Covenant adds to their Leadership Team in 2022 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 1, 2022 – Covenant Physician Partners is pleased to announce several new additions to our leadership team: Viva Elia, SVP Operations; Trey Melancon, SVP Financial Operations; Felisha Faulkner, VP Strategy; Carol Crump, Regional Vice President; and Henry Artime, SVP Marketing and Communications.  

Viva Elia, SVP Operations 

Ms. Elia joined Covenant in April 2022 and oversees our regional vice presidents. Her role involves transforming markets to exceed expectations in clinical, operational and financial performance. 

Before joining Covenant, Viva spent the last 2 years with Women’s Health USA serving as Market President of two of the largest women health practices in Arizona and Nevada.  

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Trey Melancon, SVP Financial Operations 

Mr. Melancon joined Covenant in April 2022 and is responsible for overseeing the financial operations function within Covenant. His current role involves partnering with operations and leadership to drive and execute growth. 

With over 17 years in healthcare finance, Trey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience successfully leading financial operations. Prior to joining Covenant, Trey served at Women’s Health USA (WHUSA), one of the country’s largest support platforms for women’s health physician practices.  

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Felisha Faulkner, VP Strategy 

Ms. Faulkner joined Covenant in January 2022 and has over 14 years of healthcare experience. Currently, she works across multiple departments to collaborate on strategic growth projects as well as supports individual sites with growth plans.  

Previously, Felisha served in several capacities at Surgical Care Affiliates including enterprise strategy, international development, physician practice investment, total joint and spine strategy and referral alignment.  

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Carol Crump, Regional Vice President 

Ms. Crump joined Covenant in April of 2022 and brings a wealth of healthcare expertise and knowledge. Her career in healthcare has expanded for over 28 years, working as a Program Manager at an HCA hospital, Director of Marketing at a Skilled Nursing Company, Sales Manager for Home Health, and Sales Network Developer at Clinical Pharmacology Network.  

Before joining Covenant, Carol spent over 15 years working at Surgical Care Affiliates, one of the largest operators of ambulatory surgery centers in the USA. 

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Henry Artime, SVP Marketing and Communications 

Mr. Artime joined Covenant in January 2022 and has over 30 years of experience developing marketing communications strategies. In 1995 he founded Artime Group, a multi-disciplinary marketing agency in Los Angeles, where he successfully helped grow both B2B and B2C national brands. 

Prior to joining Covenant, Henry’s strategic and creative thinking influenced leading healthcare brands such as Cigna, Surgical Care Affiliates, Woman’s Health USA, Wound Care Advantage, and others. 

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