SouthLight Healthcare

Substance Abuse treatment for the Triangle

Call Us: 919-787-6131

Staff and Board

Reynolds (Tad) Clodfelter, Jr., Psy.D.
President and CEO

Tania Hubbard
Chief Operating Officer

Michael Lancaster, MD
Medical Director

Cauveh Erami, MD
OTP Medical Director

James Groce, MD

Sonia Gooden-Alexis, M.Ed, LPCS, LCASA, NCC, CCMHC
Clinical Director

Kate Nelson Fox, MA, LPC, LCASA
Quality Management and Training Director

Linda Lybrand
Director of Finance

Earl London, BA, CCJAP
Program Director, Judicial Services

Billie Alexander Avery
Site Director, Garner Road

Kenneth DePaul, Program Director, Poplarwood Court, Suite 150
Adult, Adolescent, Outpatient & Prevention Services

Jessica Vetreno
Director of Community Intervention and Crisis Services

S. Denise Thompson LPC,LCAS,CCS
Residential Program Director

Kathryn Schley
Homeless Services Program Manager

2016 Board of Directors

Lawson A. Rankin, Jr. | Partner, Rankin McKenzie
(Member since January 2008;)
Mr. Rankin is the former Chief Financial Officer of SouthLight, Inc. At Rankin McKenzie, he is also an entrepreneurial financial executive with twenty-nine years of multi-industry experience, having served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Human Resources, MIS Manager, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer in emerging growth and international companies.

John C. Crumpler | General Partner, Hatteras BioCapital
(Member since August 1999)
Mr. Crumpler and his wife are active members of the White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. John co-founded Hatteras in 2000 and is responsible for the firm’s investments in healthcare and life science information technology, and overall fund operations.  Throughout his career John has been active in government and public policy at the state and federal levels.  A recipient of the Lyndhurst Prize, John served on the N.C. Economic Development Board, the state’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund board of directors, and as a trustee of the University of North Carolina School for the Arts.

Jonathan Broyles | Client Executive/Partner, Sentinel Risk Advisors
(Member since March 2011)
Mr. Broyles is a highly motivated and proactive sales strategist with an impressive success record for generating growth and development for countless businesses throughout North Carolina and Virginia.

Amy Fitzhugh | Staff Attorney, NC Board of Nursing

(Member since October 2009)
A prosecutor for the past eleven years, Mrs. Fitzhugh is currently the Staff Attorney for the NC Board of Nursing.  She has previously served as Assistant District Attorney, Wake County District Attorney’s Office and understands the value of substance treatment within the criminal justice system.

George York | President of York Properties
(Member since June 2001)
Mr. York has 16 years of experience with York Properties and serves on several prominent local boards, to include Interact, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and McDonald- York Building Company. He is also involved with Urban Land Institute and was named 2009 President of the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors.

Dr. Martin Pharr | Deputy Secretary for Treatment & Education, Department of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP)
(Member since December 2010)
Dr. Martin Pharr has served the state of North Carolina in several capacities. He began as a mental health program manager for the Department of Correction and subsequently as Chief of Clinical Treatment Services for the Division of Youth Services, Department of Health and Human Services. As a result of statutory changes in 1998, the Division of Youth Services was combined with juvenile court services leading to the eventual creation of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Dr. Ashwin Patkar | Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of Duke Addictions Programs and Duke Center for Addiction Behavior and Change at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 
(Member since August 2013)
Dr. Ashwin Patkar is a Faculty member for Neuroscience Medicine at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).  Dr. Patkar has over 20 years of clinical and research experience with particular expertise in psychopharmacology, dual diagnoses, integration of medical care for addiction, and pain and addiction issues.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, the President Elect of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association, Treasurer of the Triangle Indian American Physicians Society, Life Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society, and member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Royal College of Psychiatrists and World Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Patkar is married with 2 children and enjoys fishing, yoga, squash, and cricket.

John Stump | President/CEO of Monitech, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Member since December 2013)