Meet the Staff
We come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and education levels with the singular message that recovery is possible. Many of the members of our team have first-hand experience facing addiction and mental health disorders themselves or with a loved one, which helps us to relate to our patient’s individual needs.
Chief Executive Officer
David has a background in Business Administration with emphasis in behavioral health care. His personal experience with addiction coupled with his leadership, operational know-how and compassion brings a unique style of management and delivers results to the facilities he operates.
David founded Harmony Recovery Center’s sister facility Recovery In Tune in 2015 and Harmony Recovery Group thereafter, capitalizing on his dream to provide high-quality care to those suffering from the disease of addiction to communities across the country that desperately need these services. In his constant pursuit of providing nothing less than excellence in patient care, his leadership delivers hard work, dedication and constant involvement from all of the staff members at the facilities he operates.
Dr. Jill E Thompson, MD
Dr. Thompson is board-certified in addiction medicine and neuroradiology with more than 20 years of experience in neurological disorders and addiction treatment. Dr. Thompson is highly invested in our patients' care and works daily to provide a comprehensive plan of care for all patients including medications and therapy. Dr Thompson genuinely cares about each individual's health and aims to help them recover from substance abuse and addiction. Because she understands the challenges our patients face, she offers a nonjudgmental atmosphere where privacy, empathy, and compassion are valued and practiced on a daily basis.
Erin was born and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina where she still lives today with her husband Josh, and two spoiled dogs, Annabelle and Abbie. Her original career path was a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry; however, life experiences led her to the mental health field where she graduated with a Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in addiction from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2015. Being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, she was the lead therapist on a crisis dual diagnosis unit at a local hospital for 4 years before taking a Clinical Director position for a homeless non-profit and SACOT program at a Charlotte agency.
In her role, Erin is responsible for overseeing all clinical operations and clinical staff, creating evidence based programming and implementing the same. Outside of work, she enjoys weight lifting, golfing, water sports, and anything to do with animals. Currently in school for her Doctorate of Healthcare Administration, Erin is excited to implement leadership skills that provides personal and professional growth among team members, and supports the mission of Harmony Recovery Group.
Business Development / Co-Founder
After a long battle with addiction to opiates and prescription drugs during his teenage years and early 20s, William went through state-funded treatment programs. After two episodes of treatment, he started living a clean life in February 2014, helped by the NA community and his desire and willingness to follow a program and change his life.
William began working in the treatment field as a house manager for a sober living home. This allowed him to start to fulfill what he sees as his destiny, helping others in any way he could through their struggles that he went through himself and overcame.
His journey continued, and through his compassion, ethical standards and care for the needy, he evolved in the field and earned the opportunity to grow through a position in the admissions department at White Sands Treatment Center. He maintained this position for over a year.
Another opportunity came his way when Delphi Health Group offered him a position in the admissions department, which he took and evolved in for over a year, after which he joined the team at Harmony Recovery Center’s sister-facility Recovery In Tune in Florida. After working in the admissions department for Recovery In Tune for over a year, William transitioned to the Harmony Recovery Group team as Business Development Director and Co-Founded Harmony Recovery Center. William has become a vital part of the program, using his personal and professional experience and knowledge to help and guide those in the program and educate the community about the program.
Melissa Martin, MA, LCMHC
Clinical Supervisor / EMDR Therapist
Bio Coming Soon
Tina Currence, MA, QP, LCAS-A
Tina Currence is originally from West Virginia and specialized in Substance Abuse Treatment at Marshall University. She has been a clinical therapist for over 26 years and has been practicing in North Carolina since 2012. Tina has provided counseling to at risk youth in level 3 wilderness programs, supervised a mobile crisis team, and she has been a college professor. Her greatest enjoyment comes from the therapeutic connection with individuals and their families and the excitement of watching the family dynamics change and grow through that process. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family while skiing and snowboarding in the winter months or white water rafting/kayaking in the summer months.
Shaunda Randleman, MA, LCMHC-A
Shaunda Randleman is from North Carolina. She studied psychology and gender studies at Salem College. Shaunda continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Shaunda currently works for Harmony Recovery Center as a Primary Therapist.
Her favorite part about her job is being able help people by becoming deeply involved in their recovery. “It’s so important to hear their story, see who they are, and witness, plus be part of, the positive changes they make.” In her free time, Shaunda likes to workout, meditate, and gardening.
Misha Giselle Houston, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant
Bio Coming Soon
Britanica Johnson, MA, LCMHC-A
Britanica Johnson is from Gaffney, South Carolina. She is a Group Therapist for Harmony Recovery Center. She graduated from Newberry College (2015) with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and furthered her education at Winthrop University (2019) pursuing a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling and Development with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
After graduation, her career started in the substance abuse field at Keystone Substance Abuse Services, which is a Non-Profit Organization in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She was a Group Therapist for one consecutive year. Her favorite part of her job is working with individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use disorders, while helping them heal through utilizing a Person-Centered Therapeutic Approach by offering empathy, genuineness and non-judgement. She believes that healing is key for recovery and utilizing a Psychoanalytic Approach helps clients explore the past so that they can see how it currently affects their present. Her goal is to become specialized in trauma in order to continue helping clients heal and work through past traumatic experiences that could be consciously or unconsciously affecting their Mental Health and Substance Use. She believes, in the context of relationships, that “Every adult issue is an unresolved childhood issue.” -Ron Carpenter Jr.
Outside of being a therapist, Britanica loves to exercise, eat a balanced diet, and spend time with close friends.
Case Manager / Intake Coordinator
Stephanie McEvoy grew up in New Jersey. She obtained her associates degree in Sciences and has a certificate in Human Services. Stephanie is currently our case manager at Harmony Recovery Center. Her favorite part about her job is seeing the change and positivity in the client’s during their stay. In her free time Stephanie enjoys cooking and baking for her friends and family.
Verndelarae Ballard (aka “Ms. Vern”) was Born in Queens, New York, and relocated to North Carolina. Before working for Harmony Recovery Center, Vern worked for Mcleod Addictive Disease Center as a Residential Dorm Counselor. She later became a Lead Residential Dorm Counselor for three years.
Ms. Vern started working at Harmony Recovery Center in 2018 as a BHT and is currently a BHT Supervisor. She believes that nothing could be more rewarding than to see the transformation made in others’ lives. In her spare time, she likes to pamper herself, focus on self-care, and listen to music to relieve stress.
Evie Parrott is compassionate and understanding Outreach Representative for Harmony Recovery Center. She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist who has a solid understanding of substance abuse and mental health recovery. She possesses a unique perspective, personally living in recovery and maintaining success.
She has earned a full certification as not only a Peer Support Specialist but a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Recovery Coach. She is proactive in advocating for clients and continually facilitates open communication providing excellent capabilities working with all ages. Evie’s primary mission is just simply to help others help themselves.