Our Team

  • Shinelle Oglesby
    Founder,CEO, Clinical Director

    Shinelle Oglesby is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who provides individual and group mental health counseling for adults and adolescents.  Ms. Oglesby is dedicated to helping women and teens heal from traumatic events, including:  childhood abuse and neglect, rape, domestic violence, grief – and improve their feelings of self-worth and self-esteem.

    Ms. Oglesby specializes in treating clients who suffer with symptoms of depression, bi-polar, anxiety, and PTSD.   She uses an integrative psychotherapeutic approach, of evidenced based interventions, which are tailored to each client’s unique needs and include techniques from IFS, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and solution-focused techniques. Ms. Oglesby also provides support for those who are in recovery from substance and alcohol abuse.

    She is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland Pastoral Counseling program, where she earned an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and specializes in integrating a person's own idea of spirituality into their counseling session.  She is also a National Certified Counselor, and was recognized as a 2015 Minority Scholar by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

    She believes that the counseling environment is one that allows the client to actively and intentionally participate in self-discovery.  This self-discovery happens in phases and pertains to the individual's current needs and desires, meaning that the process of therapeutic self-discovery is something that happens both over time and in time.   

    License #LC9322

    Not currently accepting new clients.



    Partner, Chief Financial Officer

    Melissa Lee is responsible for Urban Trauma Counseling Center’s financial strategy, including identification and alignment of resources that will increase access to current behavioral health services and expand into residential recovery and transitional housing.

    Melissa has over two decades of finance experience with expertise in treasury management and operations. Melissa also serves as the Founder and Managing Principal of Lee Squared Consulting Group, LLC, an affiliate of Urban Trauma Counseling Center, where she develops and implements financial strategies for community-based organizations, including management and compliance activities for affordable housing portfolios and Federal and Local grants.

    Melissa holds an MBA from George Washington University, a BBA in Finance from the University of the District of Columbia, and the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation from the Association for Financial Professionals. Melissa also serves as the Vice Chair of the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Stabilization and Reform Board of Commissioners.

    Melissa believes that mental health is part of our overall health; therefore, everyone deserves responsive and quality access to services that enhance one’s well-being.

  • Fatoumata Niagado,
    Medical Director, Urban Trauma Counseling Center

    Fatoumata is an MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, experience in treating mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar, PTSD, substance use disorder, and so on. She completed a bachelor's degree with distinction (Summa Cum Laude) and a master's degree in psychiatric nursing, with years of experience working with the State of Maryland as a psychiatric nurse. She has experience with child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She is a people person who enjoys helping others. She has worked with minority populations and underserved communities, including but not limited to LGBTQ, homeless, Substance use disorder populations. She is fluent in two foreign languages ( French and Bambara). She loves to spend time with family and loves traveling.

  • Angel Randall
    Director of Mental Health Programs

    Angel Randall is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) who specializes in trauma, anxiety, and depression. She attended McDaniel College and obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.She has experience in counseling children/teens, adults, and families, in which she treats a range of mental health disorders, including: emotional/ behavioral disorders, bipolar, ADD, ADHD, OCD, and substance use disorders and more. Angel has conducted sessions in the community, schools, clinic and crisis/residential settings. Additionally, she has facilitated group counseling sessions.Angel has a client-centered and eclectic approach, in which she utilizes various evidence-based techniques, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, to best suit clients’ needs. She strives to encourage her clients to discover their true self and guide them to healing in order to have a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Her passion for mental health has led her to connect with clients from various ethnic backgrounds.License #: LCP12078

  • Jameira Cottman
    Director of Client Services and Administration Team

    Jameira Cottman provides administrative support to the Urban Trauma Counseling team. Prior to this position, Jameira has worked with multiple organizations providing clerical support on multiple levels. She has a 'do what it takes' attitude and is always willing to help others. She is currently studying to acquire her BA in Psychology and Organizational Administration. Jameira is very passionate about helping others and provides comforting support to our clients.

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