Wake ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team

Assisting individuals in living meaningful and productive lives in the community


UNC's ACT Teams are well-known for their success in providing transition support for individuals with severe mental illness as they move from a facility to living in the community. With expansion of UNC clinics to Wake County, a new Wake ACT Team now serves patients in Wake County.

This evidenced- based practice model provides an individual with a comprehensive team of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals who have a common goal of assisting these clients /patients in receiving medication and other care that will allow them to live a meaningful life, preferably in an independent living situation. It serves individuals in various settings, including home, work and community.

The team is comprised of a team leader, mental health professionals, nursing staff, a team psychiatrist, housing specialist, vocational specialist, substance abuse specialist and a peer support specialist. Individuals are seen an average of 12 times per month for medication monitoring, symptom monitoring, therapeutic interventions and care coordination activities. The team is available to patients 24/7, 365 days/yr.

Individuals who meet criteria for this service typically have an Axis 1 diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder or bi-polar disorder. In addition, the person will likely have a recent history of multiple hospitalizations, be at risk for homelessness, or have difficulty engaging in “traditional office based” services.

Contact: 919.445.0296 


Carrie Brown, MD  March 2015Carrie Brown, MD
Psychiatrist and Team Physician





Emily Clark, LCSW, MS, CCS
Team Lead

Evette Clement, RN

Sarah Garcia, RN

Edgar Garrido, MSW LCSW-A
Social Worker

Jeff Neer, RNJeff Neer, BA,,CPS
PeerSupport Specialist




Kelly Nelson,MS, CRS
Vocational Specialist


Brittany Purdie
Administrative Support Specialist

Tamara Wilson, LCSW-A
Substance Abuse Specialist

Jasper Fleming BA
Business Services Coordinator, Wake County Programs