Our Staff

SARAH THOMPSON

Executive Director
828.586.1962 ext. 212
sarah@regiona.org

ROSE BAUGUESS

Senior Planner
828.586.1962 ext. 213
rose@regiona.org

DAVID GARRETT

Workforce Development Director
828.586.1962 ext. 210
david@regiona.org

LINDA LAMP

Business Services Representative
828.586.1962 ext. 207
linda@regiona.org

RUSS HARRIS

Director of Community and Economic Development
828.586.1962 ext. 214
russ@regiona.org

DEBRA IVEY

Office Manager / Clerk to the Board
828.586.1962 ext. 201
debra@regiona.org

LISA LEDFORD

WIOA Program and Accountability Manager
828.586.1962 ext. 206
lisa@regiona.org

JEANNE MATHEWS

Aging Program Coordinator
828.586.1962 ext. 217
jeanne@regiona.org

SARAJANE MELTON

Area Agency on Aging Administrator
828.586.1962 ext. 220
sarajane@regiona.org

Pat Baker

Aging Program Assistant
828.586.1962 ext. 218
pbaker@regiona.org

LARRY REEVES

Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman
828.586.1962 ext. 223
larry@regiona.org

KELLIE DULA

Family Caregiver Resource Coordinator
828.586.1962 ext. 221
kellie@regiona.org 

ROGER WIGGINS

Finance Officer
828.586.1962 ext. 203
roger@regiona.org

LAURA GRINDSTAFF

WIOA Program and
Accountability Coordinator
828.586.1962 ext. 208
laura@regiona.org

SHAREE THOMPSON

WIOA Youth Specialist
828.837.7407
sharee@regiona.org

BECCA SCOTT

Senior Project Manager
828.586.1962 ext. 219
becca@regiona.org

LISA PENLAND

WIOA Specialist
828.837.7407
penland@regiona.org

RENEE FINSTERWALDER

WIOA Specialist
828.550.1837
renee@regiona.org