Dr. Baker specializes in the psychiatric assessment and treatment of children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. He has been the Medical Director of the MAHEC IDD Behavioral Health Clinic since January 2015. Dr. Baker is also Medical Director for NC START West, a consultative agency which serves IDD patients in WNC. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1987 and completed residencies in general and child/adolescent psychiatry at the University of Colorado in 1993. Dr. Baker received board certification in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1994. Since moving to Asheville in 1994, he has primarily practiced in community mental health. For the past 10 years, Dr. Baker's clinical focus has been increasingly on individuals with IDD and psychiatric disorders.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Dr. Buie is program director of the Psychiatry Residency and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Wellness. He treats adults with all psychiatric conditions with particular interests in bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. He is trained in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a treatment for severe depression. Dr. Buie attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill as an undergraduate on a Morehead Scholarship. He obtained his medical education at the University of the North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at a Columbia University training hospital in New York and a psychiatry residency at Cornell Medical College, also in New York. Dr. Buie is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the UNC School of Medicine. He is a past president of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, is president of the North Carolina Psychiatric Foundation, and is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.
In his free time, Dr. Buie enjoys hiking the beautiful trails of the Blue Ridge mountains, making wine and working in his permaculture garden.
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!
Dr. Ladd is a native of Western North Carolina (WNC) who completed his education throughout this region. He majored in Environmental Studies and Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Then he attended medical school at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine due to its focus on serving rural Appalachia. In wishing to stay close to the community he wanted to serve, he completed his general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Health where he served as a Chief Fellow. Clinically he focuses on adult and pediatric outpatient psychiatry at multiple locations in WNC. He heads the Programa Latin concentration that has expanded mental health services at a pediatric office rooted in the nation’s oldest migrant health center, partners with Vecinos farmworker health program through volunteer psychiatric consultation, and provides the mental health component of MAHEC’s medical trips to Honduras. He is excited about helping to meet the mental health needs of the underserved children and families across WNC by training the next generation of compassionate providers who will be equipped to serve community members throughout their life span.
J. Goodlett McDaniel is a certified primary mental health nurse practitioner. Goodlett received his MSN from East Carolina University in 1985, EdD from NC State in 1988 and has been an advanced registered nurse practitioner in Florida since 1985. Dr. McDaniel has worked in private clinical practice, hospital administration, corporate healthcare marketing, and academia.
Goodlett served as an Associate Provost at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and as an Associate Professor in the College of Health and Human Services, teaching in the Doctorate of Mental Health Nursing program. As the senior university administrator for online education, Dr. McDaniel worked with teams of administrators, clinicians, faculty, and staff to build a system of production and delivery of accredited courses and programs.
Most recently, Goodlett worked with the Veteran’s Health Administration, Healthcare for Homeless Veteran’s program in Jacksonville, FL. The role required onsite and home-based assessment and care for homeless and recently housed Veteran’s with co-morbid illness. Extensive coordination among disciplines helped keep Veteran’s housed and healthy.
Katie Rowe is a licensed psychologist who joined the MAHEC team as a therapist for the clinic-based therapy team as well as faculty member for the psychiatry residency program. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from East Tennessee State University in 2017. She went on to complete her predoctoral internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship through the Colorado Health Foundation in Denver, both of which focused on providing integrated behavioral health services for underserved and underrepresented populations within primary care and health psychology. Dr. Rowe previously worked at Denver Health in which she served in the role of postdoctoral supervisor and clinician within internal and family medicine clinics.
In her current role, Katie offers individual therapy, ongoing supervision and training to psychiatry residents and psychology practicum students, and engagement in program development and evaluation for the department. Katie works primarily with adults who are experiencing concerns with mood (e.g., major depression, adjustment issues, anxiety-related disorders); individuals with medically complex needs; issues associated with age-related changes; individuals facing difficult interpersonal challenges, and individuals in the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Katie practices primarily from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy lens and actively utilizes other modalities such as DBT-informed and Trauma-informed care.
Lucie Stone is a licensed clinical social worker who provides individual, family, and group therapy. She primarily works with adolescents and adults managing anxiety, depression, behavior and impulse-control problems, stress and trauma. Lucie primarily practices cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), exposure and response prevention (ERP; for anxiety disorders), and trauma-focused CBT and prolonged exposure (for post-traumatic stress). She is also experienced in helping families and schools to implement effective behavior modification strategies.
Lucie is a native of Western North Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s in public education policy from Vanderbilt University, and a master’s in social work from Columbia University. She has worked in behavioral health since 2009 and is passionate about providing evidence-based, collaborative care, particularly for under-served populations and individuals/families involved in the legal or child protective services system.