About Us

We are a Nashville, Tennessee based company focused on educating advanced practice providers in an employer-friendly manner. Simply put, we help NPs and PAs excel.

To be the best, most trusted resource for NPs, PAs and the facilities that employ them.

ThriveAP is an education resource for advanced practice providers working to support NPs and PAs and to help facilities support clinicians from the beginning of their education throughout their careers.

Our Values

At ThriveAP, we live and work by the following guiding principles:

  • Our Participants – We work diligently to ensure that participants in our programs receive the highest quality, most helpful education possible.
  • Our Clients – We aim to help our clients by being a steady, reliable voice, understanding their needs and helping them adopt the best strategy possible to help NPs and PAs achieve.
  • Our People – We know the work we do is important, and we’re passionate about it. Our team is strongest if we operate in an environment of mutual respect, and we contribute to it on a day-to-day basis.

Careers at ThriveAP

We want the best and brightest. We want people who reflect our core principle of mutual respect. We want diversity of opinion and background. We want people who care. We want people who are not only open to change, but actively embrace it. Even more than all of that, we want a team full of people who passionately believe ThriveAP’s mission is a worthwhile, important mission.

Meet Our Team

Chris Poole

Chris Poole


Veronica Hill, DNP, CRNP

VP of Programs and Content

Trevor Brown

VP of Employer Partnerships

Sarah Maxwell

Director of Marketing

Abigail Hunt

Manager of Program Operations

Zena Welker

Enterprise Sales Executive

Melanie Cross, MSN, FNP-C

Class Leader

Jane Kapustin, PhD, CRNP, BC-ADM, FAANP, FAAN

Class Leader

Melissa MacKinnon, DNP, FNP

Class Leader

erin tolbert

Erin Tolbert, MSN, FNP-C


Contact Us

We look forward to connecting with you and respond to questions and comments as quickly as possible. For more inquiries about our programs please also check out this page for more information. If you have something to share, we also suggest connecting with the NP and PA community by commenting on a blog post.

Support and education for early career NPs & PAs

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