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who we are

Meet the North Carolina Care Team

Our care team is here to walk alongside you on your recovery journey. We will work with you to develop a personalized care plan based on your individual needs and preferences. Our commitment to you is unwavering and without judgment.

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Medical Team

Nzinga Harrison, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Specialties: Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry

Steve North, MD
Vice President, Medical Operations

Specialties: Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine

Courtney McMickens, MD MPH MHS
Associate State Medical Director, North Carolina; Psychiatrist

Amanda Brown, PA-C

Specialties: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care

Celine Wyatt, NP

Specialties: Cardiology

Sarah Woodruff, NP

Neal Guffey, MD

Jamie Wiles, PMHNP

Sherma Morton, MD

Megan Rhyne-Cousar, FNP

Darleatha Hiers, NP

Nurse Care Managers

Judy Jackson, RN
Nurse Care Manager, High Point, NC

Michael Doyle, RN
Nurse Care Manager

My name is Michael Doyle. I come to Eleanor Health with 10 years of experience

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April Earp, RN
Nurse Care Manager

I join my team at Eleanor Health as a registered nurse with 6 years of experience

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Vicki Patterson, LPN
Nurse Care Manager


Candace Harris, LCSW
Sr. Clinic Operations Manager/Lead Clinician, Cary, Durham, and Wilmington, NC

My name is Candace Harris. I come to Eleanor as the Sr. Clinic Operations Manager and therapist at our Cary, Durham, and Wilmington clinics.

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Shukairo Baker, LCSW
Lead Clinician, Mooresville, NC

I am married, a mother of 4, bonus mother of 3 and dually licensed Clinical Therapist

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Stephen Burgess, LCSW
Lead Clinician, Asheville, Hickory, NC

My name is Stephen Burgess and I come to Eleanor Health as Clinic Manager

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Evan Maas, LCSW, LCAS
Therapist, Durham, NC

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist

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Community Recovery Partners

Sasha Millington
Community Recovery Partner, Durham, NC

I am a substance use counselor who brings invaluable experience and compassion

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Tara Day
Community Recovery Partner, Durham, NC

I am NC Peer Support certified and have over 4 years of experience

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Shelby Smith
Community Recovery Partner, High Point, NC

Shelby is an NC Certified Peer Support Specialist with three years of experience

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Liz Smith
Community Recovery Partner, Hickory, NC

I am Liz Smith and I am a Morganton native, mother of six

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Member Experience Administrative Specialists (MEAS)

Jenn Muster
Member Experience Administrative Specialist, Durham, NC

My name is Jenn Muster and I come to Eleanor Health to serve as the Member Experience Specialist

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Alana Williams
Member Experience Administrative Specialist, High Point, NC

Summer DeHart
Member Experience Administrative Specialist, Hickory, NC

I’m excited to be the Member Experience Administrative Specialist

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Allie Cairelli
Member Experience Administrative Specialist, Mooresville, NC

My name is Allie Cairelli, and I have the pleasure of serving as the Member Experience Specialist

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We're here to help

We know reaching out can be hard. Call today to speak with one of our recovery specialists. We will listen, learn, and offer support – without judgment. We welcome every person in need of support.