Denise Patterson has been in the nursing profession for almost 30 years. She has a background in emergency medicine, case management and nursing leadership. She is excited to learn about functional medicine and brings to us her organizational skills and clinical management knowledge to help our team grow.
She enjoys spending quality time with her family and dogs, reading, hiking and exploring nature.
Linda Richards spent 40 years as an educator of children from birth through 12 years. Her background includes teaching, working with children with special needs and educational leadership. She is excited about the opportunity to work with the SFM staff and patients as she learns more about functional medicine. Linda enjoys spending time with her children & grandchildren, traveling, playing board and card games, and creating mosaic tile crafts.
Anne Segebarth is a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Aquinas College in 2015 subsequently working at St. Thomas West Hospital in Advanced Heart Failure and Interventional Radiology. Ann is excited to join the team after finding answers and healing through the care she has received. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé, playing with her nephew, and relaxing game nights with friends. You can also find her hiking, at a Farmer’s Market, or grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s.
Sarah Beth Brewer
Sarah Beth Brewer has been a practicing RN for over 15 years after graduating from the U.T. Chattanooga. She has lived in Middle Tennessee most of her life. Having spent most of her nursing career in the Emergency Room, Sarah Beth is now a vocal advocate for Functional Medicine. At home, she is a wife and a homeschool mama to her three children. She enjoys being outdoors, woodworking/crafting with her husband, and spending time with her family and friends.
Amy Loessy graduated Georgia College and State University and has worked in a variety of surgical areas as a pre-operative and PACU nurse. Amy is passionate about the functional medicine approach and is grateful to be working in a setting with the same mindset. In May 2020, she decided to pursue a health coaching certification from Vanderbilt University. She recently married her husband May 2021. They enjoy any live music events, hiking and traveling.
Kristina’s background and expertise in early-stage startups, business management, sales, and marketing, placed her at the helm of tech-based new concept medical clinics and personalized patient care. Passionate about health and wellness due to her personal journey with chronic illness has shaped her career by looking for ways to market functional medicine to the mainstream marketplace. She is excited to be a part of Dr.Potter’s vision at Sanctuary Functional Medicine.
Megan graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 as a Registered Nurse. Her nursing career has primarily been focused in Oncology, Palliative Care & Hospice. She developed a passion for functional medicine after facing her own health issues and healing through a holistic approach. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, walks with her dog and trying new coffee shops & restaurants.
Paige Jones graduated from U.T. Chattanooga in 2011 and has been an ER nurse for over 10 years. She is excited to join the team and pursue her interest in functional medicine. At home, she is a wife and mom to three boys. With three young boys, her weekends are normally spent at her kids’ sporting activities. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a Titans fan.
Shelsea Moss is a Certified Phlebotomist with 10 years of healthcare experience working at Williamson Medical Center. Shelsea is joining Sanctuary Functional Medicine as one of the lab coordinators and enjoys working along side with Dr. Potter and his staff. At home, she is a wife and momma to two children. She enjoys spending her free time at the river, taking care of the farm and spending time with her family and friends.
Sheyanne Sprankle went to Montgomery County Community College and pursued phlebotomy school at AHCI. She soon started her first job at Vanderbilt as a phlebotomist. She became passionate about Sanctuary Functional Medicine and is now one of the clinic Lab Coordinators. She is a wife and a dog mom of 2 fur babies, Tillie, and Tater. Sheyanne enjoys working out, longboarding with her husband and spending time with her family and friends.
With a background in health coaching, Tina has a deep desire to connect with and help people who are on their journey for healing and restoration. A recent transplant from the west coast, she loves her new life here in TN. Tina is a veteran homeschool mom, loves to spend time studying scripture and being active with her husband exploring their beautiful new home state.
Amy Borum joins us as a Registered Nurse. She graduated from The University of TN Martin and Austin Peay State University. She has 17 years of experience in emergency medicine, correctional medicine, endoscopy and orthopedics.
Amy and her husband Clint have two kids, Gauge and Reagan. She enjoys family time, hunting, watching her daughter’s softball and cheer competitions and listening to her son’s guitar.
Kira Whitham, Nutritionist at Sanctuary Functional Medicine, holds a Master’s in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University, as well as an additional training through the School of Applied Functional Medicine and IFM.
She combines the principles of holistic nutrition and functional medicine to help people bring their bodies back to their intended state of wellness. Kira works hard to help her clients improve their relationship with food.