Sonya Jones

Sonya joined the CAN team as coordinator in September 2021. For 19 years prior Sonya was a professor of public health. She has a PhD from University of North Carolina in Nutrition and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies.

Sonya is mother to four amazing humans and partner to local tree planter and tanner, Dennis Lanigan. They live with a suburban micro-food forest in Laurel Park. You might see Sonya riding around town to CAN meetings on her e-bike.

Core Team

Amanda Jones

Amanda is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Health Science and works with the Child Nutrition Department for Henderson County Public Schools. Prior to the school system, Amanda worked as a clinical dietitian for 7 years. She has been a CAN member since 2016 and on the core team since 2019. While not " dietitianing" she enjoys running, hiking, and being with a team of athletes. She loves spending time with her family (husband, four children, and our black lab), gardening, building things, and enjoying the outdoors in summer and winter alike.

Camden Stewart

Camden Stewart is a Community Health Improvement Specialist at the Henderson County Department of Public Health, and the lead for the Community Health Assessment. She also serves a dual role as the Partnership for Health Coordinator. In early 2020, Camden joined CAN in her previous position as a Health Educator, responsible for program planning and evaluation related to physical activity and nutrition. Her responsibilities at the Health Department have since evolved, but her commitment to community health improvement in the realm of food access and opportunities for activity are unchanged.

Camden is a graduate of the Masters of Public Health program at UNC’s Gilling’s School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. In her free time, Camden enjoys eating at local restaurants, exploring the mountains, trying out new recipes, and spending time with her family.

Kenett Melgar

Kenett joined the CAN team in 2021. For 18 years he has worked with our local community working at a local Community Health Center. He has a Masters in Public Health from UNC Gilling’s School of Global Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness from UNCA.

Kenett enjoys living in WNC where he can pass on his love of hiking, camping, wakeboarding, and everything outdoors to his children.

Milton Butterworth

Milton Butterworth is the Community Health Manager at Pardee UNC Healthcare. He served as the CAN coordinator until September 2021.

Stacy Taylor

Coming Soon

Organizations that participate in CAN

Advent Health

Bearwallow Valley Farms

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Blue Ridge Health

Blue Ridge Human Society

Child and Family Resource Ctr

Cooperative Extension

Council on Aging

Conserving Carolina

Department of Public Health

Department of Social Services

Hendersonville Farmers Market

Hendersonville YMCA

Farmers' Market Coalition

Free Clinics

Friends of Ecusta Trail

Friends of Oklawaha

Interfaith Assistance Ministries

Innovative Approaches


Mills River Farm Market

Pardee UNC Healthcare

Parks and Recreation

Public Schools


SmartStart Partnership for Children

Tierra Fertil Co-op

United Way