MEET OUR CLINICAL TEAM

Dr. Erminia Scarcella
Psychiatrist
Dr. Erminia Scarcella, M.D., DLFAPA, Psychiatry-Psychoanalysis earned her degree from the University of Rome, Italy, where she specialized in Neurology and Psychiatry. She moved to the USA and subsequently received her training in Psychiatry at the George Washington University and St. Elizabeth Hospital. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The George Washington University... Read More
School of Medicine and has taught at George Washington University Hospital. E. Scarcella is Chair of International Medical Graduates of the Washington Psychiatric Society (District Branch of the APA), for which she is the founder of the Embassy Disaster Preparedness. She is the President of the Washington Society for Jungian Psychology (JSW). She is a Designated Physician of the Embassy of Italy. She has also been twice the President of American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians (ASPP, Washington, DC chapter and for years, and she has been for years a Board member of the Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research. Dr. E. Scarcella worked for years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, DC, and then at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. E. Scarcella has been in private practice from 1991 and has been working with ALHC from august 2015. She has served in the Army Reserves Medical Corps, where she retired with the rank of Major. She is a Rotary member of International Rotary Club of Washington, DC for many years and has received the high honor of Cavaliere Della Republica of Italy.
e.scarcellamd@gmail.com
Dr. John L. Syphax
Psychiatrist
Dr. John L. Syphax, M.D. is a Washington, D.C. native who has provided psychiatric care to children, juveniles, and adults in both the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland for over 30 years. Here at Amazing Love Health Services, (ALHS), Dr. Syphax is a psychiatrist, who assures the overall quality of mental health services through generally accepted practices. He serves as one of...Read More
three psychiatrists at ALHS and does so with professional expertise that he’d gained through his educational experience at Howard University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Syphax is excited to work with ALHS in assisting consumers throughout their treatment plans.
jlsyphax@aol.com
Gregory Pretlow
Clinical Director
Gregory Pretlow, LICSW, GC-C is a native of Virginia, who has provided social services to children and youth in the District of Columbia for more than 30 years. At Amazing Love Health Services (ALHS), Mr. Pretlow serves as a leader in the clinical program serving the adult population for both short and long-term mental health services. Formal education was completed at Norfolk State...Read More
College (now University), followed by the completion of the social work program at Atlanta University. Early professional experience included working in a community mental health center, a juvenile court system before relocating to Georgia and later Louisiana. Temporarily, Mr. Pretlow has worked in the state of Maryland before settling down in the District of Columbia government. Mr. Pretlow is excited to bring his experience, compassion, and expertise to ensure the consumer needs of District residents are met for the mental health population, here at Amazing Love Health Services.
gpretlow@alhs-health.com
Ruby Gilmore
Therapist
Ruby Gilmore is a Clinician at Amazing Love Health Services. She received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, a CACREP program; B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University, and Associate Science Degree in General Studies from Northern Virginia Community College. Ms. Gilmore’s background includes18 years of mental health...Read More
experience that involves several years of experience in substance use, many experiences providing mental health services in crisis, and trauma, to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. Professional experience included service delivery to diverse populations such as children, adolescents, adults, and families and served as a Program Supervisor. Ms. Gilmore has worked in an array of community settings such as psychiatric hospitals at Dominion Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, community center, residential, private practice, and agencies. Ms. Gilmore is a member of the American Counseling Association and a member of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. Special interests are in the areas of a counselor as community change agent and treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders. Work in progress includes credentialing for Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), and future endeavors include credentialing for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and obtaining a Ph.D. degree in assessments.
rgilmore@alhs-health.com
Tracy Agbor
Therapist
Tracy Agbor is a clinician, LGSW, with Amazing Love Health Services who has had long grown interest and passion in the mental health field. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Barry University, FL and a bachelor’s degree from Bowie State University, MD. Before joining ALHS, she worked for 7 years as a case manager and clinician for a diverse range of organizations and...Read More
practiced in varied settings including mental health clinics, public schools, residential facilities and private care. This diversity in practice has allowed her the opportunity to gain experience in working with an array of populations consisting of children and families, adults, and geriatrics. With this gained knowledge and experience, she applies herself in meeting the needs and serving individuals and families with mental health challenges of the District of Columbia.
tagbor@alhs-health.com
Elisabeth Noutiji
Clinical Nurse
Mrs. Longtchi is a board certified nurse with Registered Nurse Licenses in Washington, DC; Maryland, and New Jersey. She has over 20 years experience as a Pediatric Nurse in private non-profit and public areas. She received her nursing certificate in Cameroon and since then has been practicing nursing in Cameroon and USA. Prior to joining ALHS, she served in various nursing...Read More
capacities in Cameroon, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington DC. She is a patient rights advocate with excellent communication and organizational skills. She is a good team player and displays strong leadership skills and has the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple work assignments.
enoutiji@alhs-health.com