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

Melissa 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.

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.

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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