STEP Clinic Staff

 John Gilmore, MD, Medical Director

John Gilmore, MD,
Director and Medical Director of the 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.


Erica Arrington, MD
Medical Director, UNC STEP Clinic and CTI; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry.


Robin R

Robin Reed, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Health Home




Catherine Clemmer, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

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

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.





Kelly Smedley, RN, MSN, CNS
Clinical Director, Carr Mill

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.


 Kelty-Brooke Bailey, MS, CRC, LPCA

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





Melike WarrickMelike Warrick, LCSW, LCAS


Ms. Warrick is an outpatient therapist at CECMH. She is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical addictions 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).


Christy Strauss, BA
Medical Support Assistant