C. Jamie Edwards
Jamie Edwards, MA, M.Ed, CPS, serves as the Data Analyst for the Surry County, NC Substance Abuse Recovery Office, a role that includes research, planning and the delivery of technical assistance. His position is responsible for the connecting data to relevant research and implementation of effective practices in the Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery spaces. Jamie is the past Director of the North Carolina Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Center (NCTTA). As a statewide agency, the North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance (NCTTA) Center provided workforce development, training, and technical assistance opportunities to SAMHSA Block Grant Funded Substance Abuse Prevention Stakeholders. Before his engagement with Surry County and NCTTA, Jamie served as Academic Dean at Wytheville Community College in Virginia within both the General Education/Social Sciences and Health and Occupational Divisions, while also being appointed Associate Professor of Human Services and Sociology. He has taught at the college level since 2000 in North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky and is a current Adjunct Faculty Member at Lindsey Wilson College. In the community, he has served as a program director, project coordinator, workforce development trainer, substance abuse counselor, and case manager.
Professional Credentials include the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), current Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – Associate (NC LCAS-A), current Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), and a Board-Certified Coach (BCC). He holds two Post Master’s Certificates from Appalachian State University in Social Gerontology and Addictions Counseling, two master's degrees in Liberal Studies/Humanities and Education from Wake Forest University and Radford University and a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Bluefield College.