The View - October 2017

The View - October 2017

Message from the CEO

I am pleased to announce Mr. Alan Massengill’s election to Ridgeview’s Board of Directors. Deputy Chief Alan Massengill retired from the Oak Ridge Police Department in 2015. His career in law enforcement spanned over 37 years. Mr. Massengill was instrumental in the start-up of the East Tennessee CIT program. Under his leadership, the ET CIT program developed into one of the best in the state, trained over 130 officers and continues to have a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve. His commitment to the community extends beyond CIT and law enforcement as evident by his involvement with various organizations, including serving as a previous board member for the sexual assault crisis center. He is currently involved in the Homes for Heroes program which provides specialty relator services for veterans and other civil servants. Welcome Mr. Massengill!



Hannah Hembree Receives the Rudy Sullivan Award

Evelyn Rolan nominated Hannah to receive the Rudy Sullivan Award during the Champions of Disability Employment Breakfast. Evelyn worked with Hannah through Ridgeview's Matched for Success program; you can read part of Evelyn's nomination here: Hannah is now an activity assistant for a senior living facility. She works several days a week and ENJOYS her job. The seniors she serves ENJOY her and look forward to her coming in. She has a smile on her face when I have seen her. Hannah did not give up when her anxiety got the better of her. She was persistent and kept looking for the right job. She recently shared that there were some seniors who rarely came out of their rooms and they have begun coming out when she is there. Hannah is a true inspiration of courage, strength, determination and motivation. Pictured: Evelyn Rolan with Hannah and her family.

Open House in Morgan County

On October 30th, Ridgeview hosted a Open House at its Morgan County Clinic. We had a big turn out of staff and business neighbors to officially celebrate the new clinic location. Kudos to everyone involved with making the clinic look spiffy - it truly conveyed a welcoming warmth to our guests on this cold, blustery day.

Pictured from left to right: Morgan County Chamber Executive Director, Bridget DeFee; Morgan County Executive, Don Edwards; Brian Buuck; Ridgeview Board Members Kas Gomathinayagam and Michelle Adkisson; and Lisa Winkle.


Ridgeview launches Facebook challenge to five county area!

United Way Campaign launched HallowTeam competition!

Ridgeview's United Way Campaign Committee launched a HallowTeam competition as a fun complement to the payroll deduction and one-time contribution options. The competition was fun and fierce with 15 participating teams (or individuals). Ridgeview's campaign continues through November to reach our goal of $2000. Ridgeview is a beneficiary of United Way funding to support its Indigent Medication Program.

First place went to Finance Minions!












Second place went to Thelma and Louise
















Third place went to the Criminal Justice League