Leadership & Staff

Jeffrey Palmucci

Jeffrey Palmucci

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Palmucci was named CEO on Sept. 18, 2017 for Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, where he served as the interim chief operating officer for six months prior. Since 2010, Jeff has served as administrative director of operations for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Outpatient Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services and Nutrition Services. He also shared oversight of five Vanderbilt imaging center ventures for adult and pediatric patients. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph's College and is a Certified Radiology Administrator of the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators and a Registered Technologist in Radiography of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Jeff Johns

Jeff Johns

Medical Director

Dr. Johns joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in August 2013, coming from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital where he served as the associate hospital medical director and medical director for the spinal cord injury program from 2006-2013. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he completed his medical studies at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Johns completed his residency and chief residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is sub-specialty board certified in spinal cord injury medicine.

Christine Campbell

Christine Campbell


Christine joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in 2016. She previously resided in Houston, Texas, and has more than 20 years’ healthcare experience in hospital and outpatient settings. She is a graduate of Austin Peay State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Michael Dubov

Michael Dubov, M.S., CCM

Director of Case Management

Michael joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in December 2002 as a case manager. He previously worked for Neurorestorative Group as a vocational rehabilitation specialist and case manager. In January 2018, he assumed the interim director of case management role and was promoted to the permanent position in March 2018. Michael’s clinical interests include spinal cord injury and multiple trauma rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in anthropology in 1996, and completed his master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from The University of Memphis in 1998.

Eric Lieman

Eric Lieman

Director of Therapy Operations

Eric Lieman, PT, DPT, has been employed at Vanderbilt Stallworth since 2008. He started as a staff physical therapist, was promoted to therapy manager in January 2016, and now serves as the director of therapy operations. Eric’s clinical interests include neurological rehabilitation. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in psychology in 2001, and completed his physical therapy degree in 2006 at Columbia University. Eric lives in Nashville with his wife Gina and twins Isabella and Dylan.

Liz Messinese

Liz Messinese

Business Development Director

Liz has more than 16 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical industry, as well as an additional five years in extensive capital sales and fund-raising experience. She comes to Vanderbilt Stallworth from Tennessee Health Management Inc., where she was responsible for the regional marketing of 29 skilled nursing facilities, 10 homecare and five hospice branches. Liz graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in biology and chemistry.

Nance Susan

Susan Nance

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Susan has 20 years of healthcare and quality experience in both for-profit and not-for profit settings. She graduated from the University of the South, the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has worked as a licensed clinical social worker in a variety of community and hospital settings. Susan is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).

Owens Tim

Tim Owens

Director of Support Services

Tim brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to Vanderbilt Stallworth. Tim grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida and began a career in materials management when he entered healthcare in 1981 after a tour in the Navy. He joined the rehabilitation sector in 1989. Tim has worked in rehabilitation hospitals in Florida, Texas, California and Tennessee with progressive levels of responsibility.

Melissa Pino

Melissa Pino

Director of Human Resources

Melissa has more than 14 years of healthcare human resources experience in for-profit, non-profit and higher education settings. She comes to Vanderbilt Stallworth from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, where she spent four years as the human resources manager at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and one year as the senior nurse recruiter for the Miller School of Medicine. Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in human resource management from Nova Southeastern University. She has her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

Tamika Stallworth

Tamika Stallworth, PharmD, MBA, CPh

Director of Pharmacy

Tamika brings more than 10 years of pharmacy management experience to her role as director of pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2004 and completed her master’s degree in business at the University of Florida in 2012. Tamika has practiced in many areas of pharmaceutical care including inpatient, long-term acute care, community and home infusion settings. Her practice expertise includes management, antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacokinetics. She supports the Tennessee Schools of Pharmacy in her role as associate faculty/preceptor. Outside of Tamika’s professional life, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband.