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Meet the Staff

Benefits Administration has partnered with University Community Health System (UCHS), a Nashville-based, not-for-profit organization, to provide health care services to downtown State employees enrolled in the States Group Health Insurance Plan. Over the past 23 years, UCHS has become well known in the Nashville area for its commitment to bringing high quality, holistic health care to places and people that need it most. UCHS is expert in opening, staffing and operating onsite employee clinics like the State’s ParTNers Health & Wellness Center.


About UCHS

UCHS brings you a highly trained and experienced team to serve your health care needs. Our team includes patient service representatives, medical assistants, nurses (LPNs and RNs), EAP counselors, family nurse practitioners (FNPs) and physicians. UCHS’s FNPs are advanced practice nurses and hold master’s degrees in nursing. They conduct exams, diagnose illnesses and, in some cases, prescribe medicines. Our FNPs are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Our physicians hold medical doctorate (MD) degrees and are board certified in their specialty areas. Our physician team members are available by appointment and serve as the supervising physician for our nurse practitioners. 


Marshelya Wilson 

Medical Doctor

Dr. Marshelya Wilson is a board-certified family physician, with a focus on diabetes, hypertension and weight management. Originally from Houston, Dr. Wilson graduated from Fisk University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her medical degree in 2004 from Meharry Medical College and was chief resident in family medicine at Nashville Metropolitan General Hospital. During that residency, she developed a passion for providing quality health care to underserved populations.
She joined the National Health Services Corps and worked in community medicine in Nashville before opening Ardella Family & Wellness Clinic in 2012. Her practice provides comprehensive family care, including pediatric care, adult acute and chronic disease management, and weight management, and is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles in the community.


David J. Flecksteiner


David Flecksteiner is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with two decades of nursing experience. David worked at the State’s Employee Health Clinic for 15 of those years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Marietta College, a master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University.

David has a special interest in orthopedic and sports injuries, was a Certified Athletic Trainer, and worked at the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Center. He lives in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, with his wife Sherry and five children: Jakob, Emily, Abbey, Mathew and Andrew. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and shuttling his kids to their activities. He’s an avid fan of Cleveland Indians baseball, and the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State football teams.


Cathy Spencer 


Cathy Spencer is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with more than two decades of nursing experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee, and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of San Diego.

Since becoming a nurse practitioner, Cathy has worked with underserved communities at Federally Qualified Health Centers. She joined UCHS in 2012, and her areas of interest include wellness and health promotion, disease prevention, and the specialties of pediatrics, dermatology and cardiology.


Cathy is married and has five children. She enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, coaching youth sports, watching movies and reading.


Devyn Hanly

RN, Health Coach

Devyn Hanly comes to Tennessee from the Pacific Northwest with 10 years experience as a registered nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma.


At the ParTNers Center, Devyn will focus on both chronic illness and lifestyle coaching. Her background includes critical care nursing and case management for neurology, as well as neurosurgery specialties. Her professional certifications have included certified case manager and critical care RN.


Devyn’s greatest passions are travel and art history, as well as her toy poodle, Giotto.

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