SoulSpark’s philosophy begins with an unwavering belief in every child. Their journey towards a happy and fulfilled life is uniquely Theirs. We want to help them rise as the whole damn fire when they feel like they’ve lost their spark. We are here to provide guidance, give hope for a bright future, and be their guide through life’s windy road.
SoulSpark’s mission is to be a consistent and strong foundation for youth who have constant change in their life. Our team wants to be a part of your team, no matter where your assigned high needs child lives; or runs away too.
Dr. Jania Davis
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jania Davis is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who completed her Doctoral studies at Arizona State University. She has an unapologetic passion to give consistency and stability, foster wellness and companionship in today’s youth. Dr. Davis gives a voice to those who feel unheard, who find it difficult to communicate their needs, and feel the dysfunction, inconsistency and trauma they’re experiencing is the norm. Dr. Davis is specialized in working with human trafficking victims. The foundation of her practice philosophy is to bring to the forefront autonomous decisions, advocacy and justice with individualized and comprehensive treatment for all youth in behavioral health.
Director of Operations
Dawn Stepanski has served at the forefront of behavioral health and human service management for nearly two decades. Dawn graduated with Honors from Grand Canyon University with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, and is a Certified Professional Biller and Coder. Throughout her career, Dawn has dedicated her work to helping organizations meet their clients’ needs by contributing the necessary administrative resources needed to provide efficient care. Her professional goal is to help build strong behavioral health organizations that can deliver high quality care to those in need so they may build strong foundations. Dawn has volunteered at Crisis Preparation and Recovery, and St. Vincent De Paul, to help expand her knowledge and serve those in need.
Director of Nursing
Mrs. Karen brings over 30 years of women’s health nursing experience. She has been a labor and deliver nurse for over 30 years. She has a great passion for teaching, as a didactic Assistant Professor Karen’s Master’s in Education truly shows when she is teaching young minds. Her desire to inform about women’s health, labor and delivery, health and wellness is a gift to the SoulSpark patients and families. She also claims to have raised the “Real version of the Kardashians”. She is the mother of 5 children, 4 stepchildren and 9 grandchildren. She has a horse named Echo and loves James Taylor.
Director of Psychology
Dr. Rique Pineda, PhD in psychology and a Licensed Professional counselor (LPC). Dr. Pinedda has been in mental health and behavioral health for over 10 years. She has worked with all populations but specializes in treating a wide range of mental/ emotional and behavioral issues in children and adolescents. She enjoys working with families to assist with promoting healthy relationships and encompassing the family unit into treatment. Dr. Pineda utilizes a variety of different treatment modalities dependent upon the client and or family needs.