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

Sam is from Morganton, NC and attended UNC-Greensboro where he received his BA ...

Natasha Bunton

Medical Case Manager Supervisor

Lisa Metcalf

Transportation Coordinator
Lisa is a part of the medical case management department. Lisa provides ...

Jessica Jones

Medical Case Manager
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Franeka Walker

Medical Case Manager

Education & Outreach

Michael McPherson

Health Educator - Promotion
Michael has his Bachelors Degree in Public Health from the University of ...

Meghan Bergman

Community Health Educator
My name is Meghan Bergman.  I am from Knoxville, TN but have called Hickory ...

Liz Ramseur

Director of Education and Outreach
Liz holds a Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Community Health ...

India Richards

Community Health Educator
India holds her BS in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health ...

PrEP Services

Justin Greer

PrEP Patient Navigator
Justin graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelors in Social ...


Martha Gantt

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Kliesch

Executive Director
Chris earned a BA in Women's Studies from University of California at Santa ...
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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