Angie Alley volunteered for several years as an On-Call Advocate before joining the staff as the Executive Director in July, 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University and a Certificate in Non-profit Management from Duke University. She is a native of Western North Carolina and she and her husband, Frank, have one daughter. She is a member of the Hendersonville Kiwanis Club and enjoys time with family and friends.
Amanda Gopal has been with The Healing Place since October 2009. She graduated from Loyola University, Chicago with her Masters in Social Work and moved back to warmer climates shortly thereafter. Amanda has a passion for working with survivors of human trafficking and is inspired by their strength and resilience. She is rostered with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program in the evidence-based treatment modality, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, proven to work with children aged 5-18 who have experienced trauma. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and being outside.
Blanca Nuckolls’ first 7 years with The Healing Place were as On-Call Advocate/Office Volunteer. She joined the staff in January, 1993 as Finance Administrator. One of the motivating factors that make her work so rewarding is the joy of seeing survivors overcome the trauma of sexual abuse. Blanca is very proud to be a part of the team of dedicated professionals that work to further the mission of The Healing Place.
Catherine Johnson has a special interest in EMDR and Expressive Arts Therapy. She filled in as a contract therapist from mid-September – November, 2008 and became part of the staff in December, 2008. She graduated from Eckerd College with a BA in Human Development and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, formerly University of Sarasota. Prior to joining The Healing Place, Catherine worked as a child, adolescent, family and adult therapist for Family Preservation Services; as a child and adolescent therapist for a Level 2 day treatment program; as a Program Coordinator and therapist for the Child Protection Center-Sexual Abuse Treatment Program; and as a private practice therapist. She is trained in Expressive Arts Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. She is rostered by the North Carolina Child Treatment Program in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Gwyn Waller joined The Healing Place as Community Outreach Coordinator in January of 2013. She graduated cum-laude from the College of Charleston as a double major receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and Political Science. During college, she gained five years of experience in the non-profit realm working as an animal rights advocate/care taker at Pet Helpers. After moving from the Carolina coast to the Appalachian Mountains of NC, Gwyn served as Community Outreach Coordinator for Centro de Enlace, specializing in development, communications, volunteer coordinating and Spanish/English interpretation. Her passions include advocacy, song writing/performance arts and environmental stewardship.