Meet The Team
MASHIUR KHAN, MD
Mashiur Khan, MD began his employment with Childplace in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his general psychiatry residency through the University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship through the University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. He has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Dr. Khan is also a board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
MELISSA WILSON, LCSW
CLINICAL SERVICES PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
Melissa began her employment with Childplace in 2012. She received her MSSW through the University of Louisville. She has served in multiple roles within the agency and started her current position in 2015. She has her certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Melissa has completed the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner training. She has experience in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, experienced foster care and children and adolescents who have been adopted.
LISA RUSHER, LCSW, MAC
Lisa began her employment with Childplace in 1998. She received her MSSW through the University of Louisville. Lisa has her certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has completed the University of Louisville’s Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor Certification Program. Lisa also has received the title of Master Addiction Counselor through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals.
SUSAN ROBINSON, LCSW, LMFT
Susan began her employment with Childplace in 2010. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University. She obtained her LCSW and LMFT license in 1993. She also has her certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Susan has extensive previous experience working in private practice and community based services.
JAKE BROWN, LMHC-A
Jake likes jumping out of airplanes and solving Rubik’s Cubes for fun, though not (yet) at the same time. He earned a Bachelor’s in Preaching from Johnson University in Tennessee, then a Master’s in Counseling from Asbury Seminary in Florida. When he started his career, he served as a Connections Pastor in the Christian Church, and a Case Manager at Lifespring, before coming to Childplace in 2021. Now, he works as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and serve clients of all ages and with various mental health concerns. In the office, he often uses techniques of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems. He wakes up every day to partner with people who are navigating life’s challenges and help them create good lives, full of clarity, peace, and significance. One of his favorite quotes is “History proves you’ve survived 100% of your most difficult days. You’ve already come so far, so don’t give up now, just take the next right step.”
LAUREN GANOTE, LCSW
Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Masters in Social Work and Masters in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville. She has been a practicing clinician since 2019 with a background in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She has been trained in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help children and families heal in the aftermath of trauma. Lauren believes whole heartedly in working together with families and other support systems to help her clients build resiliency and work towards healthy attachments. In her free time, Lauren loves to spend time with her husband and two dogs as well as singing, dancing, or reading.
EMMA TIMMINS, LSW
Emma began her employment with Childplace in 2022. She received her MSSW through the University of Tennessee. She has her certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has also received training in Theraplay and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Emma enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families, with a special interest in helping those who have experienced trauma.