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

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

Dr. Arrington, joined the Center March 1, 2015 as clinical associate professor and medical director for the Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program (STEP) at the Carr Mill Community Clinic.  Additionally, she serves as medical director for the Critical Time Intervention program and provides clinical support to various other programs at the Center including Community Resource Court and Hospital Transition Team.

Arrington received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1999.  She completed a residency in general psychiatry in 2002 and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 2004 from UNC and is board certified in both.

Previously, she was associate medical director at Alliance Behavioral Healthcare MCO, and medical director at Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia, Inc.  She has also worked in academics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the state mental hospital system at John Umstead Hospital (currently known as Central Regional Hospital), and managed care with Value Options. 

Jason Wesson

Jason Wesson, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Interim Clinical Director STEP Clinic

Mr. Wesson is interim clinical director (January 2016) of the STEP clinic at Carr Mill. He joined the Center in July 2014 as a clinician. He brings 17 years of experience in mental health as a habilitation technician, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor, assistant program manager, and area director. He is focused on improving patient outcomes and quality of care for individuals living with a serious mental illness.

His direct practice experience includes working with children, families, young and older adults, and couples. He is a clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions specialist.

Wesson received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Appalachian State University and a master’s  degree in social work from East Carolina University. 



Robin Reed MD, MPH

Robin Reed, MD, MPH
Medical Director
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Fred Jarskog, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, and Research Director,North Carolina Psychiatric Research Research Center.
Melike Warrick

 Melike Warrick, LCSW, LCASMs. 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



Kendra Vincent, CMA
Medical Assistant