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Providers and Office Staff


Providers

Adejoke Adedeji APRN PMHNP-BC
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Adejoke has an extensive education in health care. She began by graduating with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She went on to complete her Master’s of Public Health at Florida International University in Miami. She then earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, and her Master’s of Nursing, focusing on psychiatry and mental health, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 

 

Enitan Ekwotafia, APRN PMHNP-BC
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Enitan O. Ekwotafia is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with experience treating patients with psychiatric conditions from adolescence to geriatrics. She has over 18 years of varied nursing experience. Her educational background includes both Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Florida, with a postgraduate specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing from Florida State University. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 

Dana Eason, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

We welcome our newest provider, Dana Eason! Dana will begin seeing patients in November and we are excited to have her join our team.

"I believe the practice of psychiatry is both a science and an art, where a person's needs must be addressed in ways that are specifically tailored to them".

Dana Eason PMHNP-BC has 13 years of experience in the field of Psychiatric Nursing. She has been a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2014. Dana is a graduate, Magna Cum Laude, of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor’s Society for Nursing. She achieved Board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in treating clients across their lifespan. Additionally, she’s obtained Post-Master’s training including a Master of Psychopharmacology Certification from the Neuroscience Education Institute in July 2019.

 


Office Staff

Samantha Gisch

Samantha comes to us with a variety of experience from being a receptionist, and working in the food industry and retail sales. She is currently obtaining her Diploma to become a Medical Coding Specialist. She grew up in Farmington, MN and lived on the Island of Oahu for about 5 years while going to high school. She also lived in Duluth, MN for 3 years post high school. Samantha enjoys helping people, learning new things, and thinking outside the box!

When Samantha is not working or doing school work, she enjoys spending time with her Shih Tzu, family, and friends. She likes to snowboard in the winters and play disc golf or basketball in the spring and summer. She loves to try new recipes, watch TV or movies, and play Chess. Samantha also loves to make scarves and blankets by knitting on a loom.

 

Laura Keohokalole

Laura comes to us with over 10 years of experience in various customer service and administrative roles. With 3 of those years being specifically in healthcare, and a passion for ensuring patients have a warm, welcoming, and smooth experience from start to finish, she is very excited to be working with Nexus of Hope! Some of her accomplishments include leading an Asian Heritage Business Resource Group at one of US Bank's Corporate Offices, and working with direct leadership at a leading grocery company to assist a team of 30+ members through various fundraisers, raising thousands of dollars for multiple foundations.

In her spare time, you'll find her singing in a Twin Cities community choir, learning to play new songs on the ukulele, or planning which new local restaurant to try next. She has 2 pets (one cat, one snake), lives in Uptown, and loves to cook and try out new recipes. She's excited to help you with scheduling an appointment or answer any other questions you may have.