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CarePartners Senior Leadership Team

Tracy Buchanan, MBA, PT
President & Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Buchanan serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CarePartners Health Services, a post-acute care provider serving over 3,000 patients each day. With over 1,100 employees and $80 million in annual revenue, CarePartners is one of the largest employers in Buncombe County.

Tracy began her career as a physical therapist at CarePartners and has held a variety of leadership roles prior to being named CEO in January 2009. Tracy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. She is very active in the WNC community and chairs or sits on numerous nonprofit boards.

Tracy lives in Asheville with her husband, Scott Buchanan, and has two grown children, Andrew and Julia.


Christy Harwood
Chief Nursing Officer

Christy Harwood joined the CarePartners team as Chief Nursing Officer in April 2021. Christy has served in a variety of clinical roles, including the post-acute setting of home health where she began her career as a visiting case manager. Since 2018, Christy has served as the Director of Clinical Services for an acute care hospital. In this role she was responsible for Med-surg, ICU, and PCU areas. Christy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Mount Olive, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University. She currently serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders.

Christy lives with her family in Pisgah Forest. In their free time they enjoy glamping, hiking, and spending time with their four beloved dogs.


Tyler Groesser, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Tyler Groesser joined the CarePartners team as Chief Financial Officer in October 2020.

Prior to joining CarePartners, Tyler served as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He also has additional experience with the South Atlantic Division of HCA as Assistant CFO and Interim CFO with two other sister facilities.

During his career, Mr. Groesser has attained valuable experience working with diverse healthcare teams to provide excellent, affordable care to the communities he has served. Tyler has thoroughly enjoyed his career in healthcare industry as he enjoys the challenges the industry navigates on a regular basis.

Tyler received his Master of Business Administration Degree from Western Carolina University. He also attained dual Bachelor degrees at WCU in Financial Planning as well as Entrepreneurship with a minor in Economics. There he served as President of the Economics Honors Fraternity for four consecutive years.

In his personal life, Tyler and his wife Nicole enjoy spending time outdoors kayaking, rock climbing and paddle boarding. Tyler and Nicole have two children.


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