Cunningham Named Healthcare Partnerships Director
John Cunningham has been hired as director of Healthcare Partnerships at Nashville State Community College, and will focus on building successes by taking engagement and coordination to the next level through Nashville State’s Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education.
This department works with local industries to build curriculum, train and upskill incumbent employees, and address workforce shortages. There are many successes, such as the partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which was recently recognized as an exemplary model.
John is excited about the next steps for this program and his career.
“As I transitioned from my previous role to Nashville State, a common refrain of the healthcare partners I worked with was the repeated success they had experienced with Nashville State-trained students.”
Cunningham most recently worked at Tennessee Donor Services, where he established and incorporated development plans in assigned hospital systems regarding donation processes, assisted in the creation of curriculum, and fostered collaboration among internal hospital groups.
“The combination of this anecdotal evidence and the resounding commitment of Nashville State to shepherd strong partnerships with current and future healthcare partners alike is a reassuring signal to healthcare companies across the state,” said Cunningham.
John will also collaborate with The School of Health Sciences to support current and future initiatives between divisions.
“It’s a signal that the College is passionate in its commitment to serving students, healthcare organizations, and, ultimately, the patients impacted by the outstanding care of Nashville State-trained healthcare professionals.”
In addition to healthcare, the Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education also focuses on education, information technology, and advanced manufacturing curriculum development and training.