Meet Our Team

  • Clara Downing Bain, M.Ed., LCAS, CCS Founder & Addiction Treatment Director

    Clara Downing Bain is founder and president of North Carolina Recovery Support Services. Her vision began more than twenty years ago when she noticed as a young therapist a major disconnect between the agency providing treatment and the community of consumers engaging in treatment. In the mid 1980’s Ms. Downing-Bain began her professional career as a biology classroom instructor at William Parker High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. After being offered a stipend to participate in a project to reduce the new incidences of HIV through reducing drug injection, she accepted a job as a counselor with Spectrum Healthcare as a Methadone treatment counselor in inner city Newark, NJ. “My experience there as a counselor opened my eyes to the realities of how addiction devastated not only the individuals suffering as the addicted persons, but their families and their communities.

  • Dr. Charlie Blackburn - Mental Health Director

    Dr. Charlie Blackburn serves as the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services. A native of Tennessee, he completed his undergraduate studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduate degrees at Vanderbilt University and North Carolina State University. Dr. Blackburn has over 15 years providing and supervising counseling services. He has served as a Clinical Director in residential, wilderness, and community agency settings. In addition to teaching graduate courses at local universities.

  • Reginald Mosley, BS, CSAC - Certified Counselor

    Reginald Mosley is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) here at North Carolina Recovery Support Services. Reginald is a graduate of Wake Technical College and Campbell University. Mr. Mosley started his career with NCRSS in 2006, where he began as a intern. Mr. Mosley is currently responsible SACOT/SAIOP program management/oversight. He is known to effectively use Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as the Matrix Program. He has continued his focus on helping the consumers gain knowledge of the disease concept and how it relates to substance abuse, anger management and being able to learn to cope with past and current emotional damage.

  • David Bain B.S., M.A., CSAC, LCAS - Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist / Operational Manager

    After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University and Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University, David Alfred Bain Jr. began his career nearly 20 years ago. Starting out as a substance abuse counselor, he progressively worked his way up to supervisory, management and other administrative roles in the human services arena. David has been the quiet partner since the acquisition and transitioning from Bain’s Counseling and Care Management Center to North Carolina Recovery Support Services. He has recently joined the team at NCRSS in a full-time clinical and management capacity.

  • Michelle Wareham, B.S., CSAC-R - Qualified Professional for Addiction Treatment

    Michelle Wareham is a graduate from Elmira College University in N.Y. and currently earning a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Cappella. She has always had a desire to help people, and her own life struggles with addiction empowered her to learn about the disease of addiction and teach those suffering, that they too can recover. She is currently earning a masters to obtain her LCAS to spread hope, knowledge, strength and love to those who feel hopeless, helpless, and unlovable.

  • Nelson Nako Ngamje, LCAS-A - Addiction Therapist and Men's Program Specialist

    Pastor Nako holds an M.A in Biblical Counseling and is licensed with the NCSAPPB as an LCAS-A. He is currently working as a therapist with North Carolina Recovery Support Services. He has also worked with OneCare Behavioral Health System in Wake Forest as a therapist, and Faith International Rescue Ministry in Limbe - Cameroon as Counselor.

  • Krystal Glen - Quality Assurance Director