About Us

Who We Are

The Gateway Wellness Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, philanthropic organization representing Burke, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford counties.

While based in Marion, North Carolina, our Board of Directors will be representative of our four-county area. The directors possess a unique understanding of the needs, challenges and opportunities that exist in our local communities related to health care, wellness and public health.

Seven to eleven members will represent the Foundation Board of Directors. They strategically represent the four counties of Burke, McDowell, Rutherford, and Polk. Currently, we are accepting nominations for new board members. To make a nomination for an individual who has knowledge of the health needs of your county, please contact info@gatewaywellnessfoundation.org.


Our Board of Directors

Norman Guthrie

Marion Baker, EdD​

Kerry Davis​

W.H. Evans​

Rebecca Biggers Cross​