Leadership

Hal Jones

President, CEO


80 Alliance Drive
Whiteville, NC 28472

919-256-0824 x230
910-642-8039(fax)

Hal is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin with a BBA in Accounting. He was a CPA in Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina for over thirty-five years specializing in health care finance. He began his accounting career auditing healthcare facilities for EDS Corporation. He was transferred from Dallas to Nashville to Raleigh to oversee financial and auditing functions of EDS’ Medicaid contracts in those cities. He then managed the customer service, medical policy and financial areas of EDS’ contract to administer the NC state employees health plan. He decided to keep his family in Raleigh and became CFO of Chaps Health Services and then Community Innovations in 1990. He assumed the CEO position in 2015. He is married and has three grown daughters and two granddaughters. He is a golfer and avid traveler. He has founded and obtained financing for several behavioral health companies in North Carolina and serves on several Boards of Directors of IDD-related entities.

Haynes Graham, Jr

Vice-President, Waiver & Periodic Services


80 Alliance Drive
Whiteville, NC 28472

910-642-5697
910-642-8039(fax)

Haynes is a graduate of UNC-Pembroke with a BA in Social Work and is a US Army veteran. He began his professional career with the NC Department of Aging before joining the CI management team. He has served in a senior management role for over 20 years. He oversees the operations of 25 residential programs and five individual programs along with two day activity programs. Haynes is married with three young children whose activities consume all of his free time.

Laura Jacobs, MA, QP

Vice President, ICF/IID Services


80 Alliance Drive
Whiteville, NC 28472

910-642-5697
910-642-8039(fax)

Laura is a graduate of UNC-Pembroke with a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Counseling and has over 22 years experience working with IDD individuals. She has worked for multiple IDD provider companies in a variety of roles including behavioral analyst, program (site) manager, Qualified Professional (clinician) and now director of all of CI’s ICF/IDD services for the past 5 years. She directs the operations of fifteen facilities and four day activity centers. Laura has one daughter and one grandson and is an avid reader.

Andy Anderson

Development Director


80 Alliance Drive
Whiteville, NC 28472

919-840-1501
910-642-8039(fax)

Andy has been with CI since 1989. He holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from NC Central University and has done post-graduate studies at the UNC Wilmington Cameron School of Business and the UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler School of Business. He began his career with CI as a third-shift direct service provider (DSP) in an IDD group home and held gradually more responsible positions in the company, including President and CEO. As Development Director, he uses his considerable industry and company experience to identify quality organizations that can partner with CI to increase its business in NC. He has been involved for many years in local politics and has served on several state-level boards of directors of organizations seeking to expand opportunities for NC’s rural communities. Andy has 3 children, 6 foster children.

Melinda Frederick, MS, LPC

Quality Management Director


80 Alliance Drive
Whiteville, NC 28472

910-736-4715
910-642-8039(fax)

Melinda is a graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida with a BA in Psychology and an MS in Clinical Psychology. She began her career working in a day program for indiviudals with disabitlies before returning to school to pursue her Masters degree and career as a therapist. She provided outpatient therapy and clinical assessment in a variety of settings for over 18 years. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC since 2003 and a National Certified Counselor since 1994. She is a credentialed Person Centered Thinking Trainer for the The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices. Melinda has worked for CI since 2006 and oversees the quality management, training and accreditation functions for CI. She is married with 3 sons and loves the beach and spending time with her family.

Melissa Bryant, QP

Regional Director

80 Alliance Drive
Whiteville, NC 28472

910-625-5305
910-642-8039 (fax)

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Chris Threadgill, QP

Regional Director

80 Alliance Drive
Whiteville, NC 28472

910-642-5697
910-642-8039 (fax)

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Annette Gibbs, Ed.D

Regional Director

908 Avent Ferry Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540

919-577-6749
910-642-8039 (fax)

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Julia Johnson, QP

Regional Director

790 Cardinal Road
New Bern NC 28562

252-638-1028
252-636-1033 (fax)

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