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    First Step Services Staff:

    Henry Thanksgiving

    Henry Tarkington, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS Owner/CEO, Board Chairman

    Sara Shook

    Sara Shook, M.A., LCAS, Associate Director; Director Cary Facility; First Step Services, LLC Board Member

    Corrie Swanson

    Corrie Swanson, A.A., CSAC, Substance Abuse Counselor, First Step Services, LLC Board Member

    Rande Conn

    Randee Conn, B.A., CSAC, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, First Step Services, LLC Board Member

    Holly Haddock

    Holly Haddock-Turbyfill, M.A., LCAS, LPC-A; Substance Abuse Counselor, Therapist

    Phyllis Kirby

    Phyllis Kirby, CSAC-I, Substance Abuse Counselor, First Step Services, LLC Board Member

    Glenn Ortenzio

    Glenn Ortenzio, B.A., CSAC Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Manager Garner Program

    Raymond Cox

    Raymond Cox, B.A., CSAC, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

     

    Lydia Fisher

    Lydia Fisher, Administrator, Insurance Billing Specialist

    Brenda Schuler

    Brenda Schuler, Administration, Executive Assistant

    Jim Bacon

    Jim Bacon, Medical Records, Administrative Assistant

    Pictures & Bios coming soon!

    • Kim Harrison, CSAC, Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Victoria Fisher, Administration
    • Cynthia Lyons, Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Heather Gallagher, Substance Abuse Counselor, Therapist
    • Matthew Bader, M.D. Psychiatrist

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    NC DWI Offenses

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    “My first initial impressions were good I honestly was nervous, just because everyone else seemed to know each other. After a few sessions I felt that those strangers were my family and I couldn’t wait to see them the days of our meeting. I learned that alcohol is a really major issue and that more

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