Staff Bios

Sandra Alexander, PA-C
Founder of Collegial Behavioral Health

Sandra earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and pursued a previous career in Forensic Drug Chemistry and Toxicology. After working in crime laboratories in the Southeast, she became a consultant to forensic laboratories throughout the U.S. and Canada. Throughout her career, she spent hours processing illicit drug labs and overdose crime scenes, and she felt the place where she could make the most difference was in medicine, instead of law enforcement.

Sandra returned to Campbell University and earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice degree, specializing in psychiatry and addiction medicine. She molded her practice skills with previous experience at Southlight Healthcare, Changes by Choice, Morse Clinics of Chatham, Vance and Johnston Recovery Services, and Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare. Sandra is a member of the AAPA, the NCAPA, the NCAPA Health Committee (Chair of Committee 2015-2016), and is a consultant for the NC Physicians Health Program.

As Founder of the Collegial Behavioral Health team, she leads in unity for your better life.

Dr. Jamila Battle

Dr. Jamila Battle is Board Certified in Family, Sleep, and Addiction Medicine. She focuses her practice around the Four Pillars of Health: 1. Sleep/Environment, 2. Diet/Exercise, 3. Meditation, and 4. Sobriety and Connection. Dr. Battle is author of the #1 Best Seller from Abuse to Abundance' and creator of 'Reboot Repair Rebirth®,' an online healing recovery system. This innovative model aids those who are suffering to forgive themselves, so they can become fully integrated and capable of self-love.

Reboot your soul by speaking your truth and ending the isolation. Repair by getting help and consciously healing your mind, heart and body. Celebrate your Rebirth as a wiser, loving and centered being. Live life abundantly. In addition, she takes Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurances. As part of the Collegial team, she has an individualized/patient-centered approach which focuses on YOU!

For Suboxone Intake, Frequently Asked Questions, and Get Help Resources, please visit Dr. Battle's website here.

Mental Health Intake

Suboxone Intake

Sleep Intake

Shery Clark

Shery is an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor Associate) and LCAS (Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist) who has earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education from North Carolina Central University. Shery also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Art Therapy from Meredith College and an Associate Degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Shery brings a wealth of experience to our team. For 11 years Shery worked as a mentor for adolescents who were living in homes affected by substance abuse disorders. Shery has also worked with the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Professional and has experience working with college students who have had difficulty coping with the stress of academia and peer pressure.

It is her belief that therapy is an active and shared effort, which is successful when the client’s hard work and courage is paired with her skills and experience, enabling the client to make changes to add to their quality of life.

While she still maintains her own private practice, Shery is happy to unite with the Collegial team. She is committed to therapy that addresses the mind, body and spirit of those she cares for.

Carolina Counseling and Therapeutic Solutions

Wes Wade

Wes is an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), an LCAS (Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist), and a CCMHC (Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor). In addition, Wes earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Arts in Career Counseling from North Carolina Central University. Wes also holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from NC State University and will be starting his Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education this fall!

Wes brings years of community involvement and counseling experience to our team. He has served in faith-based men's groups since 2008, has worked with college students at NC State University since 2014, and has worked at the Walter B. Jones Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Greenville, NC.

The therapeutic relationship is important to Wes, and he prides himself in developing authentic working relationships with those he serves. He is a firm believer in the power of therapy and challenging clients to take ownership of treatment goals to help them accomplish their dreams.

Wes maintains his own private practice in addition to a role at NC State University; however, he is enthusiastic about partnering with the Collegial team and the work we share. Wes is dedicated to working with clients and helping them overcome the obstacles in their life so they can move forward.

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Marcus Ford
Office Manager

Our office manager, Marcus, is a Brooklyn, New York, transplant who loves the Carolinas. Apparently, big city life wasn't his cup of sweet tea. Marcus is a 2012 graduate from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. With a B.S. in Biology, Marcus plans to eventually go to medical school. However, from his graduate date in 2012 until now, he has worked as an EMT, a hospital patient care representative, and as an urgent care clinic manager. Marcus lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife, Victoria, and their two dogs, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin (and yes, they are Harry Potter fanatics).

As part of the Collegial Behavioral Health team, he is united for our client's better life. Please let him know how he can be of service.