Who We Are

Susan Kraus, CRNP-A, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Susan Kraus is a dual certified adult medicine and psychiatric nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in the Baltimore/ Washington area. She worked with CGS/MedOptions 12 years, in the long-term care arena as a psychiatric NP and later as a Clinical Director. Ms. Kraus was the Vice President of Operations for Della Behavioral Health Services in Baltimore, MD and managed the nurse practitioner group. Currently she is the CEO of Kraus Behavioral Health, a psychiatric nurse practitioner group specializing in the integration of mental health care in primary care practices, geriatric mental health care in long term care settings, and providing services to clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her clinical focus has been on accurate mental health and cognitive assessments foundationally, then utilizing individual target symptoms as the basis of treatment, rather than diagnoses alone. She serves on the Maryland Board of Nursing and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, APNA, MAAPC, and NPAM.

Tracey Cunningham, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Tracey Cunningham brings over 25 years of nursing experience to Kraus Behavioral Health. She has delivered patient centered care in a variety of settings from an in-home community focus to the inpatient hospital environment. Ms. Cunningham received her undergraduate nursing degree with honors at Miami University of Ohio. She is a founding member of the Omicron Chi chapter for the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Ms. Cunningham’s graduate education was completed at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Tracey joins our practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a family focus.

Joy Odinammadu, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Joy Odinammadu has been a nurse for over 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with honors, as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Psychiatry Mental Health-Family focus from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her training allows her to serve clients across the lifespan. Earlier in her nursing career, she worked in acute inpatient medical/surgical/PCU floors as well as long-term facilities. She brings to Kraus Behavioral Health 20 years of experience in psychiatric nursing working with children/adolescents, adult, and geriatric populations and their families with varieties of mental health needs, at both residential treatment facility and hospital inpatient settings. Joy is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She has a passion for providing comprehensive care for her patients, employing a patient-focused approach which has been shown to improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes. Joy is certified in both Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI), and Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB).

Charon Burda, DNP, CRNP-PMH, CARN-AP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Charon Burda is an assistant professor and Director of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and has been specializing in mental health for over 30 years. She was a provider at Health Care for the Homeless for 8 years. Charon works locally, nationally & internationally on policy and practice issues related to behavioral health access and education. She practices at Kraus Behavioral Health where she offers individualized practice treatment that is customized, holistic, and evidenced-based. Access to appropriate mental health care and treatment is a personal passion.

Will Sutton, DNP, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Will Sutton is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College and holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Sutton primarily focuses upon adult and geriatric psychiatry. He has worked as both a staff and charge nurse at both McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA and for Johns Hopkins Health System. Career highlights include participating in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as well as performing transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Will has also taught as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Will enjoys working with older adult patients and aims to provide appropriate family-centered and culturally-competent psychiatric care. Will is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s. Outside of work, Will and his husband, Eric, enjoy traveling and relaxing with their two cats, Hunter and Sisi.

Virginia Oshida, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Virginia Oshida is dual certified adult/geriatric and psychiatric nurse practitioner.  She has over 25 years experience in ICU, Emergency, and primary care in the Baltimore area.  She is a member of GAPNA and NPAM.  She obtained her AGNP from the University of Maryland then went on to obtain her PMHNP at the University of Cincinnati due to an intense interest in behavioral health. She obtained her national certification for all three specialty areas from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 

Hannah James, MS

Practice Manager

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Michele K. Migas, MHA

Vice President of Operations

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