Meet Our Board of Directors:
Karen Kranbuehl, Chairperson
Is an attorney and social worker. She is an advocate and innovator at the intersection of substance use disorder, equity, and justice. As the founder of ACT for Recovery NC, Karen provides advocacy, consulting, and training services. That work currently focuses on individuals who have substance use disorders and are in the justice system or face other barriers. Karen is Vice Chairperson of the North Carolina Substance Use Disorder Federation. In addition to six years of legal practice, her past experiences in human services include answering the crisis telephone at an agency that bio shotserves survivors of rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Karen has also volunteered as a guardian ad litem in cases of child abuse and neglect. She graduated from the William and Mary School of Law and the University of Virginia and holds a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. Karen is a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder since 1995. With the support of a community including friends, family, and colleagues, Karen strives imperfectly to balance her passion for her work with physical and mental health. She lives in Raleigh with her family and enjoys reading, movies, and learning about diverse people.
Jerry Monday, Interim Treasurer
Has spent 30 years working with the City of Raleigh in Finance retiring as Revenue Manager. After viewing “The Anonymous People” and determining Addiction Recovery was a cause in which he wanted to become involved, he volunteered with RCNC as a Recovery Ally. In 2015, Jerry was asked to become a member of the Board as Treasurer.
Jerry’s passion is to challenge the status quo about all aspects of how the Disease of Addiction, is thought about and more specifically treated. He believes that through education, the public, government, insurance companies, treatment centers, as well as all areas of medicine the stigma associated with “addiction” can be overcome. A cure is the light he sees at the end of the tunnel. In addition he also advocates for those with loved ones suffering with the disease. Others becoming additional victims to this disease does not help the addict!!!
Ernestine Chapman, Secretary
Ernestine Chapman (Secretary) has a Master of Science degree in Applied Addiction Studies from Nova Southeastern University, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor; she has worked in the substance use and mental health field for almost 40 years.
Ernestine currently owns her own business, Chapman Counseling & Supervision Services, PLLC, where she provides individual therapy and clinical supervision. Ernestine has served on a number of substance use and mental health-related boards and committees during her long career and has a special passion for working with adult children of alcoholics as well as older (65+) adults with substance use disorders.
BA, NYS CASAC-R, NYS CPP-R Bettyretired to North Carolina in 2013 after more than 25 years as an addiction professional in New York state. An experienced trainer, she dedicates time to training and advocacy activities that build the capacity of the addiction recovery community. She is a Master/Core Trainer for the Recovery Coach Academy and Train the Trainers, developed by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and a trainer for “Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Community Messaging Training,” developed by Faces and Voices of Recovery.
Betty’s passion for the needs of individuals and their families afflicted with or affected by addictions began with her own recovery in January 1976. “After more than 20 years of fear, hopelessness, loneliness and chaos,” she says,” my recovery has given me peace, hope, love and purpose. In short, a life beyond my wildest dreams. My four children have found their own pathways to recovery, and my six grandchildren are addiction free. I believe the cycle has been broken in my family. My commitment and life purpose is to demonstrate the reality of recovery for those affected by addictions and to help change public perceptions of addiction. I’m proud to be a face and voice of recovery.”
My name is Trent Cannady, I am a mental health instructor in private practice, I've been in the mental health field since 2001. I teach classes on mental health, physical, and behavior health which include classes on Crisis Intervention, North Carolina Intervention(NCI) and Peer Sopport. I also serve on the Substance Abuse Advisory Commission(SAAC) for the City of Raleigh. I serve on the RCNC Board of Directors to give back to the community and to help bring awareness to the general public, family and friends about drug and alcohol addiction and the impact it has on people. I also got involved to share some of my experiences and input about recovery and to be an advocate for those who need help and support as they continue to recover. I believe in order for people to get a change they must make change so they can move forward in their lives and in the lives of their family and friends.
Eric Morse, M.D
Dr. Eric Morse is an Addiction and Sports Psychiatrist. Dr. Morse is the medical director for 3 opioid treatment programs (commonly known as methadone clinics) Johnston Recovery Services in Clayton, Vance Recovery in Henderson and Chatham Recovery in Siler City, NC. He is also the Program Sponsor of the Morse Clinics of North Raleigh, Hillsborough, Dunn, Roanoke Rapids and Zebulon. All of the Morse Clinics proudly accept Medicaid.
At Carolina Performance in Raleigh, Dr. Morse has his 275-patient limit for buprenorphine maintenance and has been a PCSS-B mentor since it started in 2003. With 8 buprenorphine physicians, Carolina Performance may be one of the largest buprenorphine OBOT providers in North Carolina. He serves as a consultant for the state in educating physicians on the proper treatment of opioid use disorder through the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse.
Dr. Morse also has been the Sports Psychiatrist for NC State for the past 12 years and has worked with pro teams and leagues. After completing his residency in psychiatry at the UNC, he did an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Morse often utilizes a synthesis of treatment modalities in dual diagnosis, including medication management, cognitive-behavioral therapy, 12-Step facilitation, and motivational interviewing.
Stephanie Treadway retired following 23 years as a program administrator for the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women, where she supervised a substance-use treatment program. Having seen many women return to the program because they lacked support, resources, or a plan, she has dedicated her time since her retirement to solving this problem. She is now the executive director of Redirection-NC, a nonprofit program that she developed to assist justice-involved individuals identify and utilize support systems and resources as they transition back into their communities. Redirection-NC now operates two houses that facilitate women as they adjust to stable, communal living.
In addition, she is the vice chair of the Capital Area Reentry Council, which helps bring together stakeholders who could offer assistance and resources to help formerly incarcerated individuals become productive citizens, with the goal of reducing recidivism and victimization. She also serves on the Wake County Human Services Board as a liaison to the Wake County Housing Advisory Committee. As a passionate advocate and volunteer, Stephanie has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition, the Alliance of Aids Services-Carolina, Recovery Communities of North Carolina, and Jobs for Life. She is very active in her church (Trinity Baptist Church) and in disaster relief efforts through NC Baptists on Mission.
Stephanie is a native of Raleigh. She is the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of three, all of whom are residents of Wake County.
Prudence Wilkins has worked in a financial environment for the past 20 years, with the past 6 years being at Wells Fargo, where I currently hold the title of Business Liaison Consultant. I am also the co-owner of Queen Status Fitness Studio located in Spring Hope, NC, where I am also one of the group fitness instructors, and personal trainer. I’ve had the opportunity of working with different non-profit organizations over the years serving in different capacity’s. As an individual who takes a holistic approach to health & wellness, after hearing about the organization, I knew I wanted to get involved with RCNC. Recovery takes on a broad spectrum of life changes, and I wanted to be able to provide and assist with individuals with hope, motivation, and an overall balance to recovery which includes Health & Wellness. I also want to be able brig awareness to our younger community about addiction, if we educate our youth, we could stop an addiction before it starts.
I have a strong passion to give back and also change the mentality of the way people view recovery, and advocate for more grants, education and research be provided to assist with the overall aspect of recovery. As one strong voice and togetherness we can change and educate the communities we live and work in about addiction and/or recovery and also provide awareness to individuals who are struggling behind closed doors, and families who are also being impacted by addiction, there is help.
I am married with 3 children, and live in Spring Hope, North Carolina, in our spare time, we love to travel, fish, and of course attend any events that are related to health & Wellness.
Michael L. Dublin Sr., MA
Michael has worked in the field of addictions as a prevention specialist in Raleigh, NC for almost thirty years. During the past fifteen years he has served the State of North Carolina as a CSAP Fellow, Coordinator of Faith Works Together, provided training on Building Bridges to Faith Communities, Ethics 2020, Strategic Prevention Framework, Spirituality, Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Drug and Alcohol Schools, Conferences and regional trainings. For the past three years he has focused on Faith Communities and Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Health Disparities.
Michael was previously a Program Director for Southlight Substance Abuse Services where he led the prevention team for thirteen years. Michael has also served South Central church of Christ as it’s Pastor for the past thirty years planning and implementing relevant ministries including “Proverbs 23” a training model that meets quarterly and offers training such as Recovery, Ethics, Clinical Supervision, HIV/AIDS, Current Drug Trends etc.
Michael is a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer and has completed South Eastern ATTC Pastoral Care Training 2014 in Atlanta, Ga and many hours in Substance Use Disorders and related issues. He earned a BA in Liberal Studies from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC and an MA in Liberal Studies from Duke University in Durham, NC