Meet Our Staff


photo Breanna Bolivar, MD, MPH
Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Physician Faculty
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Bre Bolivar is a recent graduate of the MAHEC Ob/Gyn Residency Program and is delighted to stay in Asheville as a faculty member. She currently works as an Ob/Gyn Hospitalist where her primary role is to care for hospitalized obstetric patients and manage obstetric emergencies. She also provides urgent gynecologic care and consultation for patients in the emergency department or those already admitted to the hospital. Dr. Bolivar also serves as the Patient Safety Officer for Women’s Services at Mission Hospital. Her specific interests include improving management of obstetric hemorrhage and decreasing the rate of cesarean section. She finds joy in helping women feel comfortable during their hospital stay while navigating unexpected experiences. Outside of work, Dr. Bolivar enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

photo Elizabeth Buys, MD, FACOG
Director, Department of Ob/Gyn
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-251-0024
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Beth Buys is a general Obstetrician and Gynecologist at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists. Dr. Buys completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Hope College, Masters of Science in physiology and biophysics from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, and Medical School at Indiana University School of Medicine. She moved to Asheville in 1999 for Ob/Gyn residency at MAHEC. After residency she joined the MAHEC faculty. As Department Director, Dr. Buys has a special interest in resident education, ensuring residents today are prepared for a changing healthcare system which will include patient centered care and team based practice. She enjoys practicing the full range of generalist obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Buys is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist and an Oral Board Examiner with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

photo Dolly Pressley Byrd, CNM, PhD
Assistant Medical Director
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dolly Pressley Byrd was born and raised in Western North Carolina. She returned to the area and joined MAHEC in 2005 as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Dolly loves her experience of being "with women through their lifetime"―especially fostering new and growing families. Dolly embraces the shared decision-making model and encourages her patients to be involved in the process of planning their care. In addition to prenatal appointments and attending deliveries at Mission Health Systems, she also provides well-women gynecologic, preconception counseling, and contraceptive services―specializing in IUD and Nexplanon insertions.

photo Lisa Carroll, MD, MPH
Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician Faculty
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Lisa Carroll is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist. She joined the MAHEC Maternal-Fetal Medicine division in 2020 after completing Medical School at the University of North Carolina, Ob/Gyn Residency at Boston Medical Center, and MFM Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. Throughout her training and career, Dr. Carroll’s clinical and research interests have been guided by her commitment to social justice and equity for marginalized populations.

Dr. Carroll specializes in providing care for women who are ‘at risk’ and considering pregnancy, or those who are experiencing ‘high-risk’ or complicated pregnancies for a variety of reasons. Dr. Carroll sees patients who are undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling and genetic amniocentesis. She also consults with patients who have medical and surgical disorders coincident with or prior to pregnancy, which includes heart disease, chronic hypertension, diabetes/other endocrinologic disorders, kidney/gastrointestinal diseases and infectious diseases. Otherwise healthy women who may require these services are those whose pregnancies are at markedly increased risk for adverse outcomes, such as those with abnormal serum screens, multiple gestations, recurrent preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes or growth abnormalities of the fetus. Dr. Carroll considers it a great privilege to walk with women through questions and complications that arise in pregnancy in effort to achieve the healthiest possible outcomes for women and their growing families.

Dr. Carroll returned to North Carolina to be closer to her family in 2020. Outside of work, she tries to get outside as much as possible and is excited to explore the natural beauty of Western North Carolina. When she can get away, Dr. Carroll loves to travel the world and is always planning the next adventure. She is incredibly excited to join the team here at MAHEC.


photo Carol Coulson, MD, FACOG
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Faculty
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Carol Coulson is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist. She specializes in providing care for women who are ’at risk’ and considering pregnancy or those who are already pregnant and ’high-risk’ or complicated for a variety of reasons. Dr. Coulson sees patients who are undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling, and genetic amniocentesis. She also consults on patients with medical and surgical disorders coincident with or prior to pregnancy including heart disease, chronic hypertension, diabetes and other endocrinologic disorders, kidney and gastrointestinal diseases, and infectious diseases. Otherwise healthy women who may require these services are those whose pregnancies are at markedly increased risk for adverse outcomes such as those with abnormal serum screens, multiple gestations, recurrent preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, or growth abnormalities of the fetus.

photo Andrea Currens, MD, FACOG
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Currens provides general gynecologic and obstetrical care for women. She has special interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, gynecologic care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, resident and medical student education, and mindfulness education for health care providers. 


photo Kathryn Davidson, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Kathryn Davidson is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She joined the MAHEC Maternal-Fetal Medicine division in 2014 after completing medical school, residency and fellowship at the University Of Florida. Although she grew up on the Space Coast of Florida, she previously called North Carolina home while attending undergrad at Wake Forest University. She is passionate about helping families grow by optimizing the health of each pregnancy. Dr. Davidson specializes in providing care for women who are ’at risk’ and considering pregnancy, or those who are experiencing ’high-risk’ or complicated pregnancies for a variety of reasons. Dr. Davidson sees patients who are undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling and genetic amniocentesis. She also consults with patients who have medical and surgical disorders coincident with or prior to pregnancy, which includes heart disease, chronic hypertension, diabetes/other endocrinologic disorders, kidney/gastrointestinal diseases and infectious diseases. Otherwise healthy women who may require these services are those whose pregnancies are at markedly increased risk for adverse outcomes, such as those with abnormal serum screens, multiple gestations, recurrent preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes or growth abnormalities of the fetus.

photo Suzanne Dixon, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Dr. Dixon is originally from Tallahassee, Florida, and fell in love with Asheville and MAHEC during her Ob/Gyn residency many years ago. After spending time in private practice in South Carolina, she joined the faculty in 2012 and provides General Obstetric and Gynecologic care to adolescents and women of all ages. She has experience in managing a full range of general gynecologic problems including contraception, endometriosis, pelvic pain and prolapse, urinary incontinence and menopausal symptoms. Dr. Dixon emphasizes the importance of patient education and prevention to promote wellness. When surgery is necessary, she is committed to using minimally invasive surgical techniques. She has a special interest in office procedures including Essure tubal sterilization, hysteroscopy, and endometrial ablation.


photo Beth England, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Elizabeth England grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee.  She joined MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists in May 2018 after working as a rural Ob/Gyn in the far Western portion of North Carolina.  She completed Medical School at Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU, and her Residency at MAHEC Ob/Gyn. 

Dr. England has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as resident and medical student education. She enjoys practicing the full range of generalist obstetrics and gynecology in the hospital and in the office.  She enjoys virtually all outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and snow skiing.


photo Rongrong Fan, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Fan has been practicing general obstetrics and gynecology at MAHEC since 2013. After receiving her residency training at MAHEC, she graduated and joined our Ob/Gyn faculty because of her love for the program and the people she met along the way. Dr. Fan specializes in resident education and full spectrum Ob/Gyn care, which includes contraception, prenatal care, menopause, osteoporosis and office procedures. When she is not seeing our patients, she enjoys baking, watching movies and hiking.

photo Aimee Feste, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Aimee Feste is a native Western North Carolinian raised in Hendersonville, NC. She has been in Asheville for the last 12 years practicing as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She received her BSN from Chapel Hill, NC and her Masters at UNM in Albuquerque, NM. After spending time in private practice―including birth center care and community hospitals―she joined MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists in 2013. Aimee has a special interest in wellness and prevention focusing on holistic care. She provides individualized care for women throughout their pregnancy and beyond, and through our centering in pregnancy programs. Aimee is trained to be a woman’s primary healthcare provider and she provides a full range of services.

photo Bill Gist, MD, FACOG
Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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photo Erin Gonzalez, WHNP-BC, APRN, MSN
Advanced Practice Provider
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Erin Gonzalez joined MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists in April 2018.  She is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner skilled in routine annual physicals and management of gynecological issues such as sexually transmitted infections, abnormal Pap smears and contraception.  Erin also works in conjunction with our OB/GYN physicians to care for both low and high-risk obstetrical patients throughout their prenatal and postpartum courses. She received her MSN and BSN Degrees from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.


photo Cheryl Harrington, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Cheryl Harrington is a Certified Nurse-Midwife who cares for women of all ages and provides full-scope midwifery care. She is an advocate for shared decision-making and patient empowerment. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at UNC Greensboro and her Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery at East Carolina University. The majority of her nursing career has been in Women’s Health and specializing in labor and delivery. In addition to prenatal appointments and attending deliveries at Mission Health Systems, she also provides well-women gynecologic, preconception counseling, and contraceptive services.

photo Laurie Jenkins, CNM, MSN
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Laurie Jenkins is originally from North Carolina but grew up in Colorado. After completing the nurse midwifery program at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to Philadelphia and practiced there as a nurse midwife for many years. Laurie relocated to Weaverville several years ago, where she owns and runs a small dairy goat farm. Laurie has many years of experience providing both low-risk and high-risk midwifery care to pregnant families. She also provides GYN care and family planning services. She joins the MAHEC team with a strong commitment to quality patient care and advocacy, and a passion for educating our future healthcare providers.

photo Wendy Jones, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-550
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Wendy Jones joined MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists in March 2020.  She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, and received her midwifery degree at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, OR.  Before moving to Western North Carolina, Wendy was working with the Navajo and Hopi population in Northern Arizona. When she is not working, she likes to run on the trails around Asheville.


photo Katie Lillethun, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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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. She 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.


photo Rob F. Malsby, III, DO
Medical Director, Ob/Gyn Specialists
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-251-0024
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Rob Malsby joined MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists in April 2019. He previously served as the Assistant Deputy Commander for Women’s Health, Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, GA. He was also Chief of Clinical Operations and teaching faculty in the Department of Ob/Gyn at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, after serving as Division Surgeon with the 82nd Airborne. He received numerous Commendation and Service Medals while providing service to our country. He is an Associate Clinical Professor with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine’s Department of Ob/Gyn and now serves as Medical Director with MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists.


photo Heather Miracle, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-257-4750
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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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.

photo Nathan Mullins, MD
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Nathan Mullins is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and addictionologist with expertise in substance used disorders in pregnancy.  He works as the medical director for an opioid treatment program as well as part-time faculty for the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) ob/gyn residency program. Dr. Mullins earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at MAHEC. 

Nathan obtained his DATA-2000 waiver in 2016 and began treating pregnant and postpartum patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder as part of multidisciplinary team at MAHEC where he supervises and educates MAHEC residents and serves as a consultant for community physicians on the treatment of opioid use disorder in pregnant patients. Dr. Mullins is also the medical director for a community-based opioid treatment program that uses both methadone and buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder.


photo Amanda Murphy, CNM, MSN
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Amanda Murphy is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and cares for women of all ages in the office, specializing in labor support during childbirth. She is the Centering Pregnancy Director and delights in the bonds that form during that experience. Her belief is that healthcare is a partnership between provider and patient and that the best outcomes start with a relationship. Amanda is also Director of Mothering Asheville, a Community Centered Health Home initiative. In addition to prenatal appointments and attending deliveries at Mission Hospital, she also provides well-woman gynecologic, preconception counseling, and contraceptive services.

photo Arthur Ollendorff, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist Faculty
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-251-0024
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Ollendorff provides gynecologic and obstetrical care at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists. He currently works as an Ob/Gyn Hospitalist where his role is to manage complicated labor and obstetric emergencies as well as to provide gynecologic care and consultation for inpatients. His academic interests include evidence-based medicine, healthcare quality and graduate medical education. Dr. Ollendorff is the maternal projects lead for Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, a statewide physician champion for the North Carolina Pregnancy Medical Home program, and the director of graduate medical education programs for MAHEC.


photo Patricia Overcarsh, MD, MPH
Ob/Gyn Generalist Physician Faculty
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MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Patricia Overcarsh joined MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists in October 2019.  She has trained in various regions of the country and is happy to now call Asheville home.  She completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and completed residency at Oregon Health & Science University and medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.  Dr. Overcarsh provides full-scope Ob/Gyn care and has a special interest in treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids, and pelvic pain.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and playing tennis.


photo Melinda Ramage, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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• BSN, Purdue University
• MSN, FNP-BC, Western Carolina University - Certified Diabetes Educator

Melinda is a nurse practitioner who works directly with our Maternal Fetal Medicine team in management and consultation of our high risk obstetrical patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes and substance abuse in pregnancy.

photo Kiran Sigmon, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Kiran Sigmon is a general obstetrician and gynecologist with a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of vulvar skin disease and sexual pain. She started the MAHEC Vulvar Clinic in 2006 to assist other providers in the WNC region with difficult cases including recurrent vaginitis, lichen sclerosis, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus and vulvodynia, to name a few. She works with other local providers to provide patients with opportunities to explore treatments including physical therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling. She also helps patients address the psychosocial components of living with chronic pain by working closely with local mental health professionals. Dr. Sigmon feels strongly about educating patients, other providers and the community about issues related to genital health and sexuality, and many local physicians rotate seeing patients with her in the Vulvar Clinic.


photo Amy Willis, MD, MPH, FACOG
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Amy Willis joined MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists in October 2017.  Before moving to Asheville, Dr. Willis was an Ob/Gyn at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg and was a Staff Physician at the 21st Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit, Iraq.  She completed her Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Medical School at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.  She also received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Yale University School of Public Health. 

Dr. Willis has an interest in advanced gynecologic care and treating women of all ages from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interests include in-office procedures, contraception, infertility, abnormal bleeding and menopausal disorders.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, reading historical fiction, hiking and traveling.