Staff & Board

Staff & Board


jhonnie Puckett

Johnnie Puckett

President and Director

Julie Kreer

Office Manager

Governing Board

  • Vietnam Veteran
  • Lived experience with PTSD and Substance Use Disorder with long-term recovery
  • NAMI Wilmington Vice President
  • NAMI State Veterans’ Council Member
  • Certified WRAP and Peer Support Specialist Facilitator
  • NAMI In Our Own Voice Facilitator/Trainer
  • Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University
  • Lived experience with Bipolar Disorder and strong recovery
  • NAMI Wilmington President
  • NAMI NC Executive Board Member
  • Former Peer Support Specialist for various mental health agencies
  • NAMI In Our Own Voice Facilitator/Trainer
  • Certifications: WRAP, Illness Management and Recovery, NAMI Peer to Peer, NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group Facilitator
  • MA from George Washington University
  • Lived experience with Substance Use Disorder with long-term recovery
  • MBA with large government (NASA) and corporate management (Holiday Inns and Intercontinental Hotels) experience
  • Life Coach for over 13 years
  • Chair of Southern Regional Consumer and Family Advisory Committee for Trillium
  • Member of Trillium Advisory and Governing Boards
  • Assistant Director of Vantage Pointe: mediation, facilitation, and training
  • Trainer: QPR, WRAP, ASSIST, Crisis Intervention Team, Mental Health First Aid
  • Has trained over 1,500 first responders and community members in NC
  • 15-plus years of experience in the behavioral health field

Peer Recovery Resources Advisory Board

Provides special expertise to support governing board members:

A professor of Psychology at UNCW and a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in research and treatment related to recovery from serious mental illness and substance use disorders.

Is the former Executive Director of First in Families of SE NC. He has 25 years of experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, and a BS in Industrial Engineering.

An attorney with 23 years of experience representing clients and providing legal assistance with LLC, Corporate and Non-Profit entity formation, board and membership organization, contract drafting and negotiation, and Landlord/Tenant special proceeding representation.