Our Team

Angie Boyd-Chambers

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

In 2006, Angie joined Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital as public relations director, responsible for marketing and communications for the 286-bed hospital. She led PR and marketing efforts for a $267 million project for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s replacement facility. Starting in 2011, she took on Saint Thomas Health system-level responsibilities in Community and Physician Services, then Marketing and Communications.

Before joining Saint Thomas Health, Angie lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she worked for JHA Marketing as a product specialist and facilitator for BMW and its Mini Cooper division.

Angie holds a Master of Arts in Public Relations from Full Sail University and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University.

In 2014, Angie was added to the Wall of Fame of the Mass Communications Department at Middle Tennessee State University. She was selected as a 2015 honoree by ATHENA International and was a recipient of the Rising Star award by Rutherford Cable, a professional women’s leadership organization. She served as co-chair for the 2014 Rutherford County Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association of Greater Nashville, and has served on the Board of Directors for ATHENA International. Angie is currently a member of the Nashville Cable Board of Directors and serves as vice chair of the board’s Communications & Marketing Committee.

Lauren Nelson

Director of Marketing

Lauren is responsible for creating and implementing marketing strategies to grow volume for new & existing physicians, practices, and the various service lines within Saint Thomas Health. She coordinates and manages the development of marketing and advertising materials, events, programs and screenings.

Lauren has always had a passion for health care. She started her career at Saint Thomas Midtown (formerly Baptist Hospital) in 2009 as a phlebotomist while pursing her degree in Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University. During her senior capstone course at MTSU, she represented the school with four other classmates in Washington D.C. winning first place for an ad campaign while competing against other Universities around the country.

In 2012, she joined the Saint Thomas Health marketing and communications team as an intern, and now serves as the Director of Marketing for the system.

Jessica Etz

Project Manager, Communications and Marketing Dept.

Jessica receives and assigns both internal and external project requests for the department. Projects may include everything from advertising needs to news releases. Duties also include communications and marketing projects for new physicians and their practices. The project manager ensures that all projects follow the STH Strategic Initiatives and the ministry mission and objectives.

Jessica has 20 years of experience in healthcare communications and marketing. Before coming to work with Sa in 1995, Jessica was a broadcast journalist for seventeen years including thirteen years as a reporter and anchor with WKRN in Nashville, where she was nominated for two regional Emmys.

Evan Galin

Internal and Associate Communications Specialist

Evan is responsible for managing internal communications campaigns that promote associate engagement and morale. She serves as the primary communicator of organization-wide internal messages.

A Nashville native, Evan joined Saint Thomas Health in 2016 after working with a variety of healthcare companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations at MP&F public relations. She received the Jack Detweiler Professional Promise Award for Public Relations at her alma mater, the University of Florida, and has since completed Belmont University’s “Mini MBA” certificate program.

Brett Beauregard

Media Operations Coordinator

Brett has more than 20 years of experience in video production and post production. He has been on the team at Saint Thomas Health for 13 years and is responsible for shooting and editing videos for both internal and external communications. He produces promotional, broadcast, educational, and corporate videos. Brett also manages the closed-circuit television system, audio/video support, and more.

Michelle Heard

PR/Communications Specialist

Under overall direction of the director of marketing, Michelle is responsible for supporting marketing strategies for Saint Thomas’ physicians, practices, and other services. She helps to coordinate the preparation, development and implementation of events, programs and marketing materials for Saint Thomas.

After graduating from James Madison University, Michelle served as a public relations account executive at Cone Communications in Boston and later with McNeely, Pigott & Fox in downtown Nashville. Michelle joined the Saint Thomas Health marketing and communications team in 2015 as the PR/Communications specialist.

Ian Bailey

Media Operations Coordinator

Ian is part of the media team responsible for shooting, producing, writing and editing videos to reinforce the Saint Thomas Health brand. This includes day to day coverage for HealthBeatNews, internal videos as well as Nothing Shall Be Impossible stories on patients and hospital staff.

Ian is a graduate of Michigan State University where he studied broadcasting and journalism. He has spent the last six years working in news at WZTV Fox 17 as a videographer and editor. He is an Emmy-nominated videographer and editor, as well as a five time Associated Press winner for videography, editing, and storytelling.

Diane Franklin

Executive Assistant to SVP/Chief Communications Officer and the Marketing and Communications Team

Diane has been a member of the Saint Thomas Health team for over 14 years. She manages schedules, conferences, events, and appointments for the Marketing and Communications team, and is responsible for all invoicing and vendor transactions.

Diane also offers administrative support for various fundraisers, special events, and projects for the Marketing and Communications team.

Jodie Cherry

Brand Marketing Specialist

Jodie is an MBA graduate from Arkansas State University. At Saint Thomas, Jodie is responsible for brand and marketing strategy across email, print, direct mail, and digital. Before joining Saint Thomas, Jodie served as the lead for recruitment marketing at ALSAC / St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Along with Jodie’s experience in marketing, she is also a Sr. level recruiter and career coach and has a passion for empowering other women.

In 2015, Jodie was awarded Emerging Young Executive from Arkansas State University, and was a part of the 30 under 30 class for the city of Memphis. She also received a Service Achievement award from the University of Memphis for her work sustaining and marketing the U of M Internship program, which ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report.

Helen Wilds


Helen joined Saint Thomas Health as an intern in 2016. She assists all members of the marketing and communications team with various campaigns and events. Helen is a 2016 graduate of the Mass Communications program at Middle Tennessee State University. Before interning at Saint Thomas Health, she volunteered at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation for more than two years. She has held internships in healthcare, nonprofit and government.