Bebe joined Thrive in 2015, bringing with her the skills for developing operational systems of excellence and a passion for training dynamic clinical teams. She earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Administration (1990) and Nursing (1994) from East Tennessee State University and a Master’s Degree in Workforce Education and Leadership (2009) from the University of Georgia.

Bebe gained a strong clinical foundation while working cardiology, orthopedics, and rehabilitation in the acute care setting. She then spent seven years in case management serving complex patients with critical healthcare needs. Bebe is also a passionate educator. She taught at the technical college level and started a Certified Nurse Aide training program, serving as the director for five years.

For the past 10 years, Bebe has served in a variety of leadership positions in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities where her focus has been the cultivation of extraordinary care teams and outcomes that exceed regulatory compliance.

Bebe and her husband Bo live in Athens, GA and have been married for 30 years. They have three grown children and are anxiously awaiting grandchildren.