The Team

Kim Jenkins, LCSW, CADC

Phone: 773-288-9156


My career as an educational consultant has given me the profound satisfaction of helping families find their way forward to faster healing and lasting change.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Illinois State University, 1995
• Master’s Degree in Social Work, University of South Carolina, 2000
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois
• Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), 1997

• NATSAP—Member in good standing
• IECA—Professional Member in Good Standing
• TCA—Professional Member in Good Standing

Kim Jenkins, LCSW, CADC has practiced in the field of addiction and mental health since 1995, upon completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University. Kim became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) in 1997, and maintains this certification today. After working in the addiction field for a few years, she obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2000. Upon returning to Illinois, she continued to work with adults, adolescents and families in both outpatient and residential treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. She quickly found her passion for assisting families in finding the best treatment program or school to meet their children’s needs.

She began educational and therapeutic consulting with families in 2008 and launched her practice, One Oak Educational Consulting in 2011. Since beginning her consulting career, she has worked with hundreds of families and has never lost her devotion to supporting families who are often in crisis or at a crossroads in their lives.

While Kim continues to be dedicated to working with individuals and families who struggle with substance abuse issues, her area of expertise and interest has broadened to working with a adolescents and young adults with a wide range of struggles. In particular, Kim is known for working with clients and families who have a significant degree of clinical complexity and need a lot of support in navigating the daunting road of finding the right program fit that will create the best opportunity for success. She is creative and intuitive in her approach with clients who may have experienced prior programs and/or schools that didn’t meet their needs.

Kim personally visits and assesses schools and programs around the country and internationally each year. She connects with students, evaluates the campuses, curriculum and therapeutic approaches that each program offers in order to make a confident match for her students.

Kim has been a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) since 2011, a Professional Member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) since 2010 and a Professional Member of The Therapeutic
Consulting Association (TCA) since 2015. When not working, Kim spends her downtime with her family, enjoys skiing, running and hiking and traveling to as many National Parks as possible in order to connect with the healing power of nature.

Lisa Cheyette, PhD

 Educational and Therapeutic Placement Consultant
Phone: 678-480-3146


• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, McGill University, 1980
• Master’s in Counseling/Criminal Justice, Northeastern University 1982
• PhD in Clinical Psychology, CSPP San Diego, 1992
• Licensed Psychologist, State of Georgia, Since 1995

• NATSAP—Member in good standing
• IECA—Professional Member in Good Standing
• TCA—Professional Member in Good Standing

Dr. Lisa Cheyette has practiced as a licensed psychologist in the Atlanta area since 1995, working with children, teens and adults. In 2015 she opened a second office in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Cheyette serves families, both locally and nationally, as an educational and therapeutic consultant.

A recognized specialist in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and other complex psychological issues, Dr Cheyette uses her skills in diagnosis, assessment and treatment in her consulting work. Combining individual attention with first hand knowledge of programs and schools, she strives to become the family’s advocate before, during, and after placement.

Dr. Cheyette personally visits schools and programs around the country throughout the year. She talks with the students, tours the campus, and meets directly with the clinicians and administrators to learn who they work best with, and how they work with them.

Dr. Cheyette received her Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from McGill University in Montreal, a Masters in Counseling/Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CSPP-San Diego. She also completed an advanced training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society and the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute. Lisa serves on the faculty of the Emory School of Medicine as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

As a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) since 2013, a Professional Member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) since 2013 and a Professional Member of The Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA) since 2015, Dr. Cheyette is dedicated to providing quality professional services and assistance to her clients.

Lisa spends her downtime recharging by running with friends, hiking, working out, reading and spending time at home with her family.

Jude Rudolph Nesbitt, MA

Educational and Therapeutic Consultant
Phone: 303-330-1126


• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, University of Northern Colorado, 1984
• Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy, Pepperdine University, 1993

Jude began her journey by working for a psychiatric hospital in 1991 in Southern California, while completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University and her practicum at Pacifica Christian College. After earning her degree, she immersed herself in working with parents as they placed their children in therapeutic wilderness programs and became passionate about the impact that nature could have on the therapeutic progress families could make in treatment.

As a Colorado native and natural lover of the outdoors, Jude’s career led her to be the Director of Admissions at another wilderness program. It was through this position that Jude was introduced to many therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers for adolescents, enabling her to be as knowledgeable about them as she is today. Jude’s career expanded in to working with young adults in transitional programs and other residential programs for adolescents, young adults and adults. Jude has traveled all over the country and internationally to visit programs in order to gain perspective that can be used when helping meet individual clients’ needs. Although she has most recently worked with an addiction and substance abuse programs, Jude has broader expertise in working with individuals who struggle with other diagnostically complex issues.

In her spare time, Jude teaches indoor cycling and enjoys volunteering at different local charity organizations, such as the Make a Wish Foundation in Denver. A mountain girl at heart, Jude resides in Colorado with her family and Shetland Sheepdog where she also enjoys hiking and skiing.

Jennifer Bailey, Psy.D.

 Greater Atlanta Placement Specialist
Phone: 404-242-4166


• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh 2003
• Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Georgia School for Professional Psychology, 2009
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, GSPP 2012
• Licensed Psychologist, State of Georgia, Since 2015

Dr. Bailey is the Greater Atlanta Placement Specialist at One Oak Educational Consulting. Dr. Bailey personally visits schools throughout Atlanta and its suburbs. She talks with the students, tours the campus, and meets directly with the teachers and administrators. This provides her with a strong knowledge of what type of students each school works best with, and how they accommodate students in their learning process. Through her work as a psychologist in the Atlanta area and her exposure to educational placements, she has been able to gain first hand experience with the strengths of these schools, as well as any areas where schools may need enrichment.

Outside of her work at One Oak Educational Consulting, Dr. Jennifer Bailey is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, OCD/panic, trauma and attachment disorders, schizophrenia, ODD, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, behavioral issues, school refusal, social and academic difficulties and family issues. She provides individual and family therapy, group therapy, parent coaching, school consultation, in-home services and psychological evaluations. Therapeutically, she utilizes scientifically supported therapy techniques that are specifically chosen to meet each client and family’s needs.

Dr. Bailey received her Bachelor of Art with High Honours from The University of Pittsburgh and a Masters and Doctorate of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology (with a specialization in child and family psychology).

Throughout her practice and training, she gained experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in various clinical settings, including private practice, residential, pediatric, outpatient, and psychosocial rehabilitation

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys playing with her pug, swimming, traveling, reading and cooking for her friends and family.

Tanya Greffe

Intake and Family Coordinator
Phone: 773-420-6065


Tanya began her career in the helping profession volunteering as a victim advocate at a domestic violence shelter in her home town in rural Illinois. Upon completing extensive training and working alongside the legal advocates and counselors to assist the clients, Tanya’s passion for supporting victims of domestic violence led her to take the role of shelter coordinator for the program.

After several cross-country moves, a relocation to Texas led Tanya to a direct-care position working with young adult wom-en in a residential mental health setting, ultimately working as an admissions counselor for the program. Now, at One Oak, Tanya is excited to continue working with families and provide support as they partner with their consultant to determine the best path for their child.

Tanya is known for the warmth and compassion she brings to her interactions with the families that she works with, providing a steady presence for them. Understanding that each family is unique, Tanya’s priority is to be available and responsive to families during a critical time in their lives.
In her free time, Tanya enjoys going to the theatre, reading, playing tennis, walking with her dogs, going to horse shows and spending time with her family and friends.