Pisgah Family Health Staff

Our Staff

Pisgah Family Health is the office of Gary A. Curran, MD and Melissa Martinez,
PA-C. Our staff strives to provide you with the best medical care possible, in the most comfortable setting.

Melissa Martinez

Certified Physician Assistant

Staff Bio


  • Hometown: Lakeland, FL.
  • Resident of Asheville, North Carolina since 2006
  • Mother of 3 wonderful boys.


  • University of Florida, School of Medicine, College of Physician Assistant Studies, June, 1999 Gainesville, FL.
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, December, 1996 Gainesville, FL.
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, June, 1995 Gainesville, FL. Minor in Chemistry.


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 1999 to present
  • Active North Carolina Physician Assistant License
  • Active Florida Physician Assistant License


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants. 1999-2004.
  • Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. 1999-2004.


  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Hiking and outdoor sports

Julie Austin

Office Manager

Staff Bio

Julie has worked in both laboratory and medical practices in Asheville for 15 years, including Ob-Gyn and Dermatology specialists as well as for an international laboratory.

Julie loves calling Fletcher home. She and her husband Brian are devoted parents to their daughter Olivia . She also enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, and playing with her dog Gracie.

Jessica Cole

Medical Assistant

Staff Bio

Jessica joined our practice in 2013. Jessica has worked as a medical assistant for many years, with experience in both Ophthalmology and Family Medicine. She has a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful daughters. She loves traveling, yoga, camping and most importantly spending time with her family.

Shanna Buckner

Medical Assistant

Staff Bio

Shanna joined our practice in 2013. She works as a Certified Medical Assistant and Quality Analyst. Shanna graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in 2013 with a degree in Medical Assisting. Shanna has been a lifelong resident of the Asheville area. She enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their Bengal, Dax.

Lindsey Roberts


Staff Bio

Lindsey Roberts joined the office November of 2016. Lindsey previously worked in the dental field assisting with scheduling, billing and Medicaid. She is a long time resident of Asheville. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and crafting. She also is an avid animal lover and enjoys walking her own dog, as well as volunteering with local animal organizations.