Our Board

Advisory Board

Thomas Patten

Owner & Founder of Patten Construction
Nashville, TN

Tom Patten is a Nashville native with a Bachelors Degree of Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction and engineering fields. He owned several businesses including Patten Construction Company which was established in 1976 and primarily built hospitals and medical buildings in 23 states. He also started Patten Properties and Patten Texas Investments in 1980 which developed medical, and office buildings and retail centers in seven states. In 1990 his company merged with Beers Construction Company of Atlanta, GA and was bought out by Swedish firm Skanska in 1995, to form Patten Beers Constructors Inc.  A father of two daughters, Mr. Patten  has been married for 43 years and is a proud grandfather of two grandchildren. He also serves as a US Army, artillery officer. 

David Thibodeau

Former Executive Vice President EVP, Suntrust Bank
Nashville, TN

David Thibodeau has over 30 years banking experience including retail and small business banking along with specialized lending areas and operations. Mr. Thibodeau is retired from SunTrust Bank, Nashville, where he served as Executive Vice President. In addition, Mr. Thibodeau has served on numerous non-profit boards and currently serves on Citizens Bank Board. Mr. Thibodeau has a B.S. in Economics from Emory University and an MBA.

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Stryker Warren

Entrepreneur, Mentor
Nashville, TN

Forty-plus years of healthcare services management responsibilities: financing, development, operations, turn-around, & M&A. To include medical devices; specialty pharmacy programs; prepaid health plan development, management, turn-around; specialty managed care program development and implementation/scaling; physician practice management; HCIT innovation and deployment; ancillary services development and management in Stark compliant structures; business process outsourcing; cost containment; innovative "value proposition healthcare" (eg. Medical tourism/international surgical centers of excellence); and specialty consulting on pharmacy programs and HCIT/EMR.

 Russ Alford  Former General Manager of Turner Medical & Research Solutions Nashville, TN  Russ Alford spent 35 years with Turner Construction Company before retiring in 2018. In his career with Turner, Russ led hundreds of successful projects through the planning and construction phases. His experience took him through diverse markets including healthcare, K-12 Education, Aviation, Higher Education and large Retail and commercial projects across the USA and abroad. Most recently he led Turner’s Medical & Research Solutions group, a national healthcare equipment planning company, helping pioneer the use of fully immersible Virtual Reality Technology in the planning process.

Russ Alford

Former General Manager of Turner Medical & Research Solutions
Nashville, TN

Russ Alford spent 35 years with Turner Construction Company before retiring in 2018. In his career with Turner, Russ led hundreds of successful projects through the planning and construction phases. His experience took him through diverse markets including healthcare, K-12 Education, Aviation, Higher Education and large Retail and commercial projects across the USA and abroad. Most recently he led Turner’s Medical & Research Solutions group, a national healthcare equipment planning company, helping pioneer the use of fully immersible Virtual Reality Technology in the planning process.