OUR TEAMS

Alamance/Caswell
GAST Team

Serving Alamance, Caswell, & Rockingham counties

Eastpointe 1 GAST Team

Serving Edgecombe, Wilson, & Greene counties

Eastpointe 2 GAST Team

Serving Wayne, Lenoir, Sampson, & Duplin counties

Five County GAST Team

Serving Vance, Franklin, Warren, Halifax, Granville, Chatham, Orange, Person, & Durham counties

Piedmont/Mecklenburg
GAST Team

Serving Cabarrus, Davidson, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly & Union Counties

Sandhills GAST Team

Serving Anson, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph & Richmond counties

Triad GAST Team

Serving Forsyth, Davie, & Stokes counties

Trillium GAST Team

Serving Brunswick, Carteret, New Hanover, Onslow, & Pender counties

Eastpointe 3 GAST Team

Serving Scotland, Robeson, Bladen, &

Columbus counties

 

ALAMANCE/CASWELL GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  Tammy Curry, RN-BC

Contact Info: 336-301-0381

Email: TammyC@mytahome.com

RN-BC. 25 years Mental Health experience working with adult and geriatric populations.

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Tammy Curry

BA, QP.  28 Years MH experience, including case management with adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities, and 10 years experience serving geriatric populations.

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Julie Foster

BS, QP.  2 years experience with homeless population, 6 years experience in criminal justice system, 6 years experience with SPMI population, 2 years experience with geriatric population.

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Lynn Parks

EASTPOINTE 1 GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  Melissa Lyde, MA, CGH

Contact Info: 919-523-5120

Email: Melissa.Lyde@mytahome.com

MA, CGH.  Melissa's overall experience in human service is 4 years mental health, 5 years Geriatric Care and 1 year Community Relations/Marketing.

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EASTPOINTE 2 GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  Allison Garzo, RN

Contact Info: 336-690-8393

Email: Allison.Garzo@mytahome.com

RN.  Allison has over 20 years mental health experience and 10 years working for GAST.

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FIVE COUNTY GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  Lisa Neville, RN-BC

Contact Info: 919-830-9841

Email: Lisa.Neville@mytahome.com

RN-BC.  Background includes over 10 years in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, including 4 years in Leadership Role.

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Lisa Neville

RN.  Background includes over 30 years of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.

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Linda Farrell

BA, QP.  Background includes 7 years of Geriatric Care Experience and 3 years of Psychiatric/Mental Health Experience. 

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Carol Diggs

BA, MS.  Background includes over 10 years in Mental Health and 4 years in Geriatric Care. 

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Stephani Deberry

PIEDMONT/MECKLENBURG

GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  Dawn Lillard, RN, BSN

Contact Info: 704-953-1553

Email: Dawn.Lillard@mytahome.com

RN, BSN.  Dawn has been with the GAST program since 2005.  Prior to that she had worked 20 years in the mental health field, and had 1 year working as a nursing home surveyor.

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Dawn Lillard

BS, MA.  Melissa has 19 years of experience in Mental Health and 10 years of experience in dementia care.  She has been with the GAST program since 2007.

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Melissa Stefanski

RN, BSN. Laura brings over 20 years of experience in mental health and dementia care. She joined the GAST program in 2010.

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Laura Vinton

BA. Denise  has been a trainer on the Geriatric Adult Mental Health Specialty Team since 2007, bringing 10 years of dementia care experience to her role as a qualified professional on the team.  

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Denise Fink
 

SANDHILLS GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  Vicki Rhodes, RN

Contact Info: 336-633-8743

Email: Vicki@mytahome.com

RN.  25 years Mental Health and Geriatric/Dementia Care. 

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Vicki Rhodes

BS, QP.  38 years Geriatric/Dementia Care; 10 years Mental Health Experience                                

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Shelia Raye

RN, BSN.  15 years Mental Health and Geriatric/Dementia Care experience.

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Michelle Jessup

CRC, LPCA.  15 years Geriatric/Dementia Care; 5 years Mental Health experience 

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Jennifer Wright
 

TRIAD GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  Debbie McCauley, MS, Gerontologist, & Licensed ACH Administrator

Contact Info: 336-707-6767

Email: DebbieM@mytahome.com

25 yrs. Mental Health & Substance Use experience; 10 yrs. Dementia Care & Geriatric Case Management, MS in Gerontology.

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Debbie McCauley

RN, BSN.  23 yrs. Geriatric & Dementia Care; 5 years Psychiatric & Home Health; 5 years CNA instructor for FTCC

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Carol Ann Spencer

BA, QP.  10 yrs. Dementia Care Experience and 29 yrs. Mental Health, including Geriatric Case Management

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Crystal Smoot
 

TRILLIUM GAST TEAM

Team Lead:  John Dawson, RN

Contact Info: 910-231-5097

Email: JohnDawson@mytahome.com

RN. Background: 22 years nursing experience, 18 years experience in Psychiatric Nursing/Behavioral Health, with 3 years Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitalization Nursing Management experience, 4 years experience in Hospice/Home Health Nursing. 

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John Dawson

QP, M.Ed.  20 years mental health and physical disabilities experience, 3.5 years dementia care trainer.

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Sherry Pace

QP, MA. 26 years experience as Independent Life Services Director, New Hanover County Senior Resource Center.

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Faye Jacobs

QP, MHA/BSW.  23 years social work experience: 8 years public health social work, 9 years mental health social work/behavioral health, 6 years medical social work.  

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Hope Combs