The staff of Pillar Primary Care, PLLC
Alaina “Lainy” Daleiden-Rediger is Pillar Primary Care’s DPC Coordinator. As the DPC coordinator she is responsible for many of the administrative duties of the DPC program as ell as being a resource for questions regarding the program for both patients and the community. Lainy began working for Trinity Medical Associates in July of 2015 as part of our front office staff. Starting January of 2018 she has assumed the role of DPC Coordinator with Trinity Direct Primary Care and worked full time in the Hardin Valley office. She transitioned with Dr. McColl when he launched Pillar Primary Care, PLLC and remains an integral part of the program.
Lainy and her husband Luke met in 2014 as students at a year long school of Missions and Evangelism called Missio Dei. They both enjoy studying church doctrine and theology and lead a small group for young adults at their church. Married in 2016 spent their time spoiling their very sassy black cat named Moley until the birth of their son Clark. Lainy’s hobbies include reading, writing, and amateur nature photography. She also loves to travel and spend time outdoors, especially in the Smoky Mountains.
She is very excited about the Direct Primary Care Program and be a part of serving her community in such a crucial way.
Kari West, RN joined the Pillar PC team in May 2020. During the heart of a pandemic, she jumped in with both feet and became an instant integral part of the practice.
Carly Slagle is a Registered Dietitian. Born and raised in Knoxville, she graduated from The University of Tennessee in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Health and Human Sciences, majoring in Nutrition. She then went on to complete a Dietetic Internship Program, working some of her rotations at Trinity Medical Associates. She fell in love with the practice during her time there and is so excited to officially be a part of helping people regain their health. She began working in the Direct Primary Care program in 2018 and continued to work with Dr. McColl at Pillar Primary Care when it was founded.
She loves spending time with her husband, family and friends. Her hobbies include running/training for marathons and cooking with her husband Scott, who is the better chef of the house. They have been married since summer of 2016 and have a cat named Pedro, who acts like a dog most of the time. Her favorite place in the world is the beach. She has a passion for helping people make healthy lifelong changes through Nutrition and is looking forward to being a part of that journey for patients.
Marci Wood, MSN, FNP, WHNP, ANP joined Pillar Primary Care in November 2019 as the first new clinician to help the program meet the growing demand of new patients searching for a personal primary care experience. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and her Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington.
She additionally serves the Knoxville community by working at Interfaith Health Clinic. She brings a solid skill set of women’s health and procedural skills to Pillar Primary Care. She is available for scheduled visits of acute care, well exams, and DOT physicals for PPC patients on Thursdays. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, music, reading, and exploring the great outdoors in hiking, biking, and climbing.
Mary Cargle, RN joined Pillar Primary Care in November 2019. She works with Marci Wood, FNP and helps staff the Hardin Valley office on Thursdays. Mary earned her BSN from East Tennessee State University in 2010. She then started her career at Johnson City Medical Center and then transitioned to Tennova (St. Mary’s) working with cardiac patients here in Knoxville. Mary is married to her husband, Travis, and they have 4 beautiful daughters. They enjoy being involved in their church, hiking, camping, running and anything that requires being outside.
After several years of raising babies at home, Mary is really excited to be working with Pillar Primary Care and being able to help people anyway she can.
Melody Berrong joined Pillar Primary Care in March 2020. She earned her American Counsel of Exercise (ACE) certification as a personal trainer in 2018 after a 10 year personal journey to improve her own health which resulted in an 85 lb weight loss. She has worked with individual clients and taught group fitness classes through Pillar’s partner program VitalSigns.
“I am passionate about helping people become healthy and happy in themselves through exercise.”
Melody earned her undergraduate B.S. in Psychology from MTSU and her Masters of Science in Counseling at UT Knoxville. She worked as an adolescent counselor in inner city and alternative schools before the birth of her two boys, Bray and Grayson. Her three dogs- Boomer, Lucky, and Charlie also keep her busy in her free time. She’s been married to her husband, Chris, for 8 years.
In her spare time, she enjoys running and is currently training for her first marathon. As an avid reader she has embraced the Pillar PC paradigm of self education and finished 2019 having read 78 books.