Chad Husted, LPC
Vice President of Operations
Chad is a native of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree from Millersville University. He obtained a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Chad has spent the last 15 years in a variety of behavioral health positions. He began his career in Florida where he served as a psych tech, case manager, and supervisor in community mental health. Over the last 10 years, Chad has lived in Atlanta, where he managed an Acute Behavioral Health emergency room for three years. He has also spent several years providing school-based mental health therapy before moving into the business arena, where he oversaw managed care contracting, professional education, and business development. Since November 2015, Chad has served as Pyramid Healthcare’s Director of North Carolina Operations. Now, he brings his expertise in program development, relationship building, and mental health and addiction treatment to Tapestry as its vice president of operations.
Jessie Alexander, LPC
Prior to her time with Pyramid Healthcare, Jessie managed a clinically integrated treatment program with a focus on trauma, eating disorders, and addiction. She has worked in trauma-specific, gender-specific, and developmentally-specific therapeutic settings in her career providing treatment and program management for the adolescent, young adult, and midlife adult populations. She has also served on the founding executive committee of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Atlanta Chapter.
Jessie’s primary focus is in clinically integrated treatment and complex trauma. She has contributed to research and presented on a range of topics including the midlife stage of development and substance use trends, treatment integration for trauma and eating disorders, family dynamics, the phase-oriented approach to trauma treatment, psychophysiology and coping skills, multicultural bias in clinicians, and high-risk behaviors and substance use. Jessie completed her undergraduate education with dual degrees in Psychology and Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences, and received her graduate education from Georgia State University in Professional Counseling.
Amanda Wasserman, LMHC
Prior to her time with Tapestry, Amanda has many years of experience working in the eating disorder community, focusing on providing evidence-based therapeutic services. She has extensive experience working with adolescent and adult clients with eating disorders and other emotional disorders. As a licensed mental health counselor, Amanda is passionate about educating and empowering clients and their loved ones in the treatment and recovery process. Her integrative therapy approach spans psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and family-based treatment modalities.
Katie Fischer, MS, RD, LDN
Katie attended Oklahoma State University where she completed her Bachelors, Masters and Dietetic Internship Program. She joined the Tapestry team at the end of 2014 after passing her RD exam, working at Tapestry until the fall of 2016. Having gained a great deal of experience in eating disorders, Katie chose to strengthen her clinical foundation by transitioning to a position working in long-term care. After a year and a half, Katie returned to Tapestry in the spring of 2018 with enhanced clinical and professional skills.
Katie’s passion is helping individuals who struggle with eating disorders. She is also an advocate for educating the community, as well as her family and friends. Her goals when working with clients are to nourish, educate, provide hands on opportunities, provide accountability and improve client relationships with food.
As the lead dietitian, Katie provides support, guidance and mentorship to her fellow Tapestry Dietitians. She loves being part of the interdisciplinary team at Tapestry. When Katie is not engaged in her passion of learning about and helping those with eating disorders, she enjoys hiking, cooking, running, traveling, Watching OSU football and spending time with her family.
Katie Gantt, MHS, RD, LDN
Katie is a native of Florida who received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Florida State University. She moved to Asheville to complete her clinical internship and master’s degree at Western Carolina University. She is passionate about nutrition and the role of food for the mind, body and spirit. She is so happy to be part of the Tapestry team.
Casey Kelly, LPC-A
Casey has been involved with the mental health community in multiple facets since 2008. Beginning in the world of psychological research, Casey contributed to multiple publications and enjoyed helping in the quest to further psychological research. However, Casey discovered his true passion was in direct clinical care. In 2015, Casey began direct care work with adolescents with severe behavioral issues, and quickly learned he enjoyed working with mood, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders.
Casey went back to college and graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018. Casey uses a multi-theory approach including acceptance and commitment, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to work with a myriad of different issues. Casey has devoted himself to making certain his treatment approach is catered to each client’s cultural, sexual, gender, and spiritual identity.
In his spare time, Casey likes cooking, gaming, anime, disc golf, and above all, travelling. If Casey had his way, he would travel for at least a month a year. Casey’s biggest wish is to travel to every country in his lifetime.
Hannah Lingafelt, LPCA, MT-BC
Hannah Lingafelt is joining Tapestry as a licensed professional counselor associate and music therapist with a passion for helping clients find resources and strength within themselves. Hannah received her Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in body-centered therapy and her Master of Music Therapy degree in music therapy focusing on body-centered music therapy from Appalachian State University.
In her practice as a counselor and music therapist, Hannah focuses on finding internal resources through the mind-body connection as a way to achieve better health. She has clinical experience utilizing the mind-body connection in medical facilities, with individuals with psychiatric disorders, and with college students with body image issues. Hannah is also an advanced trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, a music-centered depth approach to transformational therapy.
Regional Behavioral Tech Supervisor
Bio coming soon!
Cindi joined Tapestry in January of 2018 as a Therapy Intern. She was raised in northern Indiana and moved to North Carolina in the Fall of 2018 to play collegiate volleyball at UNC Asheville and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, Cindi worked as a collegiate volleyball coach at Winthrop University and at East Carolina University for the next five years. She then felt a calling to work with adolescents and young adults on a deeper level and returned to school to obtain her Master’s in Clinical Counseling with a focus in addictions at East Carolina University. She graduated from the program in July of 2017.
Cindi utilizes person-centered, mindfulness-based therapy focusing on meeting clients where they are with genuineness, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. She feels honored to work in a field that is challenging where she can contribute in a team approach to help adolescents achieve wellness and develop resiliency by building skills necessary to experience a happy, productive life.
Site Coordinator – Asheville
Paige graduated with her Bachelor of Arts at the Evergreen State College, concentrating in sociology and mindfulness-based psychology. Paige began working in the mental health field by volunteering at a crisis line and eventually leading mindfulness and body image groups.
Paige currently works with the treatment team to ensure authorization of coverage with insurance companies, manages admissions and discharges, and oversees the Asheville site.
In her free time, Paige enjoys practicing yoga, trapeze and aerial class, and grounding herself outdoors.
Brittany Gordon, BA
Brittany brings to Tapestry a passion for women’s rights and communication. She graduated with a B.A. in health communications and minored in women’s and gender studies at UNC Charlotte. She coordinates marketing and public relations full time for the program. She diligently works to promote Tapestry’s name by exhibiting for Tapestry at conferences, visiting healthcare offices, attending networking events and handling media advertising.
National Clinical Liaison
Brittany joined Tapestry as the National Clinical Liaison in July of 2018. With years of experience in the behavioral health treatment field, and as a person living in long-term recovery, Brittany understands and is passionate about helping individuals in all stages of the recovery process. In both her personal and professional life, she is very active in local, regional and national efforts supporting prevention, treatment, education and advocacy. Brittany currently holds multiple leadership roles in organizations that work to provide resources, support and hope to individuals and families in need. She is excited to bring both her personal and professional experience to Tapestry, as well as the Eating Disorder recovery community.
Director of Business Development Southeast Region
Travis’ vocation has always been in the helping professions. Starting his behavioral health career in 2008, Travis provided direct care counseling services in a variety of levels of care in western North Carolina. In 2012 he transitioned to a Community Relations Representative role at October Road, an outpatient mental health and substance use treatment program in Asheville, NC. Combining his clinical skills with excellent customer service, Travis was then promoted to National Clinical Liaison for Pyramid Healthcare marketing Silver Ridge, our mid-life adult professionals program. Most recently Travis became the Director of Business Development for the Southeast Region of Pyramid Healthcare and now oversees business development for Silver Ridge, Real Recovery, Tapestry, and October Road.