We are a LifeCare retirement community,
but we’re anything but retired.
Located in the heart of Midtown, in a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood, Trezevant is a nonprofit, faith-based, retirement community in Memphis, TN that combines modern charm with traditional Southern style. Trezevant boasts the best offerings in LifeCare; we host independent living, assisted living, memory care, and Health and Rehabilitation Center all in one community.
Four decades ago, Edward H. Little established Trezevant to honor his wife, Suzanne Trezevant Little. She was an exceptional woman who devoted much of her adult life to philanthropic efforts throughout the United States, focusing on schools, colleges, churches and hospitals, especially in the Memphis area.
Today, Trezevant has grown into the Midsouth’s leader in senior living and is beloved by families for generations.
Each day, we will serve as a premier LifeCare community and a celebration of life for senior adults, serving each, enriching each, personalizing and securing peace of mind for all of their lives.
The Trezevant Foundation was created in 1980 and chartered as a separate not-for-profit entity to support Trezevant’s commitment to each LifeCare resident. The Foundation seeks to enhance its permanent endowment to meet two primary goals:
- To assist residents who are no longer able to meet the financial requirements for continued residency.
- To enhance the quality of life of current and future residents.
Meet OurLeadership Team
Kent PhillipsChief Executive Officer
Kent Phillips joined the Trezevant team in March of 2015 as COO and became CEO in September of 2015. Kent received his MBA, with honors, from the University of Texas. He has 25 years of experience in senior healthcare and most recently served as CFO and COO at Virginia Baptist Homes in Richmond, Virginia.
Dawn WadeChief Financial Officer
Dawn Wade has served as CFO at Trezevant for the past 15 years. She has worked in the healthcare industry for almost two decades. Dawn has been a staff accountant for Riddle Memorial Hospital and director of accounting for Riddle Village. Dawn was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Paul MartinAdministrator of Allen Morgan Health and Rehab Center
Paul joined the Trezevant team in October of 2015 as Administrator of Allen Morgan. He received his BA from Centre College of Kentucky and his MPH from the University of Southern Mississippi. Paul spent the last 15 years in the hospitality industry honing his skills working with owners of hotels. Paul has more than 20 years of management experience and has run skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee and Mississippi in his past for Mariner Post Acute Network.
Board ofDirectors and Trustees
The Trezevant Board of Directors and Trustees provide outstanding leadership by upholding the vision, purpose and values of Trezevant and serve to set the broad policies, direction and priorities of our community. They give generously of their time and talents to help our community fulfill our mission of providing rewarding and secure retirement lifestyle.
David L. “Casey” BowlinChairman, Board of Directors
David L. “Casey” Bowlin has been serving Trezevant for eight years. He is currently the Chairman of the Board. He graduated from the University of Virginia and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After completing his service, he returned to Memphis, to work for E. H. Crump and Co. Insurance, ultimately becoming its president. Casey is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Sunstar Insurance Group
Merilyn MangumSecretary, Board of Directors
Merilyn Mangum has been one of our most active board members since she joined the Trezevant board in 2013. Merilyn is an honors graduate of Emory University and the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to her move to Memphis in 1994 to become executive vice-president for the Peabody Hotel Group, she was in private practice serving some of America’s largest businesses in all areas of corporate affairs. As the first female shareholder of her firm, she was admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court
Chairman, Trezevant FoundationPaul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr.
Paul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr., President of NewSouth Capital Management Inc., co-founded the firm in May 1985. For the ten years prior to co-founding NewSouth, Mr. Gillespie was a co-founder, Vice President, and Secretary of Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. Mr. Gillespie graduated from Vanderbilt University. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Trezevant Foundation.
Board of Directors
Casey L. Bowlin, Chairman
Merilyn G. Mangum, Secretary
John D. Ivy, Vice Chairman & Finance Committee Chairman
Bruce B. Hopkins, Immediate Past Chairman
James H. Calandruccio, M.D.
Matt R. Crow
Estella Mayhue Greer
The Rt. Rev Don Johnson
The Rev. Mimsy Jones
William E. Long, M.D.
C. Penn Owen, III
Stephen C. Reynolds
Shade W. Robinson
E. Todd Robbins, M.D.
Deborah O. Schadt
Bruce C. Taylor
George F. Wortham, III, M.D.
A.C. Wharton, Jr.
Trezevant Foundation Trustees
P. Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr. Chairman
Bruce E. Campbell, Jr.
Kenneth F. Clark, Jr.
Scott J. Crosby
Bruce B. Hopkins
Carl 'Collie' Krausnick
Careers at Trezevant
Trezevant offers a working environment with a true sense of family and community. As an employee, you will be part of our dedicated team whose daily work is valued and truly appreciated by the residents, families and administration. We have more than 385 full-time and part-time staff members in a variety of care and service positions.
Trezevant is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.