Health Center Staff

Pat Parker - Registered Nurse & Clinic Manager
I am the Registered Nurse/Clinic Manager for the Student Health Center. I assess and implement plans of care for students. I also collaberate with the Medical Director Dr. Bob Uhren and supervise the student work crew. And we have fun!

I started my nursing career thirty years ago straight out of high school. I began as a CNA and worked my way up to becoming a Registered Nurse. I have worked in various settings that include hospital, college health centers, and corrections. I have dedicated my career to working with adolescents and young adults.

When I am not nursing I love to be home with my family on my small farm. I also foster abused and neglected animals for several animal rescue organizations.
Kathleen Rowles - Part-time Registered Nurse
I have lived in Asheville for 11 years now, and have experienced much peace and happiness hiking the trails of Warren Wilson with my dogs.
When the opportunity arose for a part time position as an RN at the Health Center, I jumped at it! Being at the clinic provides a much needed balance to my other job as an RN at Mission Hospital's adult Hematology and Oncology unit.
I am very thankful to be a part of such a wonderful and energized community.