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
Nancy Anness, MSN, APN Vice President Saint Thomas Health Nashville
Elizabeth Appling Chief Diversity Officer Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga
Felicia M. Pierce Human Resources Consultant CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga
James Ross, MSHA, BSN, AEMT Chief Executive Officer West Tennessee Healthcare Jackson
Terrell Smith, MSN, RN Director, Patient and Family Engagement Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville
Tish Towns, FACHE Senior Vice President, External Relations Regional One Health Memphis
Thomas H. Ozburn, FACHE President & CEO Parkridge Health System Chattanooga
Keith Norman Vice President, Government Affairs Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Memphis
John Baldwin III Administrative Fellow TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center Smyrna
Sue Wilburn Vice President, Human Resources East Tennessee Children's Hospital Knoxville

THA Staff Contacts

Joe Burchfield
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications

Yolanda James
Director, Public Relations and Strategy