Michael W. Wilkerson, MD served as Medical Director of NCPHP from 1998-2004. During his tenure, he made many contributions toward building and strengthening the program that has helped so many North Carolina medical professionals. In honor of Dr. Wilkerson, and at the suggestion of his wife, the Michael W. Wilkerson, MD Family Assistance Fund was established. These scholarship funds are provided to family members to give them the opportunity to participate in the family program at the treatment center or to allow family members to seek outpatient therapy as an integral part of the recovery process. The fund may also be used to financially assist struggling families in helping to meet other critical family needs while their family member is in treatment or out of work (., utility bills, mortgage, groceries, etc.).