September 2019  

Welcome New Board Chair and New Board Members!

Mr. Terry Thompkins was voted in as the new Board Chair of LATN during our Annual Meeting held on July 30th in Franklin, TN, as well as Katlyn Clifton, as our new Chair Elect. 

Mr. Thompkins is the Executive Director of Alexian Viallage, Ascension Living on Signal Mountain. Mrs. Katlyn Clifton is the Executive Director, Christian Towers and Manor, Gallatin, TN. 

Also voted in, were new board members Kayse Martin, Chris Mohrman and Herschel Murner. We are extremely excited and grateful to introduce you to them here.

Feel free to contact them, or any of our board members listed to the right if they can ever be of assistance to you!

Follow Up Information:

Annual Meeting was packed full of great education and networking. Our 2nd Annual Town Hall Meeting, held on the last day of conference, proved to serve as a spring board for items we want to dig deeper in. Ruth Katz, Sr. VP Public Policy with LeadingAge National, joined us and wrapped up our Town Hall Meeting with these words.

Watch more of John's story here 

Rosemary Ramsey joined us at LATN19 and shared with attendees information on a new program that has the potential to fill empty rooms, add an on-site workforce and see the magic of inter-generational friendships in action! The Victory Lap is a groundbreaking collaboration hatched right here in Tennessee that allows retirement communities to house and employ youth who have aged out of foster care. For more information, call 615-479-8336 or visit

Around The Association 

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is conducting a Certified Dementia Practitioner Seminar at Asbury Place Maryville on Thursday, September 26.
Join APM from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., September 26th, in the Garden Room located inside the Clubhouse/Bistro. 

  • Seminar fee: $225 | CDP certification fee: $125
  • Refreshments will be provided

 Email Elvie Kompan at [email protected] to register for this course by September 19th. Please bring payment in form of a check the day of training.


Senior Living Communities can benefit from Pedal for Alzheimers this year! Learn how here 

Advocacy In Action

Click here to read the Mid Year Board of Licensing Health Care Facilities Newsletter. These newsletters keep you updated on minutes and details from past meetings and dates for future meetings. Additionally, you will find a full report the top deficiencies and important items to be aware of.

The HCF Board met for it's 2nd Quarter Meeting on June 5, 2019. Three agenda items were referred to the ACLF Standing Committee that met on August 26.
One item on the agenda was to 'define sleeping hours' for ACLF's and RHS's, The committee determined sleeping hours to be defined as being between 8pm and 6am. 

Click here to learn more about this meeting and the HCF Performance Improvement Standing Committee Meeting on August 16.

Events & Education

Staying Power: What if you could keep your best talent?

 While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable staff, a larger number of positions are now a revolving door of employee turnover. Workforce thought leaders from Crescendo Strategies will share insight on why staffing is so challenging today and additional ways to gain greater staffing stability. Join us to learn how to slow the revolving door, more effectively manage the impending shorter-term workforce, and maximize the time you have with each employee.

 Leah Brown is a Talent Retention Strategist for Crescendo Strategies, a Louisville-based firm committed to reducing unnecessary employee turnover for clients across multiple industries. Leah has 25 years of experience facilitating leadership programs through organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management, Dale Carnegie, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the International Center for Corporate Learning at Sullivan University. Leah was included in Louisville’s Business First Magazine’s “20 People to Know in Workforce Development.” REGISTER BELOW:

Thursday, September 12, 2019 
11:00AM - 3:45PM CDT
2019 Workforce Symposium and Round Table 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:00AM -  5:00PM PDT 
LA National Conference

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM EDT 
The Outcomes of Positive Leadership

  SAVE THE DATES for our upcoming PDN (Professional Development & Networking) Meetings!

View our current calendar of events for 2019!

LeadingAge Tennessee leads aging services members in their efforts to better serve aging Tennesseans through collaboration in advocacy, networking, services and education.

Our Business Partners have all the tools you need! Email [email protected] and she will be happy to connect you with the right person to offer you solutions to your needs!


Gwyn E. Earl
Executive Director
LeadingAge Tennessee

 Meet your Board 

Terry Thompkins
Chair, Executive Director, Ascension Living Alexian Village

Katlyn Clifton
Chair Elect, 
Executive Director, Christian Towers and Manor, Gallatin

Kirkland A. Mason 
Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, Stones River Manor, Inc.

David Glascoe
Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee 
Chief Executive Officer, Mary Queen of Angels

Kirkland A. Mason
Immediate Past Chair, Chair, Governance/Nominating Committee Chief Executive Officer, Stones River Manor, Inc. 

Van Cluck
M.B.A. C.A.S.P., President, Total Healthcare Systems
Chair, Advocacy Committee

Herschel Murner
Executive Director, Uplands Retirement Village, Inc.,
Advocacy Committee

Allison Griffith
VP and COO, Blakeford, Green Hills, 
Advocacy Committee

Nellie Ward-Cole
Management Consultant
Finance Committee 

Julie Repking
Administrator, Trezevant Terrace
Chair, Education Committee

Kayse Martin
Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee
Education Committee
Governance Committee

Chris Mohrman
President, Markentum
Education Committee 

Michael Brent
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Legal Counsel 

Gwyn E. Earl, Executive Director | [email protected] | 865-748-4932