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Theobald takes over at Martin Center as longtime director Joyce Keistler retires


Theobald takes over at Martin Center as longtime director Joyce Keistler retires

The FiftyForward Martin Center in Brentwood recently welcomed Jodi Theobald as the new center director.

“We are thrilled Jodi has joined our team,” said FiftyForward Associate Executive Director of Active Aging Jocelyn Briddell. “Jodi brings with her a rich history of advocating for others and a distinct passion for serving older adults. We are excited to have her build on the rich legacy initiated by her predecessor, Joyce Keistler, who will be retiring at year’s end.”

Theobald earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri – Columbia (Columbia, Missouri) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, Illinois) with a major in Psychology.

Most recently, Theobald worked as a program manager with Ascend Management Innovations in Nashville where she managed overall operations and performance of pre-admission screening and resident review program contracts for three states.  She has more than ten years of professional experience and a passion for working with older adults having served in a number of roles including marketing home health services and account management — including referral sources for physician practices, assisted living facilities, and senior centers —  as well as serving as a geriatric specialist where she was responsible for program planning, development, and evaluation of geriatric-psychiatric and caregiver programs.

The FiftyForward Martin Center in Brentwood is at 960 Heritage Way, Brentwood, TN 37027, near the WSM Tower at I-65 and Concord Road. It opened in 2002.

Joyce Keistler has been with the nonprofit FiftyForward since 1996.

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