Learn about Our Team at Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Our Team

The foundation of Avenir Senior Living is based deeply on traditional family values. That is why we take the responsibility of caring for our residents in the same manner in which we would expected our loved ones to be treated and cared for. Avenir Senior Living maintains this high level of expectation through the team that is assembled in every area of its company. Across the spectrum of our teams we partner with some of the highest skilled and experienced executives, managers and staff from the senior living industry, all who share in the same Vision, Mission and Philosophy that have made Avenir Senior Living a leader in today's industry.

The management team at Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Kathy Coffey, Executive Director at Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Laurah Branam - Executive Director

Laurah Branam was born in Prestonsburg, KY and now lives in Sevierville, TN. She graduated from Sevier County High School in 1996 and was awarded a scholarship to play basketball at Carson Newman College. In 2000 I obtained my Bachelors of Science degree in Long Term Health Care Management. I have 19 years of experience as an Administrator in skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care. I have a deep seeded passion for helping others and I feel it is my calling in life to make a difference in the lives of seniors. I am a mother to two beautiful daughters, Brady age 12 and Alorah age 8.

Cynthia Fisher - Director of Health Services at Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Cynthia Fisher - Director of Health Services

Since 1996 Cynthia has devoted her career to helping others: first as a C.N.A. working with seniors in the Dickson area; in 2009 advanced her career by becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, knowing her passion would always be working with seniors. Cynthia has spent the past 20 years serving seniors. She comes to Avenir with extensive experience in skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care. Cynthia was born in Nashville. Cynthia and her husband William have been married for 13 years and they have two biological children. Since 2008 Cynthia and William have also been foster parents. She currently lives on a farm with many animals. She has a pet pig named Minnie Pearl and she raises Great Danes.

Lisa Markin - Director of Sales & Marketing at Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lisa Markin - Director of Sales & Marketing

Lisa is originally from California, moved to Florida after graduating college with an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Business. She now lives in Knoxville, TN. Her love for seniors started in clinical occupational therapy position that led to a care transition manager role for a large senior organization. After that to business development and sales to introduce new medical innovations that delivered life changing solutions to the senior living space. She has 19 years’ experience in the health care industry, 15 years in senior living. On her free time, she enjoys sports, nature, travel, and music. Her two greatest joys are helping people and animals. She has a Brussels Griffon named Cooper who came from Kiev, Ukraine. Favorite Quote: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” -George Washington Carver