“My hope is we can thoughtfully and strategically gather our resources together to tackle major challenges all across the region in a way that we’ve never seen done before. Because there hasn’t ever been an entity like Dogwood Health Trust.”
Growing up in Asheville, Wyatt Stevens wasn’t just raised by his mother and father, he was also raised by the mountains and all the adventures he had there.
“We’d go camping, hiking and fly fishing all the time,” Wyatt says. “When I went off for law school, people said, ‘You’re going to find yourself missing these mountains,’ and they were right. I’ve been back 25 years now, and Asheville has grown just as I’ve grown.”
His appetite for community service began while working as a runner at a small law firm while in college, when he was inspired by watching them help solve problems for people day after day.
Today Wyatt is a shareholder in the law firm of Roberts & Stevens, traveling all over Western North Carolina handling complex personal injury and commercial litigation cases. He has also served on the boards of several nonprofits, including Buncombe Partnership for Children, Friends of the Smokies, Mission Health (Immediate Past Chair), Mountain Housing Opportunities, Nature Conservancy of North Carolina, and Pisgah Legal Services.
“I’ve seen the good work our community nonprofits do, but also recognize the challenges they face and how constrained they can be as far as resources,” said Wyatt. “With Dogwood Health Trust, we have an unparalleled opportunity to improve the collective impact of so many great organizations across our entire 18-county region.”