Robynn Moraites

LAP Director
Robynn E. Moraites

2237 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

Robynn Moraites is a medical educator and a lawyer. She graduated from Florida State University, magna cum laude, with a BS degree. Her work as a medical educator at the University of Miami School of Medicine included running a public health program where she developed continuing education programs for medical professionals and organized events for targeted, hard-to-reach professional populations.
Robynn attended the University of North Carolina School of Law and in 2004 earned her JD with honors along with a masters degree in city and regional planning. Her first position after law school was with what is now McGuire Woods, formerly Helms Mulliss & Wicker, where she worked with the litigation and environmental practice groups. From there she transitioned to an in-house counsel position with Premier, Inc., a national health care company. Subsequently, she joined the firm of Bringewatt & Snover, where she developed a general commercial practice, specializing in municipal, education, and health care law. She left Bringewatt & Snover in 2011 as a partner to take the position of director of the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program.

Robynn is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the ABA. Previously, she was an active LAP volunteer. She enjoys volunteering time to organize and develop retreats and recovery conferences and has organized numerous such events over the years.

Robynn and her husband Mike love the outdoors: cycling, mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking. Hunter, their well-behaved, trail-running dog, travels with them as often as possible.

Towanda C. Garner

Piedmont LAP Coordinator
Towanda C. Garner
PO Box 25908 (27611-5908)
217 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC  27601

Towanda C. Garner started employment with The North Carolina State Bar Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) as the Piedmont LAP coordinator on March 28, 2005. Her educational background consists of the completion of undergraduate studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she acquired a BA in Psychology, Minor - Child Development and Family Relations; completion of graduate studies at North Carolina Central University with an MA degree in Psychology, Concentration - Clinical. She is also a licensed clinical addications specialist. Her professional experience includes working as a clinical director and a program director at a drug rehabilitation treatment center in North Carolina.

Towanda enjoys working with people and witnessing the joy of recovery and emotional healing from chemical addiction and mental illness. As the Piedmont LAP Coordinator, she says, "I'm grateful to be a part of an organization that provides support and services to protect the public by assisting lawyers and judges who are professionally impaired by reason of substance abuse, addiction, or debilitating mental conditions; to assist impaired lawyers and judges in recovery; and to educate lawyers and judges concerning the causes of and remedies of such impairment. I thank lawyers, judges, and law students who allow the LAP to assist them, because I adamantly believe we need each other to survive in this life."

Towanda resides with her husband and daughter in Clayton, North Carolina.

Cathy D. Killian

Western Clinical Coordinator
Cathy D. Killian

2237 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

Cathy Killian is the western clinical coordinator for the Lawyer Assistance Program, and has been a counselor in the Charlotte area for over 25 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has a BS Degree in Zoology/Pre-Med from NC State University, a BA Degree in Psychology from UNC-Charlotte, and a Master of Education in Counseling Degree from Winthrop University. Cathy has worked in a variety of mental health and substance abuse areas, including private practice. Her area of expertise is with trauma-based disorders, specifically substance abuse and process addictions. She has conducted numerous trainings and workshops both locally and nationally, and provides clinical supervision on both an individual and facility level.  She was a college instructor for 17 years, and a program chair for five of those years.

Cathy is a current board member for Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, a former board member for the McLeod Institute on Substance Abuse, former board member for the North Carolina Board of Licensed Employee Assistance Professionals, and former president and board member of the Eating Disorders Education Project.

Cathy lives in Charlotte with her son Patrick, Old English Sheepdog Beau, her cat Lily, and her Japanese Bobtail cat Yuki.

Delia Brown
Office Administration for the Eastern and Piedmont Region

Susie Taylor
Office Administration for the Western Region, Special Projects Manager and CLE Coordinator