Who We Are

Who We Are

Marisa Cornell, EdD

Executive Director

Marisa Cornell joined the staff of MRJC in 2008 and now serves as Executive Director, as well as Program Director for the 24th JD Drug Treatment Courts, Watauga DTC Coordinator, and all-purpose mediator. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling (Expressive Arts Therapy), a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and an extensive history of advocacy around restorative processes, community-building, peaceful conflict resolution, and experiential learning.

Mollie Furman, MSW

Program Coordinator

Mollie has served as Program Coordinator for Recovery on the Inside since 2018. She joined MRJC in 2020 and now also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Watauga County Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program. Mollie holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Social Work from Appalachian State University and is a Watauga County native.

Ashley Wurth, BS, NCCPSS

Outreach and Support Specialist

Ashley joined MRJC in 2020 and serves as the Outreach and Support Specialist for the Watauga County Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and Recovery on the Inside programs. Ashley holds a B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University and is a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist.

Mackenzie Laney, MSW

Program Associate

Mackenzie joined MRJC in 2020 and also serves as a Sentencing Circles Coordinator in Watauga County. Mackenzie earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied and Public History and a Master of Social Work with a Communities and Organizations concentration from Appalachian State University. 

Contact us with any questions or to get help for yourself or someone you care about. 

Email: wataugalead@gmail.com

Phone: 828-406-8069

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