Leadership at Asbury Place Maryville

At Asbury Place Maryville 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 Maryville Leadership Team

vice president of tennesse operations asbury communities, 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.

Sally Ann WillifordSally Ann Williford
Associate Executive Director/NHA

Sally Ann brings more than 25 years of experience to our community and is uniquely suited to serve in this role having built a track record of success. She has served in leadership roles dating back to 1995, such as Executive Director and NHA, at several communities, including most recently at a community in Huntsville, Tenn. Sally Ann uses a collaborative, relationship-based approach that helps her efficiently identify opportunities and set a strategy for success. The depth of Sally Ann’s experience also includes 15 years of running her own consulting company where she advised other organizations on how to improve operations, ranging from Human Resources processes to marketing and more. She is a servant leader, bringing great energy to the role she performs and to those on her team.

Karra Fletcher
Director of Nursing
Asbury Place Maryville

Peter Hayden
Interim Administrator, Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing
Asbury Place Maryville

Mark Henry
Maintenance Director
Asbury Place Maryville

Rita Kriss
Sales Director
Asbury Place Maryville

Matt Lawson
Director of Dining
Asbury Place Maryville

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


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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