Chief Executive Officer
Adam Martin was named the chief executive officer (CEO) of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System – Winchester & Sewanee (STRHS – Winchester & Sewanee) in August 2022. Adam joined STRHS – Winchester & Sewanee from its sister facility Southern Tennessee Regional Health System – Lawrenceburg where he served as CEO since March 2019. Prior to serving as CEO at STRHS – Lawrenceburg, Adam served as chief operating officer (COO) at Wythe County Community Hospital, another LifePoint Health facility in Wytheville, Virginia. A seasoned healthcare administrator with significant operational experience, Martin has served in diverse leadership roles, including as chief financial officer (CFO) and chief staffing officer (CSO) at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana, and assistant controller at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. Adam holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with a Healthcare Administration emphasis, from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Adam and his wife Anna live in Winchester with their two children, Hailey and Mason.
Chief Operating Officer
Cathy Mitchell joined the leadership team as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on May 2, 2022. Cathy joins Southern Tennessee from North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory (NMMC) a 95-bed facility in Amory, MS, where she most recently served as COO and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).
Prior to joining NMMC, Cathy served in numerous healthcare leadership roles, including CNO at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville, AL and Assistant CNO at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL. Cathy holds a Master’s Degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington and a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from South University. She is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certified nurse executive and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Cathy is also an adjunct faculty member at Bevill State Community College.
Cathy is a highly qualified healthcare leader with a tremendous amount of operational experience and is a champion for patient safety. She has a successful history of leading highly engaged managers to support and promote their teams to produce exceptional results.
Chief Financial Officer
Shaun Adams has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at STRHS-Winchester/Sewanee since January 2019. Adams began his career in 2003 with HCA as a financial auditor where he was instrumental in the leadership of auditing projects and was commended for his high performance.
In 2009, he advanced to the controller position with University Medical Center. He then joined Tennova Healthcare-Harton where he served as CFO for seven years before moving to CFO at Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon.
Shaun’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Kentucky University.
He is married to Rose and has three children Anna Beth, Tyler and Holli Rose. Shaun and Rose enjoy traveling, attending sporting events, live music, lake recreation and spending time with family and friends.
Chief Nursing Officer
Danny Edwards began his role as CNO in December 2022 following his position as Assistant Director of Nursing Operations at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee. Danny graduated from Motlow State Community College with his Associates Degree in Nursing in 2007. He went on to obtain his BSN at Capella University and is currently working to obtain his MSN with a concentration in nursing administration. Danny has more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare leader with expertise in nursing excellence, operational improvements, physician relations, and driving high-quality care. Danny resides in Estill Springs with his wife Erica who is nurse practitioner. They have three children.
Physician Services Director
Corey Foster is the Executive Market Director at Lifepoint’s Southern Tennessee Physician group in Winchester, TN where she oversees the overall operations and business processes of more than 50 employed providers. Corey is an Army Veteran and spent the first several years of her professional career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where she spent an extensive amount of time caring for wounded warriors evacuated from the battlefield. In 2008, she had the opportunity to attend the Army’s flight medic course. Corey later deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the ’09-‘10 rotation as a flight medic where she earned her aviation wings and an Air Medal. After leaving active duty, she worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for several years in various administrative roles assisting our nation’s military Veterans before becoming an administrative fellow for a large not-for-profit health system in northeast Indiana. Upon completing her fellowship, she returned to Tennessee and began working as the operations director and Assistant Vice President of several hospital service lines in Chattanooga, TN before joining Lifepoint in 2020. She has a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a master’s degree from University of Texas at Tyler.
Human Resources Director
Lenore Blackwell joined Southern Tennessee in October 2019 as the STRHS Market Human Resources Director. Lenore has a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and has been in the healthcare HR field for more than thirty years beginning her career with National Medical Enterprises corporate office in Tampa, Florida and later relocated to Tennessee to work with Tennova Healthcare-Harton.
Lenore has been very active in her community and local civic organizations in leadership roles including Chamber President, Rotary President and serving on various Boards. Lenore and her husband, Paul, have two children, Meghan and Jonathan and reside in Tullahoma and enjoy camping and hiking, along with their dog, Buddy.