Dr. Grace Evins
Growing up in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the small town of Oxford, Grace loved spending time outdoors and playing sports. So it was no surprise that she attended college at the beautiful campus of UNC Chapel Hill and remained there for medical school. Dr. Evins fell in love with the mountains of Western North Carolina when she did a rotation her fourth year of medical school in Asheville. So she chose to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MAHEC. In private practice since 1999, Dr. Evins was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2002.
Grace enjoys listening and sharing her knowledge and her experience; thus she has generated a special connection with her many patients over those years. With her recent change in practice location she hopes to focus more on holistic and preventative care encompassing nutrition and supplements, fitness, and individualized hormone evaluation and therapy. She also plans to build on her long time interest in Integrative therapies.
Dr Evins professional societies include fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, member of the Buncombe County Medical Society, member of the North American Menopause Society, member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Always eager to spend time with her friends and family Grace has thoroughly enjoyed becoming a new mom. Her son Beck recently turned five years old. Beck joins her Alaskan Malamute Kenai as the second red head in the family. Grace enjoys running, cooking, gardening and photography in addition to just relaxing with her family. Occasionally she gets a book or two in – usually while running.
Amanda Griffin, RN
Amanda has pursued an avid interest in wellness and women’s health for over a decade. She studied psychology on a joint scholarship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. As a student, she conducted research and co-organized workshops on sexual violence prevention, gender equality, and intimate relationship practices with the Duke University Women’s Center. Amanda followed her passion for health education and went on to earn her nursing degree from Duke University. Since becoming an RN, she has worked with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings, including patients with cardiovascular diseases at a large academic hospital, adolescents in psychiatric group homes, and terminally ill patients in hospice.
Currently, in her spare time, she is studying to become a Postpartum Doula and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. Amanda is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the promotion of reproductive health and well-being with Dr. Evins.
Erin Elliott, BSN
Erin has been a nurse for 18 years. After completing her BSN in 1999 at Florida State University (Go Noles!), she served in the United States Navy for 9 years as a Navy nurse. During her time in the Navy, Erin worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. It was during this time Erin first worked as a clinic manager and found she loved helping people become their own health care advocates.
After the Navy, Erin settled in Norfolk, VA. She worked as a school nurse and then as an inpatient pediatric nurse. Extended family and a long love of the mountains of western North Carolina eventually pulled Erin and her family to Asheville in 2014.
The dynamic world of health care and a desire to help people navigate the system prompted Erin to pursue her Masters in Nursing Administration. She began a program with Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015 and will graduate in May 2017. Erin decided to reenter the workforce as her graduate program wrapped up. Seeing the individualized attention and dedication to patients at Dr. Evins’ practice, she is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the team.
Erin lives in north Asheville with her husband, two daughters, and their dog Charlie. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.