusting long term relationship. Krista began her nursing career in 2000 and has been working in the health care field for over twenty years. Krista obtained her Master’s of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, she has thirteen years experience in the field of family care, working both outpatient and within the hospital setting. She has also worked in the Correctional field with the mentally ill for seven years and obtained her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Maryville.

Erin McNamara, MSN, APRN, PMHNP

Erin McNamara has been a nurse since 2011. She graduated with her BSN Magna Cum Laude from Salem State University and obtained her Master’s in Psychiatric Advance Practice Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She is passionate about research, providing safe and empathetic care, and providing a holistic, person centered approach.

Kirstin Anastasia, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC

Kirstin Anastasia has nearly 20 years of experience working with adults, children, and adolescents in a variety of settings. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island and completed her graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Science in Nursing specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Kirstin is board certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Kirstin is experienced in the areas of Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Affective/Mood Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as advanced specialty training and experience in psychopharmacology. She is passionate about empowering families and fostering children’s’ strengths using multiple treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Kirstin approaches each child as part of a larger family system where parent support and education are vital for individual growth and treatment. She has received several awards for her compassion, commitment and caring for both patients and coworkers. Kirstin is dedicated to compassionate, holistic and empathic mental health care.

Janile Nelson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP

As a mental health nurse practitioner, Janile’s philosophy is simple. Her goal is to provide all patients with a sense of ease and trust in a safe space conducive to openness, transparency, and mutual respect. Her approach is grounded in holistic care, understanding that there are multiple dimensions to mental health. She believes that a healthy and happy life looks different for each person, and it is her goal to use modalities established through research and evidence-based practices to help promote balance and well-being. She began her career as a psychiatric RN at the Institute of Living in 2015 in Connecticut, with internships at Yale New Haven Hospital and Hartford Hospital. Janile earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology before going back for a second bachelor’s in nursing, where she was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. Her career in mental health culminated in a master’s degree in nursing from Walden University where she graduated summa cum laude and became a member of the FL Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Psychiatric Nursing Association. Her academic record is matched only by her drive to see patients reach their full potential. With a strong commitment to patient care, Janile believes in building meaningful relationships with patients, families, and colleagues alike.