Personnel

Chris Beach, MA
Chief Executive Officer

Jamie Mabe Emery, B.S.
Director of Continuum Services

Chris Beach, a lifelong resident of Upper East TN and is truly blessed to be the husband of his beautiful wife Erica. They have four incredible children between them: Carter, 17; Madison, 17; Kiley, 14; and Maddox, 8. Their family lives in Washington County, TN and we enjoy an active lifestyle. Chris is thankful to God for his amazing parents who adopted him as an infant at only two-months-old. His parents, Carl and Carolyn Beach, were working as house parents at Holston United Methodist Home for Children, which was then an orphanage in Greeneville, TN. While in his adolescence, his adoptive parents provided foster care for intellectually disabled youth, and later therapeutic foster care. This led his parents to adopt several more children while he was an adult. Thanks to his parents he is now the oldest of his 11 adopted siblings, 8 of whom were former therapeutic foster-care youth.

After graduating high school in 1989, Chris began work on a bachelor’s degree at ETSU. While he worked at Greene Valley Developmental Center, he pursued a degree in social work at ETSU. In July of 1993, he became a case manager with OmniVisions Inc. He loved working with troubled youth and used his experience as a foster brother to engage kids in positive change and growth. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he obtained his master’s degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. In 2010, 16 and a half years after starting with OmniVisions Inc., he left to start his own business. He ran that business for a year before selling to join Camelot Care Centers Inc. He began as the Regional VP in Kingsport January 21, 2011, then moved to the CFO role before finally becoming the Chief Operating Officer in February 2017. Chris joined the team at Steppenstone Youth in early 2019.

Allison Fabish, B.S.
Principal, SteppenStone Academy

Allison has 21 years of experience teaching children in custody with 11 of those years spent with SteppenStone. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education with certification for Special Education K-12, both from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.  SteppenStone Academy was the third school she was instrumental in obtaining State certification for and the first school that she was able to develop from the ground up.

Marlene Newsome, A.A.S.
Executive Administrative Assistant

Allison has 21 years of experience teaching children in custody with 11 of those years spent with SteppenStone. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education with certification for Special Education K-12, both from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.  SteppenStone Academy was the third school she was instrumental in obtaining State certification for and the first school that she was able to develop from the ground up.

Jamie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University in 2005. She has experience in residential care and case management since 2006 then was promoted to Foster Care Coordinator in 2010. She has been instrumental in recruiting and training foster parents, Direct Care staff and other professionals. She was integral in the opening of the newly opened Family Boarding Home and Group Home. Jamie currently is the agency’s Court Liaison and oversees all referrals.

Amy Mize
Clinical Executive Director

Amy Mize is the Clinical Executive Director for CCS and SSYTS with 21 years of experience in the field of sex offender assessment and treatment. She holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a B.S. in Elementary/Special Education from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. She is a licensed Senior Psychological Examiner with Health Service Provider designation in the State of Tennessee. Amy is an approved Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Provider by the Tennessee Sex Offender Treatment Board, a Certified Sex Offender Specialist in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). She oversees all clinical services for CCS and SSYTS. Amy provides training/education on child sexual abuse, child development, healthy sexuality, sexually offensive behavior, evaluation of adolescent sexual behavior, adolescent sexual acting out behavior, communication, safety plans, treatment plans, interpersonal social skills, boundaries, dual relationships, and cultural awareness to Clinical personnel, Direct Support Professionals, Case Managers, and personnel who directly interact with the youth at SSYTS

Rebecca Yarosh, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator 

Rebecca earned her Bachelors in Social Work from East Tennessee State University in December 1995 and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in May 1998. She became an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in December 2002. Rebecca is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the Kingsport Outpatient Office.

Chris Gregg, M.A., L.P.C. - MHSP
Clinical Coordinator of Adult Services

Chris has approximately 15 years of experience as a clinical therapist. He has a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. Chris is an Approved Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Provider by the Tennessee Sex Offender Board. He conducts Psychosexual Risk Evaluations as well as provide therapeutic and Plethysmograph services. He works with adult clients and their family or ally toward established, measurable goals as established in the client’s treatment plan.

Board of Directors

Ronald S. "Trey" Range III

Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board

Ronald S. “Trey” Range III is an associate in Baker Donelson’s Johnson City office. Mr. Range concentrates his practice in aviation law, with an emphasis on corporate, regulatory, and general transactional issues. He has represented clients on a wide range of aviation deals in North America, Asia and Europe, and has experience coordinating with local counsel in a variety of jurisdictions to accomplish the clients’ goals.

As a compliment to his aviation and general transactional practice, Mr. Range helps clients in commercial lending, labor and employment litigation, contract disputes, and administration of probate wills and estates. He maintains an active pro bono work load, primarily guardianships for immigrant children and Online Tennessee Justice.

Before joining Baker Donelson as an associate, Trey worked as a summer associate for two summers, gaining experience in Title VII discrimination litigation as well as corporate transactional work.

David Boshears

Board of Directors

David Boshears is a native of Washington County and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BS in Marketing and Business Management.  He later completed the Fuqua School of Business for Advanced Management at Duke University.  Mr. Boshears was employed by Pet, Inc.-Dairy Division for 23 years at the division headquarters in Johnson City.  He served in various management capacities with the last one being Executive VP-General Manager of the division.  In this position, Mr. Boshears was responsible for over 3,000 employees and had sales revenue of $300m in his area and reported to Division President, Dr. Steve Conerly.
Upon leaving Pet, he purchased a franchise for a golf and games service and operated this facility for ten years.  The capital requirement to begin this enterprise was in excess of $600k and he was the sole stockholder of the corporation.  Mr. Boshears then joined forces with another gentleman in the software service industry named Silver Creek Technologies.  This business led to the development of a highly successful program to screen hiring for the hourly work force employers.  Some of the clients using the service included Pals Sudden Service locally, national accounts of Bojangles and Captain D’s, and various franchise groups including some Dairy Queens, Dominos Pizza, Wendy’s, and numerous convenience stores and hotel groups.  This business was sold to a major software services group in Richmond, VA. approximately three years ago.

Previous experience of service for non-profit boards included a five year period with Comprehensive Community Services based in Johnson City.  While serving on that board, a school for troubled teens with drug addiction programs was begun in Sullivan County.  This program had on site residents to whom they provided academic services and treatment. Mr. Boshears also served for three years on the National Kidney Foundation local board.  He assisted in establishing a fund raising program for NKF that included a four player miniature golf tourney.  Much of the sponsorship for this tourney was obtained by the Civitan Club in Johnson City who co-sponsored this event with him for almost ten years.

Mr. Boshears is a member of Jonesborough United Methodist where he served two terms as Administrative Council Chairman along with numerous other offices over his 25 years in that church.  He is a member of the United Emmaus Community and served on seven walks for this organization along with being the Lay Director for one walk. Currently, David and his wife Pat attend Trinity Baptist Church where they help teach a Sunday School class.  He and Pat have been married for 48 years and have two daughters and five grandchildren.  The home residence is in Johnson City and they have wintered (January-March) in Florida for the last four years.  Outside interests include golf, reading, writing, being a fan of nearly all sports events, and loving on his children and grandchildren.

Scott Cradic

Board of Directors

Maggie Ingram

Board of Directors

Maggie Ingram has lived in the area for over 30 years. She started in the life insurance business after graduating from SMU and more recently was an affiliate broker in real estate until she retired in 2013. She is married to Duke Ingram and they have 2 children Russell, 30, and Rachel, 28. She has been actively involved in the community as a volunteer and board member. She has served as Chairman of the Board for Watauga Mental Health, now Frontier, and Mountain States Health Foundation. She has also served on the Hands on Museum, Volunteer JC, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, United Emmaus and Junior League boards. Currently, she is serving on the Coalition for Kids board. She is a charter member of Trinity Baptist church, where she is active in the music ministry.

Carla Karst

Board of Directors

Carla Karst was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of the Jazz Singers, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir.  She also performed with the cast of “I Hear America Singing” at Opryland USA in Nashville, Tennessee.

For over a decade, Carla worked in full time music ministry where she was a featured singer and speaker at churches and conferences throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Europe. It has been her privilege to work with many ministries including Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Joni Eareckson Tada and Aglow International. She has served on short-term missions in the Lesser Antilles and has nine albums to her credit.

Carla is a lifetime member, and past President, of the Women’s Symphony Committee. She has served on the Kingsport Library Commission, and was member of CAP (Community Advisory Panel) for Eastman Chemical Company. She currently serves on the CCS(Counseling and Consultations Services) Board and The William King Museum of Art Board of Trustees in Abingdon Virginia. She is an owner of the Edinburgh Development Group and West Stone Development Group.

Carla is married to Daniel Karst, they have three grown children and four grandchildren.