Meet Our Board Members
Arnie Thompson serves as treasurer for Caring Services, Inc. He is the Executive Director for Friends Homes, a nonprofit, continuing care retirement community.
Arnie has served on several nonprofit boards in various capacities including the Bell House, Inc., which was established as an assisted living community serving adults with physical disabilities. In October of this year Arnie will also begin serving on the Board of Trustees for Guilford College.
Arnie resides in Greensboro, NC with his wife Kathleen and daughter Helen and enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
“I’m the current Board Chair at Caring Services, Inc., and have been involved in working with CSI for almost five years.
I lost my middle son, Griffin, to a heroin overdose, and became active in the recovery community shortly after his death. My goal is to aid CSI in helping our participants on their road/journey to recovery.
Every life is important, and there is much work to be done to save others and change the stigma attached to the disease of addiction.”
I’ve been on the board since September 2019. I’ve been a long-time supporter of CSI for over 20 years. As a member of the High Point community and active in alcohol recovery programs, I can attest to the success of CSI as I have worked with several of its clients in a 12-step program capacity through sponsorship.
I joined Caring Services in 2020. I retired from Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. after 34 years. My entire career was in Human Resources in the areas of staffing, benefits, compensation, training & development, Labor relations and HR information services.
I hope that my background in HR will help to serve CSI as the program continues to grow. I am so excited to be part of this board who are dedicated to helping people recovery from addiction.
I was born in 1953 in Queens, New York. Attended St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1975. Married in 1976 and moved to Greensboro in 1985. Hospital Pharmacist for 43 years, 33 of which were at High Point Regional Hospital where I served in various positions including Director of Pharmacy and Patient Safety Pharmacist and then retired in 2018. I have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren.
I have been a Caring Services Board member since August 2019.
Hobbies and interests: St. Pius X Catholic Church Choir, “Guys Doin’ Stuff” at St. Pius X, and woodworking.
I am a fairly recent addition to the Caring Services Board, joining in April 2021. I lost my daughter to accidental overdose in July of 2020.
One thing that has really helped my path to healing has been working within the recovery community in addition to harm reduction services. Being involved in this community is not only allowing me to continue my daughter’s legacy, but to, hopefully, make a difference for someone along the way.
Substance use disorder is grossly misunderstood, as well as the shame and stigma that come along with it, and I am honored to be a part of an organization that offers so much compassion, hope, and love.
Judge Tonia Cutchin
Judge Tonia A. Cutchin graduated with honors from North Carolina Central University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. In 2003, she received a joint degree, Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University. After graduation, Judge Cutchin represented major corporations and federal agencies as a corporate attorney in the District of Columbia. In 2005, she relocated to Greensboro to work in private practice. As an Associate Attorney, her practice included domestic, personal injury, and criminal law.
Judge Cutchin serves Guilford County with the hope of creating certain changes to this county by being actively involved in many community organizations. She currently serves the community as a board member of Caring Service, Inc., Mental Health Associates of the Triad and The Piedmont School, sustaining member of the Junior League of Greensboro, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Guilford Inn of Court, and Vice-Chair of the Steward Ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Judge Cutchin also served as an Executive Board member of the Guilford Education Alliance, President of the Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Boy Scouts of America Troop Treasurer. She was recently recognized on the nationally syndicated show, Good Morning America.
Kevin Smith began his Board Service with Caring Services Incorporated in July of 2021. He brings his experience in recovery, business, and as a resident of High Point, NC.
In October 2013, Kevin enrolled in Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Caring Services Incorporated to seek drug and alcohol addiction treatment. He remains sober and active in 12 step recovery, with a passion for helping other young people in their recovery journey.
Kevin lives in High Point, NC, with his wife Cameron and their dog Mabel. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and is passionate about his career in Textiles. He is the Director of Furniture Sales for Crypton Home, the leading performance fabric company in the home furnishings industry. He was chosen as an honoree for Home Furnishings Business Magazines 2021 Forty Under 40. He recently completed the Textile Fundamentals and Dyeing and Finishing Fundamentals courses through the Zeis Textile Extension Program at NC State University.
Christopher Ilderton began his Board Service with Caring Services Incorporated in October of 2020. He brings his experience in recovery, business, and as a resident of High Point, NC. October 2014 is when Christopher turned his life around and began his Journey in Recovery.
In 2017 Christopher came to Caring Services to volunteer his time as a recovering alcoholic. He remains sober and active in 12 step recovery, with a passion for helping other young people in their recovery journey.
Christopher lives in High Point, NC, with his wife Victoria and their daughter Greer. He enjoys music, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and is passionate about his career in the Automotive business. He is the Fixed Op Trainer in the Ilderton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Automotive Group. He is a graduate of the NCM Automotive General Management Program. He continues to work hard as a 4th Generation operator of a locally owned car dealership, where he will focus his efforts on building up the community around him in the south side of High Point, NC.
Whitney joined the board of Caring Services in October 2021. She currently works in the Center for Community Engagement at High Point University as a Communications Specialist.
Whitney was introduced to Caring Services through Business High Point’s Leadership High Point course in 2020 where she lead an onsite project. The course ignited her commitment to civic virtue and brought a closer relationship to Caring Services.
Whitney brings her experience in non-profit volunteerism, fundraising and as a resident of High Point, NC. “I want the community to have a more factual and compassionate understanding of substance use disorder. I am excited to serve within an organization that is providing resources, opportunity, and recovery.”
I have recently joined the Caring Services Board and I am very honored to be a board member. In Asheville, I served on the Newcomers Club board for two years where I was the Hospitality committee chair. I also served on the Asheville Sondley Estates HOA board as Vice President. Presently I am the Office Manager for a real estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Yost & Little Realty in Greensboro.
I lost my son, Jake, to an accidental heroin overdose in February 2015. I have automatically felt a connection to the board members, staff and participants at Caring Services and hope to help where needed and share my passion for those in recovery and for those suffering from addiction.