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    First Step Services Staff:

    Henry Thanksgiving

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

    Sara Shook

    Sara Shook, M.A., LCAS, LPC-A, CS-I, Clinical Director,  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 Program Supervisor, Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Raleigh Facility

    Phyllis Kirby

    Phyllis Kirby, CSAC-I, Substance Abuse Counselor, Federal Probation & Parole Substance Abuse Coordinator, First Step Services, LLC Board Member

    Glenn Ortenzio, CSAC Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

    Raymond Cox

    Raymond Cox, B.A., CSAC, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Federal Bureau of Prisons Substance Abuse Coordinator, Raleigh Facility

    Lydia Fisher

    Lydia Fisher, Administrator, Insurance Billing Specialist

    Brenda Schuler

    Brenda Schuler, Administration, Executive Assistant

    Jim Bacon, Administrative Assistant, Raleigh Facility

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    Kimberly Harrison, CSAC Garner Facility, Substance Abuse Counselor

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    Bill Ingraham, CSAC Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

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    Heaher Gallagher, M.A., LPC-A, LCAS-A, Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Durham, Cary Facilities

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    Tonya Upchurch, M.A., LCAS-A Counselor, Raleigh Facility

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    Maya Shmueli Cary Administrative Assistant, Front Desk

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    Jessie Russ, M.A., LCAS-A Substance Abuse Counselor/Therapist Durham Facility

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    Monique Sorensen, M.A., LPC-A, LCAS-A Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Therapist, Raleigh Facility

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    Stanice Bolden, Administrative Assistant/Front Desk Garner Facility

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    Clare Jones, Administrative Assistant, Durham Facility

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    Doreen Runyon, Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

     

    More pictures, bios and page completion coming soon!

    • Susann Navarro, LCSW, Mental Health Therapist
    • Joanne Pavegilo, CSAC IOP counselor
    • Patrick May, Finance
    • Matthew Bader, M.D. Psychiatrist

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    My initial impression of group was one that was very positive. We discussed things that brought to light very interesting topics about substance abuse. The most helpful things were the Victims Impact Panel and the topic of what to do when I feel a trigger. My decision to drive after drinking doesn’t only affect me,

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