Meet the Team

Team Spotlight Series

You probably know Working for a Healthier Tennessee is the workplace wellness program for state of Tennessee employees, but how much do you know about our team and how we can help you? Find out why we chose our career paths and read five fun facts about us you probably didn't know. 

Paige Turner

Paige Turner
Director of Population Health
As the Director of Population Health for the State of Tennessee's State Group Health Plan, Paige oversees the statewide Population Health and Employee Assistance Programs, which include a primary population health program, weight management program, diabetes prevention program, the Working for a Healthier Tennessee initiative, as well as the Employee Assistance and Work-Life programs. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the population health programs aimed at arresting the poor health behaviors driving the health care spending and chronic disease burden of the health plan.

Kayla Livesay

 

Kayla Livesay
Assistant Director of Population Health

Kayla has 19 years of experience working in the health and wellness field. Twelve of those years have been dedicated to workplace wellness programming. She has a Bachelor of Science in exercise science/pre-physical therapy and a Master of Science in athletic training. Prior to coming to the state, Kayla worked for Methodist Medical Center where she developed and implemented wellness programs for employees at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. She is a certified nutrition specialist through the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists and a certified ergonomics assessment specialist through The Back School. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys staying active outdoors and spending quality time with friends and family.

Lindsey Joe

Lindsey Joe
Wellness Coordinator
Lindsey has a bachelor's degree in human ecology from The University of Tennessee Knoxville and also completed the dietetic internship program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has been working as a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist with an expertise in employee wellness, weight management and diabetes prevention. Lindsey is a healthy living enthusiast and blogger who has appeared on Nashville's "Talk of the Town" on NewsChannel5, NashvilleHealth.org and Tennessee Home and Farm. In her spare time, you'll likely find Lindsey testing recipes, hitting up a group exercise class or exploring a new restaurant around town.

Morgan McFarlane

Morgan McFarlane
Wellness Coordinator
Morgan has a bachelor's degree in nutrition: dietetics from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She completed her dietetic internship in Washington, D.C. It was there she fell in love with the public health side of dietetics, which inspired her career path and decision to obtain a master’s degree in public health, with an emphasis in health promotion, from Northern Illinois University. Morgan lived in Atlanta, Georgia for two years and worked with two Meals on Wheels non-profit agencies. She decided to return to her home state and became the dietitian for the middle Tennessee office of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. During her more than three years with DIDD, Morgan was actively involved with her department’s wellness council, leading their middle Tennessee council for two years. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys taking care of animals, biking and games of all kinds.

Natalie Bannon

Natalie Bannon
Communications & Digital Media Coordinator

Natalie has more than 20 years of experience working in communications. She attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City before transferring to the University of Tennessee Chattanooga where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication. Before coming to the state, Natalie worked at WRCB-TV (NBC) in Chattanooga, NewsChannel 5 (CBS) in Nashville and Shop at Home TV. She then transitioned to a career as a public relations and social media specialist, working at Thrive PR in Dallas, Texas and United Methodist Communications in Nashville. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her husband and watching Dateline NBC.