OUR VISION

Our vision is to promote hope, help and strength among youth in Texas, so they can lead happy, healthy and productive lives. We aim to achieve this through the provision of comprehensive mental health services, training, education and evidence-based substance abuse prevention strategies.

OUR HISTORY

Next Step Community Solutions is a 501 (c) 3 Texas incorporated non-profit organization and has been located in Tyler, Texas since our founding in 1984. We were originally established as Sister Communities Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SCCADA) to address the issues of youth alcohol and substance abuse. In 2011, we responded to the communities’ needs and broadened our services to provide more resources to help build healthy communities. Simultaneously, we changed our name to Next Step Community Solutions to more accurately describe our role in helping individuals take that next step. Take a look at the mental health services and substance abuse prevention tabs for more information on our work.

OUR STAFF

LEADERSHIP

BRANDON DAVIDSON

Interim Executive Director

ANNA CRAIN, LMSW

Associate Director

JOSEPH BYRUM

Director of Prevention Program

SARAH COLLINS

Communications & Marketing Manager

ERICA GUZMAN

Director of Mental Health Program

PROGRAM STAFF

YAZARI CEDILLO

Mental Health Coordinator

TYLER ELLIOTT

Prevention and Behavioral Health Program Specialist

CODY EVANS

Prevention and Behavioral Health Program Specialist

Adriana Gonzalez

Mental Health Coordinator

ASHLEI GREEN

Coalition Coordinator

Piney Woods Substance Abuse Coalition

DANIEL GRIFFITH

Program & Data Specialist

ANGEL LEGE

Coalition Coordinator

Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse

HALEY NGUYEN, LMSW

Sr. Mental Health Coordinator

Justice Robinson

Mental Health Coordinator

COUNSELORS

LEIGH HINES, LPC, LCDC

Lead Counselor

LAURI ABERNATHY, M.S., NCC, LPC

Farrah Alvarez, LMSW

KATIE BARTON, LPC

Bonnie Blakey, LPC Associate
Larry Wilburn, LPC-S, LSOTP
License #: 63697

Eva Clark, LPC, NCC, MS, MA-Psychology

Aracely Cummings, LMSW

LORI DUNAWAY, LPC-S, LMFT-S

EMILIE HANNA, LMSW

Nicole Garvey, LPC Associate
Desiree Glaze, LPC-S
License #: 69162

Ginny Lynch, LMSW

Jansen McDonald, LMSW

DINAH NIX, LPC

Jason Reznicek, LPC Associate
Supervisor: Shonda Harris, LPC-S
License #: 18619

Heather Roberts, LPC

Stormy Slider, LMSW, MA

YVONNEE TATUM, LPC

Renae Vanriel, LPC Associate
Supervisor: Rachita Sharma LPC-S
License #: 68681

Rae Oaks

President | Marketing Director at Kelly Community Federal Credit Union

 

Marianela Bowen

Vice President | Retired – Director of Special Programs, Chapel Hill ISD

 

Tony Harris

Treasurer | Business Owner, Investments

 

Lani Reeves

Secretary | Agency Director, Renard Group Advertising

Melissa Carlson

Immediate Past President | Renard Group

 

Collin W. Phaup, CIC

Member | Goosehead Insurance

 

Autumn Daly

Member | Account Executive, a4 Altice Advertising

 

Brandon Davidson
Ex Officio Non-voting Member | Next Step Community Solutions / Interim Executive Director

OUR FINANCIALS

2019 Annual Report

FUNDING PARTNERS

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Arp ISD
Brookshire’s Pharmacy
Cass County Juvenile Probation
Chapel Hill ISD
Church on the Rock Daingerfield
Community Health Core
Creating Opportunities in Marion County
Daingerfield-Lonestar ISD
Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD Police Department
East Texas Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Elysian Fields Middle School
First Baptist Church of Daingerfield
First Baptist Church of Kilgore

Glen Oaks Hospital
Grace Counseling

Harrison County Public Health Department
Hughes Springs ISD
Kilgore ISD

Kilgore Police Department
Lone Star Specialties
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
Marshall EMS/Fire Department
Maximus
Miller-Bowie County Health Coalition
Mount Pleasant ISD
Northeast Texas Community College
Ounce of Prevention
Pay Attention East Texas
Pewitt CISD
Prevention Resource Center 4

Rusk County Health Department

Steel Country Bee
Texans Standing Tall

Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Department of Transportation
The Andrew’s Center
Titus County Juvenile Probation
Tyler Junior College Student Support Department
Tyler Police Department
United Way of Smith County
University of Texas at Tyler College of Pharmacy
Van Zandt ISD
Van Zandt County Juvenile Probation
Wellness Pointe
Whitehouse ISD
Wise Up Rusk County
Women’s Fund of Smith County