Jennifer Martin

Clinical Lead, Age Friendly Health Program at Cherokee Health Systems, Inc.

Jennifer Martin, MHA, FNP-BC, GS-C has a diverse work experience spanning over different roles and healthcare settings. Jennifer currently works at Cherokee Health Systems as a Clinical Lead for the Age Friendly Health Program, where they provide clinical guidance and support for older adults. Jennifer also collaborates with leadership to develop and implement program initiatives, monitor access and quality of geriatric healthcare, and stay updated with research trends in age friendly healthcare. Jennifer is also responsible for leading quality improvement and patient safety efforts in geriatric care.

Prior to their current role, Jennifer worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Cherokee Health Systems and Lark Medical Associates LLC, where they provided primary care services to patients. Jennifer also gained experience as a Registered Nurse at Assuricare and Cherokee Health Systems, focusing on patient care and support.

In addition to their healthcare roles, Jennifer also has administrative experience. Jennifer previously worked as the Director of Patient Services at The Get Well Clinic and as an Administrative Assistant at Indiana Legal Services, Inc. and Bradford-Scott Data Corporation. Jennifer also served as a Receptionist/Optical Assistant at Barnes Vision and as a Chiropractic Assistant at Heskett Family Chiropractic.

Overall, Jennifer Martin has a well-rounded background in healthcare and administration, with a focus on geriatric care, primary care, quality improvement, and patient advocacy.

Jennifer Martin, MHA, FNP-BC, GS-C completed their education in a chronological order. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Administration with a minor in Management from Indiana University Indianapolis in 2008. In 2013, they obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse from Carson-Newman University. Jennifer then pursued a Master's degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, completing it in 2013. Jennifer furthered their education with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing from East Tennessee State University, graduating in 2016.

Jennifer has also obtained various certifications. Jennifer became an Advanced Practice Nurse in Tennessee in October 2016. Jennifer is also a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, achieving this certification in the same month and year. Additionally, Jennifer holds a Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) certification from the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), obtained in 2021. Jennifer has obtained certifications in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers from Cherokee Health Systems in August 2023. Jennifer is also registered as a Nurse in Tennessee, completing their registration in October 2013.

Jennifer has other certifications as well, including ANCC from the American Nurse Credentialing Center, Question Persuade Refer in Suicide Prevention, and Stewards of Children Training in Darkness to Light. However, the institutions and the specific dates of obtaining these certifications are not provided.


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  • Clinical Lead, Age Friendly Health Program

    March, 2022 - present

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

    February, 2019