Personnel

Jamie Mabe Emery, B.S.
Chief Executive Officer

Amy Mize, SPE, HSP
Clinical Executive Director

Jamie Mabe Emery is the Chief Executive Officer for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS) and SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services (SSYTS). Jamie began her work in the field of adolescents with sexual behavior problems in 2006. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. Jamie began her career with SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services as a Case Manager, working in numerous positions to include Direct Care Professional, Foster Care Coordinator, Court Liaison, Continuum Care Coordinator and Director of Continuum Services. She was integral in opening SteppenStone Out Patient Services, Indian Ridge Group Home and Sunset Family Boarding Home. Jamie is a CPR Instructor, TN K.E.Y. trained, and a trainer for Building Stronger Brains – ACEs. Jamie is a current member of the Tennessee Alliance for Children and Families.

Jamie oversees all operations for CCS and SSYTS. Further, Jamie provides and oversees ongoing training for all case management and foster care services, as well as training/education on Building Stronger Brains – ACEs, Fostering Positive Behaviors and Prudent Parenting to Clinical personnel, Direct Support Professionals, Case Managers, and personnel who directly interact with the youth at SSYTS.

Rebecca Yarosh, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator of Outpatient Services

Rebecca Yarosh is the Clinical Coordinator at SteppenStone Outpatient Services. She began working with children and youth who have engaged in problematic sexual behaviors and assessment in May 2013. She holds an MSW from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina and a BSW from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee. Rebecca is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is working towards becoming EMDR certified. In addition, Rebecca is an Adjunct Professor with East Tennessee State University in the Social Work Department.

Rebecca oversees clinical services provided at the adolescent outpatient treatment office in Kingsport, Tennessee. She provides clinical supervision to therapists seeking licensure, provides education and supervision to interns within the agency, and manages the delivery of clinical services at the outpatient office. Rebecca also works with families of younger children who have engaged in problematic sexual behaviors to increase structure and safety within their homes

Paige Morris, M.Ed.
Continuum Program Manager

Paige Morris is the Continuum Program Manager. She supervises case management services and oversees the flow of transition for all youth for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS) and SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services (SSYTS).  She began her work with SSYTS as a case manager in January 2019. She holds a B.S. in Child and Youth Development and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Milligan University, Johnson City, Tennessee.  Paige began her work in the field of foster care in 2017. She currently provides supervision and support to case management, all programs, and foster care services.  Paige is trained in writing home studies, certifies foster parents, and is a CPR Instructor.

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

Marlene Newsome is the Executive Administrative Coordinator for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS) and SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services (SSYTS). She graduated from Northeast State Community College in 1998 with her Associates Degree in Office Management.  She began her work with SSYTS in 2004 Clerical Case Manager. Throughout her time with CCS/SSYTS, she was promoted through many positions prior to becoming the Executive Administrative Coordinator. Currently, Marlene works with intake referrals for Adolescent Residential and Out-Patient Treatment Services, manages the Kingsport Adolescent Out-Patient Treatment Services office and serves as the Board Secretary.

Belinda Fortner
Human Resources Coordinator 

Belinda Fortner is the Human Resources Coordinator for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS) and SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services (SSYTS). She began her career with CCS in 2019. She has a background of 40 years in the human resources field within the healthcare setting. Belinda keeps the Human Resource Department in compliance with both Federal and State regulations. Belinda also supervises the nursing department as well as the maintenance and purchasing/transportation departments.

Adam McCloud LPC-MHSP
Continuum Assessment Coordinator 

Adam McCloud is the Continuum Assessment Coordinator for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS) and SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services (SSYTS). He began his work in the field of problematic sexual behavior treatment and assessment in 2019. He holds a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, a M.A in Human Services from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a B.S. from Johnson University (formerly Johnson Bible College) in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation in the State of Tennessee. Adam has completed training in the provision of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (C-DBT). Adam oversees all assessment services for CCS and SSYTS, which includes Psychosexual Assessments for adolescents and Problematic Sexual Behavior Assessments for children. Adam is also trained in providing Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest (AASI) objective measure testing for adults, adolescents, and the Intellectually Disabled. Adam works to ensure all clients and families throughout our continuum of services receive the appropriate level of treatment and care to address their presenting problematic sexual behaviors, dynamic risk factors, and mitigate their risk of engaging in problematic sexual behaviors again in the future.

Amy Mize is the Clinical Executive Director for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS) and SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services (SSYTS). She began her work in the field of sex offender treatment and assessment in 2000. 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).

Amy 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

Vincent Whitright
Standards & Compliance Coordinator

Vincent Whitright is the Standards and Compliance Coordinator for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS) and SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services (SSYTS). Vincent has a M. Ed. in Human Resource Development from Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee and a B.B.A. in Marketing from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. He is a former U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, former Emergency Medical Technician, and current CPR Instructor. Vincent began his career with SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services in 2006 as a Direct Support Professional. Since that time, he has held numerous positions to include Direct Support Manager, Indian Ridge Group Home House Supervisor, Case Manager, Human Resource Specialist, and Human Resource Manager.

Vincent assures CCS and SSYTS is in compliance with the standards for Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS), Performance Monitoring Evaluation (PME) and Joint Commission. He is the Prison Rape and Elimination Act (PREA) and HIPAA Compliance Coordinator. He is integral in assisting with the following committees: Environment of Care, Residential Life Committee, Treatment Team and Restraint Committee. Vincent provides training/education to all personnel who work with adolescents to include Serious Incident Reports (SIRs), CPR, and P.R.E.A. guidelines.

Allison Fabish, B.S.
Principal- SteppenStone Academy

Allison Fabish is the Principal of SteppenStone Academy which is housed on the campus for residential treatment services located in Limestone, Tennessee. Allison has 30 years of experience in teaching children in custody with 19 of those years spent with SteppenStone Academy. 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 she was able to develop from the ground up.

Allison serves as the Principal and Lead Teacher, supervising two teachers and two education assistants in the school. She oversees IDEA services, 504 Plans, educational grants, and scheduling. The educational staff works with both the Clinical Treatment Team and Direct Support Professionals to support the students with consistent expectations.

Dustin Morris
Director of Foster Care Services

Dustin Morris is the Director of Foster Care for Counseling and Consultation Services.  He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University and M.Ed from Milligan University.  He started his career as a pastor working with children and families and a teacher in TN and VA.  He transitioned his career to Foster Care in 2013.  He has been working with Children and families for 20 years and brought his skills to CCS in 2023.  He oversees the CCS Foster Care Program and its continuing development across the state of TN.

Kaley Persinger, B.S.
Foster Care Coordinator

Kaley Persinger is the Foster Care Coordinator for Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc. (CCS). She holds a B.S. in Psychology from East Tennessee State University and is working towards a M.A. in Health Services Counseling from Liberty University. Kaley began her work in the field of foster care in 2019. She has experience in foster care and residential case management, as well as providing foster parent support services. Kaley started her career with CCS in February of 2023. She currently serves as the foster parent recruiter/trainer, POPS home study writer, foster home compliance specialist, and provides support to case management and foster care services. 

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, Tennessee 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 workload, 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.

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 was an affiliate broker in real estate until she retired in 2013. She is married to Duke Ingram, and they have two children Russell and Rachel. 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 Health, and Mountain States Health Foundation. She has also served on the Hands-on Museum, Volunteer JC, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, United Emmaus, Coalition for Kids and Junior League boards. 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. Carla is married to Daniel Karst; they have three grown children and four grandchildren. 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, the William King Museum of Art Board of Trustees and was member of CAP (Community Advisory Panel) for Eastman Chemical Company. She is an owner of the Edinburgh Development Group and West Stone Development Group.

Nickie Hagy

Board of Directors

Nickie Cosgrove is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2003 from East Tennessee State University. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2007 from Radford University. Nickie has worked in the social work profession for several years with individuals diagnosed with a terminal illness, youth with sexual behavior problems, Veterans who were receiving care at Assisted Living Facilities and Adult Day Care Centers, Veterans with significant mental illness, and a Home-Based Program for Veteran’s and their families.