Frontier health announces new roles

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Sherri Feathers

Kim Trantham

Frontier Health has announced new responsibilities for Sherri Feathers, LCSW, and Kim Trantham, LCSW.

Feathers transferred to the position of division director of specialty services overseeing the Crisis Stabilization Unit, 24/7 Crisis Response and Frontier Health’s Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment Centers Magnolia Ridge and Willow Ridge and Frontier’s Community Justice Program.

“Sherri brings a wealth of experience in the development and administration of residential services, crisis management, contract management, clinical oversight and quality improvement,” said Frontier’s CEO Teresa Kidd, Ph.D. “She was instrumental in the development of the TRACES therapeutic foster care program that was unique to our area at that time. She also developed and implemented a respite program for youth at risk of state custody, a program for high-needs adolescent males and an adoption program that develops and finalizes adoption placements for troubled youth.”

In 1992, she became the TRACES program coordinator. She began supervising all children and adolescent residential programs in 1999, including Link House, Crossing Point and Sullivan House. Feathers has served on several local and state boards, including the Tennessee Alliance for Children. She received her master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“Kim has been serving children and adolescents facing challenges through TRACES Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Services since 1992. She implemented the adoption program that has helped dozens of children find permanency,” Kidd said. “Kim has recruited foster families and also helped hundreds of children in foster placements. We’re confident she will continue to strengthen programs for children in our residential, foster care and adoption programs.”

Now as division director of Tennessee Children and Youth Continuum Services, Trantham is also responsible for the adolescent residential services at Crossing Point, Link House and Sullivan House, the emergency shelter and crisis intervention program for runaway, homeless, and throwaway youth. She received a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Frontier Health is the region’s leading provider of behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, intellectual and developmental disabilities, recovery and vocational rehabilitation services, and has been providing services since 1957. Its mission is to provide quality services that encourage people to achieve their full potential. For more information, visit or call 423-467-3600.

Sherri Feathers Feathers

Kim Trantham Trantham

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