Vintage Health Leadership
Melanie N. Beckham
Ms. Beckham serves as Vintage’s President and Chief Executive Officer. She has been with Vintage for more than 12 years initially serving as General Counsel then as Vice President and Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Vintage, Ms. Beckham worked for a large law firm where she concentrated on regulatory work and corporate defense litigation. She holds a BA from Millsaps College, a Juris Doctor from the University Of Mississippi School Of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Tennessee.
James W. Wadlington
Mr. Wadlington serves as Vice President/CFO for the company. He started with Vintage in 2017, after spending 10 years with a regional public accounting firm as a healthcare reimbursement consultant. Jim’s prior experience includes preparation of Medicare/Medicaid cost reports, in addition to assisting with reimbursement audits for hospitals. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy from Millsaps College. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant in Mississippi and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where he served as President of the Mississippi Chapter during 2016-2017.
Thomas Nichols, Jr.
Mr. Nichols has been involved in the international health care and recruitment business since 1979. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of a 500-plus-bed hospital project in Saudi Arabia and as Chief Financial Officer of a 400-bed hospital project in the United Arab Emirates. He holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting and Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Robert L. Zimmerman
Mr. Zimmerman has been involved in human resource management, international recruitment and outplacement services for more than 30 years. Mr. Zimmerman has served as Vice-President of an executive outplacement firm and as Vice-President of the world’s largest recruitment company. He has been Director of Human Resources for a 100-plus-bed U.S. hospital and for a 400-bed international hospital with foreign nursing and medical professionals from over 25 different countries. Mr. Zimmerman has a B.S. in Business Administration and is a Certified Outplacement Counselor.
Theresa M. Early
Director of Administrative Services
Ms. Early serves as Vintage’s director of administrative services and has been with the company since 2001. She oversees payroll, assists with immigration paperwork, calculates employee expenditures, and ensures state credentialing requirements are met for each medical professional employed by the company. Ms. Early is an active member of Rotary International and the American Payroll Association’s Memphis Chapter. She is an ADP Certified Payroll Specialist and has competed a Leadership Certificate program from Harvard Business School Online. Ms. Early has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.
Lucas G. Kelly
Mr. Kelly serves as Vintage’s General Counsel. He supervises the filing of immigrant petitions, drafts and maintains all corporate contracts, and handles all corporate legal matters. Prior to joining Vintage, Mr. Kelly graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. During his time at the University of Mississippi, he was awarded Best Lawyer in the Contract Drafting and Negotiation Skills Session, and the Outstanding Student Award for excellence in Legal Research and Writing. Additionally, he served as the Executive Supra Editor for Vol. 88 of the Mississippi Law Journal, and a Staff Editor for Vol. 10 of the Federal Courts Law Review. Mr. Kelly is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Memphis Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valdosta State University.
Director of Training Center Operations
Ms. Oliphant serves as Director of Training Center Operations. She started at Vintage in 2017 and has an extensive background in business management. She is responsible for acclimating and assisting with all logistics for arriving foreign-trained professionals, continued studies and testing, property leases, banking, and oversees the preparations for deployment. She attended Northwest Community College and The University of Mississippi.
Ms. Muchmore joined Vintage in 1995 and established the layout for all nurses’ immigration files. She processes all government paperwork for the immigrant visa application from recruitment to the embassy interview. This includes working closely with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), National Visa Center (NVC), the Department of Labor (DoL), and U.S. embassies around the world. Ms. Muchmore maintains a detailed electronic file for each nurse from recruitment to arrival, and communicates with each nurse throughout this process.
Ms. Wredling serves as the company’s nurse consultant and began in 2017. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner graduate from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Michelle’s background comes from serving as a lead RN-BSN for over 9 years dealing with CVICU and emergency response medicine. She has multiple certifications including, basic life support, pediatric life support, Advance Cardiovascular Life Support, and Advanced Stroke Life Support. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a 4.0 GPA. Michelle has strong medical ethics, is culturally sensitive, and enthusiastic about providing thorough medical care.