BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind and the healing of the soul! “
Rev. Dr. Helena Fontes, D.Min., M.Div
Founder & CEO, NewView Institute
Reverend Dr. Helena Fontes is the founder and CEO of NewView Institute, which is a non-profit
501 (c) (3) organization. This organization delivers programming through counsel, training, psycho- educational groups, the arts, and spiritual support for both perpetrators, and survivors of domestic violence. Dr. Fontes is a Certified Domestic Violence and Anger Management Specialist-1 through the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) for individuals who have been court mandated to attend training. She is a graduate of Regent University where she earned her D. Min. graduating with a 3.9 GPA. Her research was on the promotion of domestic violence awareness. On May 21, 2011, she graduated from Palmer Theological Seminary, where she earned her Master of Divinity degree. Dr. Fontes is a Board Certified Chaplain, through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Her specialty is Acute Psychiatric, Hospice, and Palliative Care. Dr. Fontes is a Chaplain for the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education at Christiana Healthcare System in Newark, DE on August 16, 2012. And she was Ordained on May 4, 2013.
Reverend Dr. Fontes is Minister to the Women of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Germantown. And currently, she is working on her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from Regent University. She is a Social Justice Minister, who has a concentration on gender equality. Finally, Dr. Fontes is a committee member for the Baptist World Alliance, where she shares her passion for serving the marginalized, disparaged, yet hopeful women of the world. Her goal is to help individuals transform their minds, and heal their souls.
Cashe' Featherson, PhD
Cashe’ Featherson, PhD, serves as a Senior Training and Consultant Specialist. He delivers powerful workshops and presentations for various organizations for workplace performance enhancement. He has provided training consultant services for: Prudential Insurance Company, Girard College, University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia School District, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Carson Valley Agency, Crisis Treatment Center, Jewish Family Services and others.
Dr. Featherson currently designs and conducts workshops for Rutgers University and Pennsylvania State Child Welfare Training Program. In addition, he teaches a weekly Marriage Enrichment class and he provides Christian Marriage Counseling at Enon TAB Church.
He earned his Ph.D. in Psycho-Educational Processes from Temple University in Philadelphia; and he authored a relationship book titled, “Serious Lessons: Inspire a New Level of Connection and Commitment in Your Relationship,” sold at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. Dr. Featherson is a member of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society of Lincoln University and the National Anger Management Association (NAMA).
Dr. James Jones, MD
Dr. James Jones was born in Newark NJ, but was raised in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Associates Degree from the Community College of Philadelphia, his Bachelors Degree from Saint Joseph’s University. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He received his training in Psychiatry at Temple University Hospital.
He has practiced Psychiatry for more than 20 years. He is currently employed as a Psychiatric consultant for Gaudenzia Inc. and the Forensic Mental Health Consultants. At Gaudenzia he provides psychiatric evaluations for individual with mental health and substance use disorders. For the Forensic Mental Health consultants, he performs court evaluations which determines appropriate mental health care as well as determine an individual's competence to stand trial.
Dr. Jones has held several other positions throughout his career. He has been an inpatient psychiatrist at the Girard Medical Center as well as the Kirkbride Center. He also was the Medical Director at the Admissions and Evaluation center at Friends Hospital. He also was the Medical Director at Temple University Hospital Crisis Response Center.
He believes that a Psychiatrist most important skill is to be an active listener to provide the appropriate care for all who may need it.
He is the author of the book I’m Alright which documents his transformation from a victim to a survivor of childhood abuse. In his book, he shares his journey in a transparent fashion. He encourages all childhood abuse survivors to step out of the shadow of shame and guilt and stand in their truth.