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.

Medical Case Management

Jessica Jones

Housing Program Manager

Franeka Walker

Director of Care Services

Lisa Metcalf

Medical Case Management & Housing Specialist

Sam Clark

Medical Case Manager
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Education & Outreach

Marquita Houston

Community Health Educator
(828) 999-8744

Emily Griffin

Community Health Eduator
(828) 999-8744

Kassi Powell

Harm Reduction Specialist
(828) 999-0055

Nikki Leiting

Community Health Educator

Nicole Lattly

Director of Prevention Services
(828) 999-8744

Corie Schreiber

Community Resource Specialist
(828) 999-8744

PrEP Services

Allison Koch

PrEP Program Director
(828) 979-2148

Nicholas Winstead

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

Alex Nelson

Data Manager
(828) 237-1577

Rebecca Dellinger

PrEP Patient Navigator
(828) 237-1268


Martha Gantt

Chief Financial Officer
(704) 325-0180

Chris Kliesch

Chief Executive Officer

Liz Ramseur

Sr. Director of Programs
(828) 999-8744

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

Thom Hutchens, Secretary

Derek Zealy-Wright, Treasurer

Board Members

Stacey Bracket

Chrissy Colavecchio Schramm

Bill Morgan, Legal Counsel