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 serves as AMSURG Division President for Multispecialty and Ophthalmology Services. Before joining AMSURG in 2004, Grant held executive positions with several healthcare corporations in the Southeast, including LifeTrust America, Arcon Healthcare and HCA, Inc. Grant has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration and Master of 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 2007 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.
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 serves as AMSURG 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 in 2007, he was chief information officer for America Service Group Inc. and PhyCor, Inc. Thrailkill also served 11 years with Deloitte in Jacksonville, Orlando and Nashville. Thrailkill earned a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Florida. He serves on the HIT Task Force of the ASC Association and was appointed president of the Tennessee Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in July 2018.
Mark Wainner serves as AMSURG Vice President of Partnership Growth. His role includes building partnerships with alternative (non-traditional) payors, primary care/accountable care organizations (ACOs) and companies that market services to self-insured employers (e.g. Healthcare Bluebook). He will also continue to develop our Management Services Organization (MSO) capabilities. Part of the AMSURG team since 1997, Wainner has held various management positions from corporate services to business development to center operations. Active in the local healthcare community, Wainner is a 2013 fellow with the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program, 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 of Finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Thomas M. Sloan
Tom Sloan joined AMSURG in 1994 and in July 2017 became Vice President and CFO – Ambulatory Operations. From July 2004 through July 2017 he was Vice President of Financial Services and Controller of AMSURG. From October 1994 through July 2004 Sloan held various positions with the company in accounting, finance, operations and revenue management. He was designated a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Tennessee and his prior experience includes working at a national public accounting firm auditing clients in healthcare and other industries. Sloan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.
Rob McCullough has been with AMSURG since 2001. He previously served as Vice President, Market Development for a NYSE listed consolidator of HVAC contracting companies as well as in development roles with CHD/Meridian Healthcare. McCullough is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt University.
Nina Goins joined AMSURG in 2019 as Vice President of Quality and Clinical Services. Goins has more than 30 years of healthcare leadership, quality and safety experience. Before joining AMSURG, she served as Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement with Ardent Health Services, where she helped to establish the Quality Department and improve quality metrics across the organization. This included developing a Patient Safety Organization listed with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Goins has worked with a range of healthcare organizations in Middle Tennessee, including St. Thomas Health Services, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Sound Physicians (previously Cogent Healthcare). Goins earned her nursing degree from St. Mary’s Nursing School and University of Tennessee and a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.