Board of Directors

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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.

2022-23 Board of Directors

Cynthia Whitfield-Story, Board Chair
Chief Executive Officer
INSPIRE1, LLC Consulting Firm

Sallie Bailey, Board Chair-Elect
Retired, EVP & CFO
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Jen Berres
Senior Vice President  & Chief Human Resources Officer
HCA Healthcare

Caroline Bradshaw, Development Chair
SVP & Trust Officer
Cumberland Trust

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

Rusty Burdge
Choice Property Restoration, LLC

Ruth Cate
Community Volunteer

James Crumlin, Jr.
Spencer Fane Bone McAllester

Kendra Deas
VP Human Resources
HealthStream, Inc.

Cindy Dempsey, Human Resources Chair
Genesco Inc.

Sarah Ann Ezzell
Community Volunteer

Lisa Ferrelli
SVP Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Irwin Fisher
Community Volunteer

Charles K. Grant
Baker Donelson

Joey Hatch
Community Volunteer

Aileen Herndon, Sr. Vice President Head of Distribution Marketing
Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Latrisha Jemison
Regional Community Affairs Manager

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

Michelle Kennedy
Chief Operating Officer
Nashville Predators

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

Carla Lovell
Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison

Rick Martin
Director of Compassion Forward
Asurion Philanthropy

Marcia Masulla

Eleanor McDonald
Chief Legal Counsel
Ingram Industries

Valerie Smith Molette

Marlene Moses
Founding Partner

Dr. Berthena Nabaa-McKinney
Educator & Leader
Islamic Center of Nashville

Phylanice Nashe
Entrepreneur and Community Volunteer

Jayme Parmakian, Finance Chair/Treasurer

Tracey Pearson
Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor
RBC Wealth Management

Roberta Pettis
President and Founder
FocusWorks Consulting

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

Gleason Rogers
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Tractor Supply Company

Abby Rubenfeld
Attorney & Partner
Rubenfeld Law Office

D. Billye Sanders
Retired Partner
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Jay Sheats, DMD
Sheats Endodontic Group

Tracey Silverman
Senior Vice President/Senior Credit Products Manager
PNC Bank

Cameron Simmons
ED and Private Banker
JPMorgan Private Bank

Amber Sims
Chief Strategy Officer
St. Thomas Health

Kristy Sinkfield, Secretary
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

Amanda Weeks-Geveden, Past Board Chair
Senior Wealth Advisor, SVP
1834, a division of Old National Bank

Kate Wood
President & Founder
K8 Co.

Alecia Wynn
Managing Director
Ankura Consulting

Vicki Yates
News Channel 5

Sarah Zimmer
Vice President/Counsel
Alliance Bernstein