Ashley KemnitzAshley Kemnitz

Vice President of Outpatient Services


I joined NCG in 2005 in order to make a difference in the lives of those that live in my community. I have a passion for people and doing things better. I am a ruthless optimist, an organizer, a connector, and a life lover. I am an addict of coffee, home decorating, sunshine, and all things seafood, especially blue crab. Above all, I love spending time with my husband and two daughters.

jDesai200Jitendra Desai, MD

Medical Director


I have lived in Roanoke for over 35 years. In addition to my love of psychiatric medicine, I love playing golf and drumming in my spare time. Co-workers have lovingly dubbed me G2, and I am the founder of both Walnut Avenue Associates and Avenues to Recovery. I am board certified in addiction psychiatry as well as adult and geriatric psychiatry. I enjoy helping people help themselves.

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