In 1994, siblings Yvonne, Steve and Stan Monroe came together and pooled their resources and expertise — in psychology, business management, and law — to found Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, PLLC.

Their goal was simple: to provide North Carolina with better health care services, by finding a way to build a practice with all the scope and resources of a large-scale organization, while still preserving the personalized experience of a local, family business.

Over the past 25 years, Carolina Partners has grown from 2 practices to 37, partnering with over 140 health care professionals across North Carolina. It is the number one private outpatient behavioral health care facility in the state. Today, as always, Carolina Partners offers to consumers the best care at the best price in each one of its convenient locations! By bringing together health care specialists of every ilk — from cognitive behavioral psychologists, to nutritional experts, to neuropsychiatrists, to providers who specialize in LGBTQIA-related issues — Carolina Partners ensures that it can fine-tune its services to meet the unique needs of all its patients.

Carolina Partners Locations

Our Mission

Carolina Partners helps as many people as it can be as healthy as possible.

To enable its continuing mission of excellent care, Carolina Partners is seeking the very best clinicians. While education and experience are both important factors, Carolina Partners is also looking for clinicians who are dedicated to their communities, passionate about their work, compassionate toward their patients, willing to work as a team, and good at finding creative solutions.

Our Team

Jeff Williams - CEO

Jeff Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Stan Monroe


Abby Sheriff

Chief Operating Officer

James A. Smith, III, MD

Medical Director

J. Louise Newton, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director of Psychotherapy

Diego Garza, MD, MPH

Director of Telehealth

Matthew Wolf, MSW, LCSW

Wake County Director of Psychotherapy Services

Maureen Gomeringer, MSW, LCSW

Durham & Orange Counties Director of Psychotherapy Services

Allison Simpson, MSW, LCSW

Director of Clinical Business Development

Managing Partners

Paul Fleischer, PsyD
– Asheville, NC –

Anne Ruminjo, MD
– Chapel Hill, NC –

Lawrence Greenberg, MD
– Cary, NC –
– Wake Forest, NC-

J. Louise Newton, MSW, LCSW
– Durham, NC –

Maureen Gomeringer, MSW, LCSW
– Durham, NC –

Yvonne Monroe, MD
– Durham, NC –

Matthew Wolf, MSW, LCSW
– Raleigh, NC –

James Smith, III, MD
– Raleigh, NC –

Jenny Smith, MD
– Wilson, NC –

Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD
– Raleigh, NC –

Michael Marcinowski, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
– Wake Forest, NC –


Asheville, NC

Ashley Hamilton, MSN, FNP-C
Jonathan Hamilton, FNP-C
Cheryl Ann Hess, MSN, PMHNP-BC, LCSW
Lynn A. Howard, PA-C
Deborah Jenks, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Maria MacDougall, PMHNP
Christina A. Thomas, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Paul Fleischer, PsyD
Cyrese Moore, LCSW
Lori Richardson, MSW, LCSW

Durham, NC

Yvonne Monroe, MD
Mimi Gardner, LCSW
Gregory Helton, MD
Jeffrey Miller, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW
Louis Sawyer, PhD
Daniel Wurzelmann, MD
Hilary Boydston, PA-C
An’drea Taylor, MD
Deborah Wilkins, MD
Leslie Cloninger, LCSW, LCASA
Beth Embleton, MSW, LCSWA
Maureen Gomeringer, MSW, LCSW
Nishi Gupta, MSW, LCSW
Sherri Pietropaolo, MSW, LCSW
Allison Simpson, LCSW
Andrea Stubbs, MSW, LCSW
J. Louise Newton, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Patty Adams, MSW, LCSWA
Shivani Chudasama, MSW, LCSWA, RYT
Alice Drozdiak, MSW, LCSWA, MSPH
Jan Tate, MSW, LCSWA, MEd
Leslie Roach, MSW, LCSWA, LMBT
Jamie Persons, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Katie Rickel, PhD
Tara Escalante, MSW, LCSW
Joy Close, MSW, LCSW
Beth Shulman, MS, LPC, NCC

Cary, NC

Bonnie Angelelli, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Lawrence Greenberg, MD
Mckenzie Hampton, MSN, FNP-C
Theresa B. Keiser, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Cara Lutzow, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Denise Nelson, PA-C
Kelly Pate, FNP-C
Varsha Vora, MD
Melanie Reynolds, MSW, LCSW
Stacy Cohen, MEd, LPC
Sonia Harris, MEd, LPC
Jennifer Schiappa, MSW, LCSW
Jenny Tart, LPC
Donna Parrish, LCSW
Michael Goulding, LCSW, CHWC

Raleigh, NC

James A. Smith III, MD
Elizabeth Bruce, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Robin Cassidy, MSN, ANP-BC
Diana Campbell, PMHNP
Joanna Hall, FNP-C
Dorine H. Martin, MSN, FNP-BC
J. Gray McAllister III, MD
Kristie Patterson, FNP-BC
Mendy Sharpe, FNP
Tikia Yelverton, DNP, FNP-C
Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD
Jenny Smith, MD
Maria Karandikar, MSN, ANP-C
Donna M. Wiener, RPh, PhD
Catherine A. Ellenberger, MSN, ANP-BC
Kiana M. Fussner, PA-C, MPAS
Pamela E. Johnson, MSN, ANP-C
Carolyn Namde, MSN, PA-C
Patrisha Campbell, MSW, LCSW
Christy Ellis, LCSW
Randy Marsh, PhD, LCAS
Melanie Powell, MSW, LCSW
Elsa Bagnulo, ANP-BC
Kelly Crenshaw, NP
Sonya R. Isler, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Jerry Ji, PA-C
Steven Lambeth
Mary Tyrey, BSN, RN
Wayneisha Davison, LCSW
Lynette Thompson, MSW, LCSWA
Matthew Wolf, MSW, LCSW
Lilach Yerushalmi-Domb, MSW, LCSWA
Victoria Shawl, MA, LPC, NCC
J. Jill Duvall, MSW, LCSW
Dorothy Muccio, MSW, LCSW
Brittney S. Brinson, LPC, NCC
Sharon Scott, MA, MSW, LCSWA
Byalinah Shakir-Burgess, LPC
Sharon Thomas, MS, LPC
Roberta Bellamy, PhD, LMFT
Jackie Camp, PhD, HSP-P
Paula Kline, PhD, HSP-P

Chapel Hill, NC

Jose Bogantes, MD
Karla deBeck, MD
Kelly M. Mahoney, PMHNP-BC
Mary Linker, LCSW

Carrboro, NC

Dana Bennison, MA, LPC

Concord, NC

Barry Bertolette, MSN, FNP-BC

Pittsboro, NC

Shay Alderman, LPC, NCC

Wake Forest, NC

Paula M. Leif, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Jeffrey Miller, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW
Sharon Morgan, A/GNP-BC
Audrey Rice, MSN, ANP-C
Lori Thompson, ARNP, MSN, NP-C
Elsa Bagnulo, ANP-BC
Huguette Curah, MSW, LCSW
Amy Jackson, MSW, LCSW
Michael Marcinowski, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Catherine Grant Peoples, MSW, LCSW
Julie Killion, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC
Michelle Enderlin, MSW, LCSW

Wilson, NC

Cameron Collins, PhD
Dee Etheridge, MSW, LCSW
Ashley Finch, MSW, LCSW
David Fulford, PA-C
Krystle Parker, AGNP-C, MSN
Tonya Rhodes, MSW, LCSW