Meet Our Board of Directors:
Ernestine Chapman, Acting Board Chair
Ernestine Chapman 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.
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!!!
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.”
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.
Robin D. Henderson-Wiley
Robin D. Henderson-Wiley is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Southlight Healthcare. She has over 20 years of behavioral health and substance use experience in multiple settings which include for profit, non-profit, hospital, commercial insurance and multisite clinic settings. Most recently she served as Vice President of Operations – Outpatient Services & Crisis Services at Monarch. Robin brings diverse leadership experience, which spans the behavioral health continuum and includes inpatient, outpatient, crisis and enhanced services.
Robin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Adelphi University and a Master’s in Public Administration with a Healthcare concentration, from Long Island University, CW Post.
Throughout her career Robin has believed (1) Integrity would be the foundation upon which her successes would be built; (2) her outlook, commitment, and ambitions as a healthcare professional must form an integrated whole and (3) she must have a strong sense of self. Titus 2:7 reads, “And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching”.
Robin resides in Wake County with her husband Al and handsome kitty……Dooney. She has a son who is pursuing his doctoral studies in Psychological Science with a minor in Health Psychology at the University of California – Irvine. She enjoys retail therapy, the beach, traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Kallup McCoy II
Kallup McCoy is a member of the eastern band of Cherokee Indians. He is a recovery leader and advocate and is in long term recovery. Kallup sees his life’s mission as an opportunity to be an example to those who feel recovery is outside of their grasp and those who feel there is no hope for them to experience a life of beauty and grace. Kallup’s active life in recovery speaks to what can happen when recovery becomes a reality. Kallup believes that he has a moral and spiritual obligation to his fellow man (and woman) to try to lift them up. He is the cofounder of RezHope Recovery where he daily provides support and encouragement to people struggling with substance use disorder. Kallup literally runs across the country promoting recovery, educating and teaching adults and youth; inspiring hope, resiliency and showing people the ways in which it is possible to transform the image of themselves and live the life they have always wanted.
Teri Hairston is a women in long-term recovery. She is a recovery advocate, fiction writer and poet. Her writing accomplishments include: 2005 winner of the Salem College Rondthaler Award in both poetry and fiction. She uses writing as a means to nurture inner healing from substance use and mental health disorders and conducts workshops for women's groups encouraging them to do the same. As a poet and performance artist Teri has hosted a number of open mic sessions at the Central Public Library for their monthly poetry gatherings She has also written and performed a poem titled "Survival" for Vigils for Healing, a community group that has sacred ceremonies to clean the sites of violent homicides in the area. Teri was a featured speaker and panelist with SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) at a statewide training conference in Greensboro, North Carolina. Teri is currently compiling poems for her first poetry book, as well as working on a fiction novel.
Shirley Hart is a person in long term recovery and a mother of six adult children with one deceased at the age of 7-year-old and 2 adopt children and a grateful grandmother of one year old Khloe. Today, I am the Executive Director of Tia Hart Community Recovery Center in Raeford, NC. I am now a positive and familiar face to many varied audiences and have been involved with the Certified Peer Support initiative since 2009. My interest in peer support grew from my own recovery journey and I remain continually involved in creating resources for the local recovery community and advancing the movement forward. I am an active public speaker, advocating for those who are under-served to have fulfilled lives through self-direction. I find it an honor to help others connect to themselves, to their communities and to meaning and purpose in life through individual and group supports. Telling my story has freed me from the past but most importantly has helped me tremendously in giving back to my community. My story has helped my family, countless friends and the community realize that there is hope and help for all in healing from the effect of the deadly disease of Addiction.
Originally from New York City, and after graduating with a degree in Social Science, Margie went to work for Xerox Corporation. She has a natural ability to connect with people and takes pride in advocating and making a positive difference in the lives of others. This is apparent in her approach to her current profession as a Real Estate Broker. Margie is also passionate about addition recovery. She has learned experience through a family member in recovery. Margie is a Certified Recovery Coach and Peer Support Specialist. She is planning on pursuing her Masters in a related field and hopes she can impact the lives of those in recovery and their families.