STEP Clinic Staff

 John Gilmore, MD, Medical Director

John Gilmore, MD,
Medical Director and Director of UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health; Thad and Alice Eure Distinguished Professor, Medical Director, Wake STEP Clinic,  and Vice Chair, Research, Department of Psychiatry and Director, Medical Directors' Network.
John_Gilmore@med.unc.edu

 

Brian Sheitman

Brian Sheitman, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry,STEP Staff Psychiatrist and Medical Director, WakeBrook
brian_sheitman@med.unc.edu

 

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Robin Reed, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Health Home

Robin_Reed@med.unc.edu

 

 

Catherine

Catherine Clemmer, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
catherine_clemmer@med.unc.edu

Ms. Clemmer specializes in treatment of severe mental illness, trauma, anxiety and depression and personality disorders. She provides individual and group therapy using evidence based models including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing  and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She earned her BA in psychology and her MSW (with a concentration on adult health and mental health) from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She was part of a Wellness Management and Recovery team that was awarded the "2008 Provider of Excellence Award. “ Ms. Clemmer is also a member of the North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the NAMI of Orange County, the NASW and the NASW NC Division.

 

Robin Siska

Robin Siska, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
robin_siska@med.unc.edu

Ms. Siska is a licensed clinical social worker with the Center and is located at Carr Mill. Her clinical responsibilities include individual therapy and case management with adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring substance use disorders. She is also the therapist for the Community Resource Court (CRC) of Orange and Chatham counties, which provides an alternative to incarceration for those with mental illness and/or substance abuse who have become involved in the court system.  Her clinical interests include the treatment of SPMI, prevention of substance use and the intersection of social work and the criminal justice system.  Treatment modalities are based on the needs of the individual and often combine evidence-based models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement and Solution-Focused Therapy.

 

Shane Rau, MD, PhD Associate Medical Director

Shane W. Rau, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Associate Medical Director, Wake STEP Clinic,
Director,Medical Education
C
linical Director,
North Carolina Psychiatric Reserach Center
shane_rau@med.unc.edu

 Dr. Rau is an assistant professor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry and serves multiple roles for the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health (CECMH).  He is this associate medical director of the new UNC STEP Community Clinic, Wake County (aka Wake STEP), which serves approximately 500 patients with severe mental illness. Dr. Rau is also the clinical director of the North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center (NCPRC). Wake STEP and the NCPRC are working together to provide high quality care for persons with severe mental illness and to generate clinical trials and health services research to improve health care options for these individuals.  In addition, Dr. Rau continues in his role as director of Medical Education for the Center. Through this role, he works with  Center colleagues to develop and maintain a curriculum regarding the treatment of psychotic disorders and the area of community psychiatry for UNC Psychiatry resident physicians.

 

Kelly

Kelly Smedley, RN, MSN, CNS
Clinical Director, Carr Mill
kelly_smedley@med.unc.edu




Ms. Smedley serves as clinical director of outpatient services at the Carr Mill clinic. She is a board certified clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatry and mental health. Her extensive management and clinical experience includes being nursing supervisor of a child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit, charge nurse at the Diagnostic Evaluation Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), and a nurse therapist in the early psychosis program at WPIC. At the UNC Department of Psychiatry, she managed and assisted in the development of the Center of Excellence in the Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, as well as served as a crisis clinician, therapist, and coordinator for several research studies.She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware and her master’s in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

 

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Fred Jarskog, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, and Research Director,
,North Carolina Psychiatric Research Research Center.


fred_jarskog@med.unc.edu

 

 

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David "DC" Rhyne, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Instructor
Department of Psychiatry
Social Worker
david_rhyne@med.unc.edu

Mr. Rhyne is a licensed clinical social worker at the Center. His professional interests include: Individual psychotherapy, clinical case management for adults with SPMI, therapeutic courts, motivational enhancement interventions and substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders.

He employs an integrative therapeutic approach to customize treatment according to each client’s need. For clients with mood or psychotic disorders who are seeking psychiatric stabilization and rehabilitation, he offers supportive therapy with a focus on recovery management interventions--including motivational enhancement, psycho education, and cognitive behavioral skill-building to enhance coping and promote medication adherence. As an adjunct to this approach, Mr. Rhyne may employ insight-oriented therapy to promote an increased sense of meaning and purpose, enhancing clients’ ability to cope with feelings of suffering or loss.

For clients seeking characterological change, Mr. Rhyne employs a combination of insight-oriented approaches incorporating relational, object relations, and humanistic–existential perspectives, along with mindfulness interventions, and CBT.

Annie

Annie Kelly, MD
Psychiatrist
annie_kelly@med.unc.edu

 

Melike WarrickMelike Warrick, LCSW, LCAS

 

Ms. Warrick is an outpatient therapist at CECMH. She is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical additions specialist. She also completed intensive training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and has experience providing individual and group DBT therapy.
Ms. Warrick has extensive experience in in-home and community- based care for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and dual disorders (co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse) from working on both the ACT Team and Community Support Team at XDS, Inc.  She completed her social work internship at the STEP Clinic and is trained in Motivational Interviewing and Illness Management and Recovery (IMR).