State Government

www.state.tn.us

Boards and Commissions

Commission on Aging & Disability
Mike Hann, Executive Director
8th Floor, Andrew Jackson Building
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0860
(615) 741-2056
Fax: (615) 741-3309
E-Mail: mike.hann@tn.gov
Web site: state.tn.us/comaging

Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
Ann Rutherford Reed, Director
227 French Landing, Suite 501
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-7586
Fax: (615) 248-3601
E-Mail: ann.r.reed@tn.gov

Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
Mary Webb, Board Administrator
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-3202
Fax: (615) 532-5164
E-Mail: mary.webb@tn.gov

Board of Nursing
Elizabeth Lund, R.N., Executive Director
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-9839
Fax: (615) 741-7899
E-Mail: elizabeth.lund@tn.gov

Board of Social Workers
James A. Hill, Board Administrator
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-5088
Fax: (615) 532-5164
E-Mail: james.a.hill@tn.gov

Division of Health Related Boards
Libby Miller, Director
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-3202
Fax: (615) 532-5164
E-mail: elizabeth.l.miller@tn.gov
Web site: health.state.tn.us/boards/index.htm

Health Services and Development Agency
Melanie Hill, Executive Director
Andrew Jackson Building, Suite 850
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2364
Fax: (615) 741-9884
E-Mail: melanie.hill@tn.gov

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Departments

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Julie Mix McPeak, Commissioner
Davy Crockett Tower, 3rd Floor
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-5065
(615) 741-2241
Web site: state.tn.us/commerce
E-Mail: julie.mcpeak@tn.gov

Department of Finance and Administration
Mark A. Emkes, Commissioner
Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-0320
E-mail: mark.emkes@tn.gov
Web Site: www.tennessee.gov/finance

Bureau of TennCare
Darin Gordon, Deputy Commissioner
310 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 507-6443
Fax: (615) 741-0882
Web Site: state.tn.us/tenncare
E-Mail: darin.gordon@tn.gov

TennCare Provider Services
(800) 852-2683

TennCare Pharmacy Program
(800) 816-1680

TennCare Solutions Unit
(800) 878-3192

Family Assistance Service Center
(866) 311-4287

TennCare Consumer Advocacy Program
(800) 722-7474

TTY-TDD Telephone Line
(800) 772-7647

TennCare Directors

Wendy Long, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
(615) 507-6444
E-Mail: wendy.long@tn.gov

Scott Pierce, Assistant Commissioner, Chief Financial Officer
(615) 507-6415
E-mail: scott.pierce@tn.gov

Keith Gaither, Director, Managed Care Operations
(615) 507-6414
E-mail: keith.gaither@tn.gov

Mike Cole, Chief Operations Officer
(615) 507-6476
E-Mail: mike.cole@tn.gov

Nicole Woods, Director Of Pharmacy Clinical Services
(615) 507-6460
E-mail: nicole.woods@stn.gov

Patti Killingsworth, Chief of Long-Term Care Operations
(615) 507-6468
E-mail: patti.killingsworth@tn.gov

Pat Santel, Deputy, Long-Term Care Operations
(615) 507-6777
E-mail: pat.a.santel@tn.gov

Jarrett Hallcox, Deputy of Long-Term Care Strategic Planning & Program Implementation
(615) 507-6778
E-mail: jarrett.hallcox@tn.gov

Ken Martin, Estate Recovery
(615) 507-6344
E-mail: ken.s.martin@tn.gov

Tony Mathews, Assistant Deputy, Long-Term Care Operations
(615) 507-6027
E-mail: tony.mathews@tn.gov

Debbie Coleman, RN, Director of Eligibility & Enrollment & Appeals
(615) 507-6266
E-Mail: debbie.coleman@tn.gov

Julie Johnson, Director of Eligibility & Administration
(615) 507-6269
E-mail: julie.johnson@tn.gov

Carolyn Fulghum, Director of Quality & Administration for Elderly/Disabled
(615) 507-6671
E-mail: carolyn.fulghum@tn.gov

Nathan Stremming, Director of Long-Term Care Business Analysis & Process Improvement
(615) 507-6924
E-mail: nathan.stremming@tn.gov

Jeanine Miller, Ph.D., Director of LTC HCBS Waiver Programs
(615) 507-6517
E-mail: jeanine.miller@tn.gov

Department of Health
Susan Cooper, M.D., Commissioner
3rd Floor, Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37247-0101
(615) 741-3111
Fax: (615) 741-2491
Web Site: health.state.tn.us
E-mail: susan.cooper@tn.gov

General Counsel
Albert L. Partee, III
220 Athens Way, Suite 210
Plaza One, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1611
Fax: (615) 741-7749

Joint Annual Report
Office of Health Statistics
(615) 741-1954
Fax: (615) 253-1688
Web Site: health.state.tn.us/statistics

Nurse Aide Training/Testing
Wanda King, Nurse Aide Coordinator
(615) 532-7841
E-mail: wanda.king@tn.gov

Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation
Christy Allen, Assistant Deputy Commissioner
(615) 741-6257
E-mail: christy.allen@tn.gov

Vincent L. Davis, Director of Health Care Facilities
(615) 741-7532
E-mail: vincent.davis@tn.gov

Steve Baker, Acting Facility Construction Director
(615) 253-4804
E-mail: steven.e.baker@tn.gov

Office for Civil Rights Compliance
227 French Landing, Suite 501
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-7531
Fax: (615) 741-7051
Web Site: health.state.tn.us/HCF/civil.htm

Regional Offices of Civil Rights Compliance
East Tennessee
(865) 588-5656

Middle Tennessee
(615) 650-7100

West Tennessee
(731) 423-6454

Health Care Facilities Regional Survey Offices

West Tennessee
Shirley Jones, Regional Administrator
2975 Highway 45 Bypass Suite C
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 984-9684
Fax: (731) 512-0063
E-Mail: shirley.l.jones@tn.gov

East Tennessee
Karen Kirby, Regional Administrator
5908 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919-7520
(865) 588-5656
Fax: (865) 594-5739
E-Mail: karen.kirby@tn.gov

Registries

Elderly or Vulnerable Abuse Registry
Tennessee Department of Health
227 French Landing, Suite 501
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-5171
Toll Free: (800) 778-4504
Web site: health.state.tn.us/AbuseRegistry

Nurse Assistant Registry
Tennessee Department of Health
Division of Health Related Boards
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-5171
Toll Free: (888) 310-4650
Web site: health.state.tn.us/licensure

Department of Human Services
Raquel Hatter, Commissioner
15th Floor, Citizens Plaza Building
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-0001
(615) 313-4700
Fax: (615) 741-4165
Web Site: state.tn.us/humanserv

Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Doug Varney, Commissioner
3rd Floor, Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0675
MH: (615) 532-6500
DD: (615) 532-6514
Web Site: state.tn.us/mental

Department of Veterans Affairs
Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
215 8th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0675
(615) 741-6663
Web Site: state.tn.us/veteran

Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA)
John Winkler, TOSHA Administrator
220 French Landing
Heritage Place, MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243-1002
(615) 741-2793
Fax: (615) 741-3325
Web Site: state.tn.us/labor-wfd/tosha.html

TOSHA Laboratory
Tennessee Career Center
1313 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 896-8809
Fax: (615) 867-2891

Kingsport
1908 Bowater Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660-4136
(423) 224-2042
Fax: (423) 245-1179

Knoxville
2nd Floor, KCDC Civic Building
1610 University Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 594-6180
Fax: (865) 594-5171

Chattanooga
State Office Building, Suite 600 West
540 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2066
(423) 634-6424
Fax: (423) 634-8179

Jackson
Box 16, Suite 103
225 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Jackson, TN 38301-6985
(731) 423-5640
Fax: (731) 426-0505

Memphis
170 North Main Street, 11th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103-1290
(901) 543-7259
Fax: (901) 543-7557

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Ombudsmen

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Jerry Blasingame
Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability
8th Floor, Andrew Jackson Building
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0860
(615) 741-2056 ext. 122
Fax: (615) 741-3309
E-mail: jerry.blasingame@state.tn.us
Web site: state.tn.us/comaging/ombudsman.html

Regional Ombudsmen

Debby Morrell, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
311 West Walnut Street
P.O. Drawer 360
Johnson City, TN 37605-0360
(423) 928-8311 ext. 27
Fax: (423) 928-9488

Cindy Troyer, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency
9111 Cross Park Drive
Suite D-100
Knoxville, TN 37923-4517
(865) 691-2551 ext. 4223
Fax: (865) 531-7216

Trudy Mott, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Partnership for Families, Children and Adults
225 East 8th Street (37402-2202)
P.O. Box 11398
Chattanooga, TN 37401-2398
(423) 755-2877
Fax: (423) 755-2755
E-mail: tmott@mail.fcschatt.org

Marie C. Ferran, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Aging Services for Upper Cumberland
1225 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506-4194
(931) 432-4210
Fax: (931) 432-6010

Sally Pitt
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Union High Resource Center
600 Small Street, Suite 102D
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-5259
Fax: (615) 452-5259
Web site: www.mchra.com

Donna Ray Anthony
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
The Oaks Tower
1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37217-5109
(615) 850-3922
Fax: (615) 833-2585
Web site: www.mchra.com

Katie L. Earnest, Long-Term Care Ombudsman South Central Tennessee Area
Agency on Aging and Disability
807 South Main Street (38401-3307)
P.O. Box 1346, Columbia, TN 38402-1346
(931) 490-2040 ext. 134
Fax: (931) 380-1493
E-mail: kearnest@sctdd.org

Marchell Gardner, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Northwest Tennessee Development District
124 Weldon Drive (37237-1308)
P.O. Box 963
Martin, TN 38237-0963
(731) 587-4213
Fax: (731) 588-5833

Amanda Scott, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Senior Citizens Law Project
210 West Main Street (38301-6114)
P.O. Box 2066
Jackson, TN 38302-2066
(731) 426-1312
Fax: (731) 426-1362
E-mail: amanda@wtls.org
Web site: www.wtls.org

Sandy Smegelsky, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association
910 Vance Avenue (38126-2911)
P.O. Box 3130
Memphis, TN 38126-0130
(901) 527-0208 ext. 215
Fax: (901) 523-1266
E-mail: ombudsman@mifa.org
(When sending an e-mail, please type “smegelsky” on the subject line.)

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Social Security Administration District and Branch Offices

Athens
623 Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 745-7488

Chattanooga
1290 Premier Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-0649

Clarksville
108 Center Pointe Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 647-5381

Cleveland
529 Inman Street West
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 339-0519

Columbia
1885 Shady Brook Street
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-5832

Cookeville
1145 Perimeter Park Drive
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 528-9765

Dyersburg
1070 Vendall Rd
Dyersburg, TN 38024
(731) 286-1179

Gallatin
Oakland Park Building
450 W. Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-9341

Greeneville
1618 Old Tusculum Road
Greeneville, TN 37745
(423) 639-9506

Jackson
415 Cheyenne Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 660-3384

Johnson City
818 Sunset Drive
Suite 203
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-1594

Kingsport
2401 South Wilcox Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 247-9820

Knoxville
8530 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 692-0196

LaFollette
140 Sharp Perkins Road
Jacksboro, TN 37757
(423) 566-4007

Lawrenceburg
109 E. Taylor Street
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
(931) 766-0072

Madison
104 Cude Lane
Suite 140, Building A
Madison, TN 37115
(615) 736-2514

Maryville
222 Keller Lane
Maryville, TN 37801
(865) 982-3714

McMinnville
931 Old Smithville Highway
McMinnville, TN 37110
(931) 473-1575

Memphis
1330 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 544-0038

Memphis - North
3606 Austin Peay Highway
Room 304, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38128
(901) 385-0127

Memphis - West
1891 South 3rd Street
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 946-0224

Memphis - East
3220 Players Club Parkway
Memphis, TN 38125
(901) 746-6409

Morristown
3112 Millers Point Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 581-0258

Murfreesboro
245 Heritage Park Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 895-5790

Nashville
4527 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 781-5800

Oak Ridge
170 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-6908

Paris
186 Commerce Street
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 642-3226

Selmer
661 Mulberry Avenue
Selmer, TN 38375
(731) 645-9063

Tullahoma
717 Kings Lane
Tullahoma, TN 37388
(931) 455-3795

Union City
1800 Old Troy Road
Union City, TN 38261
(731) 885-8163

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State Officials

Governor
Bill Haslam
Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0001
(615) 741-2001
Fax: (615) 532-9711
E-mail: bill.haslam@tn.gov
Web site: state.tn.us/governor

Lieutenant Governor
Ron Ramsey
1 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243-0026
(615) 741-4524
Fax: (615) 253-0197
E-mail: lt.gov.ron.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov
Web site: www.legislature.state.tn.us

Speaker of the House
Beth Harwell
19 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243-0181
(615) 741-7450
Fax (615) 253-0310
E-mail: speaker.beth.harwell@capitol.tn.gov
Web site: www.legislature.state.tn.us

Secretary of the State
Tre Hargett
6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower
312 8th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0001
(615) 741–2819
Web site: state.tn.us/sos

Comptroller of the Treasury
Justin P. Wilson
1st Floor, State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0260
(615) 741–2501
Fax (615) 741-7328
E-mail: justin.p.wilson@tn.gov
Web site: comptroller.state.tn.us

Division of State Audit
Arthur A. Hayes, Jr., Director
James K. Polk Building, Suite 1500
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1402
(615) 401-7897
Fax: (615) 532-2765
E-mail: arthur.hayes@tn.gov

Gregg Hawkins, CPA
Medicaid/TennCare Assistant Director
(615) 747-5215
E-mail: gregg.hawkins@tn.gov

Treasurer
David H. Lillard, Jr.
Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0225
(615) 741–2956
Web site: treasury.state.tn.us

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Links

Bureau of TennCare
www.tennessee.gov/tenncare
The Bureau of TennCare administers the state’s managed care programs that provide health and mental health benefits to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible individuals. This site allows the user to obtain enrollee information, including eligibility information and covered benefits. The web site also lists a number of contacts at the Bureau.

State of Tennessee
www.tn.gov
The official site of the state of Tennessee, this page provides general information on the state and also contains links to the governor’s home page and all departments of state government.

Tennessee Code
www.michie.com
Lexis Law Publishing maintains this site that provides access to Tennessee statutes.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
www.tennessee.gov/commerce
This official site of the department contains a staff directory, consumer insurance information and also the capability to search for insurance license information.

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration
www.tennessee.gov/finance
This site is dedicated to informing users about the financial and administrative services of state government. This web site has information on the Department’s staff, information on the state budget and a link to the Bureau of TennCare.

Tennessee Department of Health
health.state.tn.us
TDH’s web site enables the Internet user to verify professional licenses and access the abuse registry. This site also offers links to HCFA’s Nursing Home Compare site, which includes survey information on individual facilities. The user can also view the division of Health Care Facilities page that includes rules and regulations, lists of health care facilities and information on the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
www.tennessee.gov/mental
The official site of MRDD provides access to the department’s publications, policies and Tennessee’s mental health laws.

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
www.tennessee.gov/veteran
This site lists the Veterans Benefits’ offices, an explanation of available benefits and a listing of related links.

Tennessee General Assembly
www.legislature.state.tn.us
The official site of the General Assembly provides access to the status of legislation, as well as a list of committee members and schedules. The site also allows users to e-mail their senators and representatives.

Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA)
www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/tosha.html
TOSHA’s official web site allows the Internet user to view information on work-related accident reporting, statistics on compliance surveys and includes a listing of the standards and regulations.

Tennessee Secretary of State
www.tennessee.gov/sos/index.htm
This is a very helpful web site that includes all the state’s rules and regulations, the Administrative Register and the Tennessee Blue Book Online, which is a complete guide to Tennessee state government. This site also links to the Registry of Election Finance and other government agencies.

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