Leadership at Asbury Place Kingsport

At Asbury Place Kingsport, we believe very strongly that our residents should always anticipate more. That belief infuses everything we do, from simple acts like planting flowers all the way up to long-term strategic planning.

It’s the campus leadership team and board of directors that works together to make sure that happens—both today and for generations to come.

Asbury also owes a debt of gratitude to all of the dedicated volunteers who bring insight, leadership and commitment to the organization and to the Asbury Place Kingsport campus.

Meet Our Campus Leadership Team

Aaron Roop, Executive Director

Aaron RoopAaron joined Asbury Place Kingsport as Executive Director in September 2017 after serving for seven years in a variety of administrative positions with Medical Facilities of America. Most recently, Aaron was the Administrator of Parham Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Richmond, Va., a 180-bed skilled nursing center with more than 160 associates. He is a talented leader with a demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team and to provide exceptional services for seniors. During his time at Parham, the center won several awards for its nursing services.
“I am excited to serve at a community where we are able to have such a wide-ranging impact on how seniors age—and age well. I feel lucky to have the support of a talented team of leaders and associates who are continually thinking about how we can better meet the desires and needs of the residents who live here.”

Norene Cochran, Administrator of Health Care Services

“I look forward to each new experience and am thankful to the residents for allowing myself and my team to be part of their lives. Our team of experienced health care professionals is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which each resident thrives.”

Tracy Williams, Director of Human Resources

“The culture of Asbury is one that creates and fosters a caring community for our residents and associates. It is a privilege to serve our residents and associates in a way the meets our mission, doing all the good we can by providing exceptional lifestyle opportunities to those we serve.”

Meet Our Board of Directors

Nellie Cole, Chair

From Nashville, Tennessee, Nellie is the Director of Finance and Administration with Integrative Life Center. She has over 20 years of experience providing accounting and advisory services to public, private and nonprofit entities in the Nashville area.

Guy Wilson, Vice Chair

From Johnson City, Tennessee, Guy is the CEO and Chair of Board for the Clinical Management Concepts Group, ProCompounding Pharmacy and Pharmacy Network Services, Inc., He is also the Managing Partner for Healthcare Investments, URA LLC and Main at Roan Partners LLC. Guy has served in various capacities on many community organizations as a board member. He also received the 2015 Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award.

Bob McCollum, Secretary

From Blountville, Tennessee, Bob is the Chief Executive Officer of WaterProfessionals.

David Atkinson, Treasurer

David Atkinson
From Kingsport, Tennessee, David has a wealth of experience, including 29 years at Eastman Credit Union, including 17 years as executive vice president and chief financial officer. David is active with the United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis and other community agencies and organizations.

Sandra Davis, Board Member

From Maryville, Tennessee, Sandra served as the President/CEO of the United Way of Blount County until her retirement. She has served in various capacities in her local Methodist church and on many local organizations and community agencies as a board member.

Mike Lattier, Board Member

From Kingsport, Tennessee, Mike is an attorney with Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP. He is actively involved in the legal community, previously serving as Treasurer and President of the Kingsport Bar Association.

Marsheine McClurg, Board Member

From Alcoa, Tennessee, Marsheine is the Owner of McClurg’s Decorating Center, where she also offers her design services. She is also active with United Methodist Women on local, district and conference levels. Marsheine has served with local education and community agencies.

Cole Piper, Board Member

From Knoxville, Tennessee, Cole is the Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Director of Development for Mountain Challenge. He is also a part time professor at the University of Tennessee and Maryville College and serves on local organizations and community agencies as a board member.

Bishop Mary Taylor, Board Member

From Alcoa, Tennessee, Bishop Taylor is the Resident Bishop of the Holston Conference and the past Resident Bishop of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. Bishop Taylor was ordained Deacon in 1974 and Elder in 1976 and elected to the episcopacy in July 2004.

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