Founded in 1991, CHASE, LLC provides comprehensive services designed to promote workplace safety and security through the reduction of substance use/abuse.

Headquartered in Dickson, Tennessee, the CHASE team provides rapid response and personal service to assist clients with compliance to meet federal, state or corporate guidelines. Regardless of when CHASE partners with a client – at the beginning to create a company’s drug-free plan and policy, or later as the third party provider of on-site sample collection/testing/reporting, CHASE’s experienced team maintains a level of professionalism making it one of the most respected third party administrators in the country.

Mission Statement:

At CHASE our mission is to help clients establish and maintain a safe, drug free work place environment for their employees. We are deeply committed to setting standards of excellence for the administration of drug and alcohol programs. We strive to continuously and successfully provide high-quality, comprehensive services to our clients. The members of the CHASE team place the upmost importance on customer satisfaction and individualized service meeting each client’s needs.


Our Team

VP/Office Manager

Marilyn and her husband, Dr. Phillip Hayes, began C.H.A.S.E. in 1991. She has a BS and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Experienced in health care, education and government service with 18 years at CHASE, she appreciates challenges employers face in ensuring safe and drug free workplaces. She enjoys her church, singing in the choir, walking in the woods, reading, gardening and especially spending time with her teenage granddaughters

VP Operations/Customer Service/Clinical

Laura joined C.H.A.S.E. in 2011 after a successful career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Aquinas College with a degree in nursing in 1999 and worked in the Vanderbilt Medical Center Burn ICU, Trauma ICU and Pediatric Emergency Departments before becoming a Flight Nurse at Vanderbilt Life Flight. In her spare time Laura enjoys running, being on the lake, camping, fishing and reading. Laura has two daughters who are 18 and 16; these girls are the lights of her life.

Marsha Hutsell
VP Field Operations

With a Marketing degree from the University of Houston, and a professional background primarily in Human Resources & Health Insurance, Marsha joined C.H.A.S.E. in spring of 2005. When not working, she enjoys reading, spending time with family & friends, and gardening. Most of all, she treasures spending time with her two grown children and grandchildren.

Vicki Sherrill
Accounts Payable/Receivable

Vicki joined C.H.A.S.E. in 1992 and has always worked in finance or accounting. She is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren with one on the way. Her hobbies include sports, cooking when necessary, and shopping for shoes, but her greatest hobby is finding bargains.

Mary Clement
Director of Compliance

Mary joined C.H.A.S.E in October 1992 and has performed many functions since that time. Her background includes 16 years with the State of Tennessee in the Department of Human Services. Mary enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her family and two dogs at their lake house on the Tennessee River.

Alice Gunter
Assistant Director of Compliance/Office Manager

Alice joined C.H.A.S.E. in June 2008. She has a BBA in Marketing from Austin Peay State University as well as 12 years in retail management and 5 years in the insurance industry. Alice enjoys shopping, reading, camping and crafting but especially spending time with her husband, their two daughters and grandson.

Kathy Tucker

Kathy began working full-time for C.H.A.S.E. in 2007 after having worked here part-time for a couple of years. Her prior experience is in accounting. She is married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys travel, reading and whatever sports her grandkids are playing.

Trish Rich

Trish joined C.H.A.S.E. in March 2013 with previous experience in insurance and banking. Trish has two grown sons. She enjoys remodeling her home in her spare time.

Carmen Lowe
Background Checks/SAP Referrals

Carmen started with C.H.A.S.E. in July 2014. Previously, she worked for a manufacturing facility in Dickson for 15 years and was involved with Purchasing, Human Resources and Customer Service. She and her husband have a son and a daughter. In her spare time she enjoys reading, camping, and watching college football.

Christy Pharris
Background Checks/Supply Orders

Christy came to C.H.A.S.E. in July 2008 after completing the accounting program at Tennessee Technical College. Her prior work experience includes working in restaurant management. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her dogs.

Stephanie Kerr
Background Checks

Stephanie joined the C.H.A.S.E. family in March 2015. She has a BS in Retail and Consumer Science with a minor in Business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She and her husband have two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and photography.

Darrell Hicks
Data Entry

Darrell joined C.H.A.S.E. in July 2007 after more than 10 years in shipping and receiving. He’s engaged to be married in the spring of 2017. In his spare time, Darrell enjoys playing drums, fishing, hunting, disc golf, table tennis and aerial photography.

Annette Morgan
Data Entry

Annette has been with C.H.A.S.E. since February 2014. She has prior experience in bookkeeping, accounting and running a family owned business with her husband. She enjoys painting, cooking, gardening and camping in her spare time.