The Tapestry Asheville Team

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The team in Asheville, NC provides services in our gender-specific adult mental health, eating disorder and and substance use outpatient program.

Jennifer “Tedder,” MSW, MS, LCSWA, LCASA

Executive Director

Tedder has previously managed multiple retail stores, organized and led a community art workspace, led volunteer groups at expressive events, and worked in the non-profit sector assisting people experiencing houselessness, sexual violence and domestic violence. They graduated from Tulane University with masters degrees in social work and disaster resilience leadership.

Initially beginning at Tapestry Asheville as a therapist, Tedder saw and fulfilled the gap in operations-level work. As such, they were offered the position of Interim Executive Director in December 2022, officially gaining the title in February 2023. Tedder’s goal for the facility is to create an inclusive environment where people who identify on the LGBTQIA spectrum, female, non-binary and trans men feel comfortable and can access the services they need. As such, Tedder ensures that the staff of the facility are trauma-informed and trained in terminology associated with these identities and the issues they face on a daily basis.

Savannah Hanson, MS, LCMHCA

Primary Therapist

Savannah Hanson graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2022. She moved to the Asheville area from Texas in January 2023 to pursue counseling from a holistic approach, concentrating on the mind/body connection and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) modality. Savannah focuses on providing a warm, empathetic environment to encourage interpersonal growth, insight and connection. One of Savannah’s areas of emphasis is providing psychoeducation to clients, giving them a sense of empowerment through learning about the everyday influences that all humans experience. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and connecting with nature and is an avid animal lover.

Mackenzie Kester, MS

Dietary Coordinator

Mackenzie Kester graduated from Marshall University in 2020 with a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is currently studying to test for the registered dietitian credentials. She carries a case load of all of the facility’s eating disorder clients, consults with mental health and substance use clients to ensure they are supported in their nutrition needs, works with men in other programs who are showing signs of disordered eating patterns, and facilitates a nutrition, a body image, and a culinary group. Mackenzie is always trying to add to her knowledge, currently focusing on learning how to support transgender clients who are experiencing body dysmorphia.

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Tapestry staff members bring decades of combined experience providing empathetic, effective treatment for eating disorders and behavioral disorders.


Through years of experience, we know that these conditions are rarely isolated. We understand that disordered eating and substance abuse are often the result of underlying mental health issues such as trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders.


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