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


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. Laura has two adult daughters one who has just started her career in Elementary Education and one who is a Pre-Vet major at Tennessee Tech University.

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 has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Her hobbies include sports, cooking, finding bargains and enjoying time with family and friends.

Mary Clement

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
Compliance/Office Manager

Alice joined C.H.A.S.E. in June 2008 after 5 years in the insurance industry and 12 years in retail management. She has a BBA in Marketing from Austin Peay State University. Alice enjoys shopping, reading, crafting and trips to the beach.  She and her husband spending most of their spare time with their two daughters and grandson as well as their three dogs.

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.

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
Compliance/SAP Referrals

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 an Eagle Scout as well as a semi-professional drummer. He and his Wife are very passionate about playing music and love performing together. They are involved in 2 different projects in which they travel all over the U.S. playing weddings, parties, and corporate events. Aside from working and playing music, Darrell enjoys fishing, hunting, disc golf, table tennis and aerial photography.

Annette Morgan
SAP Referrals

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.

Callie Silvers
Data Entry

Callie joined C.H.A.S.E. in July 2018. She has a BS degree in Public Relations and Theatre Design. She previously worked in childcare and event planning. She looks forward to the upcoming years with her husband and growing family. Her spare time is spent with close friends making the most of her relationships. Whether it is board games, chili night, or movies on the lawn, she enjoys hosting with her husband and making her friends and family feel loved.

Courtney Patterson
Background Checks

Courtney joined our C.H.A.S.E family in May of 2017. Before she came here, she was in the cosmetology field for 10 plus years. Her and her husband have been together for 18 years and are busy running around raising 4 growing boys. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, cooking, and good movies.

Jessica Glenn
Background checks/Data entry

Jessica joined C.H.A.S.E. in March of 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in History with a minor in Political Science. She has ten years of retail experience with two years of management experience from a convenience store. She is married and has two adorable dogs Pepper and Lola. She enjoys spending time with her church family, reading, watching tv shows/movies, working out, food and spending time with her family and friends.

Susan Tucker

Susan joined C.H.A.S.E. in April 2018 with previous experience in Title Abstracting. Susan is married and has two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, relaxing and spending time with her family.

Paige Smithson
Background Checks/Data Entry

Paige joined C.H.A.S.E in August 2018 after previously working in childcare and directing a local day camp for children. She enjoys spending time with her close family and friends. Her spare time is filled with going to group fitness classes at the gym, cooking, and playing with her sweet dog.