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.
Anne Segebarth is a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Aquinas College here in Nashville in 2015. Over the next five years, she worked at St. Thomas West Hospital in Advanced Heart Failure and Interventional Radiology. She is excited to join the team at Sanctuary after having been a patient here herself for several years. She has found answers and healing through the care she has received here and is excited to be a part of that for others with her uniquely personal perspective. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, playing with her sweet nephew, and having relaxing game nights with good friends. Most weekends you can 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 joins us as a Registered Nurse. She 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, in hopes to help patients adapt to new diagnoses and lifestyle changes. Amy moved to Nashville from Atlanta in 2018, and recently married her husband May 2021. They enjoy any live music events, hiking and traveling.
Patient Support Coordinator
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
Clinical Practice Director
Sam graduated high school and went straight into EMT school. She graduated in 2003 and started her career in Emergency Medical Services. her career has been spent in physician offices, ambulance service and in Emergency Department.
While she is not at work, she spends her off time with her 2 children, family, and friends . She enjoys watching them play baseball, horseback riding and they love going to the beach.
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.
Masters of Nutrition
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.