Swain County

Our Office is located at: 

100 Teptal Terrace

Bryson City, NC 28713

Office Phone: (828) 488-3294 

Fax: (828) 488-0907

For billing questions, please call (804) 433-3530 or email billing@ncgcare.com

Meet the Staff


Jessica Tewell

Western Region Director of Outpatient and Community Based Services

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.


Gabriell Pringle

Day Treatment Director

Gabriell has been with Appalachian Community Services since 2010.  She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional and has a passion for working with children and adolescents!  As the Day Treatment Manager for Swain County, Gabriell is able to work with kids and help them see what they can control and what changes they can produce in their lives.  Her passion has led her to work toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), which she will obtain in December 2018.  Gabriell has been with Appalachian Community Services since 2010 and has positively impacted both the Day Treatment and Intensive In-Home programs. When not working, you will likely find Gabriell hiking in the Smoky Mountains enjoying her downtime as a beekeeper.

North Carolina Regional Director

Ron Ross

ron.ross@acswnc.com |  828.837.0071 x 2518