Our Team









Catherine King- Executive Director Catherinek@ccclinic.org

Catherine King has been with the Community Care Clinic since 2010 and has been the Executive Director since March of 2020. She has served in many roles at the clinic including accountant, data management and collection, assistant to the Executive Director, grant writer and Interim Executive Director.

She graduated with a BSIE from Purdue University in 1981 and worked as a manufacturing engineer for  various manufacturing companies in Ohio and North Carolina. She also worked as a consultant for manufacturers in implementing and maintaining ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. After moving to Boone in 2004, Catherine worked part-time as the Parish Administrator for St Luke’s Episcopal Church while maintaining her consulting practice.

Catherine finds this challenge of directing a health care organization in this era of Covid-19 and beyond to be fulfilling and rewarding. The mission of the CCC – “providing quality health care to low-income uninsured adults” is vital in maintaining a healthy community.


Andrea Brubaker, Medical Provider

Andrea Brubaker recently relocated to Boone to join CCC from Northern California, where she had worked at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in rural Humboldt County. Prior to her nurse practitioner training at Emory University in Atlanta, she lived in Thailand as a Fulbright scholar. Originally from Georgia, she is happy to be back in the Southeast and lives with her husband, 1 year-old son, and dog.


Barbara Hathaway,  NP- Medical Provider


Melissa Sutherland, Licensed Practical Nurse

East TN resident, married, daughter. Likes to garden and travel.
Kim Carter, MA, LPA

Kim Carter has been living in Boone for almost 20years. She graduated from Villanova University and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Appalachian State University. Most recently she received a scholarship to train at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine.

Kim has worked in a variety of settings providing assessment, therapy, and case management and consultation services. Kim is passionate about working as part of a medical team to provide integrated care.

Kim enjoys spending her free time with family playing outside, hiking, gardening and traveling.


Jaime Plude, Development Director jaimep@ccclinic.org

Originally from a small town in California, Jaime Plude moved to the Appalachian region and made it her home in 1998 after travelling extensively throughout the United States.  During her travels, Jaime became passionate about serving vulnerable populations while developing and operating a grassroots mobile food kitchen project in Asheville, NC.  Jaime earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2017 and has been serving the community through working previously as a Shelter Associate and Service Coordinator at the Hospitality House of Boone, Program Coordinator and Executive Director of Todd Table in Todd, NC, and currently as the Development Director of the Community Care Clinic in Boone. Jaime also enjoys spending time with her three children, attending local events and is a certified Feng Shui Practitioner.

Angie Swanson, C.M.A- Clinical Staff


Mary Fox – Office Manager


Cathy Gragg – Patient Coordinator

Born and raised in Boone.  Associates Degree from CCC & TI and has 15 years experience in the medical field. She is blessed with two wonderful children – Becca and her husband Jo-El, and Ryan and his girlfriend Vanessa Greene, and two grandsons – Peyton and James!

Psychology ASU Intern

“I’m Corrie, a senior undergraduate at ASU, majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services. Originally from Durham, NC, my heart was stolen by the Blue Ridge Mountains, leading me to call Boone my home. As I approach my graduation in December 2023, I anticipate receiving a Bachelor’s in Psychology. My next step is to pursue a Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a License for Clinical Social Work. Looking ahead, I’m considering the possibility of earning a PhD or Psy.D in Clinical Psychology.My future holds a vision of owning a clinic that offers a wide range of clinical mental health services, prioritizing accessibility and affordability for my community. This aspiration is fueled by my dedication to creating a positive impact. This semester, I’m excited to intern at the Community Care Clinic, where I’m eager to learn, grow, and wholeheartedly serve the High Country community.”