Our Perspective

Our Why

At the heart of our purpose is the responsibility to assist all our hospitals in meeting their own individual mission. We do that by being better listeners, proactively responding to the needs of our members, and partnering with the most innovative solutions on the market.

Our Vision

“Connecting health leaders with innovative solutions empowering them to meet their mission”

At our core, TCIS is all about relationships. We seek to bridge the gap between the relationships we have with partners and health leaders in a mutually beneficial way.

Our Values

Performance

Holding ourselves to a high standard and delivering on our promises.

Integrity

Building and maintaining a relationship of trust with our members and partners.

Value

Providing our hospitals with vendor partners that enhance and elevate their work.

Our People

Anne Brandner, Senior Vice President

Affectionately referred to by friends as the ‘networking guru of Nashville,’ Anne leverages 20+ years in healthcare business development to benefit our TCIS partners.  In addition to launching a successful hospital development program, she brings a wealth of experiences from inpatient and outpatient settings at both start-up and established companies. Anne has a strong passion for helping others, and drives relationships forward with a customer service mentality that brings key decision makers together.  Ask her about her owl collection!

Cleta Ehrhart, Vice President of Business Development

Cleta is responsible for bridging the gap between Tennessee hospital members and our trusted TCIS Partners.  As a Registered Dietitian, Cleta draws on her clinical background to understand the needs of providers and deliver long-term solutions.  Passionate about working in a purpose-driven environment, she is excited to invest in the continued success of THA member hospitals.  Reach out to Cleta and tell her about your favorite Tennessee park, independent restaurant, or coffee shop!

Chris Bernstein, Director of Marketing

Chris brings over 15 years of marketing experience within Nashville’s music industry – from record labels to not-for-profit associations – to the TCIS team, and looks forward to helping our partners tell their story and connect with THA members.

Zoe Tallier, Marketing Coordinator

Zoe, a recent University of Tennessee graduate, looks forward to using her skills in advertising and marketing on the TCIS team. Zoe is very passionate, highly self-motivated, and a genuine team member. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Our Board of Directors

Mike Belbeck

Chairman, Executive Vice President, Operations

Covenant Health

Knoxville

Charlie Brinkley

Chief Administrative Officer

Maury Regional Medical Center

Columbia

Mark Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Nashville General Hospital

Nashville

Zach Chandler

Executive VP / Chief Strategy Officer

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Memphis

Steven Godbold

VP of Operations / Chief Operations Officer

East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Knoxville

Robert Maloney, Jr.

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer

Erlanger Health

Chattanooga

Jarrett Millsaps, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Tennova Healthcare

Cleveland

James Proctor

Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer

Regional One Health

Memphis

Dr. James Shamiyeh

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville

Deann Thelen

Chief Executive Officer

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

Jackson

Drew Tyrer

Chief Executive Officer

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

Nashville

Monica Wharton

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Memphis

Wendy Long, M.D., MPH (ex officio)

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tennessee Hospital Association

Brentwood

Tim Adams (ex officio)

Regional Operating Officer and Senior VP

Ascension Saint Thomas

Nashville

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