Our Team


Tia Cooper, MA, LAC, AADC, NCACI

Program Director

Tia Cooper is a Certified Addictions Counselor with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling. She has been in the Addictions Counseling field since 2000 and has extensive experience with adult outpatient treatment, dually-diagnosed adults in jail and mental health settings. She is a member of the SCAADAC Board of Directors. In her free time, Tia enjoys volunteering, reading, listening to music, and vacationing on any beach. 

(803) 896- 4765 or tcooper@lradac.org

Rebecca A. Payne, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Payne was a faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and held clinical, teaching, and research roles. She has experience in leadership positions in the clinical setting and within professional organizations along with co-authoring several peer-reviewed publications. ​Dr. Payne received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia in 2005. She completed psychiatry residency training and an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of South Carolina. She is board certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry.


Latecia Cobbs, MRC, LAC, AADC, NCACI

Lead Recovery Specialist

Latecia Cobbs has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and specialized in addictions counseling. She has over 20 years of experience with inpatient addictions treatment, outpatient treatment and working with dually diagnosed clients in a mental health setting.

(803) 896-5709 or lcobbs@lradac.org

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Jessica Linder, LMSW, CACI

Lead Recovery Specialist

Jessica Ford is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She is also a Certified Addictions Counselor. Jessica has worked in the addiction field for over 5 years and has experience in outpatient and inpatient treatment. Recovery is a passion for Jessica and she loves working in the recovery community. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to state parks, and relaxing.

(803) 896-5704 or jlinder@lradac.org


Maureece Jones, MA, LAC, CACII, NCACI

Recovery Specialist

A member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) since 2003, Maureece Jones joined RPP as a recovery specialist in December 2008. He has a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling and has since become a NCACI in 2013. Prior to his work with RPP Maureece aided troubled youth in intensive outpatient programs. While there, he assisted patients with their restoration into mainstream society. Outside of work, Maureece enjoys family, giving back to the Recovery Community, and traveling to different metropolitan areas with friends. 

(803) 896-5328 or mjones@lradac.org

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Asia Sumter, MSW, BS, ADC

Recovery Specialist

Asia Sumter is currently an Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC) with a Master’s in Social Work. She has worked in the field of addiction since 2015, but before that, she has worked with at-risk youth in a foster care setting. Outside of work, Asia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling around the world, and volunteering to coach local basketball games. Asia enjoys singing karaoke and reading the newest books from Oprah’s Book Club.

(803) 896-8658 or asumter@lradac.org

Erin Griese

Erin Griese, LPC, LAC, CAC

Recovery Specialist

Erin Griese is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor and Certifed Addictions Counselor. Upon graduating from College of Charleston in 2004, Erin relocated to Miami, Florida for 12 years. where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a specialization in mental health counseling. During her graduate studies, Erin worked with clients diagnosed with various eating disorders in a residential treatment setting and then transitioned to working in the addictions field after graduation. Prior to joining the RPP team, Erin worked as a clinical counselor in the Women’s Intensive Outpatient Program at LRADAC in Columbia, South Carolina. Erin also has experience working with dually-diagnosed clients in the community mental health field and has worked extensively with Richland and Lexington County Probate Courts, serving as a liaison between treatment providers and the judicial system.

(803) 896-5685 or egriese@lradac.org

Don Korson

Don Korson, MA, CAC II, LAC

Recovery Specialist

Don Korson has a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling and is licensed and certified as an addictions counselor. Don started working in the substance use treatment field in 2005 and has worked in different capacities including doing assessments, group counseling and individual counseling. He has over 10 years of experience as a case manager with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In his free time, Don enjoys watching sports and old movies.

(803) 896-5705 or dkorson@lradac.org

Robyn Madden

Robyn Madden

Special Counsel/Administrative Coordinator

Robyn Madden is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina School of Law. Robyn has extensive experience working with licensed healthcare professionals and previously practiced healthcare, employment and administrative law. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys 5:00 a.m. gym workouts, relaxing in Edisto and following her two kids around the golf course.

(803) 896-5708 or rmadden@lradac.org

Paul Fox, LPCA, ADC

Recovery Specialist

Paul Fox graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Paul is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) has Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification through Addiction Professionals of South Carolina. Paul has worked in the addictions field since 2018. In his free time, Paul enjoys being with family and going on adventures with his kids.

803-896-5707 or pfox@lradac.org

Megan Davidson

Megan Miller

Executive Assistant

Megan Davidson came to RPP in 2019 after previously working in the Inpatient Withdrawal Management Program at LRADAC for 5 years. She is passionate about serving the people in her community and has the drive to aid in ending the stigma of the disease of addiction. In her free time, Megan enjoys having adventures with her son.

(803) 896-5797 or mmiller@lradac.org