Joseph Saint - Executive Director
Joseph Saint is a Natural Healer who started his adulthood as a U.S. Marine (following his graduation from high school that summer) in September of 1996. When he was discharged from the Corps, he was attached to a SOG (Special Operations Group) – in the 2nd Mar Div in Camp Lejuene, NC. In 2003, he encountered a Tibetan Buddhist and entered into a discipleship wherein he was directly trained as a Yogi (Ashtanga) for a period of 1 year and 2 months. Since then, he has studied Siddha, Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, Qui Quong and various other forms of life force cultivation techniques via medical and complementary alternative applications.
As a wellness professional, he gravitated towards special populations. Whether it was Pain Management or Differently Abled (a program he built for individuals with developmental disabilities) or Chronic Condition/ Disease Management; Mr. Saint strove to bring excellence at every occasion.
His work with clinical referrals from Parkinson’s to post-rehab clients has bought him powerful endorsements. Not excluding his military preparation programs as well as his work with clients employed by various government agencies –including the FBI and Secret Service.
Almost single handedly, Mr. Saint built this facility serving Participants (patients) in their homes and workplaces (providing corporate wellness programs for organizations such as Children’s National and Alston & Bird, LLP) spanning from Howard County, MD to Lorton, VA. Working with various professionals, Mr. Saint established a reputation of excellence as well as compiled a network of support for his vision -the Neighborhood Health Group, LLC (NHG).
Mr. Saint LOVES what he does. He enjoys the victories of his clients and he champions them in the face of their struggles. His personal ambition –to touch 1 million lives within his lifetime, led to the birth of Neighborhood Health Group, LLC. He is a natural leader and most of all, he values every opportunity to serve you.
Mr. Saint was certified in Exercise Management for Chronic Conditions and Disabilities at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Dr. Vannesia D. Morgan-Smith - Principal Investigator
Dr. Morgan-Smith received her PhD in Management while studying at Walden University. In addition, she has earned a masters in nursing, focused in health systems management from Johns Hopkins University, and a masters in general administration, focused in healthcare administration from the University of Maryland University College. She has been employed as a leader in the healthcare industry for more than 29 years and a nurse for more than 39 years. She currently serves as a Nurse Manager at Children’s National Medical Center and has served in the role as Nurse Manager since 1999.
Since obtaining her doctorate, she developed goals to teach management and healthcare leadership to those in the health care field, to mentor other students helping the student to accomplish their academic goals, and to encourage evidence based research to identify better health care solutions when providing care.
Additionally, Dr. Morgan-Smith is an adjunct graduate faculty for various universities.