SPEAKERS DAY ONE

THURSDAY // SEPTEMBER 24 // 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST

Andra Moran

Songwriter, Singer, Author, Worship Designer

Andra Moran lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she works as a songwriter, singer, author, worship designer, and freelance touring musician in a variety of ecumenical settings.

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Standing in the Need of Prayer
There Is a Balm in Gilead

In addition to her work in concert and commissioned music, Andra is a consultant in worship design, modern liturgical music, and leadership in churches and denominational conferences across the country. She is regularly engaged as a clinician and workshop leader, teaching songwriting and creative expression in colleges and retreat centers. 

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Cindy Rockett

TCCN Board Chair

Executive Director, Crossroads Medical Mission

Her license plate reads “Rokt Powr” which may be only a slight exaggeration.  Cindy Rockett is unable to leap buildings in a single bound, but she IS able to drive a 43’ mobile medical clinic through the mountains of Virginia and Tennessee! 


As the original and only executive director of Crossroads Medical Mission, the “Doctors’ Office on Wheels,” Cindy was named Health Care Community Hero by the Tri-Cities Business Journal.  She was featured in the Tri-Cities Emerging Power Series by the Bristol Herald Courier, in which they “spotlighted some of the most energetic, hardworking, influential and successful women in all areas of life across the Mountain Empire.” 

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Mary Kiger

Executive Director, TCCN

Mary Kiger is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Charitable Care Network (TCCN) a membership organization comprised of over 50 nonprofit community and faith-based programs providing charitable healthcare services to low-income, uninsured, under-insured and underserved people across Tennessee.  Services include but are not limited to primary medical, dental, vision,  pharmaceutical assistance, behavioral, and mental health support. TCCN exists to serve its members with education, resources, representation, and to advocate for the vulnerable people who depend on free and charitable healthcare providers.

Also, Mary is the Director of Community Relations at the Rod Bragg Music City PrEP Clinic (MCPC). MCPC is a sexual health and wellness clinic whose mission is to get to zero new HIV transmissions in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  MCPC provides free sexual wellness and prevention services, including free PrEP and PEP and testing for HIV, bacterial STDs, and hepatitis A, B, and C.  All services are provided free regardless of income or insurance status.

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Morgan McDonald

Deputy Commissioner for Population Health, Tennessee Department of Health

Dr. Morgan McDonald is the Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health. Dr. McDonald is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.  She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians. Dr. McDonald has served a primary care clinician in homeless and vulnerable communities for over 10 years in addition to academic teaching and leadership positions at the University of North Carolina and then Vanderbilt University, developing curricula in inter-professional education and the care of vulnerable populations. As Deputy Commissioner, Dr. McDonald facilitates prevention and safety net services including Maternal and Child Health and chronic disease prevention, Rural Health, and Minority Health and Disparities Elimination. She also oversees data infrastructure for the state including Population Health Assessment, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Vital Records and Vital Statistics. In addition to clinical care, she has focused on program management, workforce development, patient and community engagement, and quality improvement. She has been recognized with numerous service and teaching awards, including the Emerging Maternal and Child Health Professional Award by the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs.

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Dr. Joe Taylor
Chief Medical Officer, Music City PrEP

Along with being the Chief Medical Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, Dr. Joe Taylor was also one of the initial core team that brought Rod Bragg’s vision of Music City PrEP Clinic into reality. Prior to his work with Music City PrEP Clinic, Dr. Taylor worked in private practice for 33 years after obtaining his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Now he dedicates his time and expertise to the mission of Music City PrEP Clinic where he can focus on giving back to the LGBT+ community.

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Chelsea Johnson
Director, BCBST

Mission-Driven. 

For people, for communities.

At BlueCross, we provide health coverage for millions of Tennesseans. We’re also a tax-paying not-for-profit with a mission to serve. Our first priority is our commitment to a healthier life for individuals, families, and communities. Employees from all over Tennessee come together each day with one mission in mind: providing peace of mind through better health.

What does it mean to be mission-driven?

Being mission-driven means we have a responsibility to be actively involved in building a better quality of life where we live, right here at home.

Our first priority is your health.

We serve our members by providing high-quality, cost-effective health plans and wellness services — but access is not enough. Our nearly 900 nurses are working every day to support members and make sure they get the right care at the right time. We also give back to the people, families and communities we serve in meaningful ways. Visit www.bcbst.com for more information about how we have served Tennesseans for the past 75 years. 

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Tom Starling

CEO, Mental Health America of the MidSouth

Just as you might contact the American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation, people reach out to Mental Health America (MHA) for education, support, referrals, information, advocacy, and training.  MHA's programs and services focus on suicide prevention, Alzheimer's support, anti-bullying in schools, trauma-informed schools, free mental health screenings, a helpline for information/referrals, legislative advocacy, Mental Health First Aid training, professional continuing education workshops, and community education about mental/emotional health. 

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Marty HIller
Sr. Clinic Consultant, Empowering Church Health Outreach (ECHO)

Empowering Church Health Outreach, a ministry of Church, works with new planning groups, at no charge, to open new free and charitable clinics.  It also works with existing clinics to expand their efforts in their communities by expanding capacity, adding a service or perhaps building in greater efficiencies of operation.  ECHO Expansion services are offered at a low cost set rate and are designed around a particular clinic's needs and community needs and resources.

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Daniel Jayroe

Director of Workforce Development

Tennessee Center for Workforce Development

The Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development (TCWD) is a private non-profit organization established in 2006 to address the increasing challenges of providing healthcare in rural and underserved areas across the state. We are fortunate to be able to provide all our services for free - for both medical professionals and medical practices. All our work aims at bridging the ever-increasing health disparities in underserved communities.Our incentive programs have helped us to place over 220 clinicians in the neediest areas of Tennessee.  We offer a residency incentive for primary care and psychiatry residents who will serve in an underserved community after residency completion and a community incentive program for practice sites in underserved areas to help recruit primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners.  Our current Community Incentive Program can provide up to $30,000 to help with recruitment needs such as sign-on bonuses, relocation expenses or liability insurance.

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Kim Beck

Senior Client Services Manager

SpokenHere Foreign Language Services 

SpokenHere is a Texas-based language service provider where we help clients build better relationships worldwide. We do this by connecting clients with professional, remote interpreters on-demand 24/7 in over 200 languages. We have helped numerous healthcare professionals with the interpretation and translation across the nation. By combining a wide range of language capabilities and the latest technology, clients find SpokenHere a single source for their translation and interpretation needs resulting in quick response, high accuracy, easy to deploy, and a lower cost. All of this translates into the highest levels of client satisfaction. 

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Dara Wheeler

Chief Marketing Officer

Axiom Medical

Axiom Medical specializes in providing complete occupational health services for the total life cycle of our client's employees. We are experts in the fields of workers' compensation, disability case management and OSHA-mandated medical programs. Unlike our competitors—who manage programs using inexperienced associates—Axiom guarantees that our clients will have only the most qualified, top-level people doing the actual work.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide outstanding, innovative, and effective work-related healthcare services to employees, positively impacting their lives, and providing a meaningful return on investment to their employers.

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Brenda Miller

VP SMall Markets/Rural Health

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. The Association's goal is to provide reliable information to the American public on prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke, to fund cardiovascular research and to foster appropriate cardiac care in the hospital and outpatient setting.  The mission of AHA is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Erika Burnett

Founder & Principal Trainer

The Burnett Group, LLC

Erika R. Burnett is the founder and principal trainer for The Burnett Group, LLC whose mission is to inspire professionals, deepen impact, and challenge the status quo of service delivery in Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas.

 

She enjoys serving as a master trainer, consultant, and facilitator across a variety of topics including strategic planning and board development,  civic engagement, youth development, leadership exploration, and understanding and working across lines of difference.

 

Most recently, Erika alongside Co-Conspirator Nicole Kemp launched the Women of Color Collaborative. The Collaborative serves as an intentional incubator for women, curating supportive spaces and opportunities for collaborators to work, play and build together while centering their identity.

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David Bull

Clinical Psychologist/ Director of Integrative Services Maynardville Clinic

Cherokee Health Systems

David Bull, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and currently works as Site Director of Integrative Services at Cherokee Health Systems' Maynardville, Tennessee clinic. He completed his graduate training at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and both his clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Cherokee Health Systems. Dr. Bull’s clinical interests include integrated primary care, rural health, training, and forensics. 

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Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, DMD

CEO

Interfaith Dental Clinic

Dr. Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi graduated from the University of Manitoba College Of Dentistry in 1991. Since then, she has spent her entire career overseeing dental programs for the underserved. She was the head of dentistry at a fly-in health center in the sub-arctic location of Churchill, Manitoba. She was also staff dentist for the Department of Health in Hamilton, Bermuda where she cared for children of low-income families, people with mental challenges, and people in nursing homes and those incarcerated. Currently, Dr. Switzer-Nadasdi is the CEO of Interfaith Dental.  She became the charities’ first employee in 1995 and during her tenure, the clinic has grown from a tiny two-chair operation located in a church basement to two facilities:  a 30,000 square foot facility with 18 dental chairs in Nashville and a satellite in Murfreesboro with 8. 

These two clinics provided 7 million dollars of care to over 3000 patients in a ten-county region of middle Tennessee in 2019. Dr. Switzer-Nadasdi is chair of the Middle Tennessee Alliance of Oral Health Advocates, is a Tennessee delegate for the American Dental Association, she served on the American Dental Association’s council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention and on the American Dental Association Foundation.  She serves on the dental advisory committee for Tenncare, is Past President of the Nashville Dental Society and in 2015 she was named non-profit CEO of the year by Nashville’s center for nonprofit management.She is an avid golfer but to relieve stress she plays weekly on an ice hockey Team.

Melissa McGee

Director of the Council on Children’s Mental Health

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

Melissa McGee is the Director of the Council on Children’s Mental Health with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, where she works with statewide partners and advocates to move forward the mental health system for children and families.  Melissa began her professional career as a Registered Dietitian, however her volunteer work with adolescents created a passion for working with children and youth on a full time basis.  After returning to school and receiving her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, Melissa has worked with high school students and their families as a therapist and case manager in both a traditional setting and an alternative learning setting for youth with mental health concerns, as well as a therapist in an adolescent residential setting.  She is currently working toward her Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider designation and is the dissertation phase of her doctoral program in Clinical Counseling at Trevecca in Nashville.

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Rachel Depperschmidt, MPH

Quality & Research Coordinator 

Church Health 

Rachel Depperschmidt is the Quality and Research Coordinator at Church Health. This work includes measuring and improving upon quality of care provided, integrating best practice health care delivery processes, and furthering the strategic aims of Church Health. During COVID-19, Rachel represents the needs of underserved populations in Memphis by serving on the COVID Safety Net Collaborative task force and the Community-based Testing Subcommittee. Rachel has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Christian Brothers University and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Memphis. 

Katie Richards

Director of Development

Siloam Health

Katie Richards is the Chief Development Officer at Siloam Health, a faith-based healthcare non-profit in Nashville, TN. Since 2014 she has been responsible for creating and executing strategies to grow Siloam’s contributed revenue as well as strengthening Siloam’s brand awareness in the community. When Katie is not raising money for Siloam you can find her kayaking on a nearby body of water or enjoying one of Nashville’s many amazing restaurants (socially-distanced and masked of course 😊 ).

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Jenny Bartlett-Prescott

Chief Operating Officer

Church Health

Jenny Bartlett-Prescott serves as Chief Operating Officer at Church Health of Memphis, TN, the largest privately-funded, faith-based health clinic in the United States.   In her role, she oversees all Church Health clinics: medical, dental, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation and eye care, in addition to nutrition programs. She also oversees the Healthcare Advisory Team (HAT), which facilitates the MEMPHIS Plan, Church Health’s small business health coverage program, and the Faith and Health Ministry team, responsible for congregational engagement and health ministry publications. To support strategic partnerships, clinical operations and quality improvement, she oversees research, measurement and reporting systems to ensure close monitoring and continuity of care.  

 

Jenny has over 20 years of experience in providing healthcare to the uninsured of Shelby County.  In 2019, she received Memphis Business Journal’s Healthcare Heroes award for Administrative Excellence.   She completed her master’s degree in epidemiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and her bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College.   

Fredia Lusk

Executive Director

Community Clinic of Shelbyville and Bedford County, Inc.

The executive director of a FREE medical clinic located in a small rural community; CCSBC opens two days per week--Tuesday and Thursday from 12-6 p.m.; completing fourth year as executive director; served as CCSBC grant writer for two years; retired from Tullahoma City Schools in 2009; serves on the Tullahoma First Christian Church Board as secretary; serves on the Shelbyville Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board.  Mother of two young adults and grandmother of a precious granddaughter.  

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Rae Bond

CEO

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and Foundation

Rae Young Bond is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Project Access, a community health partnership to coordinate charity care for low-income uninsured residents of Hamilton County.

 

Rae chairs the COVID-19 Joint Task Force created by Mayor Jim Coppinger and Mayor Andy Berke. She is also serving on a variety of community COVID-19 work groups addressing key issues such as access to testing, community education, needs of specific population groups, and economic recovery.

She has been at the Medical Society from 1995-1997 and from 2002-present. From 1997-2001, she was the founding president and executive director of First Things First, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families. Before moving to Chattanooga, she was director of public affairs for the National Governors’ Association in Washington, D.C., for ten years; editor of a national weekly newspaper published by the National Association of Counties; a congressional press secretary; and an award-winning journalist in her native Idaho. 

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Jennifer Flanagan

Executive Director

Salvus Center, Inc.

Ms. Flanagan currently serves as the President/CEO of Salvus Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3)non-profit, faith-based Safety Net clinic providing primary healthcare home for the working uninsured. Her areas of focus include fund and brand development, program and financial planning/management, community relations/advocacy and risk management. She is a successful veteran of both the for-profit sector having led high performing divisions with Kennedy-Wilson International, Inc., and WinStar Communications, Inc., and the nonprofit sector having served the American Heart Association, the YMCA, United Way and Rock Castle State Historic Site. 

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Nicole Lamoureux

President & CEO

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics • NAFC

Nicole works daily with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and America’s 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable, quality health care.

Nicole believes we all have the capability to make the world a better place, that health care is a right and not a privilege, that our country must start putting people over politics, and that together we should make sure all people, regardless of their age, sex, income, education, ethnicity, color of skin, religion, sexual orientation, or identity deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

Nicole has testified before Congress, is a regular TV commentator, and has published numerous articles on the important role of America’s safety net and charitable care providers. She was named by The NonProfit Times as one of the top 50 Most Influential and Powerful Nonprofit Executives in the USA in 2020 and 2013. She received the Center of NonProfit EXCEL Award for excellence in Executive Nonprofit Leadership.

Nicole holds a Master’s Degree in American Government and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics from The Catholic University of America, and she resides in Alexandria, VA, with her husband, Mark.

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