Dr.  Michael Grandis is the founder and co-owner of the Grandis Evaluation Center, P.C.  He has been providing assessment services since 1983. He received his Masters Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980. Dr. Grandis received his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1990 from the Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology in Los Angeles, California. A resident of Asheville, NC since 1998, he is licensed in North Carolina as a Psychological Associate (#2157).   Dr. Grandis has directed programs for Substance Abuse Treatment for adolescents and young adults and Community Living programs for people with Developmental Disabilities. In Western North Carolina, Dr. Grandis was the lead psychologist for the behavioral unit at the Black Mountain Center. He has worked with local school systems and community agencies providing behavioral consultation, developing client specific treatment plans and assessing vocational and educational needs. Over a span of more than 30 years he has administered mental health evaluations for a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinical populations.  He has also performed forensic assessment for local Departments of Social Services and attorneys seeking input on parenting capacity and other legal matters.  In conjunction with these concerns he has served as an expert witness, providing forensic reporting and court testimony.

Joanne Grandis, M.S. is co-owner of the Grandis Evaluation Center, P.C.   Although Joanne is no longer actively practicing, she provides Human Resources and statute compliance supports to the GEC. Joanne has worked in the field of psychology since 1984 when she received her Masters Degree in Psychology from California State University at Fullerton. Her early work was in the area of substance abuse treatment before specializing in evaluation services. In Western North Carolina Joanne has worked as a Psychologist for the Division of Prisons and has provided evaluation services for Community Mental Health Agencies, Social Services and local school systems. As a Psychologist for the Asheville Developmental Evaluation Center she was part of an interdisciplinary team of developmental specialists for over 5 years. Her work included diagnostic assessments for Autism and other developmental concerns. Joanne has worked closely with Early Childhood Intervention Services, Specialized Preschool and Community Agencies serving children and their families.


Dr. Mindy Pardoll, PsyD, has worked in the mental health field since 1998. She has experience in evaluating and diagnosing a variety of mental health issues.  She attended her undergraduate studies at American University in Washington, DC.  Dr. Pardoll went on to earn her Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida (in 2003).  Dr. Pardoll is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of North Carolina (since 2008) and Florida (since 2005).  She began her career in South Florida where she worked in a variety of settings, including: inpatient units, outpatient clinics and the court system.  Dr. Pardoll interned at Aurora Mental Health Center in Colorado and completed residency at Citrus Health Network in Hialeah, FL. Before moving to Asheville, she worked in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools as well the 11th Judicial Circuit Courts. Dr. Pardoll joined the Grandis Evaluation Center in July of 2019.  She conducts diagnostic and forensic evaluations for both children and adults.

Rich Johnston, MA, LPA, has been with the Grandis Evaluation Center for over 10 years. He is a Licensed Psychological Associate who earned his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Appalachian State University in 1990. He has thirty years’ experience working in a variety of settings, with 17 of those years devoted exclusively to conducting psychological evaluations with all ages and populations. He has provided a range of psychological services within inpatient psychiatric settings and outpatient clinics and has worked in both clinical and administrative positions, including as Clinical Director for a mental health service agency. Rich is very familiar with the mental health service delivery system in North Carolina and applies this experience to the process of effectively addressing the referral issues presented here at Grandis.


Sasha has been part of the Grandis team for over three years and was nationally certified as a therapy dog with Pet Partners in April of 2021. She is onsite two days per week with her handler Rich Johnston and sometimes hers is the first smiling face you will see upon arrival. She provides support to everyone present, helping to supplement the calm setting we strive to maintain. However, we are aware that dogs are not everyone’s cup of tea and we try to be mindful of this preference. Please let us know if you would rather not interact.

Dr. J. Scott Hinkle, PhD, is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist (#1551) with over 35 years experience in psychological assessment and treatment planning. He graduated from Florida State University and was an international mental health educator for almost 20 years. Dr. Hinkle has directed a graduate school marriage, couples, and family therapy training program and was a professor of psychodiagnosis, research, and mental health counseling. He hails from Nashville, TN and lived in Bangkok as a young child. When not working he enjoys outdoor pursuits and making music.

Megan Henrichsen, LPA, BCBA, is a Licensed Psychological Associate-Health Services Provider and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who earned her Master of Arts degree in 2010 and her Applied Behavior Analysis certificate in 2011.  She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as dual diagnoses of ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Down’s Syndrome, Major Depressive Disorder, ODD, and trauma-related disorders.  Megan joined Grandis Evaluation Center in November 2023 to help increase evaluation services in North Carolina.  When she is not working, Megan enjoys traveling, seeing her family, and spending time with her dog.

Dr. Mike Feeney, PhD. is a Licensed Psychologist (NC# 5991) with a passion for working with young people and their families, especially those affected by challenging behaviors, adverse events, and developmental or learning differences. Dr. Feeney earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from East Tennessee State University,  and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, part of VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Since then, his clinical training and work has spanned acute, residential, and outpatient care, juvenile justice, and medical settings, providing psychological assessments and treatment. Most recently, Dr. Feeney served as the clinical director of a residential treatment center for adolescents in western North Carolina. At Grandis Evaluation Center, Dr. Feeney conducts evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults, and values the collaborative process of testing and providing person-centered recommendations for his clients. Away from the office, Dr. Feeney enjoys spending time with his wife and son, cooking for his friends and family, and exploring the Pisgah National Forest.

Dr. Marcy Price-Crist, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina. Marcy is fairly new to the Asheville area. She completed her doctoral internship and fellowship in Illinois where she worked with violent persons in a detainment facility, focusing on forensic psychology. Her practicum experience involved being a part of Wraparound services for adolescents in Camarillo, CA. Marcy earned her PhD in Clinical Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. She studied homelessness in the wake of natural disasters extensively and published an original dissertation on the topic entitled, Natural Disaster-related Loss of Home: A Phenomenological Investigation. Marcy has also lived, studied, and worked in Pensacola, FL where she earned a BA in psychology from the University of West Florida. While completing her dissertation, Marcy lived in New Orleans for two years as a part of conducting research. Alongside studying psychology, Marcy has been coaching competitive gymnastics for over two decades. When she is not working, Marcy enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her pets, and writing. She recently co-authored an original peer-reviewed journal article entitled, Mommy Brain in the United States.

John Baley, LPA, JD  John Baley is the Director of Psychology at the Black Mountain Neuromedical Treatment Center and an attorney in Asheville, NC. Professionally, he focuses on supporting improved behavioral health and social equity for everyone, particularly historically underserved populations.
As a psychologist, he specializes in clinical neuropsychology and works primarily with people with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive concerns. He leverages his expertise in applied behavior analysis, clinical assessment, and the RFT/ACT model to serve as a resource for other clinicians throughout the area and expand access to vital behavioral health services.
As an attorney, his firm focuses on enhancing access to the legal system for individuals and small businesses who might otherwise go without representation, for example small behavioral health providers, businesses owned by formerly justice-involved individuals, minority owned businesses, persons with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system, and individuals who struggle to afford legal services.
John is also a clinical addictions specialist and is licensed with the North Carolina. Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board as certified clinical supervisor. He works directly with persons struggling with serious substance misuse and/or mental illness in Asheville on a volunteer basis, and they are never far from his heart. In his personal life, John lives with his partner, Laura, and his child, Myron Jack. He enjoys running, Crossfit, and culinary experimentation.