Administrative Leaders

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA
President & Chief Executive Officer

Jim Litsinger
Chief Financial Officer

Alex Grisham, CISSP, ITIL
VP, Information Technology
Information Security Officer

Stephanie Sulmer
VP, Marketing and Business Development
Public Information Officer

Bryan Gilreath
AVP, Outpatient Therapy and Wellness

Amanda Worley
VP, Human Resources & Corporation Compliance Officer


Board of Directors

We are tremendously grateful for the time and expertise that these leaders dedicate to guiding and supporting our work in helping patients find the power to overcome.

Ashby R. Hackney – Current Chair
John D. Burns – Vice Chair
Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD – Immediate Past Chair

Holly Antrim
Peter H. Bowles
W. Lee Chaney III
David Constine
Patricia B. Cushnie, BSN, MEd
Teresa Reynolds DiMarco
Sandra M. Douglas
Lawrence E. Gibson
Theodore Price
Leslie Groome Wyatt, RN, MS
Peter A. Zedler, MD

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA – Sheltering Arms Corporation President & CEO

Foundation Board

Theodore W. Price – Chairman
Peter H. Bowles – Vice Chairman

Gina P. Bass – Junior Board President
Andy H. Bennett
Michael W. Bor
Charles M. Caravati III
W. Bates Chappell – Emeritus
William T. Clarke, Jr.
Patricia B. Cushnie, BSN, MEd
Barbara H. Dunn, PhD, RN
Lawrence E. Gibson
Ashby R. Hackney – Hospital Board Chair
Russell B. Harper
Rick Kelley
Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD
John L. McElroy III – Foundation President
Kelly del Campo Merricks, CFRE – Secretary
Joyce F. Nash
Lisa Taylor Powell
Jim Litsinger – Treasurer & Hospital CFO
Sue H. Schutt
LaTasia S. Turpin

Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA – Sheltering Arms Corporation President & CEO

Junior Board

Julie H. Antrim
Katie Powers Basmajian
Gina P. Bass – Past President
Maria E. Brent
Ruth H. Burke
Eugenie Valentine Calderón – Corporate Sponsor Chair
Betsy G. Carney
Alicia Hogue Conrad
Lizzie C. Cox
Alyson Green Croft – Corresponding Secretary
Catherine M. Driscoll
Hampton M. Eubanks
Helen M. Garnett
Mary Buford James Guthridge – Recording Secretary
Nancy Gottwald Hartt
Christian Thompson Henderson – Treasurer
Jean D. Hershey – President
Elizabeth H. Heyward
Eliza Valentine Holzbach
Carter H. Johnston
Leland C. Klim
Sarah Ann Knier
Alice R. Livingston
Berkeley Blanchard Martin
Rachel K. McNulty – Bal Co-Chair
Allison White Monette
Lane Victory Mosby
Berkley Gordon Mudrick
Elisabeth D. Mullins
Kiki Slaughter Murchison
Lacy B. Noble
Caroline T. Packard
Cary Thompson Pacy
Sarah P. Porter – President Elect
Alexandra Squire Saunders
Caroline A. Smith – Bal Co-Chair
Anne R. Starke
Polly Marshall Taylor
Ashley Krupin Tischer – Sponsor Chair
Elizabeth T. Valentine
Jane Vick
Kate C. Wall
Cary Chipley Williams
Mary D. Williams
Rebecca L. Winters

President's Message

Dianne Jewell Sheltering Arms CEO and PresidentThank you for visiting Sheltering Arms! Whether you are here to request an appointment, learn more about the services we provide, track aspects of your personal health or make a donation, I hope you find this interactive website to be a valuable tool.

We understand that when selecting a rehabilitation provider, you want to be confident in your choice. With our extraordinary staff of highly skilled therapists, physicians and nurses specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, you can be confident that Sheltering Arms is the right decision.

As you read more and watch the video clips throughout the site, you will learn how innovative research is translating to meaningful outcomes for the patients that we treat.

We are always seeking ways to enhance the patient experience and the practice of rehabilitation. Sheltering Arms has grown significantly over the last several years, adding programs, services and locations with you in mind. From recruiting and retaining dedicated team members with outstanding clinical expertise to embracing breakthrough technology and treatment protocols, we are committed to providing the best rehabilitative care when and where you need it.

To schedule an appointment or obtain additional information, call us at 804-764-1000.

At Sheltering Arms, everything we do comes together for one purpose – helping our patients Find the Power to Overcome™.


Dianne V. Jewell
President & CEO