About ALFA
ALFA, formally known as AIDS Leadership Foothills Area-Alliance, has provided supportive services to those infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS since 1987. ALFA currently provides supportive and medical case management, prevention education, and outreach to a nine county service area. ALFA's service area consists of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga & Wilkes counties. ALFA is able to continue providing quality services to communities of need through generous funding from entities such as the United Way, Ryan White CARE Act, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, North Carolina Community Foundation, DIFFA, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AID and many more.

Care Services

Jessica Jones

Housing Program Manager

Sam Clark

Medical Case Manager
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Franeka Walker

Director of Care Services

Lisa Metcalf

Medical Case Management & Housing Specialist

Jalen Holt

Medical Case Manager

Melany Peña-Johnson

Medical Case Manager

Prevention Services

Marquita Houston

Community Health Educator
(828) 999-8744

Nicole Lattly

Director of Prevention Services
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Makayla Ferguson

Harm Reduction Specialist

PrEP/Pharmacy Services

Nicholas Winstead

PrEP Program Assistant/Patient Navigator
(828) 237-1192

Dalton Isaac

Pharmacy Services Coordinator


Martha Gantt

Chief Financial Officer
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Chris Kliesch

Chief Executive Officer

Liz Ramseur

Sr. Director of Programs
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Gretchen Beard

Administrative Assistant
(704) 325 0180

Iosvany Gispert

Sr. Director of Operations
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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Laura Levinson, President

Michael Stewart, Vice President

Stacey Bracket, Secretary

Derek Zealy-Wright, Treasurer

Board Members

Thom Hutchens

Kim Bost

Donna Sandifer

Jonell Field

Chrissy Colavecchio Schramm

Bill Morgan, Legal Counsel