our team

We are very proud to introduce our team. Not only is each staff member qualified to perform his/her job, but all of our staff are passionate about our mission. Our clinical staff consists only of Masters level counselors and social workers, who are either fully or provisionally licensed by their boards, and have experience providing counseling. Background checks and drug testing are performed to ensure the safety of our staff and clients.

Stacey Griffin

Stacey Griffin, LCSW

Founder and Executive Director

A proud native of Louisiana, Stacey is the daughter of an elementary public school teacher and a retired New Orleans police officer. Her parents had a strong influence on her path towards social work. Stacey's mother was drawn to helping students with emotional/behavioral issues and was an advocate of "in-school" disciplinary programs as opposed to suspensions/expulsions. Her father's service to the community was also inspiring.

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Stacey did her undergraduate work at Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and was then awarded the Master of Social Work from Tulane University in 1995. Stacey is a licensed clinical social worker with over 22 years of experience working in a variety of settings with children and families. She opened Milestones in 2000 with the primary goal of providing high quality mental health services, support, and advocacy to the children of lower income families. She retains her commitment to diversity and social justice.

Stacey employs a variety of approaches to the mental health of children and adolescents. Her background in social analysis, clinical counseling, and crisis intervention allows a systems of treatment tailored to the individual child. Her dedication to a combined treatment method—assessment, treatment planning, counseling, skills building, and medication management (when appropriate)—affords clients a unique plan of treatment based on a single principle: children are resilient and, with authentic support, can enjoy happy, productive lives.

In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs, observing nature, reading, writing, watching movies, and exploring the great city of New Orleans.

Denise Barrios

Denise Barrios

Assistant Director

Denise assisted in the development of Milestones in 2000 and has played a large role in the growth and expansion of the agency over the years. She has over 20 years of experience, some of which includes office management, supervision, human resources, payroll, finance management and all aspects of employee and client care.

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Denise has assisted in the implementation of policies and procedures, as well as ensuring on an ongoing basis that the agency remains in compliance with all state laws, requirements of health insurance plans, as well as standards set forth by their accrediting body. Denise is committed to helping children and their families in our community, and continues to play a critical role in ensuring that Milestones reaches its organizational goals.

Jessica Rodriguez

Jessica Rodriguez

Senior Administrative Assistant

Jessica assists with many of the administrative tasks in the office, including intake and referrals, community outreach, clerical work, medical appointments, client charts, ensuring each client’s health insurance remains active on a monthly basis, data entry for program effectiveness statistics, and more. Jessica’s pleasant voice is one of the two you will hear when calling our agency. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys going to concerts, traveling and reading.

Morgan Feibelman

Morgan Feibelman, MD

Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Board certified in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Feibelman works with patients of all ages. He treats a wide variety of mental health and life problems by first doing a thorough evaluation and treatment plan. He uses multiple types of treatment, including medications and various types of psychotherapy. Commonly treated problems include mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral problems including ADHD, trauma, developmental problems and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Jenna Naron

Jenna Naron, LPC

Supervisor and Clinician

Jenna received a Bachelor of Science in family and child studies with a concentration in family science in 2007 and a Master of Art in counseling and guidance in 2014 from Louisiana Tech University. She has a background working with adolescents with a history of trauma, the elderly, and families. Jenna enjoys helping others work towards living the life they desire by using their strengths and passions to combat negative thoughts resulting in a change in behaviors and feelings. She uses person-centered and cognitive behavioral techniques as well as art and play activities when working with children and adolescents. Jenna is a Louisiana native who moved to New Orleans in 2018. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and pet dogs.

Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson, LCSW

Supervisor

Aaron has been a supervisor at Milestones since 2002. Aaron has over two decades of experience working in various settings such as mental health settings, hospital settings, in both direct client care and supervisory/ administrative roles. He specializes in treating behavioral disorders and addictive disorders. Aaron has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), treating Post Traumatic Stress disorders and Family Therapy. Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Xavier University in New Orleans. He then was awarded a Master of Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans, in addition to a Master of Business Administration from University of New Orleans. Aaron received his Board Certification from the Louisiana Board of Social Work examiners in 1999. Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and engaging in physical fitness activities, such as long- distance cycling.

Marie Cordray

Marie Cordray, LCSW

Supervisor

Marie earned a Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University in 2018. Originally from Kentucky, she has been living in New Orleans since 2008. Marie has worked with children and adolescents from a variety of backgrounds, as well as families experiencing homelessness. She believes in the resiliency of her clients and uses a solution-focused approach to help them discover their innate ability to heal. She has facilitated positive outcomes with clients who are dealing with issues such as trauma, anxiety and depressive disorders, LGBTQIAP+ issues, and ADHD. In her free time, Marie can be found in her garden or doing arts & crafts projects.


Chalsey Blanchard, PLPC

Jennie Brent, LMSW

Dr. Richard Costa, PsyD, MP

Gary Frazier, MHP

Caitlin Gelpi, LMSW

Ryan Hanson, PLPC

Melina Jones, PLPC


Chandler Moore, PLPC


Nolan Storey, PLPC


Rachel Teachworth, PLPC


Gabriella Valentino, LMSW