WCMS Foundation Board of Directors



C. Britt Peterson, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry

Practice: Mission Psychiatric Services (Buncombe)


Lisa Ladd, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: ABCCM (Buncombe)


Brad Burlingham

Company: Burlingham and Harris, PA


Leah Broker

Company: Broker and Hamrick Law Firm


Past Chair

S. Todd Wallenius, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: WNC Community Health Services (Buncombe)

Past Chair

Kate Queen, MD

Specialty: Rheumatology

Practice: Mountain Medical Associates (Haywood)

Director at Large

Lorna Barnette

Health Care Consultant (Jackson)

Director at Large

Carol Coulson, MD

Specialty: Ob/Gyn

Practice: MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists (Buncombe)

Development Council Chair

Emilee Dickerson

Physician Spouse & Volunteer

Director at Large

Jim Early, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: East Asheville Family Health Center (Buncombe)

Director at Large

Bill Mance

MMMP Steering Committee Member

Director at Large

Susan McDowell, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: Hot Springs Health Center (Madison)

Med Student Representative

Brad Thompson

UNC Medical School

Director at Large

Rachel Raab, MD

Specialty: Oncology

Practice: Cancer Care of WNC (Buncombe)

Director at Large

Winfield Word-Sims, MD

Specialty: Nephrology

Practice: Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Associates (Buncombe)

Director at Large

Rachel Keever, MD

Specialty: Cardiology

Practice: Asheville Cardiology Associates (Rutherford)

Ex-Officio Non Voting

Association President

MaryShell Zaffino, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Practice: Blue Ridge Community Health Services (Henderson)

Association President-Elect

Raymond Thertulien, MD

Specialty: Hematology & Oncology

Practice: Asheville Hematology & Oncology (Buncombe)

WCMS Staff

Miriam Schwarz

CEO/Executive Director

Western Carolina Medical Society