The emotional burden of working in healthcare is real. Healthcare travelers away from their support system of family and friends sometimes find themselves in need of encouragement or comfort from someone who truly cares. As an extension of our TNAA staff, we offer our travelers support through the Chaplain Assistance Program, a partnership with Corporate Chaplains of America we’ve maintained since 2010.
Chaplains are common in hospitals, but it becomes difficult to connect with resources when you’re not perm staff. As your employer, TNAA wants to ensure that you have consistent access to a chaplain. Chaplains are skilled workplace caregivers trained in providing care in multicultural environments, representing many different religious backgrounds.
As a TNAA traveler, you’ll hear from one of TNAA’s chaplains as they introduce themselves at the beginning of your first assignment. But, they are also available to all TNAA travelers (and corporate staff) to provide uplifting encouragement or help with personal crisis management whenever you need it.
Whether it’s a personal life issue or you’re struggling with grief and trauma from your work, Chaplains Janice and Chris are a shoulder to lean on, a source of nondenominational spiritual care, or simply a listening ear.
Participation in this program is strictly voluntary. All communication, such as the method or the time of day, is on your terms. Chaplains will never disclose a traveler’s private information to anyone without permission.
I am blessed to be your chaplain and have been with Corporate Chaplains of America for 13 years. I am here to serve you no matter your circumstance, background, faith tradition, or if you have no religious faith at all. You have someone to turn to in a time of need. I’m only a phone call, text, or email away. I have served TNAA since June 2017 and love being here to care for you and your family. Let me know if there is a way I can serve you.
I am a native North Carolinian. I moved to Nashville, TN, in 2017 and have one daughter who resides with me. I have 14 years of chaplain experience, including clinical pastoral training, hospital chaplaincy, jail chaplaincy, and most recently, corporate chaplaincy. My academic training is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Columbia International University. I love serving people and caring for them. I serve as an associate pastor at a local church in Nashville.
TNAA’s chaplains are available 24/7 to care for you and your family as you navigate through life’s ups and downs. This TNAA benefit comes at no cost to you.
If you need to reach out to TNAA’s chaplains, information on contacting them can be found at the below link.