On staff since the inauguration of LMU-CVM in 2011, Russell has had the unique opportunity to play and integral role in the development of the college’s policies, procedures and programs. Russell serves the college as the executive director of operations where she is charged with inspiring and accelerating the colleges strategic initiatives. In addition to her administrative role, Russell also serves as faculty advisor to the Veterinary Business Management Association, one of LMU-CVM’s first chartered student organizations. Russell has a passion for economic development, community building, and veterinary education which she exercises in these roles. Russell earned a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology and a Master of Business Administration from LMU. Currently, she is completing a Doctor of Business Administration at LMU. Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Russell now resides in Tazewell, Tennessee, with her husband Justin, daughter, Lilah and son, Barrett.


  • BVSc, Lincoln Memorial University
  • MBA, Lincoln Memorial University
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