Kathryn Walker

CEO

Phone : (865) 290-2465

Email : kathrynwalker@revitalistclinic.com

Website : revitalistclinic.com

Experience : MSN, APRN, CRNA, SPMHNP

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Kathryn's Story

Kathryn has worked as a full-time provider at Revitalist since its official opening in February 2018. Since that time, Kathryn has participated in providing care and support to thousands of individuals receiving ketamine and vitamin infusions.

Since transitioning as a Nurse Anesthesiologist in the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting, Kathryn and her team have been invited to speak at several conferences detailing their cutting-edge infusions and therapies for treatment-resistant conditions. Kathryn has been proud to speak at the European Branch of the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Practicing Counselors Association, and Tennessee’s Prescription Drug Task Force.

Kathryn continues to work in conjunction with clients, therapists, and their established providers to help provide a comprehensive environment to best advocate consistency of care to optimize outcomes.

In her spare time, Kathryn has expanded her care and expertise as a hired consultant with providers across the United States and United Kingdom sharing her years of experience and insight to best help clients and providers alike.

Kathryn is an active member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Neuroscience Education Institute, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

To learn more about Kathryn and her training, read more below

Kathryn is a Nurse Anesthesiologist that has been practicing in the Knoxville area since 2014.

Kathryn is a Tennessee native that has always been involved in advanced studies and skills.

Kathryn attended high school in east Tennessee where she was a final candidate for a Rhodes Scholar. She was valedictorian in her graduating class in high school and has continued to maintain excelled levels in her studies and experience throughout her career.

Kathryn attended East Tennessee State University where she played Division I Softball on an academic and athletic scholarship. She graduated Magna Cum Laude one and a half years early obtaining her Bachelors in Nursing while also completing all of the necessary sciences for medical school in order to best optimize her education background.

Kathryn pursued her nursing career at a Level 1 Trauma Center, Knoxville Medical Center, where she worked in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. After making strides in the critical care community and obtaining her CCRN Certification (Critical Care Registered Nurse) she wanted to further her education and experience. She then applied to Nurse Anesthesia School at the Carolinas Medical Center/University of North Carolina-Charlotte program which ranked as one of the top anesthesia programs in the country.

Kathryn graduated from the anesthesia program Magna Cum Laude and obtained top training at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine’s Children’s Hospital. Carolinas Medical Center and Levine’s Children’s Hospital is ranked nationally in several adult and pediatric specialties.

Since graduating, Kathryn has practiced in the local Knoxville area with specialties in several fields of anesthesia including neurological, cardiothoracic, obstetrics, orthopedics, vascular, plastics, gastrointestinal, pediatrics, urological, mental health treatments, and general subspecialties.

Kathryn’s nursing background and training has allowed her exposure to many different types of patients and associated treatment of their primary condition with co-existing psychological disorders in intensive care units and operating rooms allowing her an excellent opportunity to work as an active team member of client’s medical and mental health team.

Nurse anesthesiologists have extensive training and education in several areas. These include the active sedation and maintenance of patients presenting with a wide array of medical conditions, including psychological and pain disorders. Nurse anesthesiologists also receive professional training in psychopharmacology, neurodegenerative disorders, psychiatric disorders, genetic nervous system disorders, crisis intervention, substance abuse, among other neurologic, cardiac, pain, and psychiatric specialities.

Kathryn continues to have a passion to help others with evidence-based science and practices. By actively working with this practice, she hopes to help others by bringing top-rated therapies and interventions to patients allowing them the opportunity to live a higher quality life.

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

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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 ticketupdate@novatech.net 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 kfusaro@cpisecurity.com 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 (erraferty@cbiz.com) and AnneMarie Pirelli (annemarie.pirelli@cbiz.com) 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 (erraferty@cbiz.com) and AnneMarie Pirelli (annemarie.pirelli@cbiz.com) to handle the task.

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