Faith Family Medical Center





Laura Hobson, President & CEO

Laura is a native of Memphis, TN. She received her BA in History from Vanderbilt University. A licensed Real Estate agent for several years, Laura made a mid-career change and received her Masters degree from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work in 2007. Laura enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling.


Dr. Parker Panovec, M.D. Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Panovec attended Lipscomb University before attending the College of Medicine at UT Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. He came to FFMC from Jackson, TN, where he worked for the Jackson Clinic in outpatient medicine and wound care. Prior to this, he practiced and taught both inpatient and outpatient family medicine at the University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Panovec is married and has two children. He is actively involved in teaching at church. He enjoys watching sports, especially tennis, and spending time with family and friends.


Sherry Mast, Chief Operations Officer

Sherry grew up in Soddy Daisy, TN and has been a Nashville resident since her college days at Lipscomb University. She graduated from Lipscomb with a Bachelor of Science and has worked as an administrative medical professional for over 20 years. She is married to Scott and they have 2 sons, Jack and Sam. In her free time she loves to spend time with her dogs, travel, camp, read, and watch her sons play baseball, football, and softball.


Phil Ellenburg, Chief Development Officer

A native of Merritt Island, FL, Phil has called Nashville home for the last 30 years. After graduating from Lipscomb University with a B.S. in accounting, he obtained his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Most of his career has been in the non-profit world, serving as Lipscomb University’s first General Counsel, Head of School at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, and as VP for Alumni and Parent Relations at Lipscomb. Phil and his wife, Leigh, have 3 children. He is an active volunteer at church and enjoys watching sports, listening to music and visiting the beach whenever possible.


Beth Allen Journey to Health


Beth Allen, Director of Journey to Wellness

Beth grew up in Shelbyville, TN. She received a BA from MTSU and is a registered dietician and holds Masters of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum Development. Her professional passion is helping people make healthy choices so they can reach their health goals. Her favorite things to do are to love on her dog, Murphy; go kayaking and fishing, and cook.


Bryan Castorena, Front Office Assistant

Bryan was born in California, and has spent most of his life here in Nashville. When he is not at work, Bryan enjoys anime and video games.


Andrea Djabi, RN

She is originally from Venezuela where she was born and raised. She moved to the United States in 2002 with her parents and younger brother. She graduated with a BSN from Cumberland University. She is happily married and has a beautiful son and would love to have more children in the future. She enjoys spending time with my family, watching movies, shopping, and being outdoors.


Dee Dee Edwards, Physician Assistant

Dee Dee grew up in a military family stationed in LA, FL, and AK. She received her BS in Nutrition from the University of Florida and MS in Medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University. She was a registered dietician before becoming a PA. She loves spending time with her husband and baby daughter, and enjoys cooking, reading watching movies, and corny jokes.


Shelby French, Executive Assistant

Shelby grew up in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. In her free time, she loves to travel, be outdoors, and spend time with family and friends. She currently lives in Nashville with her husband, John.


Bridget grew up in the rolling foothills of Columbus, North Carolina, located in the western part of the state. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill where she studied Nutrition and Spanish, and works here at Faith Family as a Medical Assistant caring for patients and assisting in clinical duties. Following the Nashville Fellows program, Bridget plans on staying in Nashville and working in a clinical setting as she applies to medical school and pursues a career in medicine.


Sheree Keith, Office Coordinator

Sheree is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sheree attended Volunteer State Community College, majoring in Social Services. Before Faith Family, she has been an Accounts Payable Manager and Administrative Assistant for a law firm. Sheree enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her 10 grandchildren. Sheree has been with Faith Family since its inception.


Lorena Lopardo, CPA - Accountant

Lorena is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to the U.S. 11 years ago with her husband, who is also Argentinian. She is an Accounting graduate from Trevecca Nazarene University and CPA. She enjoys hiking, reading, photography, and spending time with her family back home. She is bilingual in Spanish.


Elizabeth Netsch, Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and works at Faith Family on a part time basis. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences in 1993. She received her graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2002. Elizabeth enjoys running, knitting, cooking and spending time with her husband and two children.

Carly Prentice


Carly Prentice, Nurse Practitioner

Carly grew up in a military family, but has claimed Nashville as home since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health, and Society and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Prior to starting at Faith Family, she completed a 3 month nursing residency in the Central Province of Kenya through the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. In her free time, Carly enjoys running, climbing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Hannah Stone, Development Associate

Hannah moved to the Nashville area in the fall of 2018, but she was born and raised in Gilbert, South Carolina. Before starting at Faith Family, she spent the past few years in Pennsylvania as Special Events Coordinator at Canine Partners for Life, a nonprofit service dog organization. She is an alumna of the College of Charleston with a double major degree in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys live music, exploring Nashville with her husband, Jarret, and spending time with their two dogs: Ava and Grayson.


Liz Threlkeld, Nurse Practitioner

Liz is a native of Oostburg, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Liz received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2003. Liz’s favorite pastimes are reading, movies, watching & playing sports and hanging out with friends.


Dianelis Torres, LPN

Dianelis (Dee) was born in Cuba and is bilingual in both English and Spanish. She has worked at Faith Family for four years. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and son, Hector. She also loves new restaurants, travel, walking, and warm weather.


Terry Walker, Director of Finance

Terry grew up in Springfield, TN. He received a BS degree in Finance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Before coming to FFMC, he was a Financial Controller for twenty years with Gannett Co., Inc. Terry enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with his family and friends, .


Carolyn Williams, Physician Assistant

Carolyn hails from Columbus, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2004, and her Master’s Degree in Science and Medicine from Trevecca in 2007. In her spare time Carolyn enjoys playing soccer, hiking and traveling.


Lane Williams, Development Coordinator

Lane moved in Nashville in 2013 to pursue an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in Neuroscience. Prior to working at Faith Family, she worked for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Research Analyst. She is also currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at Peabody College in the evenings. In her limited spare time, she likes to listen to true crime podcasts, eat adventurously, and spend time with her dog, Goose.