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CarePartners Senior Leadership Team

Tracy Buchanan, PT, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer

photoTracy Buchanan serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CarePartners Health Services, a nonprofit provider of post-acute care serving over 3,000 patients each day.  With over 1,100 employees and $80 million in annual revenue, CarePartners is one of the largest employers in Buncombe County.  

Tracy began her career as a physical therapist at CarePartners over 20 years ago and has held a variety of leadership roles prior to being named CEO in January 2009.  Tracy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.  She is very active in the WNC community and chairs or sits on numerous nonprofit boards.

Tracy lives in Asheville with her husband, Scott Buchanan.  Her son Andrew recently graduated from Appalachian State University and her daughter Julia attends UNC-Chapel Hill.


Gregg Dixon
Chief Financial Officer

photoGregg has served as Chief Financial Officer for CarePartners since June 2011. In this role, he is directly responsible for all financial matters for CarePartners. Gregg has more than 20 years of financial management experience, encompassing a steady progression of increasing responsibilities and accomplishments. He most recently served as senior vice president of finance for a health care system in New York City for five years. The system comprised a 287-bed acute/psychiatric hospital and an extensive outpatient network of 13 satellite locations. He has also served in several financial leadership roles in Atlanta, Georgia, including CFO for a 120-bed hospital, CFO for the Georgia Medicaid Program and State Health Benefit Plan, and corporate controller and director of internal audit for a large home health agency. He is a graduate of Georgia State University with a bachelor of administration in accounting. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He serves on a number of boards for local community organizations. He and his wife Terri live in Asheville.


Mike Parmer, DO CPE
Chief Medical Officer

Mike brings 30+ years of experience in hospice and palliative care, including 6 years as Medical Director for Hospice and Palliative care for the McLaren Health System in Michigan. He will provide the overall leadership for the hospice and home health programs at CarePartners and will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of quality hospice and home health care. He is committed to providing safe, seamless and cost-effective patient transitions. Dr. Parmer is passionate about ensuring best practices for exceptional customer service to colleagues and patients alike. "Healthcare is an ever changing environment. What works today may not work tomorrow. Our goal is to be aware and flexible enough to adapt quickly to changes to minimize the disruptions in care that our patients need. Top quality and exceptional care are not negotiable."

Dr. Parmer and his wife, Deborah, live in Hendersonville. They have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.


Tom Adkins
Director of Post-Acute Care Marketing

Brian Arldt
Director, Decision Support

Eddie Briscoe
Director, Plant Operations

Dave Beijer

Scott Buchanan
Executive Director, CarePartners Foundation

Janise Donovan
Director, Regulatory & Compliance

Mitzi Holmes
Executive Director, Rehabilitation Hospital

Alyson Johnson-Sawyer
Executive Director, Adult Day Services



Kirsten Kern

Director, Private Duty Services and Internal Staffing Agency


Jennifer Scott
Director, Post-Acute Informatics

Doug Thomson
Executive Director of Outpatient Rehab Services and Director of Home Health

Pam Tidwell
Vice President of Regional Development and Executive Director, Home Health & Hospice and Palliative Care

Katy Pless
Director, Human Resources

Lucy Wheeler
Administration Manager

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CarePartners 2014 Board of Directors

Charles "Chuck" C. Campbell, Chairman
President, Campbell & Associates International, Inc., Founder, Burnham Woods

Mr. Charles “Chuck” Campbell has more than 35 years of senior level management and independent consulting in international managed health care. Mr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville and attended the graduate program at Harvard University. He served as the director of admissions at Harvard University School of Public Health in the late 1970s. He took an active role in the health care volunteer community by serving on the board of the Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse Association, and as corporate secretary and board president for the Executive Board of Hospice of Santa Barbara in the 1990s. He continued to volunteer locally while serving as vice chair of what was then Mountain Area Hospice. He joined the CarePartners Health Services Board of Directors in 2002. He has held the position of chairman of the board of directors since December of 2011. He also became chair elect of the CarePartners Foundation board in December 2011. Mr. Campbell is an invaluable member of the CarePartners board as an advisor, advocate and friend.

Jeff Gould
Vice Chair
CPA, Gould Killian CPA Group, PA

Larry Harris
CPA, Burlingham & Harris, PA

Brady Blackburn
Retired, Asheville Savings Bank

Dennis King, EdD
Immediate Past Chair
President, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Tracy Buchanan
President & CEO
Community CarePartners, Inc.

K. Ray Bailey
Retired President, A-B Technical Community College, Former County Commissioner

Amy Beasley
Attorney, Aceto Law Office, PA

David L. Cappiello, MD
Retired, Blue Ridge Bone & Joint

Sulaiman H. Sulaiman
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Mission Health System.

Stephen D. West
Retired, President & CEO, Hospice of Cincinnati


Linda Moore
General Counsel, Maury Regional Health System

Sharon Hathaway, MD
Physician, Mission Health System

Eileen Hutchison
Community Volunteer

Trent McCain, MD
Physician, Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates

Charles Pine
Retired, Belk, Inc.

Joel B. Rosenberg, MD
Retired, Drs. Rosenberg & Posner

Robby Russell
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Myron W. Smith III, MD
Physician, Blue Ridge Bone & Joint

Katherine E. Volatile, MD
Physician, Looking Glass Eye Center

Pamela Turner
Board Chair, Mills Manufacturing, Community Volunteer

Jill Hoggard Green, Ph.D.
President & COO, Mission Hospital

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