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lyuba zuyevaJulia Gibson

Senior Long Term Care Regional Ombudsman
Area Agency on Aging

828.251.6622 (x109)


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, UNCA
Certificate in Health Care Administration, UNCC
Master of Gerontology, UNCC

Professional Experience

Julia has spent almost three decades working in long term care in Buncombe County. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Assisted Living Administrator, Certified Activity Director and a Certified Nursing Assistant. Julia has worked in nursing homes, assisted livings and Continuing Care Retirement Communities as a Social Worker, Case Manger/Discharge Planner, Marketing Director, Joint Commission Coordinator and Administrator. She has a Master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina Asheville.


  • Advocate for Residents Rights for Individuals Living in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Homes
  • Consultant to Community Advisory Committee Members
  • Consultant to People Who Need Information about LTC
  • Coordinator and/or Provider of Elder Abuse Education
  • Provide Quarterly Orientation for Community Advisory Committee Members