Upcoming East TN Health Care Symposium

March 10, 2016

We are very excited to announce our upcoming East TN symposium in conjunction with the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and the Haslam College of Business.  Agenda is posted below. Please RSVP for the event by email at

8:30-8:35 a.m. Open Remarks/Introduction

 Mike Edwards, President, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

8:35-8:40 a.m. Welcome to Knoxville

Tim Burchett, Mayor, Knox County

8:40-8:45 a.m. Introduction of Speakers

Mike Edwards


8:45-8:55 a.m.       Dr. Manny Sethi, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

8:55-9:10 a.m.       Dave Parmly, Employee Services Manager, Pilot Flying J

9:10-9:25 a.m.       David Mansouri, President, SCORE

9:25-9:40 a.m.      Dr. David Ferriss, Vice President and Medical Director, Healthways, Inc.

9:40-9:55 a.m.      Anne-Marie Nocton, Director of Wellness and Strategic Health Initiatives, Clayton Homes

9:55-10:05 a.m     Break

10:05-10:20 a.m. Jason Guess, Manager of Safety, Health, and Ergonomics, Volkswagen Corp.

                       Panel Discussions

10:20-11 a.m. Business Panel Discussion, Dr. Manny as Moderator

Jerrie McAbee, Work/Life Benefits Section Leader, DENSO Corp.

Dr. Andrea Willis, Chief Medical Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Caroline Young, Executive Director, NashvilleHealth

Dr. Denise Barker, Patient Care Coordinator, Kroger Co.

Dana Williams, Senior Executive and Vice President, Healthways, Inc.


11-11:40 a.m. Health Care Company Panel Discussion, Dr. Victoria Niederhauser, Dean, UT College of Nursing as Moderator

Dr. Joel Bradley, Chief Medical Officer, United Healthcare Tennessee Community Plan

Pam Nichols, Global Rolled Product Wellness Manager, Alcoa, Inc.

Joan Lawson, Wellness Program Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thomas Jackson, Director, Employee Health and Wellness, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital


11:45-11:50      Closing Remarks by Mike Edwards 

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