Our Team

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.


Dural is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KYFC, Inc. Through partnership and mission focused drive, Dural has been able to apply leadership and community support to strategies designed to meet individual and collective social needs of family and community. Since 2006, Dural and his team of committed volunteers and professionals have been able to positively impact community wellness by moving forward school and community-based social programs developed to promote positive social and health outcomes.


Alecia joined KYFC with the vision and drive to improve our Non-profit Organization with a focus on expanding program reach while improving our impact on social and health deficits through clinical application. Alecia is a graduate of Marshall University with a Masters of Arts in clinical and school counseling. Alecia is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of WV and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate in the state of North Carolina.


Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this member of our team. Larry is a Special Education Teacher, Coach, and graduate student at Marshall University completing a Masters in Education Administration. Larry brings an invaluable connection to youth, education, and community that maximizes the impact of youth and community focused program development.


Elliott joined KYFC with a sense of social interest and empowerment. Lending a service of outreach and peer mentor-ship among other tasks, the members of KYFC are thankful for Elliott’s sense of community and connection to others garnered naturally from experience and a valued love for culinary.

Chennelle Coy, LGSW Psychotherapist

Chennelle holds a Master of Social Work from Marshall University. She is completing her supervision by providing therapy services at Keep Your Faith Corporation, inc. Chennelle’s background and experience is built on case management and clinical assessment for children and families of all ages in Appalachia. Chennelle works diligently to protect the integrity of our community by being culturally competent, providing education, and being knowledgeable about the services and resources available.

Taneisha Poore, MA School Counselor Psychotherapist

Taneisha is a counselor, who received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Virginia University in 2001 and her master’s degree in school counseling from Marshall University in 2003. She is very passionate about working with children and helping them to reach their fullest potential. Taneisha has experience working with mental health and substance abuse disorders. She uses a cognitive behavioral theories approach to help her clients work through their challenges. Taneisha has counseled in both the school and community setting and has worked with people of all different ages and backgrounds.

Jerica Wesley, LPC NCC CCTP Supervising Clinician 

Jerica Wesley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds certifications as a Nationally Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She earned her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University. Jerica is currently a doctoral student in the Ohio University Counselor Education and Supervision program. As a strengths-based counselor, she works to help individuals identify skills and strengths currently in use, propelling them to reach goals to achieve emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual wellness. She has a passion for supporting individuals that are navigating grief, infertility, pregnancy loss, depression, and anxiety as they find the path to wellness that is right for them.

Abigail Sloan, BSW Intern

Abagail has a bachelor’s degree in social work from West Virginia State University. She is continuing her education for a master’s degree in social work from Concord University. Abagail has previously worked with the following populations: victims of domestic violence, foster youth, elderly/disabled and those experiencing homelessness. She loves to work with a variety of people.

Terrica N. Maxwell, MSW Psychotherapist

Terrica holds a Master of Social Work with a focus on rural practice from Concord University. She is an active mother and advocate with a passion for work with trauma exposed populations of all ages. Terrica works closely with in-state BSW & MSW programs to assist with identifying like-minded students for internship with an interest in culturally competent and inclusive behavioral healthcare working diligently to increase access to quality healthcare and community resources to diverse and marginalized populations in Appalachia. Terrica understands the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and what it takes to navigate them toward healing and freedom.

Yvonne Sherri Lee-Long, LSW MSW ABD Psychotherapist

Yvonne S. Lee is a licensed Social Worker since 2011. Yvonne has her MSW and is currently a PhD candidate. She is currently working on her dissertation “The Relationships between Stress, Family Support, Family Resources among Custodial Grandparents in Appalachia.” She is earning her PhD in Social Work with a concentration in Family Intervention and Preservation. Yvonne is an entrepreneur and owns her own case management firm assisting aged and disabled waiver participants. While she runs her firm “My September Case Management” she continues to work in the community as a therapist and activist giving back to her community. Yvonne has been working as a therapist for 2 years under contract as she grows her business and works as an adjunct professor for West Virginia State University. Yvonne serves on the board of West Virginia Budget and Finance, and WV CAN (Children Advocacy Network). She is appointed to ACL Grandparents committee where she is working on SGRG ACT supporting Grandparents raising grandchildren. She is a member of Charleston Institute Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc., WV ACES coalition, and Kanawha Chapter of the NAACP. Yvonne participates in her community as a mentor, advocate, and leader for at-risk youth.