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Board Of Directors

Executive Committee

Derrick Hall: President       

Amanda Thomas: Secretary  

Larry Thompson: Treasurer 

Michel Guicheney: At Large

Chris Ramsuer: At-Large 

Ron Harrison: Vice-Chair 

Sue Polston: Executive Director

Board of Directors

Amanda Thomas Homeward Bound of WNC


Chris Ramsuer, Vaya Health


Derrick Hall LCSW, LCAS, CSI – Program Manager at Family Preservation

Eva Hartman Realtor, Nest Realty

Jesse Smathers MARC, INC. Marketing Association  

Justin Sigman J.D., Attorney-at-Law, Law Office of Justin Sigmon

Kevin Rumley, LCSW, LCAS, CCS Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court Program Director 

Larry Thompson MBA, Retired Area Program Executive

Laura Martin, Clinical Director Verner Center for Early Learning

Margaret Bassett Harmon Paralegal at Goosman Rose Colvard & Cramer, PA

Michel Guicheney SMART Recovery Facilitator

Nick Short, Recovery Coach

Philip Dorling, Certified Peer Support Specialist


Ron Harrison RHA Jail Diversion Team Lead 

Sally Stein AA Community


CSI – Clinical Supervisor Intern

D. Div. – Doctor of Divinity

J.D. – Doctor of Jurisprudence

LCAS – Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LISW-CP – Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice

MA – Master of Arts

MBA – Master of Business Administration

NCCPSS – North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist

PA – Professional Association

QMHP – Qualified Mental Health Professional