Amy Borum joins us as a Registered Nurse. She graduated from The University of TN Martin and Austin Peay State University and 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. She is excited to start this new journey, learning and discovering the art of functional medicine.
Brooke Blackburn is a Tennessee native who started in the medical field as a candy striper. In 2015, she earned her AEMT (Advanced Emergency Tech) Certification from Columbia State Community College. Her experience ranges from physician offices to EMS at Maury Regional Medical Center.
In 2015, she earned her AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Tech) through additional training and plans to further her education at nursing school. When not at work, Brooke enjoys spending time with her 3 children and friends who have become family. Camping, local festivals, school sports, competition cheer and tumbling are just a few of the activities that they enjoy together.
Georgia McCray has over 30 years experience working in the health care industry in both private practice and multi specialty practices, as well as hospital medicine and academic medicine. Her experience in billing, coding and health care operations has been a welcomed addition to the Sanctuary Functional Medicine team. Certified in office based coding, she also possesses a masters of Business Administration.
Georgia moved to Nashville from Illinois in 1997 and currently lives in Nashville, with her husband, where they enjoy watching local sports, cooking and traveling.
Marlene eagerly joins Sanctuary with the goal of making each patient feel cared for, respected and given the attention that quality health care promises.
Marlene is originally from New Jersey and has lived in Tennessee for 30 years. After earning a Certification in Youth Ministry from Seton Hall University in New Jersey in 1986 she moved on to work for the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida and then landed in Tennessee to raise her family.
Marlene’s health care experience has been varied over the years, from working at DCI Donor Services, Physical Therapy to Cardiac Telemetry
Sam has over 15 years experience in medical billing and practice management. She has worked various positions in as many specialties including Urgent Care, Plastics Surgery and Orthopedics.
Sam developed an interest in functional medicine and genetics while scouring medical journals in an attempt to avert an autism diagnosis for her son that could not be accomplished in a modern healthcare model. Sam lives in Primm Springs TN with her husband, 3 children, 3 dogs and a flock of chickens. “
Kira Whitham, Nutritionist at Sanctuary Functional Medicine, holds a Master’s in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University, as well as an additional 30 hours of 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. She is a firm believer in the healing power of food and works hard to help her clients improve their relationship with food while gaining an understanding of what nourishes and depletes the body.
Kimberly Garrard is Texas native who has wanted to serve others in a meaningful way as long as she can remember. She earned her LPN degree from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and has experience working as a certified nurse assistant, doula, midwife assistant, nanny, and elderly caregiver.
Kimberly has seen first hand the value of taking a functional medicine approach to care–healing ailments at their root causes through a combination of natural and clinical remedies.
Kimberly enjoys spending time with her her nine nieces and nephews, talking about Texas, watching football and photography.