In the last blog, we addressed each of us fitting in and having a place in the world.  However, we didn’t adequately address the harshness of the world when you are working toward the task.

One of today’s most popular series is Game of Thrones.  My favorite theme is of social outcasts finding their way into power; women, eunuchs, illegitimate sons, a little person, and slaves to name a few.  Each character overcame great odds, pain, and suffering to find such a place.


Examine the life of Tyrion, an outcast, a little person, perceived as having no value by his father, sister, or any other wealthy or physically powerful person of the day.  He learned after almost being killed in battle and gaining a vicious scar on his face in the process, that he would never become a cunning warrior.  He knew he would never match up in physical prowess to the competition.

His greatest strength was his knowledge and the ability to drink the mightiest person under the table.  His infamous line affirms this truth, “That’s what I do.  I drink and I know things.”  Tyrion knew his place.

In a world that wanted to cast him aside, even end his life, he found a place to fit in.  Yet even though life was hard, he thrived.  He had to reimagine his place in the world.  He wouldn’t be a great warrior, but he would be a great thinker.  He would become the hand of the queen.

In the midst of great suffering, Tyrion remained resilient and hopeful.


Sansa reimagined her place after a tortured existence, as well.  She desired marriage to a great king and knights competing for her honor.  Although she married a king, she received no such honor.  Instead, honor was stolen from her over and over.

However, she fought, learned, escaped, and stood for her humanity.  Eventually, she finds a different honor and a new place at Winterfell.

In the midst of great suffering, Sansa remained resilient and hopeful.


And what about Jon Snow?  How often did he reimagine his place?  He came to terms with being the illegitimate son of Ned Stark instead of his true son.  He thought he’d be a knight in the Night’s Watch and instead he was a ward.  Over and over, his identity was redefined for him, until he eventually discovered he was an heir to the throne.  He was no bastard at all.  Jon overcame trial after punishment after pain.  He was even murdered by his “friends.”

In the midst of great suffering, Jon remained resilient and hopeful.


The world works hard to destroy people and their abilities to find themselves.  In my years working with people, I’ve heard many awful stories of pain and suffering.  However, the most resilient and hope-filled people are the ones who find their place and discover peace.  They look for anything positive and hope that something good will come to pass and improve their lot in life.

Resiliency triumphs over suffering at the world’s hands and is the key to finding your place.  It helps one learn from failure and suffering.  Hope is believing that something good can come out of even the worst situation.  Resiliency and hope reshape dreams, recast vision, and work hard to find the slightest bit of positivity in the worst situation.


You may not become Heir to the Throne, Hand of the Queen, or Lady of the North, but perhaps you can learn from your pain and suffering.  Perhaps you reshape your lot in life without sacrificing your true self.  It is through our failures and our toughest moments of pain and suffering in life that we find strength, character, and identity.  Just ask Sansa.

In the last episode, The Hound told her she, the “little bird,” should have left King’s Landing with him, insinuating she would have avoided the pain and suffering.  She responded, “Without Littlefinger and Ramsay and the rest, I would’ve stayed a little bird all my life.”

May we all be more than little birds as we move through our pain and suffering.  Don’t give up.

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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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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