Whitney Evans Snardon joins Parkridge Health System as market associate administrator and co-ethics and compliance officer. In her role, Snardon works closely with Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health, and facility leadership to catalyze growth projects throughout the system. She will support the growing neuroscience program at Parkridge Health, oversee housekeeping services and assist with operations at Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent and Adult & Senior campuses. Snardon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University, in New Orleans, and a Master of Health Administration degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She has served in several healthcare leadership roles, most recently as director of the neuroscience service line at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Under her leadership, the neuroscience program at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital experienced significant service line growth and efficiency gains. Prior to that, Snardon served as administrative fellow for Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Ian Shives is named the executive director for Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove. Shives brings nearly a decade of senior living experience and proven leadership skills to the Morning Pointe of Greenbriar Cove team. Shives obtained his bachelor's degree in social work from Southern Adventist University in 2010, and served as the director of social services for Life Care Centers of America and the director of operations for Heritage Healthcare Management Services.
Adria Sherrill, FNP-C, joins CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging. Sherrill earned a bachelor's in nursing and a master's in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is an advanced registered nurse practitioner and certified in family medicine by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Sherrill joins Alycia Cleinman, MD, geriatric medicine specialist, Cassie Rodriguez, MSN, NP-C, and Einre Lopez, LCSW, at CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging. The practice focuses on adults aging into geriatrics and providing quality health care that helps individuals remain healthy and active throughout their lives.
Jason Gibson, a 26-year veteran of the senior living field, promotes to vice president of operations for Legacy Senior Living, expanding the scope of his role to oversee the organization's family of 14 senior living communities across the Southeast. Gibson, who joined Legacy Senior Living as an operations specialist and most recently served as regional director of operations, has a long-standing record of carrying out Legacy Senior Living's mission to serve seniors with honor, respect, faith and integrity. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in human services management, Gibson honed his experience at senior living communities throughout the Southeast before returning to his native Cleveland and joining the Legacy Senior Living team in January of 2019.
John Bottley, legal counsel for legal and risk services at Life Care Centers of America, promotes to vice president of legal and risk services for the Cleveland, Tennessee-based nursing home and senior living company. Bottley oversees and coordinates all litigation, regulatory matters, contracts and other general legal matters for Life Care. He also advises executive leadership on various issues. Bottley joined Life Care Legal and Risk Services in 2013 as legal counsel. Prior to that appointment, he clerked for state judges in Hamilton County. A native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Bottley is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Health Care Compliance Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Georgia.
Linda Shriver-Buckner is named executive director of independent living community at the East Ridge Residence on Mack Smith Road. Shriver-Buckener has a diverse background in marketing, operations, and sales across several different industries such as state government, non-profits, and senior living. She previously served as a sales specialist for BrightSpace Senior Living for the past two years after serving as community relations director at the East Ridge Center. Shriver-Buckner also worked as a sales director at Hickory Valley Retirement Center. She is a 1986 graduate of Southern Adventist University and returned to Chattanooga in 2005.
Ashley Guthrie, FNP, joins The Austin Hatcher Foundation as clinical liaison. Guthrie is a family nurse practitioner and holds her M.S. Nursing from Belmont University. She has worked as a nurse and nurse practitioner in hospital, private care, and nonprofit settings. In her role as clinical liaison, she will be responsible for working alongside the clinical team at the foundation and pediatric health care providers to ensure all patients and their families utilize the support the foundation offers. Guthrie has been a longtime volunteer and board member, and she is the mother of a pediatric cancer survivor.
Holly Bischoff joins EMJ Construction as chief financial officer, responsible for the overall fiscal functions of EMJ and its subsidiaries and related companies. She continues to work with the executive leadership team to establish long range goals, strategies, plans and policies for each while aligning them with the overall mission, strategy and vision of EMJ. After graduating from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor's in accounting, she attended the University of Oregon and earned an MBA with a concentration in finance. She began her career as a senior auditor at Arthur Andersen before moving to Brach's Confections where she served as a financial reporting supervisor and budgeting and planning manager. Bischoff joined EMJ in 2004 where she has served in successive positions, including controller, vice president of finance and accounting, senior vice president of finance and accounting and interim chief financial officer.
Darren Strickland is named as senior mortgage officer for First Horizon Bank. He serves the areas of Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee, and North Georgia. Strickland is a certified mortgage loan officer and a member of the Chattanooga Mortgage Bankers Association. Strickland graduated from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in finance and business administration. Darren is a former president of the Chattanooga Mortgage Bankers Association and a past recipient of the Chattanooga Mortgage Banker of the Year award.
Tyler Clemmons joins The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer as as a licensed clinical social worker. Clemmons is a licensed clinical social worker and holds a M.S. in Social Work from The University of Alabama. He has provided mental health therapy to children and families in the Chattanooga area for the past four years. In his role with the foundation, he will continue to offer counseling, support, and case management through evidence-based treatments.