Tammy Margeson, LCAS, CCS-I

Tammy MargesonRecovery Services Administrator

I have worked in the mental health field since beginning my education in community college.  I took a position with a residential treatment facility for juvenile sex offenders in upstate NY. It was “a job” that I could work and still have my days free for school. To my surprise, I was very good at it. I quickly went from working overnights to working days as a youth care specialist and crisis intervention trainer. I remained with that agency for 8 years, and gained insight and a passion for mental health. I have held positions from direct care to administration, and learned how to manage and supervise by creating a connection with my staff and leading by example.

I relocated to Virginia in 2008 when my father who lived in southern VA was diagnosed with cancer. He was an alcoholic (my personal experience with addiction). After moving there, I tried my hand at Intensive In-Home Treatment, and some residential, but then an advertisement for Recovery Innovations of NC caught my attention. I was at that time a Bachelor level QP. In 2009 I began working for RI, at the Recovery Response Center in Henderson NC, as a Shift Coordinator, and continued my educational pursuit. I received my post graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, and a Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern in the State of North Carolina. I have been an RI employee three times. Each time I left it was to pursue education and/or career advancement, but RI is an agency whose vision and ethics is close to my own, and that keeps drawing me back. I returned in December 2015 to assist in the opening of the Durham NC Response Center where I served as a Shift Supervisor and Clinical Director. Now, having come full circle, as the Recovery Services Administrator in Henderson NC, I work with members of the community, funders, and stakeholders alike, to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders.