Noreen Palmer, MA, MSW, LISW is Executive Director of Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center. Palmer believes in the power of prayer for the healing of the mind, body and spirit. She has over 15 years’ experience in various healthcare roles including strategy and business development, physician relations and outreach. Palmer has advanced degrees in humanities, social work, and psychology. In addition, she has clinical counseling experience and is a nationally published author and speaker on anger and stress management. Palmer has been featured on social media, radio and television including PBS, MTV, and various national media outlets as an author and psychotherapist. Palmer has served as a Guest Lecturer at The Ohio State University and as an instructor at Urbana University and Park University. Palmer is a PhD candidate at Graduate Theological Foundation and has been listed in Who’s Who Among American Women of the Millennium, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who Among Health Care Professionals. She is the mother of two children and resides in Canal Winchester with her spouse.
Kyle KerleyDirector of Nursing
Kyle Kerley BSN, RN from The Ohio State University. Even though Kyle was born in the state up north and grew up in Southwest Ohio, he has called Columbus home since the fall of 2009 when he started nursing school at OSU. He has found himself in leadership roles in the different groups he has been a part of including two years as squad leader in The Ohio State University Marching Band and Resident Intern at Jacob’s Porch, an ELCA campus ministry. His experience as a med/surg nurse at The Ohio State University has led him to pursue his growing passion for community nursing. Kyle has been at Helping Hands since the fall of 2015. Outside of work, you might find Kyle at his church (Columbus Mennonite Church), in the streets organizing for justice and liberation, or at a music venue playing trumpet in a local band.
Carlotta Hughes-CulpSocial Worker
Carlotta Hughes-Culp is a licensed professional counselor and a certified tobacco treatment specialist. She over 20 years of experience working in the social services. She has 10 years of experience as a tobacco treatment specialist receiving her certification in tobacco cessation from the Mayo Clinic Tobacco Dependence Center.
A 2012 graduate of the University of Dayton, Carlotta received her Masters of Science in Education and Allied Professions. She has gained experience working with mood disorders, phase of life issues, divorce adjustment, anxiety, depression and tobacco cessation.
Carlotta also holds a Masters of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Carlotta is an independent contractor with a local health and wellness company and actively volunteers with several church and community activities that focus on health, wellness and mental health issues
Steve ThompsonDirector of Administration
Steve started out as a volunteer at Helping Hands since 2008. He was hired as a staff member in March 2013. He has lived in the Northland area all of his life. He graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School in 1970. He has been involved with local community organizations for over 30 years. He has served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of Northland Community Council; treasurer of Northland Alliance; and president and treasurer of Blendon Woods Civic Association. Steve’s main responsibility is the smooth operation of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system here at Helping Hands Free Clinic and is responsible for converting data into the EMR system as well as purchasing new computer software, equipment, and training of staff and volunteers.Steve is married to his wonderful wife, Lori, since 1976. Steve and Lori have two children, Sara and Mitch; son-in-law Dave Burnham; daughter-in-law Nichole Thompson; grandsons Andrew and Aaron Burnham; and granddaughters Addison, Ava, and Ainsley Thompson.