THA Council On Inclusion and Health Equity

Tennessee Hospital Association’s Council on Inclusion and Health Equity promotes equity of care and the elimination of health care disparities. The Council advocates strategies to help members develop culturally competent leaders and staff to improve health outcomes in the communities they serve.

Name Position Facility City
Thomas Ozburn, Chair Chief Executive Officer Parkridge Medical Center Chattanooga
Nancy Anness Vic President St. Thomas Health Nashville
Elizabeth Appling Diversity Officer Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga
Dr. Vera Chatman Professor Emeritus Vanderbilt University Nashville
Tatia Cummings Trustee NorthCrest Medical Center Nashville
Cy Huffman, MD Medical Director BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Felicia M. Pierce Human Resources Consultant Memorial Health Care System Chattanooga
Marilynn S. Robinson Senior Vice President Saint Francis Hospital Memphis
James Ross Chief Operating Officer West Tennessee Healthcare Jackson
Steve Sexton Director, Pastoral Care University Of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville
Terrell Smith, MSN, RN Director, Patient and Family Engagement Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville
Rebbie Timmons Administrative Resident Saint Francis Hospital Memphis
Tish Towns Senior Vice President Regional Medical Center at Memphis Memphis

THA Staff Contacts

Joe Burchfield
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications