LeighAnn Rutkowsky

Leighann joined our team in April of 2022. LeighAnn completed her undergraduate studies at East Carolina University graduating with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Child and Family studies. She Graduated once again from East Carolina University in 2017 with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical counseling with an emphasis on substance use disorder. 

LeighAnn has been in the substance use field since January of 2018 counseling at several clinics prior to First Step. LeighAnn conducts substance use assessments and enrollments.

LeighAnn can be reached by email at “leighann@firststepnc(dot)com” or by phone at (919)-803-8839

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