Five County GAST Team
Serving Vance, Franklin, Warren, Halifax, Granville, Chatham, Orange, Person, & Durham counties
Serving Cabarrus, Davidson, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly & Union Counties
Sandhills GAST Team
Serving Anson, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph & Richmond counties
Eastpointe 3 GAST Team
Serving Scotland, Robeson, Bladen, &
ALAMANCE/CASWELL GAST TEAM
Team Lead: Tammy Curry, RN-BC
Contact Info: 336-301-0381
RN-BC. 25 years Mental Health experience working with adult and geriatric populations.
BA, QP. 28 Years MH experience, including case management with adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities, and 10 years experience serving geriatric populations.
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.
EASTPOINTE 1 GAST TEAM
Team Lead: Melissa Lyde, MA, CGH
Contact Info: 919-523-5120
MA, CGH. Melissa's overall experience in human service is 4 years mental health, 5 years Geriatric Care and 1 year Community Relations/Marketing.
EASTPOINTE 2 GAST TEAM
Team Lead: Allison Garzo, RN
Contact Info: 336-690-8393
RN. Allison has over 20 years mental health experience and 10 years working for GAST.
FIVE COUNTY GAST TEAM
Team Lead: Lisa Neville, RN-BC
Contact Info: 919-830-9841
RN-BC. Background includes over 10 years in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, including 4 years in Leadership Role.
RN. Background includes over 30 years of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
BA, QP. Background includes 7 years of Geriatric Care Experience and 3 years of Psychiatric/Mental Health Experience.
BA, MS. Background includes over 10 years in Mental Health and 4 years in Geriatric Care.
Team Lead: Dawn Lillard, RN, BSN
Contact Info: 704-953-1553
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.
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.
RN, BSN. Laura brings over 20 years of experience in mental health and dementia care. She joined the GAST program in 2010.
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.
SANDHILLS GAST TEAM
Team Lead: Vicki Rhodes, RN
Contact Info: 336-633-8743
RN. 25 years Mental Health and Geriatric/Dementia Care.
BS, QP. 38 years Geriatric/Dementia Care; 10 years Mental Health Experience
RN, BSN. 15 years Mental Health and Geriatric/Dementia Care experience.
CRC, LPCA. 15 years Geriatric/Dementia Care; 5 years Mental Health experience
TRIAD GAST TEAM
Team Lead: Debbie McCauley, MS, Gerontologist, & Licensed ACH Administrator
Contact Info: 336-707-6767
25 yrs. Mental Health & Substance Use experience; 10 yrs. Dementia Care & Geriatric Case Management, MS in Gerontology.
RN, BSN. 23 yrs. Geriatric & Dementia Care; 5 years Psychiatric & Home Health; 5 years CNA instructor for FTCC
Carol Ann Spencer
BA, QP. 10 yrs. Dementia Care Experience and 29 yrs. Mental Health, including Geriatric Case Management
TRILLIUM GAST TEAM
Team Lead: John Dawson, RN
Contact Info: 910-231-5097
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.
QP, M.Ed. 20 years mental health and physical disabilities experience, 3.5 years dementia care trainer.
QP, MA. 26 years experience as Independent Life Services Director, New Hanover County Senior Resource Center.
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.