Leadership at Asbury Place Kingsport

At Asbury Place Kingsport we strive to create more opportunities for residents and associates to live every day to the fullest. Get to know the senior living team responsible for guiding the community forward.

Asbury Place Kingsport Leadership Team

Vice Presidents of Tennessee Operations Melissa FuryMelissa Fury
Vice Presidents of Tennessee Operations
Asbury Communities

Melissa began her role with Asbury in December 2020 and has oversight over both the Maryville and Kingsport campuses.

Over her 25-year career in healthcare and operations, Melissa has a proven history overseeing the development and implementation of complex clinical and administrative programs to achieve operational goals and revenue targets. She is skilled at delivering cross-functional alignment of teams and opportunities to create value for customers and organizations with a talent for building and maintaining long-standing business relationships with providers and staff, executive teams, community partners, and program stakeholders at all levels. Melissa’s passion aligns with Asbury’s Mission “to do all the good we can,” and Vision “to redefine the expectations of aging.” Her career has been dedicated to serving others, through innovative programming, prioritizing cultural and environmental initiatives, and strategic and operational planning with an eye on financial stewardship.

Peter Hayden
Interim Associate Executive Director/NHA

Peter has more than 40 years of service in senior living, and has familiarity with the Asbury Communities system, having previously served as the Interim Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and Associate Executive Director at Asbury Place Maryville. Peter also has experience as an Interim Executive Director and NHA at multiple other organizations over the past several years. He brings great energy and passion to his role and has proven experience in providing high-quality care for those he serves.

Marsha Baker
Activities Manager

Marsha brings nearly 20 years of experience with her to this role, and we officially welcomed her to the community last month. Marsha has served as a recreational and mental health professional in Tennessee and Virginia. She comes to Kingsport after nearly two years as a Child and Youth Outpatient Mental Health Therapist with Frontier Health in nearby Bristol. She has an outgoing personality with a drive to make a difference in the lives of those she serves.

Suzy Cloyd
Director of Sales & Marketing

With almost 30 years experience in healthcare, behavioral health, and senior living, Suzy has mastered how to utilize experience in senior living to help seniors live their best lives and provide peace of mind to family members and friends when loved ones find their forever home.  Suzy enjoys the relationships and connections made through the discovery process and is proud to be a member of the Asbury Place Kingsport team.

Sharon Kaye Miller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Regional Director, Human Resources

Misty Odom
Director of Nursing, Health Care Center

Misty joins Kingsport with significant experience in both senior living and health care. She joins our community following a year at the Four Oaks Health Center in Jonesborough, Tenn. Her roles over the past 16 years range from Director of Nursing to Registered Nurse (RN) to RN Supervisor. Misty prides herself on being a continual learner and as a leader who is adept at building relationships with those she serves and works alongside. Misty has also served our country, having served as a RN in the U.S. Navy.

Melinda Sage
Assistant Director of Nursing, Health Care Center

With nearly a decade of experience serving as a RN and in other care-related roles, Melinda officially joined Kingsport in January. Most recently she was a RN Supervisor at Mountain Empire Older Citizens in Big Stone Gap, Va. Melinda is familiar with our area as well, having served as a RN at a pair of health care systems in the Tri-Cities area earlier in her career. She will fit right in with Misty by bringing high-quality and experienced leadership to all those who live or work in the Health Care Center.

Mike Webb
Maintenance Director
Asbury Place Kingsport

Sallie West
Dining Director
Asbury Place Kingsport


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.

David Atkinson, Vice Chair

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.

Vickie Harris

From Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Vickie is the Founder and CEO of QEC Partners.

Bob McCollum

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

Marsheine McClurg

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

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.

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