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Cherokee County

Our Office is located at: 

750 US Hwy. 64 West

Murphy, NC  28906

Office Phone: 828-837-0071 or 866-464-9115

Fax: 828-837-5309 

For billing questions, please call 804-433-3530 or email

Meet the Staff


Jessica Tewell

Director, Western Outpatient and Community Services 

A Cherokee County Appalachian native, Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA) with 17 years of experience in physical and mental healthcare. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University, George W. Truett Theological Seminary,  and Baylor University where she respectively earned a BS in Sociology, Master of Divinity, and a Master of Social Work.

Following graduation, Jessica spent five years living in Waco, TX where she worked with vulnerable populations while completing her graduate education. In 2013, she returned to Western North Carolina and joined the Appalachian Community Services team. In her current role Jessica's focus is with the communities of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, and Swain counties, and she enjoys work with individuals, families, groups, and community systems. 

Jessica is passionate about providing compassionate, person-centered, and robust services to those living in Western North Carolina and is proud to work for an agency that promotes these values. She has special interests in working with children in recovery from traumatic events, adults managing acute mental health disorders, and advocacy for marginalized populations. 

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Angela  Krempasky 

Site Director for Clay and Cherokee Counties

Angie is a Licenced Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 27 years of experience.  She graduated from Ohio University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  She continued her education at Ohio University and obtained her Master's of Education (Counselor Education) in 1995.  After graduation, Angie worked at various outpatient mental health agencies, primarily in Crisis Intervention Services, serving as Director for 10 years.  Angie joined Appalachian Community Services in 2018 and is currently the Site Director for Cherokee and Clay counties. 

In her spare time, she likes spending time with family/friends, listening to music, and being outdoors.

North Carolina Regional Director

Ron Ross |  828-837-0071 x 2518

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