Rocky Locklear, Chair of the Board

Rocky Alexander Locklear is a Nationally Certified, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He was born, raised, and resides in Maxton, NC. Rocky received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2008. He returned to UNC-P and in 2016 he completed his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His career path has varied, first serving as a fourth-grade math and science teacher for the Public Schools of Robeson County. While attending graduate school he worked with the Academic Support Center better known now as the Center for Student Success to aid the students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. 

He currently works as the S.O.A.R. Coordinator at UNC-P with the Center for Student Success. He attends Vertical Church in Pembroke, NC.  Rocky loves to serve his community through local missions, Stop the Pain and Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity. With in the non-profit world, he hosts talking circles for those in active substance use or long-term recovery. He has a team of Recovery Ambassadors that set up community block parties and bring awareness to community issues. His most recent initiative has been to work with a tattoo artist who designed a shirt called, “Love and Loss” that empowers family members of MMIP and domestic violence victims to find hope in the hurt. He understands that people are uniquely different but enjoys finding the commonalities that make us all human.

Tammy Bell, Vice-Chair of the Board

Tammy Bell is a Christian, wife, mother, and advocate for those in need.  She has 3 children and 13 grandchildren. She is a member of Light of Truth Holiness Church in Maxton, North Carolina. She is also a Respiratory therapist with the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction (DAC) where she has worked for the past 18 years. 

Ms. Bell first became involved with Stop the Pain as a community volunteer and from there she went on to become a Recovery Ambassador for the Rennert community. Due to her passion and commitment to the community and Recovery she was asked to join the board of directors where she currently serves as the Vice Chair.

Her heart and passion is to help those who struggle with substance use and mental health disorders. It is her philosophy that everybody is somebody! Through her work and service with the Stop the Pain she has been able to provide hope to those who feel there is no hope. To aid those who feel that society has forgotten them and help them reach their God given potential.  She sees Stop the Pain growing and being able to provide more services that will save and enrich lives. We are helping bring our community closer by providing services and education that breaks the barriers that separate us because of a lack of knowledge.

Antonio Wilkins, Treasurer

Anthony Barton, Secretary

Anthony Barton has spent the last 16 years proudly serving the Public Schools of Robeson County students as an educator.  Dr. Barton was named the principal of Fairmont High School on July 1, after serving as the principal of PSRC Early College High School for the 2022-2023 school year and spending six years as the principal of Pembroke Middle School.  Before the principalship, Dr. Barton was the assistant principal at Purnell Swett High School and a History teacher at South Robeson High School. 


Dr. Barton earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History: Social Studies Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he was also a North Carolina Teaching Fellow.  He returned to UNC-P in Fall 2011 and completed his Master’s Degree in School Administration. 

Dr. Barton defended his dissertation titled The Lived Experiences of Indigenous Youth during the Transition to Emergency Remote Learning: A Qualitative Study in the Fall of 2022 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  Dr. Barton feels at home in the principalship but is open to serving in a district leadership role in the future.

Dr. Barton loves to read and run and is very active in his church, serving as an adult Sunday school teacher and deacon.  Dr. Barton also serves on the SECU Advisory Board and is a board member for PAWSS, Inc.  Dr. Barton and his wife, Dwelicia, are proud parents of three daughters, Ellarey, Kamdyn, and McKinley


Carisa Collins-Caddle, Board Member

Carisa Collins-Caddle is a lifelong resident of Robeson County. She has lived experienced in homelessness and substance use disorder that led to chaotic drug use to self-medicate undiagnosed mental health disorders. 

Today, Carisa is a Harm Reductionist, outreach worker, drug educator, Phlebotomist, HIV Counselor, rape crisis victim’s advocate, NC Certified Peer Support Specialist, NC Forensic Peer Support Specialist, NC Community Health Worker, Psychiatric Technician, and social justice activist.

 Carisa recently started her own harm reduction non-profit, Beloveds CommUNITY Initiative. She serves on the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Consortium (RCORP), a Recovery Ambassador for Stop the Pain, and board member for PAWSS, Inc. She has also had justice involvement and is currently studying Criminal Justice. Carisa's main priorities in life are to save lives by holding safe spaces for people who use drugs, lessen the harms of drug use through education, change the idea of the “tough love” mentality to a “love tougher” mentality, abolish the drug war, advocate for criminal justice reform, and to create inclusion, equality, equity, and protections where needed. Carisa also enjoys creating partnerships with other organizations. She is available as a harm reduction consultant & drug educator who provides overdose identification, overdose prevention, overdose reversals, and rescue breathing trainings. She truly believes in commUNITY and that we are better together. 

Tina M. Bowen, Board Member

Tina is a retired Special Education Teacher with 31 years of experience. She received her B.S. in Education from UNC-Pembroke and her M.Ed. from Lesley University.   She is married to Brad Bowen and has one daughter, Reagan Leigh Lamont.  Tina is a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church, serves on the UNC-Pembroke Thomas College of Business Advisory Board, is a Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer, and is a member of Kiwanis Robeson-Lumberton.  She believes it takes many working together to make an impact on others and make a difference in our local communities.  

She is the founder of Suds of Love, Inc. (Suds of Love Truck), launched July 2021, where she provides an opportunity for members of the community to shower, do laundry, and receive other important resources. She is proud to be a member of the PAWSS Inc Board of Directors and supports their efforts to improve the quality of life of all people in Robeson County, N.C., and surrounding areas.

Jessica Leigh Spaulding, Board Member