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
Rose Bailey Operations Support Specialist 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
Samuel Boadi Administrative Fellow Parkridge Medical Center Chattanooga
Jennifer Hellweg Coordinator, Disease Specific Care NorthCrest Medical Center Springfield
Albert Mosely Senior Vice President, Faith & Health Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Methodist
Keith Norman Vice President, Government Affairs Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Memphis
Thomas H. Ozburn, FACHE President & CEO Parkridge Health System 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
Manoucheka Thermitus Chief Operating Officer Saint Francis Hospital Memphis
Tish Towns, FACHE Senior Vice President, External Relations Regional One Health Memphis
Sue Wilburn Vice President, Human Resources East Tennessee Children's Hospital Knoxville

THA Staff Contacts

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

Kari Ellis
Project Manager, Tennessee Center for Patient Safety