Meet the Staff at Mindful Care in Murfreesboro, TN

Managing Director of Program: Cynthia Thomas

Cynthia Thomas graduated from MTSU in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Human Performance—with a minor in Social Welfare. Previously, she earned her Practical Nursing Diploma in 1990 from Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She was a certified Nursing Assistant for five years prior to that. Her hands-on experience includes serving as the Caregiver Information Coordinator at St. Clair Street Senior Center from 2012 to 2018, as well as work in skilled nursing at Stones River Manor from 2018 to 2020. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Nursing, from 2002 to 2008, at Sunnington Assisted Living. Cynthia has been employed at Boulevard Terrace, Tennessee State Veteran Home, Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital and Baptist Hospital Rehabilitation. She has been active in the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Arthritis Association.


Assistant Program Director     
Jamie Mitchell-Brechon

Jamie is a Murfreesboro native. As a young girl, she spent her summers volunteering at the Tennessee Veterans Home, “putting smiles on the residents’ faces and creating an atmosphere of joy through activities.” Jamie studied recreational therapy at Middle Tennessee State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Leisure, Sports and Tourism Services, with an emphasis on Recreation Administration. Jamie says her mission in life is helping others find joy, happiness, and hope for the best quality of life they can have. Recently, she earned a certificate in Music Therapy, which she utilizes with her Mindful Care participants.



Activity Assistant
Teresa O. Barnes




Activity Assistant
Margaret Campbell




Activity Assistant
Shawna Brinsfield



Mindful Care Board of Directors

Cynthia Jones, Teacher, Murfreesboro City Schools (Ret.)

Tom Tozer, Director, News and Public Affairs, MTSU (Ret.)

Fredricka Boles,
HR Director,

Matt Ferry,
Freelance Photographer


Emily Zietz
Finance Professor MTSU


Gloria Williams
Registered Nurse with the V.A. (Ret.)


Doug Timmons,
Finance Professor
MTSU (Ret.)



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