BIOGRAPHY

Shawnea Tallman, BCCLC

As CEO, Shawnea coordinates communications, partnerships, training, and field visits. She also serves as a Board Certified Christian Life Coach on the Clinical Team. Previously, she served in school district administration, and as a Fulbright Memorial teacher to Japan. 

Michael Tallman, Psy.D., Clinical Director

Michael L. Tallman, Psy.D., M.S.C.P. – Dr. Tallman is a Licensed Psychologist with Post-Doctorate education & experience in Behavioral Health Psychology & Clinical Psychopharmacology. He specializes in marriage & family therapy, Christian oriented counseling, stress associated problems, health psychology/behavioral medicine, pain management, chronic medical conditions, cognitive behavioral therapy, & adjustment issues.

Bonnie Benshoof, Ph.D., Clinical Team Member

Dr. Benshoof is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Post-Doctorate Master’s in Psychopharmacology. She specializes in adult & childhood anxiety & mood disorders, child & adolescent behavioral & developmental problems, trauma, behavioral health, stress associated problems & relationship issues. 

Geoff Whiteman, Th.M., Board Member

Geoff Whiteman is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a post-graduate Th.M. from Asbury Seminary. His thesis research, Missionary Resiliency, is rolling out at ResilientMissionary.org. Geoff currently serves in member care at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. He is married to Kriss, also an Asbury grad, who has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies. 

Reverend Rurel Ausley, Board Member

Rev. Ausley is the Lead Pastor of Crosspoint United Methodist Church. Aside from leading a large multi-campus church, he has been very involved in the Democratic Republic of Congo.    During his trips to Africa he has helped to train pastors for leadership; and Crosspoint has built 30 churches and two parsonages. 

Reverend Lisa Ausley, Board Member

Rev. Ausley serves as the Minister of Crosspoint, South Crestview Campus. Her roles include preaching, ministry to women, missions, congregational care, and prayer ministries. She is a repected author, and valued spiritual advisor to The Soul Care Project.  

James Whitworth, Ph.D., Board Member

James Whitworth is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida.  Previously, Dr. Whitworth served as a clinical social worker in the US Air Force for 21 years. He is the former Chief of Air Force Family Research at the Pentagon and also worked three years as the Chief of Air Force Family Advocacy Operations and Research. Dr. Whitworth has presented and published research on trauma response/recovery/resilience, PTSD assessment/treatment, family violence and building community capacity within military populations.   

Jonathan Tallman, Board Consultant

Jonathan Tallman is an Interntional Financial Advisor, and owner of The Tallman Group, LLC. He serves several local civic organizations, and on the Board of two international ministries.   

Jennifer Tallman, MSW, RCSW, Clinical Team Member and Board Consultant

Ms. Tallman is a Liscensed Clinical Social Worker. She sees couples, individuals, children and adolescents, working with clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, stress-related issues, and life transition issues. She is currently on a family leave of absence

Steve Hall, J.D., Clinical Team Consultant

In addition to being an Attorney at Law, Dr. Hall is certified in Mediation, and offers support in this area to The Soul Care Clinical Team. He also serves on the Board of Grace Rides, a Christian non-profit serving individuals with special needs. 

Thomas McKnight, M.D., MDiv, M.P.H., Clinical Team Consultant

Dr. McKnight utilizes his medical, pastorial, and public health training to provide consulting advice to The Soul Care Clinical Team. In addition, he has supported ministry in Haiti for over 25 years, including coordinating crisis medical immediately following the Earthquake of 2010. 

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