Staff Directory

High Country Staff

Primary Phone Number: 828-265-5434


Julie Wiggins, Executive Director / ext. 125
For Personnel, administrative items and general inquiries

Tanna Greathouse, Clerk to the Board / ext. 101
For the Executive Board, event information, and meeting space reservations

Angie Holman, Receptionist / ext. 100
For general inquiries

Fred Sides, Information Systems Specialist / ext. 110
For software and IT support

Area Agency on Aging

Julie Wiggins, Director / ext. 122

Pat Guarnieri, Caregiver Program Coordinator / ext. 139
For Lifespan Respite Program and High Country Caregiver Foundation

Nicole Hiegl, Aging Services Coordinator / ext. 113
For healthy aging, contracts, and service providers

Stevie John, Regional Ombudsman / ext. 126
For concerns and complaints about long-term care

Tim Price, Compliance Officer / ext. 140
For service providers, contracts, and budgets

Brenda Reece, Family Caregiver Support Specialist / ext. 128
For the Family Caregiver Support Program and the High Country Caregiver Foundation

Diane Tilson, Aging Program Assistant / ext. 141
For Senior Tar Heel Legislators, and general questions



Mary Goodnight, Finance Officer / ext. 109

Kathy Combs, Finance Technician / ext. 103
For accounts receivable and accounts payable

Planning & Development

Phillip Trew, Director / ext. 121

Michelle Ball, Regional Planner / ext. 115
For CDBG, grants, and other planning assistance

Kelly Coffey, Senior Planner / ext. 114
For grants and other planning assistance

David Graham, Transportation Planner / ext. 135
For transportation planning and the Rural Planning Organization

Cory Osborne, Regional Planner / ext. 118
For assistance with grants, planning, and zoning/land-use regulations; also provides GIS services

Jessica Welborn, GIS Planner / ext. 134
For GIS and mapping

Workforce Development

Keith Deveraux, Director / ext. 130

Misty Bishop-Price, NCWorks Operations Manager / ext. 119
For workforce services, WIA or WIOA, and career centers

Rebecca Bloomquist, Communications and Business Services Coordinator / ext. 136
For program and event information, and the Workforce Development Board

Lynda Greene, Financial and Compliance Specialist
Email Coming / ext. 120
For workforce operations, billing and finance, and contractor support