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.

Jessica White
Jessica White
Regional Executive Director of NC

Jessica White loves recovery stories and believes in making recovery a reality for as many people as possible. For over a decade, Jessica has worked in multiple facets of behavioral health, including operations, administration, strategic planning and implementation, professional development and training, marketing, and business development; all with a special focus on the client experience and outcomes. She is passionate about getting clients the most clinically and financially appropriate treatment, as quickly as possible, and ensuring cohesive aftercare plans to support sustainable recovery and growth. She is committed to creating cultures of excellence that embrace a philosophy of dignity and respect for all.

Jessica lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is active in local faith and recovery communities. She prioritizes holistic health and loves gardening, hiking, reading good books, and spending time with friends, family, and her miniature pincher, Gretel. She has served as Vice President and Board Member of the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies, and Co-Conference Chair and Board Member of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina.

Kelly Rupinski
Kelly Rupinski
Director of Operations

Kelly Rupinski has a passion for helping the struggling alcoholic and addict. Kelly has over 6 years experience in the substance abuse treatment field. Kelly started working as an Alumni Coordinator in 2013, bridging the gap between completing treatment and maintaining recovery. Over the years Kelly has worked in several aspects of treatment from Behavioral Health Technician, Office Manager, Case Manager/Intake Coordinator, and presently as Program Manager.

Kelly loves being able to welcome patients into our facility from the moment they walk through the doors and provide all patients with superb service and support until the moment they discharge. As Program Manager, Kelly ensures that Midwood Addiction Treatment’s program provides a safe, professional, and comfortable environment for the patients we serve day in and day out and oversees clinical, operations, and compliance for the program.

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Dr. Jill E Thompson, MD
Medical Director

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 Banfield
Erin Poore
Clinical Director

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.

Tina Currence
Tina Currence, MA, QP, LCAS-A
Primary Therapist

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
Shaunda Randleman, MA, LCMHC-A
Primary Therapist

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

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Britanica Johnson, MA, LCMHC-A
Group Therapist

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.

Stephanie McEvoy
Stephanie McEvoy
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.

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Evie Parrott
Business Development Executive

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.

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