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.
Mary Lynne Payne, Sales and Marketing Director at Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Mary Lynne Payne - Director of Sales and Marketing

Mary Lynne Payne is the Sales and Marketing Director for Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville. Her love, passion and dedication to the Senior Industry started when she assisted in the opening and branding of our dedicated memory care assisted living community in 2012. Mary Lynne provides compassion and genuine care in difficult emotional situations, gently guiding families through the difficult process of moving loved ones from home to the community setting. Mary Lynne has helped establish Avenir as a major community resource for dementia education through a monthly seminar known as The Living Room Chat Series with regionally acclaimed dementia specialists. She has planned and executed special events benefiting Alzheimer’s research, The Pat Summitt Foundation, the Senior Companion Program and Packages for Heroes. Her heartfelt goal has always been to make a difference in the lives of those she touches and using her natural gifts, has contributed in making Avenir, Memory Care, the unique and loving assisted living community that it is today.

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.