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Our PEOPLE

Amy Haynes
Executive Director

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Amy serves as the Executive Director of the McDowell County Health Coalition. Amy grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and followed her love for service and social justice to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed a Master of Social Work, focusing on Nonprofit Management and Community Social Work. Over the past twelve years, Amy has worked hand in hand with communities and leaders to make their communities healthier, safer places where everyone can thrive and feel valued and empowered. Outside of work, she loves rambling travel adventures, playing pool, and long hikes with her wonderful husband and gorgeous dog. 

Ginger Webb
Coordinator

828-460-4511   |    

Ginger serves as the Coordinator for the McDowell County Health Coalition. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from UNC-Greensboro. After 8 years as a stay at home mom, she found her calling in supporting and advocating for public health initiatives through the Coalition. She is passionate about helping to improve health and healthcare access for McDowell County residents. Ginger and her husband are both native to the county, and are raising their daughters to love this area and all of the beauty and opportunities that are abundant in Western North Carolina. In her free time, she teaches yoga classes at the YMCA, hikes as often as possible, and reads anything she can get her hands on.

Haley Suskauer
M.A.T.C.H Clinical Outreach Coordinator

828-259-3879 Ext 331   |    

“I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with the community members of McDowell County and serve as the Case Manager for the MATCH program. I believe improving our community’s health means looking beyond the doctor’s office. We must also take a deeper look at other factors that influence our health such as the physical environment, health practices, coping skills, and the social and economic environment. The MATCH program promotes community engagement and works towards eliminating barriers that prevent individuals from achieving optimal health outcomes. By working closely with community members and organizations, we can focus on building effective strategies to address these barriers that impact the community’s health the most.”

Deb Hanlon
Enrollment Specialist - M.A.T.C.H Program

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"I am excited to be working with this community-centered network. It is truly a privilege meeting with clients to offer support and resources that improve all aspects of their health."

Amy Vaughn
Enrollment Specialist - M.A.T.C.H Program

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"The M.A.T.C.H. program  takes a unique and holistic approach to health by not only providing access to quality care, but utilizing valuable resources in the community to address the social and economic needs of our clients.  By looking at the bigger picture, and addressing the multiple challenges our clients face, we hope to give more people the opportunity to lead healthier successful lives.  As a life long resident of this community it is truly a privilege to have a role in helping the region become a healthier place to live and work.”

Nick Byrd
Manager - WorkFORCE Wellness Program

828-442-6030   |    

Nick serves as the Employee Health Advisor and manages the WorkFORCE Wellness Program. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Wingate University. He was born and raised in McDowell County and this has driven his focus to continually work toward improving the overall health and wellness of the county he calls home. In his free time, you will likely find him getting muddy at an obstacle course race or cheering on his Blue Devils and Panthers!