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    First Step Services Staff

    Henry Tarkington

    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, Board Member

    Holly Haddock

    Holly Haddock-Turbyfill, M.A., LCAS, LPC-A, Program Supervisor, Substance Abuse Counselor/ Therapist, Raleigh Facility

    Kim Harrison

    Kimberly Harrison BA, CSAC, Garner Facility Program Coordinator

    Doreen Runyon

    Doreen Runyon, CSAC, Community Outreach/Marketing Coordinator, Professionals Program Group Counselor, Raleigh Facility

    Randee Conn, B.A., CSAC, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Board Member

    Brenda Schuler, Administration, Executive Assistant, Raleigh Facility.

    Glenn Ortenzio, CSAC Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

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

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

    Heaher Gallagher

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

    Tonya Upchurch

    Tonya Upchurch, M.S., CSAC, LCAS-A, Counselor, Garner Facility

    Arlene Dixon, M.A., LCAS-A, LPC, Counselor and Mental Health Therapist, Raleigh Facility

    Stefanie Borrelli, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS-A, Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Therapist

    Maya Shmueli

    Maya Shmueli, Raleigh Administrative Assistant, Front Desk

     

     

     

     

     

    Claretta Jones, Administrative Assistant, Durham Facility

     

    More pictures, bios and page completion coming soon!

    • Michael Lazar, MSW, LCSW-A
    • Rene Newman, Administrative Assistant
    • Susann Navarro, LCSW, Mental Health Therapist
    • Joanne Pavegilo, CSAC IOP counselor
    • Patrick May, Finance
    • Matthew Bader, M.D. Psychiatrist

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  • Client Experiences

    What brought me to First Step is my use of marijuana in a community where marijuana is not allowed or accepted. Group was nice. It allowed me to speak of personal issues and things to aid me in my future.

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