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Elizabeth Williams named COAHC Executive Director

Aug 30, 2023 10:41AM ● By WNC Business

HENDERSONVILLE – The Council on Aging for Henderson County announced Elizabeth Williams will be joining the COAHC as Executive Director, effective July 27, 2023. 

Williams will work with the COAHC while also acting as Executive Director of MountainCare, a nonprofit providing Adult Day Services in Buncombe and Henderson counties. She successfully transitioned MountainCare Adult Day from a large healthcare organization into a stand-alone, independent agency, then assumed leadership of the Council on Aging for Henderson County which streamlined administrative functioning for both organizations. 

“It is a privilege and a joy to be the new executive director of Council of Aging for Henderson County," Williams said. "This organization has a long history of providing valuable and comprehensive aging services to older adults in our community.” 

Williams believes in supporting older adults and their caregivers by providing services that promote independence, dignity, and options. She offered end-of-life care and case management for three family members, which inspired her professional work with the aging population more than 15 years ago. 

Holding a degree in Social Work, Williams is a leader in local and statewide aging initiatives and is currently involved in finding ways for nonprofit organizations to develop healthy partnerships for long-term sustainability. 

“Elizabeth’s vast experience and skills perfectly align with our vision that No One Ages Alone. Under her leadership the COAHC will continue to move forward, to work to not only meet the needs of seniors today, but to get ready for those challenges that lay ahead.” COAHC Board Chair Sally Buchholz said. “We are thrilled that Elizabeth has joined our team and look forward to working with her moving forward.” 

“I am excited to join this stellar team of professionals, volunteers, and supporters who share a common vision of empowering older adults to live healthy, happy, and independent lives," Williams said. "I hope to bring my experience, skills, and enthusiasm to this role, and to learn from the wisdom and insights of our clients and partners. I am committed to leading this organization with passion, integrity, and collaboration, and to creating positive change for older adults and their families.” 

About The Council on Aging for Henderson County: 
For more than 50 years, the Council on Aging for Henderson County has been providing and coordinating services that engage, connect, and support local adults as they age. Their programs include Meals on Wheels for Henderson County, congregate dining, providing liquid nutrition to seniors at nutritional risk, caretaker respite, and counseling aging adults and their families on helpful resources to navigate the aging process. For more information, visit
Source: Council on Aging for Henderson County