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Pamela Hayden-Wood Announces Retirement from Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes

TSVH Director of Risk Management to Retire After Nine Years of Service to the Board

MURFREESBORO – Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Board (TSVHB) today announced that Pamela Hayden-Wood is retiring from the organization after serving as the Director of Risk Management for the past nine years. Ms. Hayden-Wood was responsible for providing regulatory guidance to the Board,
overseeing all TSVHB contracts, and supervising the Human Resources team.

“I want to express my deep appreciation to the board for the opportunity to work with so many talented colleagues,” said Hayden-Wood. “I am extremely proud of the team that is in place and I am excited to watch the organization continue to grow and serve the veterans of Tennessee.”

Ms. Hayden-Wood began her career as a nurse, working in various settings such as long-term care, hospitals, and the VA Medical Center. She continued to work as a nurse while attending law school and received her MHA/J.D. from St. Louis University in 1987.

As an attorney, Ms. Hayden-Wood used her healthcare experience to analyze risk management issues related to home health and represented the State of Tennessee as an attorney for the Tennessee Department of Health in licensure actions before various health-related boards. She joined the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General in 1996 where she served as Senior Counsel and Assistant Attorney General.

During her 14-year tenure at the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Hayden-Wood represented various agencies in State appellate and Federal court matters, including Department of Justice cases involving State developmental centers and the Memphis Mental Health Institute. She also had direct involvement with the Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Board (TSVHB) as their legal counsel before joining the organization in 2010.

“Pam has been an esteemed member of our leadership team and we thank her for her many contributions to the board,” said Ed Harries, TSVH Executive Director. “Pam has played an important role in the management of the board’s risk exposures all while building a strong HR team that has helped maximize the efficiency of our organization. It has been a pleasure to work with her and she will be greatly missed.” Ms. Hayden-Wood will retire from her position at the end of the month and current TSVH Clarksville Administrator, Warren Jasper, has been identified as her successor. Mr. Jasper will assume the position of Director of Risk Management effective July 1, 2020.