Phillip A. Clendenin
Phillip A. Clendenin joined AMSURG in March 2009 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Services. In November 2014, Clendenin became Division President of Ambulatory Services. He has served in various positions in healthcare for more than two decades. Prior to joining AMSURG, he held management positions with Community Health Systems, Triad Hospitals, HCA and National Medical Enterprises. Clendenin received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and holds a master’s degree in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine.
John Grant joined AMSURG in 2004 and serves as division president for ophthalmology services. Grant has held executive positions with several healthcare corporations in the southeast, including LifeTrust America, Arcon Healthcare, and HCA Inc. Graduating with a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Georgia, Grant also earned a master’s in business administration and master’s in health administration from Georgia State University.
Barbara Hanania joined AMSURG in 2005. Before serving in her current role as division president, she held positions of regional vice president and senior division vice president. With a wealth of experience in healthcare, as well as finance, she held management positions at CIGNA Health Care and First Chicago Corporation. Hanania received her bachelor’s in English and education from the State University of New York, and holds a master’s in business administration in marketing from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.
Katie Lamb joined AMSURG in 2010 and serves as vice president of human resources. She is responsible for overseeing all areas of HR for AMSURG corporate offices and ambulatory surgery centers. With a goal of employee engagement, Lamb has led the development of coaching, learning and wellness programs to support the AMSURG culture. She has also led HR diligence and integration planning in multiple corporate and surgery center transactions during her time at AMSURG. Prior to joining AMSURG, Lamb was a senior human resources manager with Aspect Software. Lamb holds a bachelor’s in organizational communication.
Kari Lindsey joined AMSURG in 1998 as director of clinical services. In 2000 she became regional director and has served as division president since 2008. Along with leading all multispecialty and orthopedic facilities, she is also responsible for health system joint ventures and serves as the company’s liaison for international projects. Prior to joining AMSURG, Lindsey was in the ambulatory surgery division at HealthSouth and has worked in various medical settings including physicians’ offices, ambulatory centers and hospitals. She received her nursing degree with honors from William Buchanan School of Nursing and is active in national ambulatory organizations, including service on the Board of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (FSASC).
Steve Marshall joined AMSURG in 2006 and currently serves as division president. Marshall’s background is in chemical management and petrochemical engineering. Before joining AMSURG, he held positions with Henkel Corporation and Unocal Oil Corporation in the field of global operations in North and South America as well as Europe. Marshall earned a bachelor’s in business administration and master’s in business administration from Tennessee Tech.
Debby McMillin joined AMSURG in 1997 where she served as regional director of operations for all specialties until 2003. She rejoined AMSURG in 2007 and currently serves as division president of operations. McMillin began her career as an operating room nurse and has extensive knowledge in outpatient surgery management. She helped open the first hospital-based unit in Nashville for Baptist Hospital (now known as St. Thomas Midtown), and later served as administrator of Baptist Ambulatory Surgery Center, a free-standing hospital joint venture. She also worked in practice management and sub-acute care development in Boston and the northeast. McMillin received a bachelor’s in nursing from Austin Peay State University and a master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt University.
Sandy Clingan Smith
Sandy Clingan Smith joined AMSURG in 2012 and serves as vice president of marketing for AMSURG’s ambulatory services division. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, strategy and brand management. Prior to joining AMSURG, she served as senior vice president for Captain D’s, vice president of marketing for Doctors Vision Center and brand manager for Quaker Oats and Frito Lay. She earned a bachelor’s in economics from Duke University and a master’s in business administration in marketing and finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Eric Thrailkill joined AMSURG in 2007 and serves as vice president and chief information officer. Thrailkill has more than 30 years of experience in information systems, corporate finance and financial operations with a concentration in healthcare services. Prior to joining AMSURG, he served as chief information officer with America Service Group Inc., and PhyCor, Inc. In addition, Thrailkill served 11 years with Deloitte in Jacksonville, Orlando and Nashville. Thrailkill earned a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Florida. He serves on the HIT Task Force of the ASC Association as well as on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Chapter of the Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS).
Part of the AMSURG team since 1997, Mark Wainner serves as vice president of corporate services. This includes the overseeing of revenue management, materials management, physician recruitment, facilities, management and construction. He is also involved with financial analysis and budgeting for AMSURG surgery centers. Prior to this position, Wainner held various management positions from business development to center operations. Active in the local healthcare community, Wainner is a 2013 fellow with the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program, the former chair of Leadership Healthcare, and a former board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. He was also the president of the Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (TASCA) from 2008 to 2009. Wainner has a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Kathy Wilson joined AMSURG in 2010 and serves as vice president quality services. Wilson provides support for all AMSURG single and multispecialty ambulatory surgery centers in the areas of quality, clinical services, risk management, accreditation, regulatory compliance and research. Prior to joining AMSURG, Wilson served as assistant vice president of HCA Clinical Services Group. Her expertise is in ambulatory services administration as well as managing the operations and integration of ASCs. Wilson is a registered nurse, and she earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s in health administration from Indiana University Medical Center.