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, THA Innovative Solutions 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


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


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


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 THA Innovative Solutions 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 THA Innovative Solutions 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 THA Innovative Solutions team, and looks forward to helping our partners tell their story and connect with THA members.

Zoe Tallier, Marketing Coordinator

Zoe, a University of Tennessee alumna, brings her specialized expertise in advertising and marketing to the THA Innovative Solutions team. Her passion for the field is complemented by her proficiency in content creation, social media management, and effective communication. Outside of her professional endeavors, Zoe enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, and cherishing quality moments with family and friends.

Natalie Gregg, Executive Assistant

Natalie is a classically trained musician and was previously a Flute/Piccolo player in the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America. She enjoys playing flute in various orchestras and ensembles around Nashville, and she also teaches private music lessons. In addition to music, Natalie’s hobbies include cooking, going to concerts, watching UT football, and learning new instruments. Fun fact: Natalie has a minor in Plant Pathology & Entomology (ask her about her bug collection!). She brings an energetic, charismatic attitude to the THa Innovative Solutions team and is proud of the positive impact THA embodies.

Our Board of Directors

Mike Belbeck

Chairman, Executive Vice President, Operations

Covenant Health


Charlie Brinkley

Chief Administrative Officer

Maury Regional Health


Mark Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Nashville General Hospital


Zach Chandler

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation


Steven Godbold

Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer

East Tennessee Children's Hospital


Jarrett Millsaps, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Tennova Healthcare


James Proctor

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Regional One Health


Dr. James Shamiyeh

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

University of Tennessee Medical Center


Monica Wharton

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Tim Adams (ex officio)

Regional Operating Officer and Senior Vice President

Ascension Saint Thomas


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

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tennessee Hospital Association


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