Our Team




Renee White, LCSW

Regional Director of Operations

Renee received her BS in psychology from the University of Arizona in 1992 and her MSW from the University of Kentucky in 1997. She began post-graduate work as the staff therapist serving children in foster care at Butler County Children Services in Ohio. Renee did clinical work for eight years with the UNC Psychiatry Department, including clinical assessment and family therapy on multiple studies with adolescents and adults experiencing psychosis and depression. Renee began providing in-home therapy to children and families with Carolina Outreach in 2003, then assumed clinical supervision, training, and management roles.



Therese Garrett, MD, DFAACAP

Medical Director

Dr. Therese Garrett received her BS in psychobiology and BA in philosophy from the University of Southern California in 1999. Also her MD from the University of California-San Francisco in 2004. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the Harvard Longwood program, and fellowship training in child/adolescent psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Garrett has worked in both outpatient and crisis settings in community mental health, through the SF Department of Public Health, as the medical director for the Foster Care Mental Health program and San Francisco Child Crisis. Throughout her professional career she has been involved in supervision and training of psychiatry residents and fellows, both as volunteer faculty at UCSF and adjunct clinical faculty at UNC. Dr. Garrett is excited to begin this next phase of her professional career working with the Carolina Outreach team.




Katie Wright, LCSW

Director of Programs

Ms. Wright received a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia in 1996 and an MSW from UC Berkeley in 2001. She has worked primarily with adult clients with serious and persistent mental health and substance abuse issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including Forensic ACT services in the San Francisco Bay area. She joined Carolina Outreach in 2004, and, in addition to providing clinical supervision, develops the programming and services for adults and transition-age youth at Carolina Outreach.





Robin Sartain, LCSW Heidi Dohnert, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Clinical Director of Child Service

Robin has been employed at Carolina Outreach since 2007. Her current position is Clinical Director of Child Services. Prior to that position, she served as Durham Site Manager, Intake and Assessment Manager, and IIH therapist. Ms. Sartain is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is also training to be a Certified Trainer Mentor in Eco-systemic Structural Family Therapy. Before Carolina Outreach, Ms. Sartain worked for Durham County Child Protective Services.  Ms. Sartain received her MSW from UNC Chapel Hill in 2005.




Heidi Dohnert, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Adult Services Consultant and Developer

Heidi received her BA in English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1995 and her MSW from the The Joint Master of Social Work Program between NC A&T University and UNC Greensboro in 2004. She is a Child Welfare scholar and started her social work career working in foster care for two years. Heidi started her clinical career providing in-home therapy and case management at Carolina Outreach in 2006.  She moved into providing adult services in 2009 through the Community Support team service. She began providing leadership for CST and SUD services in 2010. Heidi helped grow CST teams across 6 sites.




Christina Keller, MS, LMFT

Quality Management Director

Christina started working for Carolina Outreach in October 2013 as an Intensive In-Home team member in Raleigh. Since then, she has worked as an IIH Bilingual Team Lead, Johnston Site Manager, and Quality Management Specialist. She is currently the Quality Management Director for Carolina Outreach and assists the agency with CARF accreditation, as well as handling compliance functions and incident reports. Christina has an LMFT and earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University.






Carolina Outreach Management Team