meet our team

avatarKendell Jasper, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

Kendell Jasper holds his Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Kendell’s professional experience includes Community Mental Health – Outpatient treatment of individuals, families, and group therapy for various rural and urban populations; substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults; anger management and Behavior Management Training for adults and families. He targeted a community to provide an array of enhanced mental health related services, where he provided psychological evaluations, therapy, and/or case management services. Kendell developed strategies to better serve populations that under utilize mental health services and available resources to help those individuals.

Kendell’s research has focused on African-American children, adolescents, and adults related to ethnic identity, achievement in academic settings, and appropriate treatment for individuals who experience an array of mental health difficulties.

avatarWilliam Jasper

Quality Management & Training Director

William Jasper started his career in mental health in Feb of 2003. Although his degree is in Marketing, he loves working and empowering people and working with individuals with mental illness provided him that opportunity. William has worked in several capacities in the mental health field that span from working with children and adults in Residential programs to providing Community Support Services programs for both populations. In addition, William also has several years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities. With the rapid changes to the mental health system in the state of North Carolina, William started to take more of an interest in how the quality of services would be impacted. As a result, he become more involved in the policy and procedural aspects of the service to ensure that the structure and quality of care of the consumers with whom he worked with and the agencies he has been affiliated was appropriate. He currently serves as the Quality Improvement/Training Director for ARJ, LLC where it is his responsibility to use data to support the development of quality service which translates to our consumers receiving a ‘Higher Level of Care’.

“Helping others is my passion, I love what we do as an agency!”
~ William Jasper

avatarJames “ J.B.” Brown

Community Relations Director

James Brown is a passionate advocate for children, adolescents and adults who experience mental illness. Mr. Brown’s 17 plus years of professional experience encompasses marketing, community relations and project management. Mr. Brown serves as the Community Relations Director for ARJ, LLC and his responsibilities include the development and implementation of the organization’s community programs, development of marketing strategies, and spearheading community outreach projects from conception through activation.

“In order to make a change sometimes you have to make sacrifices and for a different result you may have to do something that you’ve never done before. Be Consistent!”
~ James J.B Brown