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Mission & Leadership

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Our Mission

The NC AHEC Program provides and supports educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with less access to resources to recruit, train, and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina. Located in Asheville, MAHEC is one of nine centers in the NC AHEC Program and serves the western part of our state.

Our Core Values
  • Excellence: We deliver quality activities and services that our customers and partners value.
  • Diversity: We promote equity and inclusivity.
  • Integrity: We act with fairness, transparency, and the highest level of ethics.
  • Collaboration: We value partnerships and support interprofessional approaches.
  • Improvement: We continuously innovate and improve our work.
Our Foundational Principles
  • Civility: We treat all people with respect and kindness, all the time.
  • Inclusivity: We value the contribution of people different than ourselves and the merits of an organization that reflects differences in our teams and our community.
  • Empowerment: We value engagement, commitment, and ownership of MAHEC’s mission, work, and budget.

Leadership Team

Department Chairs

Board of Directors

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Chair: Alan Stiles, MD
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Vice-Chair: Casey Cooper
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W. Louis Bissette, Jr.
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Robert A. Blouin, PharmD
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Carol Burton, PhD
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Bruce Deighton, PhD
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Ronald Falk, MD
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William R. Hathaway, MD
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James M. Kirby, II
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Alfred Mina, MD
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Robby Russell
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Laurie Stradley, PhD
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Darin Waters, PhD
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