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Medical Team

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Transportation Coordinator/Nurse Assistant

Kim Gregory, CNA

Kim became a Certified Nursing Assistant and Med Tech while working on her bachelor degree in Psychology from Mars Hill University. Since then, she has worked on the Memory Care units of various long term care facilities. In the medical department, she helps with the reorder and distribution of medications, transporting the girls, as well as help address certain medical needs.


Alana Howard, RN

In July of 2015, Solstice East welcomed Alana Howard to their team as a their new Registered Nurse. Because Alana has always found joy in helping others, she has always known that she has wanted to become a nurse. Prior to working at Solstice East and AAG, Alana worked in a local hospital on the Nursing Resource team which means that she was a solid role player filling in wherever the hospital needed whether that was in the ER, or in general care. Her favorite part of working at Solstice East is being able to meet so many amazing staff and young girls that she can help. When she isn’t at work, Alana can be found swimming, reading, or playing video games and her favorite book is 1984, by George Orwell. Along with these activities, Alana is an animal lover and has 5 cats, 3 dogs, and a turtle!


Taylor Irwin, RN

Taylor Irwin joins the Solstice East team from Eliada Home, a residential treatment facility for adolescents. Taylor attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Psychology degrees in 2014. Prior to relocating to Asheville, NC, she worked for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for two years as a pediatric nurse in St. Petersburg, FL. Taylor is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Saving (PALS) and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, reading, and playing with her fluffy dog, Jasper.

Makayla Davis

Before working with Solstice East, Makayla was a field instructor for SUWS of the Carolinas. She graduated from North Greenville University in Greenville, SC with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2016. After graduating, she worked at the Mission Hospital psychiatric facility Copestone as a behavioral health technician before continuing her journey at SUWS. While working at SUWS, she was able to obtain her Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification. She has worked at Solstice for a little over a year and loves her job. In her free time, she enjoys lots of hiking and whitewater kayaking.

Kelcie Barker, RN

Bio coming soon!