Firefly is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of care providers, staff, and community partners.

VUMC Clinical Team

Medical Director // Dr. Jessica Young
Pediatric Lead // Dr. Anna Morad
Team Hope Lead // Lauren Presley
Psychiatric Lead // Dr. Dave Marcovitz
Infant Development Lead // Dr. Neill Broderick
Physician // Dr. Barry Grimm
Physician // Dr. Reesha Sanghani
Nurse Practitioner // Lindsey Baksh
Psychiatrist // Dr. Michael Caucci
Sr. Clinical Program Manager // Kim Lovell
Lactation Consultant // Michelle McPherson
Social Worker // Jasmyne Nelson
Social Worker // Bernita DuBose
Social Worker // Corrie Cecil
Peer Recovery Specialist // Reagan Burgenheim
Peer Recovery Specialist // Angela Easterling
Associate Program Manager – Clinical // Kim Jauffman

VUMC Operations Team

Executive Director // Dr. Stephen Patrick
Director of Operations // Kim Lovell
Data Lead // Theresa Scott
QI Lead // Dr. David Johnson
Program Manager // Sarah Loch

Associate Program Manager // Mia Letterie Budget Manager // Mentoria Jennings

TennCare Staff

Chief Medical Officer // Victor Wu
Program Manager // Katherine Barcy

External Advisory Board

TN Department of Health // D’Yuanna Allen-Robb
TennCare // Jona Bandyopadhyay
Patient Consultant // Shakendra Boggs
Behavioral Health Group // Scarlett Bright
Juvenile Court Judge // Sheila Calloway
Patient Consultant // Lyndsay Conant
Department of Children’s Services // Amy Koslick
TAADAS // Mary Linden Salter
Renewal House // Savak Millis
Nurses for Newborns // Gloria Morrison
Head Start // Henri Murphy
Patient Consultant // Amber North
Safe Baby Court // Jill Overton
TN Early Intervention Services // Shannon Pargin
Patient Consultant // Samantha Powell
Sister Reach // Cherisse Scott
TN Supreme Court // Deborah Tate
Nurture the Next //Jennifer Vaida
Elam Mental Health Center // Chelonda Webster

Internal Advisory Board

OB/GYN // Dr. Ronald Alvarez
Population Health // Dr. CJ Stimson
Pediatrics // Dr. Steven Webber

Special Thanks To

Brad King // VUMC
Jenna Cabler // VUMC
Jamie Davis // VUMC
Linda Streitfeld // CMS

Often care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder is fragmented by silos within health care systems.  With the new Firefly model, we have a unique opportunity to create transformative partnerships across specialties.

Dr. Jessica Young, Firefly Medical Director

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Firefly is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100 percent funded by CMS/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.