Our People

Rebecca Grandy, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Residency Director, MAHEC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Rebecca Grandy completed her undergraduate and pharmacy education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She went on to complete an ASHP accredited residency in the ambulatory care setting with Mission Hospital and MAHEC. Currently she works at MAHEC Family Medicine splitting her clinical time between the main campus at Biltmore and a small, rural satellite campus in Enka-Candler. She serves as a faculty mentor and preceptor for the rural health curriculum on the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy satellite campus in Asheville. Her clinical interests include team-based care, rural health, underserved populations, and Hepatitis C. She is originally from a small community in Western North Carolina and feels fortunate to be involved in several rural health initiatives. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the beautiful mountains of WNC, and watching sports. Go Heels!

 

Courtenay Gilmore Wilson, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, CDE, CPP
Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Director, MAHEC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Courtenay Wilson received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Georgia followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP accredited residency from the Boise VAMC in conjunction with the Idaho State University School of Pharmacy.  She became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2012 and in Ambulatory Care in 2015.  Dr. Wilson now serves as the Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy at the MAHEC Family Health Center where she provides comprehensive medication management for patients within an interdisciplinary team setting. Her areas of interest are chronic pain management, substance use disorder, and wellness. She serves as the pharmacist for MAHEC’s Integrated Chronic Pain Treatment and Training Project and is the project lead for MAHEC's Opioid Dependence Treatment Program. Dr. Wilson is heavily involved in developing and disseminating novel models of care within the ambulatory care setting. As a Professor of Clinical Education with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, her teaching responsibilities include didactic teaching and precepting pharmacy students, PGY1 pharmacy residents, medical residents, and fellows.  Outside of work, Courtenay enjoys hiking, cooking, and watching Georgia football.

 

Irene Park, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist, MAHEC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Irene Park grew up in Cary, NC and graduated with her PharmD from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in May of 2012 (go Heels!). Her passion is direct patient care and chronic disease management and she completed her residency in ambulatory care at Mission Hospital and MAHEC from 2012-2013. Upon finishing residency, she worked as a clinical pharmacist in a specialized anticoagulation service at Mission Hospital before starting as a clinical pharmacist with MAHEC. She practices primarily at the MAHEC clinics at Newbridge in Woodfin, NC and Cane Creek in Fletcher, NC. She feels fortunate to be a part of a truly interdisciplinary primary care with the common goal of providing outstanding care to the people of western NC. Outside work she enjoys running, traveling, and snuggles with my dog, Gryffindor.

 

Bill Hitch, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Director of Pharmacotherapy, MAHEC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Bill Hitch is the Director of Pharmacotherapy at MAHEC in Asheville, NC and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  He received his PharmD degree from the University Of North Carolina Eshelmen School of Pharmacy and completed a specialty residency in Ambulatory Care through Mission Hospitals and MAHEC.  Dr. Hitch serves as the Assistant Director of the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Mission Hospital practiced in the Ambulatory Care setting and serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students as well as PGY1 and PGY2 residents.  His practice is in inpatient family medicine where he rounds with physicians on the Family Practice Service at Mission Hospitals. He is a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at MAHEC Family Health Center, which has been recognized as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home.  Areas of interest include interdisciplinary education, transitions of care, infectious disease, and global health.

 

Tasha Woodall, PharmD, BCGP, CPP
Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy – Geriatrics, PGY2 Geriatrics Residency Director, MAHEC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Tasha Woodall graduated with her PharmD from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 2011. She moved to Asheville to complete her residency in ambulatory care with Mission Health and MAHEC and accepted her current position as Associate Director of Pharmacotherapy in Geriatrics with MAHEC in 2012. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and serves as adjunct faculty with UNC School of Medicine, and as such has been engaged in training pharmacy and medical students, in addition to family medicine residents and geriatric fellows during her time with MAHEC. She currently serves as a Co-Director for MAHEC’s Center for Healthy Aging and sits on the Board of Directors for Council on Aging of Buncombe County and the Executive Committee for North Carolina Association of Pharmacists’ Chronic Care Practice Forum, in addition to being an active member of American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Woodall is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Her clinical practice is split between two continuing care retirement communities, where she functions under her own scope of practice as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner.

On a more personal note, outside of work Tasha spends most of her time caring for two small (demanding but adorable) children. She enjoys hiking and camping with her husband Waylon, dog Polly, and the kids.

 

Mollie Scott, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, FASHP
Regional Associate Dean at Asheville, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Mollie Scott is Regional Associate Dean for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  She serves as the preceptor for the Academic Leadership experience for the PGY2 ambulatory care residency program.  She is a graduate of Meredith College and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and was the inaugural resident in the Specialized Pharmacy Residency in Geriatrics at the Durham VAMC.  She is currently serving as Director-at-Large for the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Executive Committee.  Her clinical interests include osteoporosis and women’s health, and she is a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at MAHEC Family Health Center.

 

Kenesha D. Smith, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager, The Free Clinics-Hendersonville, NC

Kenesha Smith received her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Central University and pharmacy education at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed ASHP accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice at Mission Hospitals and Ambulatory Care with Mission Hospitals and MAHEC. Currently, she is the pharmacy manager with The Free Clinics where she provides medication therapy management within a multi-disciplinary medical group visit and operates the Community Pharmacy at The Free Clinics. Her clinical interests are the underserved population, rural health, and interdisciplinary education. She feels fortunate to have a position that she loves and allows her to make a difference in people’s lives every day. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing, reading and crocheting.

 

Anne Carter Carrington, PharmD, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, MAHEC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Anne “Andy” Carrington grew up in rural South Boston, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Animal and Poultry Sciences. She finished her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency with Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia and moved back to NC to complete her PGY-2 ASHP accredited residency in academia and ambulatory care at MAHEC.  During her PGY-2, she had the opportunity to create her own practice sites with Mission Health and developed a passion for Team-Based Care. She currently serves as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist where she splits her time between the inpatient Family Practice Service at Mission and in clinic at the MAHEC Family Health Center. Her areas of interest include transitions of care, collaborative interdisciplinary practice, diabetes management, and population health. Her involvement in academia includes responsibilities for teaching of medical and pharmacy learners as well as precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents. Outside of work, Dr. Carrington enjoys riding her horse, Triple Down, spending time with family/friends, travel, running/hiking, and anything Disney!

 

Current Residents:

Mackenzie Farrar, PharmD

I was born and raised in Louisville. I stayed in Kentucky to attend college at Western Kentucky University where I studied chemistry and Spanish. I was fortunate enough to study abroad in college in Segovia, Spain where I developed a love for Spanish culture and language. After graduation, I moved to North Carolina to begin pharmacy school at the University of North Carolina.

I fell in love with Asheville and MAHEC after spending a summer as an intern at MAHEC between my second and third year of pharmacy school. I am passionate about serving rural underserved communities, and I enjoy working on an interdisciplinary primary care team to provide patients with wonderful care. I feel very fortunate to be spending my residency experience at MAHEC.

In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, traveling, music, crafts, and watching University of Kentucky basketball. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the program at Mackenzie.Farrar@mahec.net.   

 

Gwen Seamon, PharmD

I graduated with my PharmD from Purdue University College of Pharmacy after completing my bachelor’s degree in biology and business from Indiana University. During pharmacy school, I was active in APhA-ASP at both the local and national levels as well as Phi Lambda Sigma and Rho Chi.

I completed a yearlong internship at a federally qualified health center in Delphi, Indiana that cultivated my passion for ambulatory care and rural health. I am also interested in opioid stewardship, academia, and advocating for underserved populations. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to explore all of these interests at MAHEC.

Outside of pharmacy, my personal interests include traveling, hiking, NFL Sundays (Go Browns!), Indiana Hoosier basketball, playing with my dog, and spending time with my family and friends. I'm excited to explore Asheville and Western North Carolina. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the program at Gwen.Seamon@mahec.net.