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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

    Jessica Storrs

    Jessica Jones, B.S., CSAC, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

    Dharma Pantha

    Dharma Pantha, LPC, LCAS Durham Facility Senior Substance Abuse Counselor, Therapist

    Brenda Schuler

    Brenda Schuler, Administration, Executive Assistant

    Jim Bacon

    Jim Bacon, Medical Records, Administrative Assistant

    Lydia Fisher

    Lydia Fisher, Administrator, Insurance Billing Specialist

    Reggie Butler

    Reginald “Reggie” Butler, M.A., LCAS-A Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor, Therapist

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    • 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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    “Initial thoughts about coming into First Step was hesitant and during the initial assessment was a little overwhelmed, but as soon as I started coming to group I knew this is where I needed to be. Great/Excellent staff, very friendly and understanding. Holly is by far my favorite counselor and overall has had an excellent […]

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