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Carriedelle Fusco, MSN, FNP-BC Carriedelle Fusco, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Co-director, MAHEC Office-Based Opioid Treatment Services

MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore map
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 257-4730

Carriedelle Wilson Fusco, MSN, FNP-BC, holds a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Carriedelle joined the MAHEC Family Medicine Residency program in Asheville in 2012 and works with an interdisciplinary team to care for patients with chronic pain on chronic opioid therapy and patients struggling with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. She also teaches medical, nursing, and pharmacy students; medical residents; other learners; and community providers in the management of chronic pain and substance use disorders. Carriedelle is the co-medical director for office-based opioid treatment services at MAHEC Family Health Centers.


Jessica Hansman, PMHNP-BC Jessica Hansman, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Resident

MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness map
125 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 398-3601


Karen Hilbert, WHNP-BC Karen Hilbert, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC Women’s Care at Brevard map
87 Medical Park Drive, Suite B
Brevard, NC 28712
phone (828) 547-3004

Karen Hilbert is a native of Pennsylvania, but has spent her entire medical career in the South. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing. Her first love was labor and delivery and began her career in that field shortly after graduation. After several years as a labor and delivery nurse in several tertiary care hospitals, she pursued her Master’s Degree in nursing from the Medical College of Virginia. She subsequently was Board Certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. After working in Northern Virginia, Raleigh, NC, Mt. Pleasant, SC and Greenville, SC she joined MAHEC Women’s Care at Brevard in April 2022.

Karen enjoys taking care of women throughout their lifespan and enjoys establishing long term relationships with her patients and catching up on their lives at each appointment. She has a particular fondness for obstetric patients due to her extensive labor and delivery experience. She enjoys teaching patients about their health so they are active participants in their wellbeing. During her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and grown twin children. She enjoys reading, cross stitching, photography, gardening and traveling to visit her extended family in Pennsylvania.


Christian Kaufman, AGPCNP, BSN, MSN, WHNP Christian Kaufman, AGPCNP, BSN, MSN, WHNP
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists map
119 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 771-5500


Katie Lillethun, FNP Katie Lillethun, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists map
119 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 771-5500

Katie Lillethun joined MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists in September 2018. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner who provides full-scope care for women of all ages. Katie received her Masters of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from East Tennessee State University and her Bachelors of Science Nursing Degree at Eastern Kentucky University. She also has a degree in English and Film from Emory University. Before joining MAHEC, Katie worked in primary care for more than six years with Hot Springs Health Program in Madison County. She was a nurse for many years at Mission Hospital Emergency Department Level II Trauma Center before returning to school for her Masters’ Degree. Katie’s passion has always been Women’s Health and she enjoys caring for women of all ages. In her spare time, she’s typically engaging in an outdoor activity with her husband and her two young boys.


Heather Miracle, WHNP-BC Heather Miracle, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists map
119 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 771-5500

Heather Miracle is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, which means that she can diagnosis and treat women throughout their pregnancies and throughout their lifespan―from adolescence to old age. Many women choose to have a nurse practitioner as their primary provider for things like Pap smears, breast exams, and other routine gynecologic services, as well as prenatal care. Heather has a special interest in pregnant patients who have diabetes. She is originally from eastern Pennsylvania and has lived in the Midwest, but has happily settled in Asheville with her family where they enjoy an active outdoor life in the mountains.


 Melinda Ramage, FNP-BC, CARN-AP Melinda Ramage, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
Family Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists map
119 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 771-5500

Melinda Ramage has worked in women’s health with a focus on substance use disorders and diabetes for the past 10 years. She is passionate about eliminating the stigma associated with substance use disorders and ensuring every woman has access to the quality care. Melinda provides ob/gyn services for women with substance use disorders during pregnancy and throughout the lifespan. As a certified addiction advanced practice provider, Melinda has educated and trained healthcare providers in North Carolina and nationally in evidence-based practices in addiction medicine. Melinda is a board certified nurse practitioner who works directly with our Maternal Fetal Medicine team in management and consultation of our high risk obstetrical patients.. Melinda earned her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and her Master of Science from Western Carolina University. She is also a certified diabetes educator.


Rachel Rice, PMHNP-BC Rachel Rice, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Resident

MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness map
125 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 398-3601


Candie Ross-Moore, MSN, APRN, GNP, BC Candie Ross-Moore, MSN, APRN, GNP, BC
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC Family Health Center at Givens map
2360 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 271-6946

Candie Moore MSN, APRN GNP BC is a board certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her post master’s graduate degree from St. Louis University and has over 25 years experience working with the elderly. Candie has provided primary care to the frail elderly in multiple settings including: Acute Care, Memory Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Post Acute Care, Long Term Care and Assisted Living. She strongly believes it takes a village to provide quality care to older adults. This philosophy is what drew her to MAHEC and our beautiful mountain community. Candie currently provides primary care at the Deerfield and Givens CCRC’s. She and her husband moved to Black Mountain to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Candie enjoys family, cooking, music, gardening, swimming, boating, fishing and the outdoors.


Debby Tracy, MSN, APR, FNP-C Debby Tracy, MSN, APR, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists map
119 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 771-5500


Suzie Willis, APRN, MSN, FNP Suzie Willis, APRN, MSN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore map
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone (828) 257-4730


Angela Zarrella, FNP Angela Zarrella, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek map
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
phone (828) 628-8250

I am originally from the Boston area and moved to Asheville in 1999. My family wonders what keeps me in the south and I love telling them about this precious place and its many treasures I cherish: the landscapes, hikes, art, culture, beer, and the restaurants!! What hasn’t changed since moving is my love for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Healthcare is a second career for me and I am so glad I found my passion in caring for others. I am most satisfied when I work with vulnerable populations and/or have the opportunity help people when they need it most. I am currently enjoying working with people suffering with addiction. I also really enjoy advanced care planning.

I live with my husband, three kiddos, two dogs and, I am now a cat lady.

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