Board of Directors

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YWCA board 2019
Members of YWCA Board of Directors at 2019 AWA Announcement Party (l-r) Rashed Fakhruddin, Candice Storey Lee, Jamie McPherson, Katharin Dyer, Kendra Deas, Lisa Ferrelli, Cynthia Whitfield Story, Kate Wood, Tara Scarlett, DarKenya Waller, Rita Mitchell, Beth DeBauche

The YWCA Board of Directors is made up of leaders who willingly give their time and energy to improve the lives of women, children, and families in our community. Members serve two-year terms and steadfastly guide us in our efforts to realize our mission.

2021-22 Board of Directors

Amanda Weeks-GevedenBoard Chair
Senior Vice President, Managing Director
U.S. Bank

Gail Alexander
Community Volunteer

Sallie Bailey
Retired, EVP & CFO
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Caroline Bradshaw
SVP & Trust Officer
Cumberland Trust

Louise Brock
General Counsel, Labor & Employment
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Rusty Burdge
President
Choice Property Restoration, LLC

Monica Cintado-Scokin
Vice President
HCA

Lara Crouch
Director Client Experience
Nashville Predators

James Crumlin,
Member/Attorney
McAllester Norton PLLC

Ashlee Davis
Vice President, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Manager
AllianceBernstein

Kendra Deas
VP, Human Resources
HealthStream, Inc.

Cindy Dempsey
Director
Genesco Inc.

Jamie Dunham
Founder and President
Brand Wise

Katharin Dyer
Career Global Chief Marketing Officer

Rashed Fakhruddin
Director of Community Partnerships
Islamic Center of Nashville

Lisa Ferrelli, Board Treasurer
SVP, Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

David Fischette
President, CEO and Chief Creative
Go West Creative Group

Irwin Fisher
Community Volunteer

Rodney Francis
Director, Diversity and Talent Acquisition,
Nissan North America

Janie Greenwood HarrisAdvocacy Chair 
Community Volunteer

Joey Hatch
Community Volunteer

Sean Henry
President and CEO
Nashville Predators & Bridgestone Arena

Latrisha Jemison
Regional Community Affairs Manager Regions

Rita Johnson-Mills
Healthcare Consultant

Beverly Keel
Dean, College of Media & Entertainment
Middle Tennessee State University

Candice Lee
Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director
Vanderbilt University

Carla Lovell
Member
Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison

Rick Martin
Director of Compassion Forward
Asurion Philanthropy

Marcia Masulla
Owner
Roar

Eleanor McDonald
Chief Legal Counsel
Ingram Industries

Rita Mitchell, Past Board Chair
Founder & President
Rita P. Mitchell, LLC

Valerie Smith Molette
CAO
Deloitte

Anne Morgan
Counselor
NCC

Jayme Parmakian
Shareholder
LBMC

Roberta Pettis
President and Founder
FocusWorks Consulting

Tracey Pearson
Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor
RBC Wealth Management

Sharon K. Roberson
President & CEO
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Abby Rubenfeld
Attorney & Partner
Rubenfeld Law Office

Billye Sanders
Retired, Partner
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Tara Scarlett
President & CEO
Scarlett Family Foundation

Amber Sims
Chief Strategy Officer
St. Thomas Health

Kristy Sinkfield
Associate VP of Diversity and Inclusion Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Amy Smartt
SVP Finance & Administration
Country Music Association

Javier Solano
Vice President
MP&F Strategic Communications

Sunny Spyridon, Development Chair
Community Volunteer

Cynthia Whitfield Story
Field Senior Vice President
Allstate Insurance Company

Alecia Wynn
Managing Director
Ankura Consulting

Kate Wood, Secretary
President & Founder
K8 Co.

Vicki Yates
Anchor
News Channel 5