UNC Asheville Health & Counseling
Julie’s special interests in medicine include adolescent and women’s health, wellness and preventive medicine, and diabetes.
Rebecca Dickerson is a Psychiatry Physician Assistant with the MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 2011; she also earned both a Masters of Medical Science and a Masters of Public Health from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She finished all requirements for both graduate degrees in August 2019.
Rebecca sees both general adult psychiatry and addiction medicine patients. She has experience both in community mental health services and outpatient psychiatry. She volunteered at a local free clinic for the unhoused and underserved during her Physician Assistant training, and continues to work with that population Thursday mornings through the Asheville Bridge Collaborative program at the AHOPE day shelter in downtown Asheville. She is excited to be a part of the team at MAHEC!
Caitlin Tugman is a Physician Assistant at MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness. She received her Bachelors is Exercise Science and Minor in Dance Studies at Appalachian State University in 2015. She gained clinical experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant before graduate school working in home health, at an assisted living facility, volunteering at a free health clinic, and doing medical mission work in Haiti. She attended Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and graduated with a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2020. She joined the MAHEC team early in 2022 and enjoys working with people of all ages and psychiatric conditions.
I am originally from Greenville, SC. I graduated from the College of Charleston in 1995 with a BS in Physical Education/ Exercise Physiology. I found my love of medicine at UNC Chapel Hill where I worked as a lab technician. I graduated from the Physician Assistant program at George Washington University in 2007. I greatly enjoy all aspects of patient care and am passionate about healthy living. Currently, I work with UNCA students at the Health and Counseling Center. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and kids. We love to bike, swim, and play outside. I am also an avid cyclist and enjoy yoga as well.