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.”
Became involved in Family Recovery because of a close family member’s struggles with alcohol. Years ago there were very few resources available to educate family members in how to interact and communicate with the loved one. Healing Transitions, formerly The Healing Place, started a new Family Group which was life changing for Ann. Education about the disease was critical in understanding how to move forward in a healthy and positive way for the entire family. She joined in helping to organize Raleigh’s 1st Annual Rally for Recovery which is now in its 5th year celebrating all those who do recover. RCNC was spun off from the Rally and she became an RCNC Board member in 2013.
Ann Matteson grew up in Raleigh and has enjoyed seeing all the changes that have come with the growth. She has been in real estate since graduating from Salem College with a BA in Economics-Management & Sociology in 1979. Her objective is to market properties and assist buyers utilizing professional ethics, enthusiasm and many years of experience in the real estate industry.
Has been with Pavillon Treatment Center since the 1990s. He visited Pavillon in Canada with a friend and reports it was a turning point in his life, and achievement of a new level of appreciation for his own recovery process. Tom’s personal recovery story has informed much of his life since August 7, 1986.
TomIn Tom’s decades of experience in marketing residential substance use disorder treatment services at Pavillon, he learned that the first priority is the person needing help – putting their interests first. Over the years he has used right principles to guide his work and relationships were formed, improved and he remains active with the community that developed.
Tom’s heart and special interest has simply been to see people, especially young people, enter and sustain recovery. Tom says “I’ve never heard a person in recovery say that they wish they had waited.” He has engaged with collegiate recovery organizations from around the country and has learned that through collaboration we all improve our ability to take the right next step with the person needing help.
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.
Karen McKinnon, CSAC-I
Karen McKinnon is the Women’s Resource Coordinator for Oxford House, Inc. a nonprofit network of 2400 (nationally) self-help recovery homes. She has been a woman in long-term recovery since July 1996. Karen has worked has worked with Oxford House since 2008. In 2011, becoming the first ever Oxford House Women’s Resource Coordinator in the country. Today her work is used as a model across the country.
Born in Newark NJ, the family moved to Raleigh NC in July 1978. At the age of 17 Karen attended A & T State University in Greensboro NC. Upon entering the Oxford House program not only did she attain certification in Dental Assisting while she raised her son but thrived in her sobriety. Once her son was heading to college Karen began her career with Oxford House Inc. as a peer advocate. In a quest for clinical knowledge about substance use disorder, Karen attended Wake Technical University and obtained an Associates Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling in May 2014. Today Karen actively works passionately with the women residents in Oxford House by providing resources to assist them with a continuum of care so that they may thrive in 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.