Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. Jessica earned a BS in Sociology from Western Carolina University and a Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity from Baylor University. An Appalachian native, Jessica returned to Western North Carolina in 2013 and joined the Appalachian Community Services team. Having worked in several different direct care capacities Jessica assumed the role of Assistant Director of Outpatient and Community Based Services, supervising the western most counties served by Appalachian Community Services in 2015. Jessica has a passion for providing quality and compassionate services to those living in Western North Carolina and is proud to work for an agency that promotes both. When not at work Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling, reading, collecting antique tea cups, and exploring other cultures.