CHRISTINE GANIS PsyD.
Private PA psychological l practice (1985 – 2010). Individuals, couples, families, eating disorders, women’s issues, and health psychology. Founded/ran a network of free groups for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Founded a supervision psychotherapy group (Institute for Psychotherapy). Earned PsyD in 2003 in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Relocated to Southern Pines in 2010. Rural medical outreach (St. Joseph’s of the Pines Semi tractor trailer); joined the editorial staff of NC Psychological Association. Advocates for military families through Fayetteville Community Blueprint. Serves on multiple community boards ( League’s Healthcare Action Team lead (HCLAT); leadership roles in AAUW (local President) and the League of Women Voters (Chair Healthcare for Moore/Cumberland). Taught CBT for Insomnia with cancer survivors at FirstHealth. Teaches Mental Health First Aid at SCC.
Operations Committee Chair
After completing an Associates Degree in Human Services at Springfield Technical Community College and studies at American International College in Springfield MA, Tambra moved to North Carolina to study Psychology at North Carolina State University. She graduated with a B.A in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. Tambra has an extensive career in Human Services that spans over 30 years.
Eileen graduated from The College of Charleston with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She received her Master’s in TESOL (teaching English to students of other languages) from Walden University. Eileen resides in Moore County with her husband and daughter. She has worked in Title I schools for 6 years and currently is a freelance graphic designer. She is passionate about helping children and young adults develop strong morals that will help them become valuable citizens in their community.
Community Relations and Social Media Committee Chair
Meghan is born and raised in Pinehurst, NC. She has a passion for the Moore County area and its success in every capacity. Upon graduating from NC State she started a small business in partnership with her mom, Cooper & Bailey’s, a women’s boutique, and has been in business for over 5 years. Meghan thoroughly enjoys giving back within the community and feels blessed to be given the platform of a small business in her hometown to do so.
Mr. Wray has over 32 years of clinical experience. His undergraduate studies awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in the study of Psychology from Jackson State University and he holds a graduate degree from Delta State University – with a concentration in Community and Agency Counseling that is certified by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Education Related Programs. Mr. Wray holds the state’s highest clinical credential as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - Supervisor and is also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist both in the State of NC. He holds the esteemed credential of Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor from the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, a certified Relapse Prevention Specialist, and is a Board Certified Professional Counselor. Mr. Wray also holds an additional national certification as an Addictions Specialist in the areas of eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/dependence from the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders and is fully licensed to practice in the state of FL as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Lastly, he was inducted into the South Carolinas Addictions Professionals as a Fellow in 2007.
Mr. Wray has honorably served in the military for 32 years and retired in 2018 at the rank of Colonel, with deployments to Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, & Africa. He has served as a board member of several organizations, most recently on the board of the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA) the Sandhills Chapter. His passions and interests include scuba diving, skydiving, yoga, cooking, & composing music.
MARY MARGARET MCGUIRE
I am a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Advantage and broker/owner of Merit Property Management. I have been servicing Moore County with their real estate and property management needs since 2006. I also volunteer with the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.I am originally from Richmond, Virginia and have been a resident of Moore County since 2000.I have two children that have grown up in this community and I love giving back to it!