Executive Director: Asa A. Revels, PhD

Asa A. Revels is the Executive Director of PAWSS, Inc., a position she has held since 2019. She is also the former Chair of the Board of Stop the Pain, a position she held from 2015 to 2022. Dr. Revels is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and owner of Red Women LLC, a consulting firm. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from North Carolina State University, Master’s in Public Health Policy and Management from Emory University in Atlanta, and her PhD in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She has experience across a range of fields including civil engineering, substance use disorders, genetics, violence and injury prevention, virology, chronic disease, and aging. Most of her work has focused on understanding and improving the outcomes of socially and economically disadvantaged populations, specifically American Indians. 

She also has skills and expertise in several areas including research, evaluation, marketing, program development and coordination, nonprofit and for-profit business development and management, instruction at the college level, grant writing, data management and analysis, and report writing, to name a few. Personally, Dr. Revels is passionate about coffee, plants, the ocean, reading, traveling, and helping people.

Consultant: Natasha Jones Kinto, LCMHC, NCC, LCAF-A

Case Manager: Gerren Maynor

Gerren is a Pembroke native. Gerren received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from East Carolina University in 2006, Teaching Certificate in 2009, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2015. Gerren works as a case manager for PAWSS, Inc. for the Recovery Care Coordination Program.  Gerren wishes to lead by example of being successful in her recovery and inspire others to rise above the stigma of substance-use disorders. Gerren believes that ALL lives matter & that no one person is beneath another. She feels it is important to extend grace and mercy, as well as to encourage and empower those who suffer with substance use. Her plans are to promote Faith, Hope, Peace, Compassion, Acceptance & Love just as Jesus taught.

Facilities Manager: Harry Locklear

Program Administrator: Tonya Bullard

Ms. Bullard also serves as a Recovery Ambassador for Stop the Pain. She was raised in South Carolina and now calls Robeson County North Carolina (NC) home, having lived there since 1992. She received her associates degree in Human Services at Stanly Community College, then went on to study for her Bachelors in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is also a minister and a long-time member at The Youth for Christ Holiness Church in Maxton, NC where she is very active with her church and sings in the choir.

Ms. Bullard is also the founder of two street ministries. Highways and Hedges and Second Chance Ministries. These ministries are focused on the unhoused in Robeson County. She is also the liaison in Pembroke, NC for the Robeson County Church and Community Center. Working in the community is one of her greatest passions. The Bible tells us in Luke 14:23, “And the lord said unto the servant, go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”