Dale Fell Health Center
7 McDowell St., Suite 200
Monday-Friday | 8 am- 5 pm
Primary Care, Behavioral Health,
Support Groups: Addiction, Diabetes, Hepatitis C
Jaclyn Bandell is a Family Nurse Practitioner who started working in the community of Asheville in 2015. She completed her Master’s degree at Emory University in Atlanta and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University in Maryland. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Western Carolina University.
She previously worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the rural community of Palmetto, GA. She comes from a background in public health nursing and promoting health and wellness in Baltimore, Atlanta, Haiti, Botswana, Ghana and Western North Carolina. She has experience working with multiple special interest populations including: immigrant families, individuals infected with HIV and hepatitis C, and those experiencing mental illness and substance use.
Outside the clinic, Jaclyn enjoys the adventures of new parenthood, the outdoors, entertaining friends and travelling to explore new places and cultures.
Tim received his Master of Social Work degree from University of Maryland in Baltimore. He has clinical experience in a range of settings including community-based therapy (children, adolescents, adults), inpatient detox and crisis stabilization, inpatient hospital, and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT).
After serving communities abroad, Tim was compelled to serve his local community on a deeper level, eventually leading him into social work. He has been drawn to the FQHC setting after having come to appreciate the need for whole-person care in our healthcare system.
Tim shares: “I am blessed to share my life with a wonderful wife, beautiful son, and fun-loving dog here in Asheville.” When not in clinic, Tim fills his cup by traveling and spending time with family, playing ultimate frisbee, playing guitar and singing for his son, and finding ways to cultivate contentment. Occasionally, Tim also enjoys a good science fiction book.
Dr. Dowling received his education at Macalester College, Case Western Reserve Medical School, and Boston City Hospital residency. He worked at Urban Medical Group, an innovative practice serving the community at large, as well as home care and disabled care 1986-9, Lincoln Community Health Center early 1990's, then rural Massachusetts practice 1994-2005, then Evanston Medical Group in Chicago 2006-2014. Dr. Dowling has been at MAHEC and AMCHC working with our current patients since.
He considers it an honor to be a part of AMCHC serving our patients. He participates in the Board of American College of Physicians. He is also boarded in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Dr. Dowling has always worked with underserved populations, and believes that but for the grace of God any of us could be in a situation in which the traditional medical system would not meet our needs well.
He lives with his wife, and has seven grown adopted kids (3 in Asheville), and three grandkids. He enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and countering the effects of racism.
Driven by a passion for building community, for over 10 years Summer worked in Asheville as an RN. She has experience in family-centered care, intensive care, and pallative care. As well, she has served as a volunteer at ABCCM. Now, as a Family Nurse Practitioner at AMCHC, Summer builds on her experience by offering approachable, relatable care.
Summer was educated at Western Carolina University RN, BSN, MSN FNP-C, and served her Internship with Western North Carolina Community Health Services. She has served at Mission Health, Asheville, NC and Haywood Regional Medical Center, Waynesville, NC.
Summer is affiliated with AANP, and CCRN-ACLS. When describing her motivation for being a part of AMCHC, Summer shared: “I love being a part of my community in a truly meaningful way.”
She, her husband, and two children live locally and enjoy spending time in the garden. Her outside interests include holistic and nutritional healing. In addition, Summer also enjoys running and being outdoors with the people she loves.
Shawn Taylor is a clinical pharmacist and certified diabetes educator who collaborates with our providers to ensure safe and effective medication prescribing.
She is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy.
She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina, and completed a postdoctoral residency at the VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Anja was born, raised and educated in NC. She attended a combined PA program at Lenoir-Rhyne University and Wake Forest University, graduating in 1984
She is proud of her 33 years of experience as a PA, serving the people of Western North Carolina, especially her current AMCHC patients.
When asked about her work she shared, “The patients that we serve are my motivation to continue to work here. Many have few resources, and this clinic has been a saving grace for them. A lot of patients have stated that this is the only place where someone truly listened.”
Anja has two grown children, and she enjoys hiking as well as spending time with her family and her pets.