2021-22 TIPEC Board of Directors

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Tara Minor, MAT, MA; President

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville

Sherry Jimenez, EdD, CHCP, CHSE, FNAOME; Vice President

Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate/Knoxville

Sajeesh Kumar, PhD; Secretary

University of Tennessee, Memphis

Melissa Zarn Urankar, OD, FAAO: Treasurer

Southern College of Optometry, Memphis

Teresa Britt, MSN, RN, CHSE

Center  for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation

Abbie Burka, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Lipscomb University, Nashville

Shannon Cole, DNP, APRN-BC

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

L. Brian Cross, PharmD

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City

Mary Held, PhD, LCSW

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND

University of Memphis

Rosebelle Peters, MSN, RN, CHSE

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Patricia Scott, DPN, RN, PNP, NCSN

Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville (Retired)

Student Representatives

Staci Hunter

Lincoln Memorial University, Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine