About Us

Mountain Area Premier Care Navigation was founded in the fall of 2014.

Our staff is comprehensive in skill set:  Our team has a common philosophy of understanding each client’s unique personality and life history while gaining perspective of their current needs and goals for quality of life.  We each have chosen to work in this field due to our joy in delivering our skills in a one-to-one fashion to support the goals of the client, be it to remain living at home, to make difficult decisions, or just  consultation to plan for the future.

  • Master’s Level Nurse & Social Workers
  • Holistic Nurses
  • Physical Therapists specializing in balance
  • Occupational Therapist who is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • Personal Bookkeepers

Owner, Lisa Laney is interviewed by Aging Life Care Association™ on the topic of End of Life.

Owner: Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC Aging Life Care Professional

Lisa212Lisa has worked with the aging population in the healthcare system since 1988.  She obtained her BSW from Appalachian State University and her MSW from UNC-CH with dual concentrations in Aging and Health.  Her career history as a medical social worker  spans the full continuum of care:

  • Discharge Planner in the hospital setting
  • Social Worker in a nursing facility
  • Home Health Social Worker
  • Palliative Care Social Worker
  • Geriatric Care Manager


AgingLifeCare_Member_Logo_TMAs a native of Boone, Lisa has an understanding of the people who choose to live in these beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  She serves as the facilitator for the Asheville Parkinson’s Support Group and is on the Board of Directors for the Aging Life Care™ Association (ALCA).

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Brenda Walker, LPT Care Manager Associate

Brenda 2014 001 (1)Brenda is a licensed physical therapist.  She joined us in the fall of 2014 on her birthday!  Brenda is certified as a Tai Chi for arthritis instructor.  Her skills and experience are a great asset to our team.



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Robin Fox, MSN Care Manager Associate

Robin is based in Robin Fox small headshotour Boone area  She is a seasoned MSN level nurse with experience in acute care, home health , and in care management.  She is a terrific resource for the entire team.





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Susan Shaw, BSW Care Manager Associate

Susan Shaw photoSusan is a medical social worker who is based in Watauga, Avery & Ashe counties.  She has extensive experience in the hospital and hospice settings.


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Beth Cummings RN, MSN Care Manager Associate

Bachelors and Masters degrees in nursing from the University of Virginia with a career both broad & deep with a focus on women’s health & primary care.  

When not being the busy wife of a local physician and mother to their active three teenagers, Beth enjoys hiking, biking, participating in her garden club, book club, and duties in her church, First Presbyterian Asheville.   

Beth’s big picture vision delivers quality skills to patients and families who are navigating aging and a complicated health care system. 

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