About Us

Healthcare is not just a business to us. Improving the quality of life for our patients is our PURPOSE!

On day one we made a decision.
“If we put patients first, everything else will fall into place”

Vision

To integrate into the patients’ existing healthcare team, offering additional value to both patient and healthcare providers.

Mission

Our fundamental goal is to provide a level of monitoring and clinical intervention that is unique to healthcare and fills in the healthcare gaps. We deliver individualized holistic patient care while connecting in a way that’s effective for the patient. We treat all patients with dignity and respect and pride ourselves on treating patients that are underserved, deemed non-compliant and are high risk with multiple co-morbidities. We meet all patients where they are in their healthcare journey.

Core Values

Patient centered healthcare: Passion in serving the needs of the community is our top priority and we believe in doing that to the best of our ability. We put patients first, meet them where they are, and create accessibility to healthcare with innovative IT solutions in order to manage and improve quality of life.

Strong Partnerships: Through integrity, teamwork, and trust, we cultivate strong parternships. We advocate for our patients together to provide them with the best care and overall success.

Company Culture: We believe there is no better working environment than a positive one. Employees are nurtured for success by strong leadership, challenging their skill set, allowing room for growth, and feeling valued and appreciated. The best companies set goals, work hard, and find ways to have fun.

Tamara Griffin, RN, BSN

CEO

Tamara has worked in multiple healthcare facets inclusive of hospital direct patient care and hospital supervisor, home health subject matter expert leading to Administrator and CEO, and assisted living facility Director of Business Development and Executive Director. Tamara is uniquely qualified and experienced to understand and mitigate the void in healthcare when transitioning from acute care and into the patients' home environment. Her knowledge throughout multiple roles has made her a proven leader in the healthcare field. Tamara’s passion is providing added care for the patient, beyond their existing healthcare team and bringing healthcare to the underserved population. Tamara’s desire is to build teams and partnerships focused on innovative solutions and growth in the healthcare industry.

Dr. Kurzynske is a board-certified internal medicine physician since 2015 who specializes in primary care. He trained at Loma Linda Univ School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Medical Univ of South Carolina. He has worked in outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, has coordinated physician graduate medical education, and served as a hospice medical director. His passion is for whole person care, and he feels that TeleMate Health furthers the goal of giving patient centered healthcare.

Frank Kurzynske, MD

CMO

Todd Griffin, LPN, MMSc-BMI

COO

Todd was a combat medic in the US Army and graduated nursing school while serving. Todd has 30+ years of acute care clinical experience and 20+ years of clinical IT experience. He has spent the last 15+ years designing, architecting, and implementing EMR’s into various sized clinical environments. One of his larger projects was implementing Cerner into the University of Indiana health system.

TriciaClare is committed to driving the mission and vision of TeleMate Health forward. Prior to her role as Chief of Staff, TriciaClare held leadership positions in healthcare administration, where she gained valuable experience in driving organizational change. TriciaClare holds a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Union University. Outside of her professional and educational endeavors, TriciaClare is a strong Christian and passionate about medical ministry. She believes that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare and is committed to leveraging her skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the lives of others. TriciaClare is grateful to work for a company that supports and shares her desire for providing quality healthcare to a wide variety of patient demographics.

TriciaClare Griffin, MBA

Chief of Staff

Christina Whitley

VP of Clinical Operations

As a native of Nashville, TN Christina is a graduate of Father Ryan High School, Volunteer State Community College and Middle TN State University. Christina brings over 15 years of experience in patient care as a Physical Therapist Assistant and business development in a variety of settings. Her passion for patient care and innovative thinking have led her to a career focused on establishing ways to better serve the community and their healthcare needs.

Dana Coile serves the team as the Director of Clinical Operations, leading her team of nurses with positivity and experience from 25 plus years in health care. She is a graduate of Jackson Regional School of Nursing. Her leadership experience includes Geriatrics, Pediatric Trauma, Home Health, Long Term Care, & Hospice. Her extended education certifications have included wound care, ventilator, tracheostomy, and emergency field trauma. Her strength is in critical thinking and problem solving. Dana is able to assess a complex situation and develop a resolution for the most positive outcome. Dana provides a wealth of knowledge and experience using that to take every opportunity to turn challenges into teachable moments. She is dedicated to providing compassionate and holistic patient care. With a desire to serve, this health care role definitely "makes her heart smile".

Dana Coile

Director of Clinical Operations

Sheila Vantrease

Director of Business Development

Sheila comes to TeleMate Health as a seasoned Senior Sales Executive with over 17 years of experience in the Home Health care industry. Sheila has spent her career in marketing and business development with experience as a clinical liaison in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted livings, independent livings, and working closely with physician’s office and staff. Her passion has always been to work in a healthcare role, making a difference in the lives of others. As a native of Nashville, Tennessee, Sheila graduated from John Overton High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Cum Laude, from Aquinas College.

Bill has over 25 years of Business Development experience with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceutical, home care, and home health industries. He is highly skilled in Sales, Management, Marketing Strategy, and Training.  Bill is from Mt. Juliet, TN and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. While at UT, he served as captain of the Tennessee VOLS cheerleading team, and is also an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Bill Noffsinger

Director of Implementation

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