Our Leadership and Administrative Team

Bryan Hatcher, MDiv, LCSW


Since coming to CareNet in 1999, Bryan has served in many roles, including his current role as president and before that chief operating officer. He is an experienced counselor, chaplain and pastor and is an adjunct faculty member of Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity.  As president, he is responsible for the strategic development of the statewide organization and advancing its mission and innovation. Currently enrolled in a doctoral program in public health at UNC Chapel Hill, Bryan has a passion for not only delivering high-quality counseling services but also advocating for and serving those who are underserved.

Rebecca Brummel

Project Manager – CareNet Finance

Rebecca Brummel, who has been the Volunteer and Guest Services Manager for Wake Forest Baptist Health since 2018, is now Project Manager – CareNet Finance, a position created to handle the increasingly complex role of finances and reimbursements. Pre-pandemic, Rebecca led hundreds of active adult volunteers for Wake Forest Baptist, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca managed Wake Forest Baptist Health main campus screener stations, in which she supervised up to 75 employees. Her other experience includes serving as a property and asset manager for a local business park. She previously served as a vice president for the State Employees Credit Union.

Alex Taylor

CareNet Revenue Data Analyst

Alex came to CareNet Counseling in 2021 to help improve operations and revenue for the CareNet organization.  

Russell Siler Jones, ThD, LCMHCS

Director of Residency in Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Russell became Director of CareNet’s Residency in Psychotherapy and Spirituality in 2008. In that role, he teaches and supervises all associate-licensed therapists at CareNet. He has also worked in community mental health, as an associate pastor, as a hospital chaplain, and as a pastoral counselor in Asheville since 1996. He is author of Spirit in Session: Working with Your Client’s Spirituality (and Your Own) in Psychotherapy (2019) and is developing a national training program in spiritually integrated psychotherapy through ACPE.

Deborah A. Morton, LCMHCS

CareNet Clinical Quality Manager

Debbie joined CareNet in 2013 and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor.  She has practiced in community-based chemical dependency programs, hospital-based group therapy programs, physician practices and private practice, and she brings over 23 years of experience in individual, group and couples therapy. In addition to counseling, Debbie serves as the clinical quality manager for the CareNet Counseling organization. She has a passion for continuous improvement in clinical quality for the organization.

H. Leah Creel, MDiv, LCMHC

CareNet Integrated Care Coordinator

Leah Creel is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who joined CareNet in 2013. Leah’s experience includes collaborating with children, adolescents and families through life transitions and stressors, and currently provides psychotherapy and integrated care in two Wake Forest Baptist Health pediatric clinics. She is also a Community Resiliency Model (CRM) instructor.  Additionally, Leah serves as the Integrated Care Coordinator for CareNet and has a passion for integrating behavioral health into a variety of settings, including physician offices, schools, businesses and other organizations.

Donna G. Akers

CareNet Finance Coordinator II

Melissa Wilmoth

Carenet Accounts Specialist

Tracy Herrin

Carenet Accounts Specialist