Asheville, NC — The Board of Directors of the Western Carolina Medical Society is pleased to announce that, after an extensive search, Karen Wallace-Meigs has been named Executive Director, effective June 3, 2024. Wallace-Meigs succeeds John Lewis, who served as Interim Executive Director.

The roots of WCMS date to 1885 and the organization currently serves as a professional society to more than 700 physicians and physician assistants throughout Western North Carolina while also operating philanthropic programs that expand access to healthcare.

Regarding Wallace-Meigs’ selection, Dr. Jennifer Abbott, Chair of the Board of Directors of WCMS notes, “We are confident Karen is the right person to lead WCMS at this time. She brings a strong organizational and financial skill set, excellent local and community knowledge, and most importantly, a commitment to our members, staff, and mission. We are excited to continue the legacy of WCMS and to grow our programs under her leadership.”

View the full announcement here.