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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

    Kimberly Harrison

    Kimberly Harrison, CSAC Garner Facility, Substance Abuse Counselor

    Doreen Runyon

    Doreen Runyon, Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

    Bill Ingraham

    Bill Ingraham, CSAC Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

    Heaher Gallagher

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

    Tonya Upchurch

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

    Maya Shmueli

    Maya Shmueli Cary Administrative Assistant, Front Desk

    Jessie Russ

    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

    Stanice Bolden

    Stanice Bolden, Administrative Assistant/Front Desk Garner Facility

    Clare Jones

    Clare Jones, Administrative Assistant, Durham Facility

    Doreen Runyon

    Doreen Runyon, Substance Abuse Counselor, Raleigh Facility

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

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