FRONTIER HEALTH’S LEADERSHIP IS COMPRISED OF PROFESSIONALS DEDICATED TO ITS MISSION AND SERVICES FOR THE ENTIRE REGION.
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Kristie Hammonds, BSW, MBA is the President and CEO of Frontier Health. She returns to Community Behavioral Health Care after serving in key positions with Integrated Solutions Health Network (ISHN), United Healthcare and AMERICHOICE where she was instrumental in building out provider networks, recruitment, contracting and integrating care from a holistic perspective. With years of experience in a variety of health care services, Hammonds brings a unique perspective on both clinical and community-based programs. Her personal passion is to see that anyone struggling with addiction or a mental health need would feel safe reaching out for help.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Diane Bowen, M.Ed., has been with Frontier Health since 1990 and most recently was the Director of Quality Improvement and Compliance. She has a Master’s Degree from East Tennessee State University. Ms. Bowen provides oversight for compliance and HIPAA activities and training within the agency and acts as the Chief Compliance and HIPAA Officer. She also provides direction and leadership for quality initiatives within the organization, including oversight of Frontier Health’s Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the implementation of the national and statewide quality initiatives. Ms. Bowen is responsible for exploring and implementing integrated care opportunities with primary care in our communities. Mrs. Bowen is also a CARF Accreditation Surveyor and since 2013 has participated in CARF surveys nationwide. Mrs. Bowen holds memberships with Tennessee Hospital Association and the Mental Health Corporations of America, both since 2001. She is an active member of the Quality Committee with the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations and the East Tennessee Fraud and Abuse Workgroup.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Rachel Parsons joined Frontier Health in 2017 to serve as our Chief Financial Officer. Rachel is a certified healthcare finance professional and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Rachel graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She received a master’s degree in accounting from East Tennessee State University. Rachel joins us after a successful career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and as the CFO for Mountain States Medical Group.
C. ALLEN MUSIL JR., M.D.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MEDICAL SERVICES AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Allen Musil, M.D., has been practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry since 1998. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, and medical school at Quillen College of Medicine in Tennessee. He completed a triple board residency and fellowship at the University of Kentucky and is board certified in general pediatrics, child-adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry. He has worked as an emergency room pediatrician and medical director of both in and outpatient child psychiatric services. Dr. Musil is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. He is also a part-time assistant clinical professor at East Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University in both the departments of pediatrics and psychiatry. He specializes in ADHD, mood disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF TENNESSEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Tim Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor. He has a doctorate of Theology and a Masters in counseling. Tim has been in the field of mental health services for children for more than 25 years. He has worked at Frontier Health for more than 20 years, and has been a case manager, therapist, site director, coordinator, clinical supervisor, and C&Y Division Director before becoming Sr. Vice President for Children’s Services. He is a Nationally Certified Domestic Violence and Forensic Specialist. In 2008, Tim was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and served on this Commission through 2011. In 2010 he was appointed by the Governor to represent the state of Tennessee as a representative on the Federal Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee to the President and Congress from 2010-2011, and he was voted in 2010 by the Northeast Tennessee Division of the Commission on Children and Youth as the regional Child Advocate of the year.
In 2011 Tim received the Jim Pryor Award as Child Advocate of the year for the state of Tennessee, which is he highest award in the state for child serving advocacy. Tim currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services state Planning and Policy Council, and is a member of the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations C&Y Committee, and Addictions Committee. In Frontier Health, Tim is the chair of the Student Committee, member of the APA Training Committee, and continues to provide clinical supervision for people seeking license as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
SHERRI FEATHERS, LCSW
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SPECIALTY SERVICES
Sherri Feathers, LCSW, has been with Frontier Health since 1992 and was most recently the Division Director of Tennessee Specialty Services. She has a Master’s Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Feathers currently serves as a Governor appointed member of the state advisory council for the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. She is also on the Appalachian Regional Homeless Coalition Board of Directors. Locally, she is a member of the State Crisis Quality Council and the Northeast TN Provider Collaborative.
Ms. Feather’s has a long history of providing leadership within Frontier Health. For the 15 year prior to her move to Specialty Services, Ms. Feathers was the Division Director of Frontier’s Children’s Continuum Services where she was active in the Tennessee Alliance for Children and Family State Board and worked collaboratively with the Department of Children’s Services, often serving as facilitator for the Northeast Cross Functional Team.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF VIRGINIA ADULT
OUTPATIENT & SPECIALTY SERVICES
Eric Greene, LPC, joined Frontier Health in 1998, served as division director of Virginia Adult Substance Abuse and Outpatient Services. He developed a multi-disciplinary mental health therapy team and program for the three-county catchment area and developed and implemented nine new consumer service programs for the Planning District One Community Services Board area. Greene received his master’s degree from Radford University and is an approved counselor for licensure and certification from the Virginia Board of Counseling. He is a member of the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps, the Southwest Virginia Regional Perinatal Council, the LENOWISCO Health District Diabetes Coalition and the Wise County Chamber of Commerce.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF TENNESSEE ADULT SERVICES
Virginia Naseri, LCSW, has been with Frontier Health since 1993 and was most recently the division director of Tennessee Adult Services. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Naseri has previously chaired the Region One Mental Health Planning Council. Ms. Naseri is also involved in the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Statewide Planning and Policy Council, chairing the Adult subcommittee. Ms. Naseri donates much of her spare time working with youth and young adults in “Destination Imagination”, which is a volunteer-led, educational endeavor that helps participants with creative and collaborative problem solving challenges. She is currently the Region 5 Chair of Destination Imagination and serves on the statewide board.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF VIRGINIA
OUTPATIENT & RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
Kim Trantham, LCSW started her career at Frontier Health as a Case Manager for the TRACES Program in 1992. In 1999 she graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and moved into the Coordinator role within the TRACES Program. In 2005 Kim became a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Tennessee. She continued her career as the Coordinator for TRACES for 16 years before becoming the Division Director in 2015. Kim was promoted to Sr Vice President over Virginia Children and Youth Services, Outpatient & Residential Services in 2020, along with obtaining her license as an LCSW in Virginia.
Kim has served as an officer, committee chair, and on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Alliance for Children and Families for the past five years. She has been a 40 under 40 recipient for the Business Journal and has been the Tennessee Commission of Children’s Services Direct Care award winner. Kim is also very active in her church; currently, she is over all of the Children’s ministries, a chairman for the leadership team, and a youth counselor.
Member at Large
Dr. Kristen Westover