Tammy L. Marshall is known as the “bio-hacker” in aging services. She is recognized for being the "first” in many categories and for transforming environments of care. Marshall was the first woman named as VP for Mission and Strategy at one of upstate NY’s largest aging service providers, where she introduced the small house model, Eden Alternative, Green House Project philosophy.
She was also named the first Chief Experience Officer in aging services, recognizing her work and educational background in hospitality, nursing, social sciences and strategy. As CXO, Marshall led NYC’s first small house living initiative and introduced an empathy and hospitality platform. Her published work is recognized and serves as evidence in support of older adults thriving in non-institutional environments. As a member of the Executive Board at The Beryl Institute, she brings voice and action to eradicating Ageism which she feels has led to environments that are hyper-focused on a patriarchal medical system and neglects the voice and soul of the older adult.
Recently, as CXO, Marshall relocated to Atlanta to be a part of the Thrive Living team whose approach is unwavering in its singular purpose to design environments that maximize the human experience for older adults. However, she will say she is most known for being a Mom to her son Derek.
She holds a master’s degree from Goddard College and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Administration, Social Science from Keuka College.