About Us


Insight Human Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) accredited non-profit provider of substance abuse and mental health services in more than 50 counties across North Carolina. Our corporate offices are located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem.


Insight was founded in Winston-Salem in 1970 as the Council on Drug Abuse, or CODA, to address the rising drug abuse problem in Forsyth County. In 1986, the Board of Directors changed our name to STEP ONE, Inc. At the time, STEP ONE was the first substance abuse agency in North Carolina to provide childcare for clients.

In the 90s, we added Justice Services as well as Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC). As we evolved into prevention and expanded treatment programs offered, we became Partnership for a Drug-Free NC in 2003.

Board members and employees desired an opportunity to focus on the well-rounded and unique approach we have to prevention, intervention, and treatment, so in 2015 we re-branded as Insight Human Services with an emphasis on collaboration, stability, quality, and integrity. Clients and stakeholders alike will experience a passionate commitment to client wellness, a diverse and multi-skilled staff, and forward-thinking, responsible leadership.

Insight is CARF accredited and receives funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Department of Public Safety, the United Way of Forsyth County, and many county governments.


Insight strives to offer the highest quality care to reduce the negative impacts of substance misuse and mental illness in the communities we serve.


To offer hope, help and healing to people, families, and communities.


Collaboration, Integrity, Stability, and Quality.

Board of Directors


Mr. Peter Baldini

Mr. Michael Brooks

Mr. David Daggett 

Mr. Beau Dancy 

Ms. Regina Ford Hall 

Sgt. Hashon Geddings

Dr. Preston R. Miller

Dr. Elizabeth Hodges Shilling, PhD

Mr. Patrick Weede



James Harner | Chief Executive Officer

John Reynolds | Chief Financial Officer

Terri Fowler | Vice President, Prevention Services

Michael Gray | Vice President, Justice Services

Lisette Malarchik| Corporate Director of   Human Resources

 Stan Holder| Chief Clinical Director

Timothy Smith | Corporate Compliance Officer/Director of Quality Management

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