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

Sam Clark

Medical Case Manager
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Lisa Metcalf

Medical Case Management & Housing Specialist

Jessica Jones

Assistant Director of Client Services

Franeka Walker

Medical Case Manager

Education & Outreach

Marquita Houston

Community Health Educator
(828) 999-8744

Liz Ramseur

Director of Prevention
(828) 999-8744

Emily Griffin

Community Health Eduator
(828) 999-8744

PrEP Services

Allison Koch

PrEP Program Director
(828) 979-2148


Martha Gantt

Chief Financial Officer
(704) 325-0180

Gretchen Beard

Administrative Assistant
(704) 325 0180

Chris Kliesch

Chief Executive Officer
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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

Michelle Mace Lusk

Stacey Bracket

Stephen Heavner

Chrissy Colavecchio Schramm

Bill Morgan, Legal Counsel