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Steve Bailey

Executive Director, manages daily operational needs. He has 40+ years experience in business management and accounting practices, as well as training in mental health related topics, including Mental Health First Aid, QPR suicide prevention, Legal Guardianship, SSI/SSDI, family advocacy and others. His experience includes work in the non- and for- profit sectors having worked in both the mental health and construction fields. Steve has been the Fiscal Manager for the Annual Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health since 2011.

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Kerry Paksoy

LPC-A, LCAS-A, contracts with Josh's Hope to provide clinical services and evaluations to clients. He holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from NC Central University. He has a varied counseling background and training in crisis/detox, college and employee assistance (EAP) settings. In addition to working for Josh’s Hope, Kerry works in EAP and maintains a private practice working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents His clinical perspective includes Solution Focused Brief Counseling, as well as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. His professional experience also includes having worked with individuals on the Autism Spectrum to develop skills and plans towards independent living, job coaching, training and conflict resolution.

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Norman Taylor

Tools for Hope (T4H) Shop Instructor, is a licensed general contractor with more than 25 years in the construction field. Norm worked for many years in his family-owned business, Taylor Construction, and served as District Manager with Northern Tool Company. In addition to his talent and skills in carpentry, Norman is trained in Mental Health First Aid, Understanding Schizophrenia and QPR Suicide Prevention.

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Don Hardin

Foundations for Hope Facilitator, is a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) trained in substance disorders. Don facilitates our F4H peer support recovery group sessions inside the Orange County Detention Center twice weekly, while also facilitating weekly community groups open to all community members with mental health and substance disorders at Josh's Hope. He is trained in multiple evidence-based support models, including the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Mental Health First Aid.


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Josh's Hope Foundation, LLC.

PO Box 71749

Durham, NC 27722


We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit

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