Meet the Next Step Team

Leadership

About Brandon Davidson

Executive Director

Brandon has nearly 20 years of experience with nonprofit organizations, developing programs, and advocating for youth issues at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

Since joining Next Step in 2013, he has been a vital part of the organization’s growth through grant writing, strategic partnerships and developing and implementing school-based mental health services. While Chief Operations Officer, Next Step became the first organization to bring the evidence-based suicide prevention program, Sources of Strength, to schools in Texas. 

JOSEPH BYRUM

Director of Prevention

SARAH COLLINS

Director of Communications
& Marketing

ERICA GUZMAN, LMSW

Director of Mental Health

HEATHER M. ROBERTS, LPC

Director of Operations

Program Staff

JADE ALLEN

Multimedia Specialist

ALLIE BRADEN

Youth Development
Program Specialist

YAZARI CEDILLO

Mental Health Coordinator

LESSLIE DURAN

Client Care Coordinator

TYLER ELLIOTT

Youth Development
Program Specialist

J’KIA GEORGE

Mental Health Coordinator

ADRIANA GONZALEZ

Program Manager

Sources of Strength

DANIEL GRIFFITH

Data & IT Manager

NATHAN GROUNDS

Mental Health Coordinator

ANGEL LEGE

Coalition Coordinator

Piney Woods Substance
Abuse Coalition

COLLEEN LONG

Program Manager

Youth Yoga Lab

ASHLEI LOYD

Program Manager

Youth Development

STEVI STANLEY

Coalition Coordinator

Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse

Our Counselors

LAURA ADDICKS, LCSW

BRITTANY ARMSTRONG, LMFT

VICTORIA BENNIE, LPC

Regional Lead Counselor

BONNIE BLAKEY, LPC Associate
Larry Wilburn, LPC-S, LSOTP
License #: 63697

HANNAH CALLIS, LPC

JENNIFER CAMPBELL, LPC

ARACELY CUMMINGS, LMSW

LORI DUNAWAY, LPC-S, LMFT-S

EMILIE HANNA, LMSW
Russ Bailiff, LCSW-S
License #: 29264

JULIE HENDERSON, LMSW
Luanne Harms, LCSW-S
License #: 58021

PAM LOVING, LMSW
Alexis Tarr, LCSW-S
License #: 29965

STEPHANIE LUMMUS, LPC Associate
Jeffrey Quiett, Ph.D., LPC-S,
License #: 15156

GINNY LYNCH, LMSW
David Marsden, LCSW-S
License #: 26235

JANSEN MCDONALD, LMSW
David Marsden, LCSW-S
License #: 26235

Regional Lead Counselor

DINAH NIX, LPC

YVONNEE TATUM, LPC

Regional Lead Counselor

RENAE VANRIEL, LPC Associate
Rachita Sharma, LPC-S
License #: 68681

JESSICA WILKERSON, LCSW

Board of Directors

Tony Harris

President | Business Owner, Investments

Dawn Burkett

Member | Founder & Principal at DRIVE Talent Development

Collin W. Phaup, CIC

Member | Goosehead Insurance

Lani Reeves

Treasurer | Agency Director, Renard Group Advertising

Ginger Cardwell

Member | Co-Founder at CWJ Strategies

Jamey Whitley

Member | Agent Operations, Shilling Real Estate Company

Autumn Daly

Secretary | Account Executive, a4 Altice Advertising

Brittany Childs

Member | Executive Director of Community Partnerships, University of Texas at Tyler

Brandon Davidson

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