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Team Members

Dr Candice E Cox, LCSW, CATP, CTTP

Dr Candice E Cox, LCSW, CATP, CTTP

Executive Director

Greetings! I'm Dr Candice Cox, Executive Director and Founder of KHAOS Inc. [formerly Charlotte's Community Outreach Inc.]. I grew up right here in St Louis and from the beginning I was a KHAOS Kid! I started my educational journey in the Mehlville School District, received my BSW from SEMO, MSW in Social Work from SLU, and honorary doctorate from Harvest Christian University! Oh, did I mention that I'm a Delta girl too. I created the KHAOS mindset to show myself as well as others that you are more than your circumstances and what has happened to you. My passion for people drives me to continuously push myself to give of my best self as an encouragement for others to do the same daily. When I'm not managing being a mom and running 2 businesses, you can find me in the gym shredding this body up [I am determined to get these abs]. I love 90's R&B and can hang with some HipHop as well.

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Jaila Thomas

Jaila Thomas

Khaos Koach

Hello, I'm Jaila! After years of inspiring growth and learning as a special education teacher,
I am excited to embark on a new journey as a coach with KHAOS. My passion
for nurturing potential goes beyond the classroom—into every project I take on and every life
I touch. I bring an optimistic outlook and laughter to both my professional endeavors
and personal interactions. When I'm not coaching, I spend my time exploring vegan cuisine,
enjoying music, capturing life’s moments through photography, and cherishing quality time
with my family. I am committed to making a positive impact, one smile and one person at a time.

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Antonia 'Toni' Drake

Antonia 'Toni' Drake

Khaos Koach

Hello! My name is Antonia, and I am thrilled to join the KHAOS Team. Since graduating from Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies, I've dedicated myself to roles and environments focused on community improvement, mental health awareness, and creating safe spaces. My experiences have fueled my passion and commitment to being a purposeful and impactful role model for the youth in my community. Additionally, I earned a certification in Adult Mental Health during my undergraduate years, cementing my foundation in health and wellness.

Outside of work, I am a proud dog mom and deeply value my time with family and friends. I enjoy spending time with loved ones and embracing new adventures like canoeing, camping, and various outdoor activities. Although I may try some things only once, I believe in the importance of new experiences. I am a sociable person who forms fast and meaningful connections. Fun, loving, and supportive are three words that describe me best. Lastly, I have a passion for learning about people, meeting new individuals, and exploring different cultures.






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Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis

Practicum Student-UMSL

Hi, I'm Kelly Davis and I am an MSW student at UMSL. I am transitioning into the social work field after attaining my Bachelor's in Communications from Fontbonne University. After working in the marketing world for over 5 years, I felt a pull to find work that would lead to deeper connections with people, and that's how I landed in UMSL's MSW program. I have been learning so much about people, the world, and myself through this program and I am so excited to start practicing what I've learned so far. My fiancé and I have two fur babies named Sloane and Winnie and those pitties love to play! I am a St. Louis native, and before you ask I went to Notre Dame High School in Lemay. In my free time, you can find me going to Cardinals games, concerts, and crafting. My favorite music genres are pop and indie rock, but I do listen to a little bit of everything.

Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me.

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Ariel Walker

Ariel Walker

Practicum Student- Maryville University

I'm Ariel and a native of Saint Louis, MO, I recently completed my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree on May 2024 and am currently finishing the final 200 hours of my fieldwork. This fall, I will be attending Saint Louis University (SLU) to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. My life experiences on the Southside of Saint Louis have deeply influenced my passion for social work, particularly in supporting children and young adults who have lost their parents due to incarceration or death. My goal is to make a significant impact on their lives. If I can change just one person's path for the better, I will consider my efforts successful.

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Kiesha Thomas

Kiesha Thomas

Chief Development Officer

Hi I'm Kiesha, the Director of Community Development here at KHAOS Inc. I'm a Parkway West High School alumni, mother, & wife with an amazing family unit. I started my journey in the healthcare field in 2012 as the DOO of a startup psychotherapy company & branched over to the nonprofit sector in a startup in 2016 as the Volunteer/Intern Coordinator. I have an educational background in sociology & psychology, Google certified Project Management, and healthcare management & data analytics from WGU. I had the opportunity to see people incoming at their worst & then witnessed them be supported so deeply that they were able to begin their mental health healing process to start living in their purpose. [This was one of the greatest sights in the world]. Since that time, I have started & owned a childcare center for 4 years, leveraged my ability to build meaningful relationships, & focused on building myself up to what I wanted to be & my best self. In the meantime & in between time, you would be likely to find me snuggled under a blanket, watching a good movie, with a Redbull or some type of mixed concoction and some fried wings...well done and all flats preferred. 90's R&B music is a vibe and premium love language but when cooking those big family meals...it's the old school jams that MUST be played [it's just something about the OJay's, Anita Baker, & Luther that just makes you put your foot in some food. If you hadn't guessed by now...I'm also a foodie]. I will definitely take a touch of the other 4 love languages too and am not opposed to swapping out recipes that peak my interest.

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April 'AJ' Jefferson

April 'AJ' Jefferson

Khaos Koach

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Jonathan Bland

Jonathan Bland

Khaos Koach

My name is Jonathan Bland, hailing from the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana, and currently based in Saint Louis for the past decade. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Non-profit Administration from Lindenwood University. I am deeply committed to nurturing the growth of young adults and children, equipping them with the necessary skills to make a positive impact in their communities. My passion drives my efforts to empower the next generation to thrive and contribute meaningfully to society.

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Alexis Evans

Alexis Evans

PLPC

My name is Alexis Evans, and I proudly call Saint Louis, MO, my lifelong home. I hold a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Mental and Clinical Health Counseling from Lindenwood University. My personal journey through numerous traumatic experiences, along with witnessing my family's similar struggles, inspired me to pursue a career as a Therapist for adolescent boys and girls.

The support and encouragement I received from mentors and public figures in Saint Louis were pivotal in my development, providing me with the resources needed to succeed. It's my aspiration to offer the same support and inspiration to the next generation. Working with each client is profoundly rewarding, and witnessing the incremental progress in their healing journeys brings immense joy to my heart, reaffirming my commitment to this vital work—even on the toughest days.

In my downtime, I enjoy traveling, working out, playing sports, listening to music, reading, and catching up on sleep!

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Brittany Buchannon

Brittany Buchannon

MA, PLPC

I'm Brittany Buchannon, a proud native of St. Louis, born and raised. I completed my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, and am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the same institution.

I am deeply committed to providing genuine, holistic guidance to my community. I strive to equip others with the essential tools they need to navigate their lives more effectively and lead fulfilling lives.

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Destinee Turner

Destinee Turner

Practicum Student-SLU

I'm Destinee Turner and I'm so excited to be starting my practicum at KHAOS INC in the summer of 2024! I can't wait to see what this experience holds for me. I am from Saint Louis, Missouri. I completed high school at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy. Following that, I pursued my bachelor's degree in social work at the University of Central Missouri in 2018. Currently, I'm working towards my master's in work at Saint Louis University, while also serving as a patient advocate at BJC. Drawing from personal life experiences, I understand the challenges of overcoming life's obstacles and how they can impact our thoughts, emotions, and actions. Seeking help when needed is not always easy but is crucial for our well-being. This belief fuels my passion for empowering others because I've seen firsthand that positive change is possible! When it comes to self-care, I indulge in activities that bring me joy at the moment – spontaneity is key for me. Whether it's shopping, traveling, dining out, or simply spending time with my family or friends, these moments recharge me. Overall, once you get to know me you'll find that I'm easygoing and fun-loving, with a sense of humor many people enjoy!

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Vernard Farley Jr.

Vernard Farley Jr.

Khaos Koach

Hello! I’m Vernard Farley, a dedicated Koach at KHAOS Inc. With a Master’s degree in counseling and a background in Criminology from Missouri State University, I am currently working towards my licensure. My deep-rooted passion for helping people and fostering positive environments inspired me to pursue a career in counseling. I thrive on connecting with individuals and facilitating their personal growth.

In my experience in mental health, I aim to make counseling an enjoyable, engaging, and approachable experience. Working with a diverse clientele has enriched my understanding and equipped me with the insights necessary to address various challenges, including anxiety, depression, and stress.

Outside of my professional life, I enjoy playing basketball, listening to music, and spending quality time with my family.

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Kimora Hennings

Kimora Hennings

Intern-SLU

My name is Kimora, I’m studying psychology at saint Louis university, I love my dogs, meeting new people, and fashion:)

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