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MAHEC celebrates 50th anniversary

Mar 19, 2024 01:43PM ● By WNC Business
ASHEVILLE - With the founding of Mountain Area Health Education Center — MAHEC — on March 22, 1974, the independent, mission-driven, not-for-profit organization has been honored with a Proclamation from Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer recognizing March as MAHEC’s 50TH Anniversary Month. The ceremony took place at the regular meeting of Asheville City Council on May 12 in front of a capacity crowd. 

Accepting the Proclamation was MAHEC CEO Dr. William R. (Bill) Hathaway (shown center), joined by representatives of MAHEC’s highly trained and dedicated staff and board (left to right):  Carol Steen, member of the MAHEC Board of Directors; Julie Burger, RN, Program Manager of the MAHEC School Health Program; Tamara Garland, BSN, RN, School Health Nurse Supervisor; Qiarra Martin, a local high school student participating in MAHEC’s Medical Mentoring Program; Francisco Castelblanco, RN, DPN, AHEC Director and Chair of Continuing Professional Development; Leslie Council, CPLC, Director of Health Careers and Diversity Education; Dr. Amy Russell, Chief Medical and Population Health Officer; Dr. Steve Buie, Chair, Department of Psychology; Gwyneth DeHart, MHA, representing MAHEC’s Department of Program Evaluation and Research; Sandra Whitlock, MD, Associate Dean and Director of UNC School of Medicine Asheville Campus; Tessa Scarborough, MRes, Administrative Director, Center for Psychiatry; Carriedelle Fusco, FNP-BC, Medical Director of Office-Based Opioid Treatment Clinical Services; Dolly Pressley Byrd, CNM, PhD, Medical Director and Interim Chair, Ob-Gyn Department. 

Source: MAHEC