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About us:


We are a drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation facility located in Carteret County, North Carolina.  We work with women who are wanting to change their lives. We believe every woman has the ability to achieve her independence from any addiction.  


By utilizing evidenced-based clinical counseling and spiritual guidance, women can overcome their past problems and gain self-sufficiency in a unique, therapeutic environment.  We offer hope and help to the families of these women seeking a new beginning in a non-traditional setting.


We offer a small, home-like environment that fosters learning in innovative ways.  Our clinicians and instructors meet women where they are and help them develop a life plan based on individual goals and needs.  




To create a Christ-centered way of living for those bound by addiction that allows them to recover and return into society as independent, self-sufficient, and productive people.


Tami Thomas

Founder / CEO


Carol Thomas

Resident Manager

Program Manager


At The MirIAM, our staff is made up of volunteers, pastors, lay leaders, and counselors.  Our clinical counseling staff members are at various stages of licensure with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.  While some are fully licensed, others are registered with the board and seeking licensure or are provisionally licensed.  To verify a counselor's credentials, or for detailed information about levels of licensure, please visit the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board at

Board Members

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Ali Creech


Ihave been involved with the MirIam since 2016. I am a former president of the Ladies Golf Association of Morehead City CC. I have also been a former Women's Ministry Leader of Cstone church. My servant's heart is to give my all in support to the MirIam in any way possible. 

Jean Doshier

Vice President

Jean has been with the MirIAM as a Volunteer for several years. She has worked as office manager for Doshier Plumbing INC over 30 years. She has also worked at the Newport Library. Jean is a long-time member of Glad Tidings Church in Morehead City and has worked on serval committees. She enjoys serving and lending a helping hand.



My present job is an Accounting Specialist for the town of Morehead City. Before taking on my present job, I worked at the Morehead City Police Dept. for over twenty years. I have also served 4 years in the US Army prior to that.  I have an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and have served on three previous boards holding positions of Secretary, Treasurer and President.  I have witnessed firsthand how quickly someone’s life can be turned upside down by addiction.  I am very honored to part of the MirIAM and eager to help in any way I can.


Carrie Clay



Renee Griffin

Board Member

I have worked in early childhood education for the past thirty-five yrs. I have had the opportunity to change and shape young lives in our community. I have lived with and seen first hand the effects of addiction in a family unit. My passion and love of wanting to make a positive change in all family units helped motivate me to answer God's calling to get involved in the MirIAM. May God continue to bless this program

Max Milner

Board Member

Max has been with the MirIAM for a few years now. He worked mainly in the MirIAM Treasures Thrift Store mainly overseeing the day to day operations.

Jim Willard

Board Member


Dean Putnam

Board Member


Nate Fultz

Board Member

I have lived in Carteret County most of my life. I have operated a small remodeling business for the past 2 years. I am involved with Tech Ministry in my church and over see a lot of the remodeling projects there. I have experienced what addiction can do to people and I want to do my part in this program.


Betsy DeCampo

Board Member 

I recently retired after twenty years with the Corporate & Community Education Division of Carteret Community College. In my role at the college, I was responsible for developing and managing customized training programs and employability classes. I have a B.A. from Duke University and a M.A. from East Carolina University. 

Casey Elliot

Board Member


Dr. Earl Frantz

Board Member

Dr. Earl Frantz is a retired Navy Doctor and has volunteered at the MirIAM for over two yrs. He currently works at the Carolina Center for Surgery.

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