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Erin Day - CINC Outreach Director

Erin Day

Chief Executive Officer

Erin Jamieson Day joined Community Impact NC in October of 2018 and is the Chief Executive Officer. In 2006, she received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy from Barton College.  She is a Masters Candidate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2021-2023).

Erin has worked for 15 years in the prevention of substance use disorders.  She has over 10 years experience in leading a community coalition and training communities to begin community level prevention efforts. Erin is a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) under the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board. She has received Coalition Academy training through Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, is a trained Recovery Coach, and has had training in racial equity and disparity issues through the Racial Equity Institute.  

Erin currently serves on the board of the NC Prevention Providers Association. Locally she serves on the board of the Wilson Housing Authority, the Wilson Housing Development Corp., and the Wilson County ABC Board. 

Erin is a recovery ally and has experience loving someone with a substance use disorder.  She has personally helped navigate the behavioral health system in NC.  She is a founder of Wilson’s Recovery Community Center, RC3, and an advocate of her community’s men’s and women’s recovery houses. Additionally, Erin works to be informed of local public resources, underground resources, and legislation that impacts those suffering from substance use disorders.  

She has lived in Wilson, NC for 20 years, has a husband named Aaron, and two children, Audrey (10) & Axel (8).

Doug Green - CINC Regional Coordinator

Doug Green

VP of Operations

Community Support for Eastern Region

Information Technology Support

Doug joined Community Impact NC in December of 2018 and has held several roles within the organization. In May of 2023 he assumed the role as VP of Operations for Community Impact NC. He continues to provide direct support to communities within the eastern region of NC. In 2021, he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from Southern New Hampshire University. He has numerous hours of information technology training as well. Doug has experience working in public safety areas with Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Emergency Management and 911. He has also worked in the technology services field providing support to public safety agencies prior to joining Community Impact NC.

Doug is a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) from the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.  He is a trained recovery coach, has received trainings from CADCA, and is a graduate of the CADCA National Coalition Academy.

Doug is an Eastern North Carolina native. He and his wife live in Rocky Mount, NC and have 2 sons.

Kelly Teague - Regional Coordinator

Kelly Teague

VP of Innovations

Community Support for Western Region

Kelly joined Community Impact NC in 2018. She is the VP of Innovations for Community Impact NC, while continue to provide direct support to communities in the western region of NC. Kelly received a B.S. in Business Administration from Western Carolina University. She started her first 501(c)(3) in 1996 to address physical fitness and family wellness in her county. During this time, she received training in adolescent mental health from SAMHSA and certification in Therapeutic Child Care. Her position at Haywood Community College started in 2002. She was an Adult High School Biology teacher, math instructor, and a then recruiter. She assisted her department in securing a grant to pilot an andragogical contextualized instruction program for parents of young children. She attended American Grant Writing institute and was awarded title of Certified Grant Writer, CGW©. She moved into the grant writer and grant manager position under the president at Haywood Community College. She became a coalition coordinator in 2014 and received Coalition Academy training through Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. Kelly is a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) from the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board (NCASPPB).

Maria Najera-Vick - CINC Executive Assistant

Maria Najera-vick

Finance Manager

Maria joined CINC (formerly Families in Action) in 2002 where she serves as the organization’s Office Manager. She and her husband, Carter, live in Wilson and have two sons, Bryson and Nate.

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Holly Carter

Grant Coordinator

Holly joined Community Impact NC in 2017. Currently, she serves as the NC State Opioid  Grant Coordinator and the NC Lock Your Meds Campaign Manager. Holly has an Assiociates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, working private and Public Health for 20 years. Prior to joining the team at CINC, she served as a Prevention Specialist for 7 years with Buncombe County Schools and RHA Health Services, serving multiple Western counties.


Holly is a graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Coalition Academy and is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. 


Holly is a Western North Carolina native and resides in the Asheville /Hendersonville area with her husband. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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Master Sergeant Nicole L. Smashum Lynch

Eastern Regional Support

Master Sergeant Nicole Smashum Lynch is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with
a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has also completed her Masters of
Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from NC Agricultural and Technical State
University. Master Sergeant Smashum Lynch’s military education consist of Civil Operations
Phase I Course January 2009, Prevention Treatment and Outreach Coordinator Course May
2012, Joint Substance Abuse Coordinator Course July 2012, and Drug Demand Reduction and
Outreach Phase I February 2020. She is serving as a Civil Operator with the North Carolina
National Guard Counterdrug Program. Her primary focus involves supporting coalition efforts
with a substance abuse prevention nexus. Master Sergeant Smashum Lynch also served as the
National Guard State Prevention Coordinator. She was responsible for teaching Substance Abuse
Prevention Education to NC National Guard members. Previously she served as enlisted support
in Drug Demand Reduction/Civil Operations from December 2008 to September 2011.

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Jane Casarez

Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Project Director

Jane joined Community Impact NC in 2022 as the Prescription Drug Overdose Project Director. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Wake Forest University in 2010.

Jane has spent the past nine years working in the prevention field. Prior to coming to CINC, she worked at Project Lazarus where she spent nearly seven years working on substance use prevention and harm reduction initiatives in Wilkes County, NC. She has experience working with community stakeholders and coalitions on community-level prevention efforts. She also has six years of experience writing federal, state, and foundational grant applications. Jane is a graduate of the National Coalition Academy training through Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, a certified Recovery Coach, and a certified Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aider. She also holds a certificate of Non-Profit Management from Duke University.

Jane moved back to Wilkes County in 2015 and is actively involved in her community where she serves on several boards and is the Director of Wilkes Rescue Group, a small 501(c)3 dog rescue. She is also a proud wife and mother to four children and two dogs.