BRPC Core Team and Board Member Onboarding

Please complete these steps at your earliest convenience.

Greetings, and welcome! This is a quick welcome letter that focuses on a few important administrative and technical next steps. We recommend you do these in order.

As Soon as You Can (takes <10 minutes)

1. Set Up Your BRPC Email

  • Login at https://www.office.com/
  • Your Login ID is your email: This is usually your first initial and last name:  FLast@BlueRidgePride.org [let us know if you want to change this or add additional spellings]
  • Your Preliminary Password is: “Pride@2009#!”. You will be asked to change this.
  • Please do not turn on auto-forwarding. It will send an error message to anyone who emails you.

Email Policy: We ask all core team members to use your BRPC email for all BRPC communications and to monitor your email at least once a week. If you need help making it easy to track your email, contact us. We’d be happy to help with setting up your PC and/or your smart phone so that you can track both personal and BRPC email with minimum effort.

2. Register on our Website with your BRPC email.

  • Register on our Web Site [link] with your BRPC email. Please do this even if you have previously registered under your personal email. Your BRPC login will give you additional access.
  • Request Contributor status [link].  After you are logged in, place this request. Once we approve your status, you will have access to additional links, capabilities, and information on the site.

Next Week or So

3. Complete Key Online Forms (<10 minutes)

4. Create Your Team Profile (<10 minutes if you have content and picture ready)

  • Create your online profile [link]. You can view other leadership profiles and board profiles.  Note: your profile will not show up on the site until we review it. Contact us if you don’t see it appear within a couple of days.

Other Matters

  • Technology: We make heavy use of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams. If you have Office installed on your desktop or smartphone, you can access BRPC email and files directly from your desktop software. Contact us and we will help you set it up.  Because many on our team are not computer buffs, we tend to use only the most basic features of these powerful software suites.
  • BRPC Policies.  You can find links to our policies here.  They come down to a few essentials: we take community trust, treatment of people, and wise use of resources seriously

 

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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