board of directors

Executive Officers:

Deb Hennessee
*Deb Hennessee, Chair
Pinnacle Financial Partners

*Sarah Mathews, CPA, Treasurer, PwC

* Read DuPriest, MBA, Secretary, AlixPartners

* John Baxter, EdD Member-at-Large, CoreCivic (Retired)

*Troy Chisolm, FACHE, Member-at-Large, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health

* Nick Mann, JD, Member-at-Large, Bridgestone Americas

*Rhonda Ashley-Dixon, Past Chair, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health

  • Bearlyn Ash, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS
  • Brently Baxter
  • David Bohan, BOHAN
  • Kristen Cantrell, JD, Endeavor
  • Kraig Dalton, Amerigroup
  • Jana Dreyzehner, MD, Starfish Health
  • Derek Farrell, CPA, CHS
  • Mark Fleming, PhD, Universal Health Services
  • Antricia “A.C.” Gordon, HealthTrust Purchasing Group
  • Kandace Groher, MPA, Odyssey Behavioral Health

  • Mary Harkleroad, LCSW, Emeritus
  • Diane Hayes, Young Leaders Council (Retired)
  • Mary Held, PhD, LCSW, UT – College of Social Work
  • Jill Howard, MBA, RN, LifePoint Health
  • Josh Hunley, VALIC Financial Advisors
  • Mukta Kasturia, UHS (Board Intern)
  • Carrie Lebowitz, OD, Southern College of Optometry
  • Haley Miller, YLC Intern
  • Ken Sheesley, Hampshire Realty
  • Matt Smith, CPA, LBMC

The current Board of Directors will serve from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.