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
Elizabeth Appling Chief Diversity Officer Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga
Rose Bailey Director, Diversity & Health Equity West Tennessee Healthcare Jackson
John Baldwin III Market Associate Administrator / Co-Ethics and Compliance Officer Parkridge Medical Center Chattanooga
Hugh Bennett Operations Director Lewis Health Center Hohenwald
Joanna Conley Chief Executive Officer TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center Nashville
Jennifer Hellweg Coordinator, Disease Specific Care NorthCrest Medical Center Springfield
Betsy Kammerdiener Market Director of Mission Integration CHI Memorial Chatanooga
Albert Mosley Senior Vice President and Chief Mission Integration Officer Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis
James Ross, MSHA, BSN, AEMT Chief Executive Officer West Tennessee Healthcare Jackson
Terrell Smith, MSN, RN Senior Director, Patient and Family Engagement Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville
Manoucheka Thermitus Chief Operating Officer Saint Francis Hospital Memphis
Tish Towns, FACHE Senior Vice President, External Relations Regional One Health Memphis
Debi Welch Senior Vice President Human Resources Covenant Health Knoxville

THA Staff Contacts

Patrice Mayo
Vice President, Operations,  Tennessee Center for Patient Safety

Kari Ellis
Project Manager, Tennessee Center for Patient Safety