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.

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

Donna Beck DSW, LCSW – Mental Health Counselor

Donna is a social worker with more than 25 years of experience in child welfare, psychotherapy, casework, leadership, and teaching at the university level. She is committed to excellence in her work and inspires others to work together for real solutions. Donna is the mother of two wonderful young women who are also social workers. Donna loves spending time in nature on the water and in the mountains, and doting on her 4 amazing grandchildren. We are pleased to have her join the team at the Community Care Clinic


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!

Liv Wright – ASU Social Work Intern

My name is Olivia (Liv) and I am a senior Social Work Intern here at the clinic! I am originally from Salisbury, NC but have lived in Boone for the duration of my undergrad! I plan to graduate in May of 2023 with a Bachelors in Social Work, with plans to move to Montana later this year! I hope to pursue my Masters in Mental Health Counseling during my time in Montana. I have one cat, Frankie, who is my baby and my favorite thing to do is spend time with him!