Board of Directors

Ashlee Williams


Children’s Librarian- Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library

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Joy McCray

Member at Large

Executive Director Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce

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Joy McCray is a native of East Tennessee, a seventh generation Carter Countian and a Born Again Cyclone. Joy attended Memphis College of Art and University of Memphis for both undergraduate degrees. Joy later returned to Elizabethton TN to complete both Masters at Appalachian State University-GO MOUNTAINEERS! You may know her from her previous 15 years of hard time at Frontier Health as the Director of Development and Public Relations, or from when she brought dead bodies to Hands On when she was working with Donate Life to promote organ donation. Joy took the leap to serve her hometown as the Executive Director of the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce June 1, 2020 and is happy to report the building is still standing.  When Joy isn’t working she spends her time on the lake with her family, driving her dogs around in the jeep they think she bought for them, and gardening. She’s also an avid early morning power walker with her friends that walk at the pace of pissed off, plays in the adult soccer league on Pitch Please and Orange You Glad We aren’t the Passholes and tries to stay upright at spin twice a week. 

Scott Stodola


Scott M. Stodola is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.  He has an associates degree in Liberal Studies where he focused on Substance Abuse Education and Business Management.  Scott has 28 years of “experience” (incarceration) in the Illinois Department of Corrections where he was a Peer Mentor and Certified Peer Educator.  Scott taught Substance Abuse Education Classes; HIV Aids, Hepatitis, STI Classes; and general health hot topics.  As a U.S. Army Veteran, he also organized events for the Veterans programs in various facilities. Scott is very active in his church, Sinking Creek Baptist Church in Johnson City.  He lives with his mother in Johnson City. 

Scott looks forward to getting the message of the Carter County Collaborative and the Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition out to as many people as possible, and that includes being present in the community to share what addiction and recovery look like.

Kelly Kitchens


Programming and Special Events Coordinator, City of Elizabethton

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Kelly Kitchens is the Programming and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation. She has worked for the City for 20 years, previously serving as Administrative Assistant for the department before receiving her promotion into a newly formed role in 2017. She works to offer community programs and events to the citizens of Elizabethton that highlights the benefits of recreation as a means of boosting physical and mental health.

Emma Carpenter

Youth Coalition President

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Elizabeth Carpenter is a Senior at Homelife Academy.  Elizabeth joined RISE: Healthy for Life Peer Sexuality Educators, Carter County Drug Prevention’s Youth Coalition and SADD in hopes of creating awareness amongst her peers to live a safer and healthier lifestyle. She has served on the Carter County Drug Prevention Youth Coalition for the last six years. During this time she has participated in a peaceful protest, talked with city officials and spread awareness about drugs, alcohol and tobacco to the youth in Carter County. Her love for Carter County Drug Prevention arose from the fact that she wanted to help her peers as well as the future that could become reality. On top of her commitment to Carter County Drug Prevention ‘s Board of Directors, she is also the President of Carter County Drug Prevention Youth Coalition.

Nicole Moore

Member at Large

Public Relations Coordinator, Elizabethton City Schools

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Nicole Moore is the Public Relations Coordinator at Elizabethton City School System. Before ECS, Nicole was the Health Promotion Coordinator at Niswonger Children’s Hospital and worked in healthcare for twenty years. She is most passionate about attending charities/events to raise awareness about the health and wellness of the youth in Elizabethton and surrounding areas. She has been a part of Carter County Drug Prevention from the beginning and is thankful; for the support and changes this organization has made over the years in the community.

She is a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a longtime Cyclone Sports Fan. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from King University with Certificates for Trauma Informed Care – Train the Trainer and Suicide Prevention. She serves on five local committee boards with hopes to make a positive change in Elizabethton. She has a passion for literacy, mental health awareness, and finding resources to meet the needs of others. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and two daughters by attending sports events, beach visits, thrift shopping, DIY projects, and baking.


Jill Stott

Member at Large

Northeast Regional Coordinator, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth


Jill Stott is the Northeast Regional Coordinator for Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth for the
State of Tennessee. Jill also serves on the Boards of Families Free and the Dawn of Hope. Jill graduated with a degree in Public Health from East Tennessee State University.

Josh Johnson

Member at Large




Jason Stout

Member at Large

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

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Residential Specialist – Acute High Needs (Frontier Health @ Turning Point)

DRC Graduate

Northeast State – Associate Degree in Business Management with concentration in Accounting

210 South Hills DrElizabethton, TN 37643

Funding provided by grants from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, United Way of East TN Highlands, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Drug Free Communities Program, National Recreation and Parks Association and others.  

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