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Dr. M. Melyn Galbreath


Dr. M. Melyn GalBreath, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Galbreath has spent over 27 years serving the health care industry, which includes providing primary care to special populations such as migrant farmworkers, the rural indigent, the incarcerated, and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  She completed undergraduate studies at Lipscomb University, earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University, later completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health at Baylor University. Published as a first author in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Galbreath is passionate about her work as a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and is proud to serve clients in areas that include Tennessee’s Appalachian Highlands.


Mark is passionate about supporting others through difficult life experiences and serves as Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Inspired to share the power of God’s love, his ministry includes speaking at public and private events, facilitating grief support groups, hosting a podcast and writing a blog for the organization’s website. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Mr. Negley is also President of management consulting firm PondHouse LLC, where he leverages 20 years of experience in senior leadership and management roles to guide his clients. Mark is a widower and the proud father of son Andersen. He was blessed to re-marry in 2020, and currently resides in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife, Melyn.

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