“ To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha

Our Mission

Motivation + Knowledge + Hope = Lasting Life Changes

We are inspired by our clients who have accepted the second chances that life has offered them by making changes to improve their lives. We are passionate about sharing our healthy life formula and strategies with our future clients. If we keep people out of jails, institutions, group homes and keep them in their community as they achieve their goals, then we have prevailed.

We encourage you to browse our site and see what The SPARC Foundation is all about. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesistate to contact us by phone, email, or by using our contact form.

Our Programs

Below are a list of our current and upcoming programs. Click on each program to learn more.

The Equality Power Wheel

Batterers Intervention
Strong Fathers

Group & Individual Support

Changing Together

Services to reduce violent crime and domestic violence.

Creative Contracting

Creative programing solutions

DSS Liaison

Resource and referral services to Social Workers.

Family Centered Treatment (FCT)

Family Centered Treatment® (FCT) is an evidence-based practice (EBP) that is currently being provided in various states.

Manna Pop-Up Coordinator

Food delivery within the community

Neutral Facilitation

Neutral Third Party Facilitator


Parenting skills training and observation.

About Us

SPARC Foundation was created after years of providing Medicaid funded services to children and adults in Western North Carolina. Since 2014, we have collaborated closely with local law enforcement, the Attorney Generals office, Departments of Health and Human Services, schools, mental health and substance abuse providers and local non-profits in order to create a safer community and healthier families. Through evidence-based models and proven strategies, we seek to fill gaps in the community where the underserved often fall through. We are passionate about meeting the needs of the community using innovative ideas to overcome traditional problems.

The leadership of SPARC Foundation is equally passionate about providing a positive working culture that is supportive to staff, void of negativity, focused on solutions. Our six values are the backbone of how we function together. Our team environment ensures support and accountability which promotes quality outcomes and individual professional development. By utilizing consensus decision making, we engage all staff in agency decisions. This culture promotes individual and team achievement, allows for the recruitment of high quality staff and reduces staff turnover. We prefer to promote from within to reward high values staff and build a culture that walks its talk. The community we serve is diverse in race, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, income. And we believe that diversity is the balance in groups that offers varying perspectives to build comprehensive and successful ideas. Therefore, we desire to hire a workforce that is diverse and passionate and ready to roll up their sleeves on behalf of our community.

Want A Career With the sparc foundation?

Check out our job board to see what postions we are currently hiring for!

Click Here For Foundation Job Board

Building A Healthy Community

A healthier community equals a more productive commuinity


Board of Directors

Our board members are dedicated to helping build a healthier community.

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Jackie Latek

Executive Director
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Angela Pittman

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Marlo Smith

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Jody Stevenson

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Brent Bailey

Board Member

Meet The Team

Our team members are the heart and soul of the SPARC Foundation

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Tiffany Bell, LPC

BIP Program Director
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Carolyn Bowman

Family Finding Specialist
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Nancy Farmer

Office Manager
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Lucia Daugherty

Civil Rights Specialist
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Cori Search

Adult Daycare Services
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Current Job Openings
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Kim Marmon-Saxe

MARC Grant Coordinator
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Sam Martin

Visitation Specialist
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Rev. Dana Patrick

Resiliency Specialist
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Missy Reed

Changing Together Program Director
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Lisa Condrey

Visitation Coach
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Paul Schultz

Changing Together Case Manager
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Robert Simmons

Manna Food Pop-Up Coordinator
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Norque Smith

Family Centered Treatment Clinician
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Tim Splain

Changing Together & BIP Manager
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Jeff Whisenant

Family Centered Treatment Clinician

Get in Touch

Need to get in touch with us? Give us a call, shoot us a message, or stop by the office!

Contact Info

SPARC Foundation
276 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 785-4100