WCMS Foundation Board of Directors

Officers

Chair

Susan McDowell, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: Hot Springs Health Center (Madison)

Vice Chair

Carol Coulson, MD

Specialty: Ob/Gyn

Practice: MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists (Buncombe)

Treasurer

Brad Burlingham

CPA

Parsec Financial

Secretary

Kathleen Rodberg

Attorney

McGuire, Wood & Bissette Law Firm

Directors-at-large

Past Chair

Lisa Ladd, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: Blue Ridge Community Health Services (WNC)

Past Chair

Britt Peterson, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry

Practice: Mission Psychiatric Services (Buncombe)

Director-at-Large

Abdalla “AB” Abu Baker, Rph, MBA

Market Health and Wellness Director, WalMart

Director at Large

Lorna Barnette

Health Care Consultant (Jackson)

Director at Large

Jim Early, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: East Asheville Family Health Center (Buncombe)

Director at Large

Rachel Keever, MD

Specialty: Cardiology

Practice: Asheville Cardiology Associates (Rutherford)

Director at Large

Todd Wallenius, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: WNC Community Health Services (Buncombe)

Director-at-Large

Leslie Lake

Practice Manager

Mission Neurology

Director at Large

Rivers Woodward

Specialty: Resident

Practice: MAHEC Family Medicine

Director at Large

Winfield Word-Sims, MD

Specialty: Nephrology

Practice: Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Associates (Buncombe)

Development Council Chair

Margarita Gonzalez

Vickery Family Medicine
 

Ex-Officio Non Voting

Association President-Elect

Mark McNeill, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: Trillium Family Medicine (Buncombe)

Association President Elect

Mike Parmer, DO

Specialty: Post Acute & Palliative Care Services

Practice: Mission Health

WCMS Staff

Miriam Schwarz

CEO/Executive Director

Western Carolina Medical Society