The World Needs Some Hope Right Now

We are feeling a great deal of stress these days. A worldwide pandemic, the inability to rationally discuss differing political and religious views, social media, racial and gender tensions, technology angst, constant exposure to screens, and the like, all create anxiety for a majority of our population. Unfortunately, anxiety is one of the springboards for […]

Katoe Waler Talks About The Sting of Media

The Sting of Media

Life isn’t for the weak. Sure, it is magical, mysterious, and full of love. However, it can also be dark, scary, and full of hatred. So I choose to surround myself, my thoughts, my desires, and my lifestyle towards the greater good. In my career, I have worked with many struggling in life. They may […]

Self Awareness: Fight Well

Do you ever struggle to get along with others? Of course. We all do. Put two people in a room together long enough and you will eventually find something about which to disagree. Take a minute to consider your last disagreement with someone? What was it about? Did you start it or did she/he? How […]

What a Therapist Can Do for You

Being just weeks into a new year, there is still time for setting intentions and goals for your present and make plans for where you’d like to move toward in the years to come. There are many reasons to find a therapist to help you; depression, anxiety, disordered personality, grief, relationship strain, parenting, and the […]

Looking Back on 2020

I keep hearing podcast hosts, new casters, and other people expressing disdain for 2020. They use phrases like: “I’m so glad it’s over.” “Nothing good came from 2020.” “Let’s just forget it and move toward something better in 2021.” “I’m sure everyone agrees with me.” I totally understand the sentiments of disdain. With all due […]

A Look Back at 2020

The title of this particular blog may force a deep sigh for many of you. I think the general consensus is that 2020 has had an enormous strain on everyone. However, I am beginning to hear stories of some folk who are finding the good in it. So in an attempt to summarize, I will […]

5 Thinking Hats Technique

Many people struggling with anxiety and intrusive thoughts, ask for ways to calm themselves and slow their minds. One of the best grounding techniques I’ve learned, along with deep breathing (7-11 breathing), is the 5 Thinking Hats Technique. It engages our senses, which is important because our senses ignite our thoughts. Our thoughts ignite an […]

Protecting Yourself From Isolation

A mentor and friend, Dr. Michael Godfrey, shared this quote with me recently, I know of no more potent killer than isolation. There is no more destructive influence on physical and mental health than the isolation of you from me and of us from them. -Dr. Philip Zimbardo In a world suffering from the throes […]

Surviving Fear

If you are a Star Wars fan, you might remember in Episode One, Anakin stands before the Jedi Council and Yoda says, “I sense much fear in you. Fear is the path to the Dark Side.” Here is a clip. The more I have worked with people through the years, the more I realize fear […]

Candy Olandt

Chief of Staff

My role with Revitalist is one of providing a high level of administrative support, communication and relationship building between our CEO, Staff and other key Stakeholders.

Day to day responsibilities are listed, but not limited to the following:

Support and maintain the CEO’s calendar of events and meetings.

Attend meetings, take notes and disseminate pertinent information accordingly.

Support the CEO with email correspondences.

Support CEO, Executive Team, Lead CRNAs and other key Staff Members in the preparation of weekly staff meetings and communications.

Work closely with the CEO, Executive Team, Lead CRNAs and other key stakeholders to help drive strategic business planning, and support growth initiatives.

Act as a liaison for the CEO with the Lead CRNAs and other key Stakeholders.

Collaborate with CEO, Lead CRNAs, Executive Team and other key Stakeholders to help strategic ideas get off the ground, and provide early facilitation until a more formal project is established.

Act as a trusted advisor and brainstorming partner to the CEO, Executive Team, Lead CRNAs and other key Staff Members.

Proactively address pressing issues by calling them to the attention of the appropriate decision-maker and help to identify potential solutions.

Amanda Deleon

HR Service Coordinator

As the Revitalist human resources (HR) coordinator my professional administrative duties include being a liaison between employees and our benefits vendors and as the corporate resource for the employees.  I facilitate and coordinate with recruitment (hire to retire), maintain employee records, assist with payroll processing and provide administrative support to all employees.

Director of Admin Services at Revitalist

Ashley Brooks

I manage the Revitalist Athena EMR for front desk employees, clinical staff, therapists, and providers. Each clinic is different in its specific needs so I customize our EMR to what is needed to effectively run each clinic. I provide both in-person and virtual Athena training as needed. If any changes are needed for your specific location’s tablespace, please let me know. Email is the best way to reach me. 

Administrative services
Branding Services

I work directly with Fleetwood Photo in Knoxville with all our clinic orders. I order each clinic an initial start-up of items and they will be shipped directly to your clinic. When you are running low please email me your requests. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Again, this is what will come in the initial start up order for your clinic, but if you have other specific requests, please let me know. 

Director of Insurance Services at Revitalist

Priscilla Bullock

Courtney Hobby

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Auditor at Revitalist

Jessi Shattuck

Insurance Specialist at Revitalist

Adrienne Worley

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Nicholas Kalynych

Lead CRNA - Jacksonville, Florida

I offer mentorship and guidance for other lead CRNAs as they mature in their role as clinic leads.

Chief Development Officer

  • Provide a conduit to Revitalist corporate as a point-of-contact and liaison for prospective CRNAs and clinic owners
  • Consultation for administrative, operational, and financials in development and hardwiring our corporate infrastructure
  • Guidance structure with policy development
  • Mentorship and resource to clinic lead CRNA
  • Director of Compliance and Risk Management
  • Director of HR
  • Chairperson of the AAP Conference
  • Advisory Board Member

Director of HR

I am responsible for the planning, development, and oversight of the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department; I act as corporate liaison to CBiz (our corporate partner-benefits provider). Duties as assigned and the following:

  • Plan, direct, and manage all HR initiatives, such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations.
  • Implement fair employment practices.
  • Advise lead managers and employees and labor policies, such as ADA, FMLA, etc.
  • Helping develop employee engagement, feedback, compliance, and facilitate performance management.
  • Networking with veteran organizations, universities and colleges, behavioral health and anesthesia communities, and other health sectors to facilitate relationships and partnering opportunities.
Director Integrative SVCS at Revitalist

Deana Ferguson

I am responsible for the development and oversight of the behavioral health programs at Revitalist, which includes the following components:

Grant Whitfield

IT Support

If there are any issues with the printer, internet, wireless access, computer/laptop, phone, etc., send an email to Novatech at or call (800) 264-0637 and copy Grant so he can monitor progress.

Security System

If there are any issues with your CPI-managed security system, send an email to Karen Fusaro at or call (800) 948-7133 ext. 6250 and copy Grant so he can monitor progress.

Clinic/Maintenance Issues

If there are any issues with your clinic, like plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc., send an email to Grant, and he’ll contact the landlord to work through who will handle the issue/s. If the issue is not under the landlord’s scope, he will contact an appropriate company to complete the work and introduce the lead CRNA for coordination purposes.

General Liability & Malpractice

If you have any questions about a policy or need help adding an additional insured, etc., send an email to Grant, who will contact Liz Rafferty ( and AnneMarie Pirelli ( to handle the task.

Water Stations

If you have any questions about a policy or need help adding an additional insured, etc., send an email to Grant, who will contact Liz Rafferty ( and AnneMarie Pirelli ( to handle the task.

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