The College of Health Sciences  

Black history Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Health Sciences is recognizing several of its 'Accomplished Graduates' from the various programs in the college. The College of Health Sciences is committed to "Preparing Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders" by providing quality professional education that meets the needs of its diverse constituencies.



T. Taylor Minchey, RN, BSN, MSN, FNPc.
Nurse Practitioner and Metabolic    Specialist
Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness, ProTonic Hydration & Fuel, LLC - Owner
Hendersonville, TN

Class of 2002 & M.S., 2006 

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Kiara V. Rainey, RHD, B.S.
Dental Hygienist
Member of American Dental Hygiene Association; Mentor & Community
; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Inaugural Recipient of Dr. Marion Patton Award
Knoxville, TN

Dental Hygiene
Class of 2014

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Kenneth Orr, DPT, MBA, CES
Physical Therapist
Team Physical Therapist Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavalier's PT
 - formerly
Oak Lawn, IL

Physical Therapy
Class of 1999 


Myrtle Evans Holland, MSPH, DrPH
Project and Research Manager
Terrorism Preparedness & Response Planning Researcher; Project & Research Manager: For Why Culture Matters Disaster Studies Project 
Bowie, MD

Occupational Therapy
Class of 2001


Ashia Fayne, B.S., M.S., CCC-SLP
Co-owner and Clinical Director
Let's Talk Therapy, LLC
Awards Speech Pathology Scholarships, funds student conference attendance, and co-sponsors Speech Pathology's graduation reception.
Duluth, GA

Speech Pathology & Audiology
Class of 2004 & M.S., 2006


Jaime R. Riley, B.S., M.A.Ed, PhD
Executive Director and Chief  Operations Officer (COO)
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Public Relations and Community
Engagement Training and Leadership
Development Programs; former Assistant Dean of Students at UC Berkeley
Baltimore, MD

Health Care Administration & Planning
Class of 2003 & M.S., 2004 


Tamara Phams-Clark, MHA-RHIA
Associate Director of Health Information Management Department at Boston Medical Center; formerly,  Sr. Healthcare Consultant at nThrive and Director of Health Information Managment at Baptist Memorial Healthcare; Revenue cycle experience at Baptist Memorial Health Care and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Boston, MA


Health Information Management
Class of 2009


Sharon Piphus, B.S., M.S., RRT
Director of Respiratory TherapyRehab Services, and Neuro Diagnostics at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry; Currently, an Examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence following the Baldridge Excellence Framework; Chair of TSU's Advisory Committee for Respiratory Care; Provides educational training opportunities and mentors TSU students in Respiratory and Therapy and Rehabilitation Services.  
Nashville, TN

Cardio-Respiratory Care
Class of 1990


Kemonta Jackson, M.S., Exercise Science
Wellness Director
Brentwood Family YMCA
Nashville, TN


Human Performance Sports Sciences
Class of 2017



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You’ll also get comfortable with educating the community on important issues by delivering seminars, workshops, health fairs, consultations, and other health-related programs, events, and activities to individuals and organizations in the Nashville metro area.

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