Chatham County
288 East St 
Pittsboro, NC 27312



Our Executive Director Gemimah Kerner-Hernandez Fuentes, has been working over 20 years as a substance abuse counselor in Wake County and has more than 25-years experience working as parent educator and Christian Family Counselor.
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Gemimah received her license in Havana. She worked in Peru as missionary for almost three years as a Christian Family Counselor and educator. She has a master in Theology and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. She is  Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Parent Educator at the professional level by the State of North Carolina.

 Gemimah was full time employed with SAFEchild for more than 17 years, a non-profit child abuse prevention agency as a program coordinator teaching parenting education classes and case management. Also for the last 20 years she has been working around Wake County with cases of DWI and other drug and alcohol problems and as a volunteer in the community and 9 years volunteer at Smart Star Board of Directors and received awards from North Carolina Mental health Association and a Maggy Award as Women of Western County by Cary Magazine.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.


Minimizing your risks along the way

Gemimah Kerner- Hernandez Fuentes

 Executive Director
Phone: 919-345-5230    

Spanish 919-985-9017  

Fax: 888-900-7754.

​Pittsboro: 919-607-7888

 ¡Hablamos Español!

about us


Identifying your path to growth

What We Do


​Crafting a plan to take you there

We specialize in DWI and substance abuse assessments and treatment. Our high quality professional and friendly staff includes bilingual and culturally competent counselors.

Our Staff:​
Joe Hazel, MDiv, LADC, CCS
Clinical Director
Gemimah Kerner, MA, CADC
Executive Director
Joany Rosales, CADC 

Ricardo ADriazen, Spanish client support specialist
PIlar Adrianzen, Office Manager

ROBERT (Bob)  Kerner, J.D., CADC-R

PROGRAM MANAGER, group facilitator

Cesiah Hernandez, PSYD, LPC  
Mental health Counselor

Hayde  M. Rivera, Accounting-Book keeping

Phone: 919-345-5230;

919-985-9017; 919-607-7888     

DWI, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services


Wake County

​1140 Kildaire Farm RD

Suite 108-1

Cary NC 27511

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​​​​​​​Phone: 919-345-5230     Español 919-985-9017      Fax: 1-888-900-7754