New Programming for people on the Autism Spectrum/Neurodiversity

April Lewis

April Lewis, BA

Admissions Recovery Coach

“The Human Connection is vital in my work at CooperRiis. Along with the Nursing Staff, I take pride in ensuring the CooperRiis of Asheville Residents and their family members feel safe and welcomed as they begin their journey to mental health recovery.”

April’s previous work history is ‘quite colorful’, varying from Customer Service and Mental Health to being a Licensed Yoga and Meditation Instructor to Retail and Office Managerial work. 

“When I came to CooperRiis, I felt like I’d finally found what I’d been searching for in my previous jobs; purposeful work and an open-minded environment. I value the connections with others who are different from oneself.” 
April earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from UNC-Asheville. She plans to pursue her Masters’s Degree in Counseling.

April is grateful that CooperRiis supports Mindfulness Practices, one of the 7 Domains of Recovery. She developed a meditation practice in 1996 and is licensed to teach yoga and meditation. 


“I am blessed being the mother to an amazing son who just got his black belt in Tae Kwon Do!”