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Pride In North Carolina, LLC

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PRIDE IN NORTH CAROLINA is a private organization established in 1988 to provide services to persons of all ages with mental illness, mental retardation and behavioral disorders.

PRIDE provides a community-based network of services designed to serve an individual’s needs in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting. Services are developed based upon the premise that programs should be as flexible and unrestrictive as the individual's needs allow. Additionally, these services should change as the needs of the individual changes.

PRIDE services are rooted in the concept of normalization - the belief that all persons, regardless of the nature and extent of disability, should be integrated into their community and enjoy all the residential, recreational, educational, vocational and social benefits the community offers. This approach maximizes continuity with the individual's own family and community network.

PRIDE is a CARF-Accredited Service Provider and is certified as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA).


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Service Provider

PRIDE understands the importance of individualized treatment programs in reaching individuals who, understandably, do not respond to a "one-size-fits-all" approach. PRIDE In North Carolina, LLC is able to tailor services to provide an effective treatment program for even the most "unique" needs. If there is a need, PRIDE In North Carolina, LLC will address it.

PRIDE furthermore strives to maintain the dignity and worth of individuals and their families by acknowledging and respecting their needs, providing them with a support system, and working with them as equal partners. PRIDE In North Carolina, LLC has satellite offices located in various parts of eastern, western and central North Carolina.

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Leadership Team

Gary W. Bass, MSW LCSW
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
(252) 341-4846

Nikki Poage, MA
Network Director
(910) 452-1460

Courtney Owens, MA, LPC, NCC
Clinical Director
(910) 452-1460



Cathy Ladson, MA, LPC-S
Regional/Clinical Director
(252) 382-9491

Perry Gurganus, MS
Regional Director
(252) 331-0322

Justin Willoughby, BS, QP
Day Treatment Regional Director
(252) 689-6310




Jennifer Witkowski, MA, LPC
Program Coordinator
(910) 452-1460

Jason Rutski, BA, QP
EHR & Business Processes Manager
(910) 452-1460

Nicole Springer, BS, QP
QAQI Training Coordinator
(910) 452-1460



Christina Allen, MA, LPC-A
Regional Director
(252) 265-9200

Sylvia Singleton, MA, LPC
Regional Director
(336) 586-0647

Sharon Torrison, MSW, LCSW-C
Regional Director
(910) 938-9833

Loryn Upham, BA, QP
Regional Director
(919) 965-6770

Pride In North Carolina, LLC.
925 D Conference Drive

Greenville, NC 27858

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PRIDE is certified as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA).