Charlotte AHEC Regional Advisory Committee


Charlotte AHEC strives to fulfill the mission of providing quality educational opportunities and services for all healthcare professionals by building partnerships, promoting recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals, and advancing healthcare quality in the communities we serve.


To lead the transformation of healthcare education and services in the Charlotte region and beyond, we've partnered with several local community and healthcare leaders to establish the Charlotte AHEC Regional Advisory Committee. The goal is to gather diverse information on the trends and updates related to community and regional needs impacting health education. In this way, Charlotte AHEC commits to bring valuable educational opportunities and services that matter to you and our community.

Committee Chair

Libby Safrit, MA, LPA-HSPA
Executive Director
Teen Health Connection

Committee Co-Chair

Donald Howard, MS, OT/L, CLT
Assistant Manager, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
CaroMont Regional Medical Center

Meet the Committee:

Lisa M. Foster, DNP, RN, NPD-BC
RN Program Coordinator
Atrium Health Pineville
Hampton Hopkins, MS, EdD
President, Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Atrium Health
Mikayla Hopkins, MPH
Community Engagement Manager
NCCARE360, Unite Us
Lisa Littlejohn Hill, PhD, MBA, MA, LPC
Vision Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Benita Mason, MBA-MHA, QMHP, ALA
Founder and President
Impact Health & Wellness, Inc.
Marque Macon, FACHE
Assistant Vice President
Carolinas Physician Alliance, In Collaboration with Atrium Health
Carolyn Mullins, MS, RN
Chief Operating Officer
Care Ring
Amber Pierce
Regional Program Specialist
Reach Out and Read Carolinas
Joann L. Spaleta, FACHE, CDP, MBA, MHA, MT (ASCP)
Assistant Vice President
Charlotte AHEC
Stephanie Wieck, MSN, RN, CQIA, CPHQ
Program Coordinator/Clinical Support
Atrium Health Cleveland
Sheila Wright, MSN, RN
Health Ministry Coordinator for the Faith Community Health Ministry
Atrium Health

Prospective Members


  • Serve 2-year term beginning January 1st with the possibility for renewal
  • Attend quarterly meetings and other events as requested
  • Be informed of the Charlotte AHEC curriculum, services and activities and inform others
  • Support and advise Charlotte AHEC in the development of relevant education opportunities across disciplines
  • Collaborate with Charlotte AHEC staff and other committee members to ensure that Charlotte AHEC is delivering learning content that is current and relevant

Applications for the Charlotte AHEC Regional Advisory Committee for the January 2022–December 2023 will open October 1, 2021.

How To Apply

  1. Download the Charlotte AHEC Regional Advisory Board Member Application
  2. Email completed application and materials (CV, bio, headshot) to Arielle Lewis at
  3. Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
  4. Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2021


Arielle Lewis
Sr. Staff Assistant
704.512.6523 phone
704.512.6568 fax