Jamie Jacobs is currently serving as the Executive Director of RSN. Jamie joined forces with Reintegration Support Network in June of 2018, providing leadership and organizational development coaching and consulting. In January, 2019, Jamie was invited to join the RSN staff as Director of Operations and Programs.
Jamie is an ICF accredited Mentor/Coach with a background in leadership and organizational development, program design and implementation. Jamie is also a person in long-term recovery and uses her coaching and peer support background in service to both individuals and groups on the recovery path.
Prior to joining the staff at RSN, Jamie served as the Program Director for Johnson Service Corps, a service year program for young adults committed to social-justice, community service, leadership development and vocational discernment. Before venturing into coaching, consulting and the nonprofit sector, Jamie had an extensive “first career” in retail management and corporate training.
Jamie is a passionate yogini and a devoted swimmer. She enjoys the outdoors and her idea of recreation is quiet time spent with close friends and family.
Will Elmore is RSN’s Program Recruiter. Having worked with RSN since 2016, Will has been instrumental in developing various relationships throughout the Triangle community in support of RSN’s mission. Will is a trained Peer Support Specialist and has been working directly with youth in this capacity for the last three years.
Will’s passion for service work keeps him open to finding creative ways to raise awareness and connect people around social justice issues. In addition to his work with RSN youth, Will is involved in prison ministry, mediation and arbitration support, and he teaches job-readiness workshops at Step Up Ministries in Durham. Additionally, Will is also a founder and lead facilitator for Wounded Healers, a partner organization of RSN that provides support to justice-involved individuals in the Triangle area. Outside of work, Will is an avid athlete and a certified personal trainer.
Benjamin Gear joined the Reintegration Support Network in January 2019 as the Program Coordinator, although he began his work with RSN as a certified peer support specialist in 2017. As Program Coordinator, Ben is collaboratively developing a youth peer support group curriculum to support youth and emerging adults. With his good natured humor and ever-present smile, Ben brings his positive energy and outlook to the office day in and day out.
In his time outside of work, Ben has his own self-awareness and personal-growth blog, using this as an avenue for sharing his recovery journey with others. Ben is passionate about his work with RSN because it was during his own teenage years that he started making certain life-altering decisions, and he wants youth to know they do have resources and support when they’re ready.
Megan Raymond serves as RSN’s Program Director. She joined the team in August of 2019 after overseeing the Inter-Faith Council’s men’s shelter in Chapel Hill. Megan has worked for over 10 years providing direct clinical service to individuals and families. In recent years she has shifted her focus from direct service to training others and leading teams. She is passionate about bringing her knowledge, skills, and commitment to social justice to support and learn from peer support specialists to improve the wellness of our community’s youth.
Megan earned her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and her master’s in social work at Simmons University in Massachusetts. She currently teaches for both Simmons University and Fordham University’s online social work programs.
Lucy Brown is the newest member of the RSN team! Joining us in March (‘20), Lucy will be serving as our Mentor Program Coordinator. Since starting her journey of recovery in 2011, she has been busy in the field of service. Lucy is a North Carolina certified Peer Support Specialist as well as a recovery coach and Postpartum Doula. 4.5 of those years were spent working in the recovery field at UNC Horizons (a program for pregnant and parenting women) and UNC Behavioral Health ED Advocate on both state and national levels…she’s up for the job!
Lucy has a deep and caring heart which is transparent in the passion she displays in all the work she does. Her bright smile and welcoming demeanor have proven to be a light and uplifting energy the moment she walks into a room. When not patronizing the entire taco truck circuit in town, she also loves to shop and spend time with her friends and family. We look forward to a long and amazing future with Lucy serving the youths of Orange and Durham Counties.