Ginger Lang, Ph.D., has served as Chair of the Haywood Healthcare Foundation since October 2014. She served on the Board from 2005-2008 and from 2012-present. Lang is a retired Clinical Psychologist, having served in private practice in both Illinois and Missouri. “I am honored to serve on this Foundation Board that assists those who have healthcare challenges and provides programming and educational opportunities related to healthcare. I view our mission as addressing, both broadly and specifically, the healthcare needs of those in our community.”


Joan Barnes has served on the Foundation’s Board since 2007 and has served as Vice-Chair since October 2014. From 2010-2012, she served as Chair. She has served on the Golf & Gala Committee since 2007 and currently serves on the Investment Committee. Barnes is the owner of A to Z Signs and Engraving, a local small business.“My goal as a member of the Haywood Healthcare Foundation is to help raise funds to provide improved health care for the citizens of Haywood County. We appreciate the past support of our donors and volunteers and we look for the continued backing of our community if we are to succeed in providing funding for local residents for unmet healthcare needs in our County.”


Gavin Brown has served on the Foundation’s Board since 2010 and has served as Treasurer since 2011. Brown is a local attorney and the current Mayor of Waynesville. “My father practiced medicine in Haywood County for 35 years. We discussed the unmet health needs of Haywood County on many occasions. I feel this Foundation is in a prime position to work on these issues.”


Christopher Williams has served on the Board since 2011 and has served in the current role of Secretary since 2013. He has previously worked on the Foundation’s Golf & Gala and Investment Committee. Williams is a business banker with First Citizens Bank. “I enjoy seeing the benefits from our fundraising efforts directly affect the citizens of Haywood County. We have a passionate Board of individuals who sincerely care about our Foundation’s mission, volunteers, donors and partners.”

Foundation Administrator

Marge Stiles has served Haywood Regional Medical Center for over 25 years. Positions have included serving as Foundation Assistant for HRMC Foundation. Since October, 2014, Marge has served as Foundation Administrator for Haywood Healthcare Foundation. “Partnering with other organizations on our healthcare initiatives will allow us to work together to improve healthcare for our county residents.”


  • Susan Breese
  • Ed Brown III, Ed.D.
  • Jason Chambers
  • Jennifer Jacobson
  • Jonathan Key
  • Diana Laursen
  • Laura Leatherwood, Ed.D.
  • Teresa Liner
  • Allan Machesney
  • Dan Matthews
  • Deener Matthews
  • Carmine Rocco
  • Otis Sizemore
  • Fred Waring

Lifetime Trustees

  • Phyllis Prevost
  • Charles Thomas II, M.D.

Honorary Trustees

  • Allen Braswell
  • Cassie Braswell
  • Raymond Caldwell
  • Mary Feichter
  • Peggy Melville
  • Judy Ross
Charitable Classic Golf & Gala