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.

2023-24 Board of Directors

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

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

Caroline Bradshaw
SVP & Trust Officer
Cumberland Trust

Louise Brock, Board Secretary
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, Board Chair-Elect
VP Human Resources
HealthStream, Inc.

Cindy Dempsey
Genesco Inc.

Sarah Ann Ezzell
Community Volunteer

Lisa Ferrelli
SVP Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Irwin Fisher
Community Volunteer

Joey Hatch, Board Facilities and Projects Officer
Community Volunteer

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

Latrisha Jemison
Regional Community Affairs Manager

Michelle Kennedy
President & Alternate Governor
Nashville Predators

Carla Lovell
Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison

Rick Martin
Director of Compassion Forward
Asurion Philanthropy

Marcia Masulla

Eleanor McDonald, Human Resources Chair
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

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

D. Billye Sanders
Retired Partner
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Dr. J. Sheats
Sheats Endodontic Group

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

Cameron Simmons, Development Chair
ED and Private Banker
JPMorgan Private Bank

Amber Sims
Chief Strategy Officer
St. Thomas Health

Amy Smartt, Finance Chair & Treasurer
SVP Finance & Administration
Country Music Association

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

Kate Wood
President & Founder
K8 Co.

Alecia Wynn
Managing Director
Ankura Consulting

Vicki Yates
News Channel 5

Sarah Zimmer
Vice President/Counsel
Alliance Bernstein