RSVP to the Inaugural Well-Being & Resiliency Gala Presented by MAHEC

Join us for an elegant night focusing on friendship and wellness in honor of Mikey Nam

Proceeds will benefit the Well-Being and Resiliency Endowment Fund

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Where: Mountain Area Health and Education Center, Asheville NC

Education Building - Blue Ridge Room 

Cost: $50 per ticket (Early Bird Price)/ $55 per ticket (Regular Price) 

Early bird pricing ends April 30th, 2019

RSVP and Purchase Tickets Here:

**Tickets must be purchased by May 9th, 2019 and are non-refundable. 

**Must be 18 years or older to attend.

Entertainment | Honorary Speakers | Silent Auction | Live Auction




This sponsorship is no longer available. Thank you MAHEC for their support.

PATRON $1000

Benefits: Up to 6 tickets for event, reserved prime seating, reserved VIP parking X 2, gift basket

Sponsor Recognition: Recognition at event, Facebook page, and event program


Benefits: Up to 4 tickets for event, reserved seating, gift bag                  

Sponsor Recognition: Recognition at event, Facebook page, and event program


Benefits: Up to 2 tickets for event, reserved seating             

Sponsor Recognition: Facebook page, event program           


Phil Ford

We are proud to announce Phil Ford as the keynote speaker for the Well-Being & Resiliency Gala. Phil Ford is a North Carolina native who graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School in 1974 and earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of North Carolina under Coach Dean Smith. Ford (#12) played for the UNC basketball team from 1974-78 and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. During this time, he also celebrated athleticism and patriotism as part of the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team in 1976, where he earned a gold medal. He finished his career at UNC as the leading all-time scorer with 2,290 points, a record he held for 30 years. Following his college career, he was the second pick in the first round of the NBA draft with the Kansas City Kings. In 1988, Ford returned to UNC as an assistant coach and helped lead the team to a national title in 1993. Phil’s athletic accomplishments include: Retired UNC Jersey, USBWA National Player of the Year, First-Team All-American, ACC Player of the Year, Olympic Gold Medalist, and NBA Rookie of the Year.

Currently, Ford offers basketball instruction and camps to train both players and coaches to help them reach their full potential. In 2014, he founded the Phil Ford Foundation, which aims to support research for adolescent obesity prevention and care to foster change and long-term results. The Foundation is currently collaborating with UNC School of Medicine and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital to combat this societal issue. Ford is a proud father, philanthropist, Tarheel basketball legend and a champion of well-being and resiliency. We are honored to have him spend the evening with us as we focus on friendship and wellness in memory of Mikey Nam.


Mollie Scott, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, FASHP

Mollie Ashe Scott, is the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy's regional associate dean for the Asheville satellite campus. She joined the Mountain AHEC and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2001.

She attended Meredith College where she received a B.S. in biology and then earned her Pharm.D. at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-accredited residency in geriatrics at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, NC, and she was a member of the Campbell University clinical pharmacy faculty until 2001. She is board certified in ambulatory care pharmacy and is a clinical pharmacist practitioner. She was the director of pharmacotherapy at Mountain Area Health Education from 2001 to 2011.

As a clinical pharmacist, Scott is interested in developing innovative practice models of the patient-centered medical home, a health-care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, their personal physicians and, when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. She has practiced as a clinical pharmacist practitioner since 2001 and provides ambulatory care pharmacy services at MAHEC Family Health Center, which is recognized as a level III patient-centered medical home.

Additional speakers

Dhiren Thakker, PhD


Interim Dean of 

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 

Amanda Savage, PharmD



Clinical Assistant Professor at 

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn and Suites

835 Brevard Road Asheville, NC 28806 

Rate for 1 night on May 18th, 2019: $199

** Special rate is only valid until May 2, 2019 or until sold-out, whichever comes first**

Two ways to book: