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Middle Tennessee Board Members

Chair

Greg Allen
President Midsouth Market
Cigna

President

Evelio Rodriguez, M.D.
Chief of Surgery
Saint Thomas Heart

Incoming President

Daniel Munoz, M.D.
Interim Co-Director for Clinical Affairs Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
VUMC
 

Members

Scott Cihak
President and CEO
TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Walter K. Clair, M.D.
Professor, Executive Medical Director
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Joanna Conley, MBA, FACHE
CEO
TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

Neil de Crescenzo
President and CEO
Change Healthcare

David Dill
President and CEO
LifePoint Health

Eric Evans
CEO
Surgery Partners

John Gromos
Vice-President & General Manager
Turner Construction

Carl Haley, Jr.
Carl and Connie Haley Foundation

Terry Hardesty
Managing Partner
Deloitte

Damon T. Hininger
President and CEO
CoreCivic

Saletta Holloway, Ed. D.
SVP for Administration, Director, Board Relations &Associate Corporate Secretary
Meharry Medical College

Angela Humphreys
Chair, Healthcare Practice Group
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Alfred Lumsdaine
Executive Vice President and CFO
Quorum Health

Ken Misch
President and CFO
MEDHOST

Thomas Nantais
Executive Vice-President
Adult Ambulatory Operations

Pal Narayanan
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
GEODIS

Michelle Robertson
COO and CNO
Ascension/Saint Thomas

Margaret Rush, M.D.
President
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Saurabh Sinha
CEO
emids

Fahad Tahir
President and CEO
Saint Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals

Joseph Webb, D.Sc., FACHE
CEO
Nashville Healthcare Center

Michael Wiechart
Executive Vice President and COO
TeamHealth

A. Brian Wilcox, Jr., M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Chief Physician Executive
Ascension Saint Thomas

Herman Williams, M.D.
Managing Director
BDO Consulting

John C. Witt, M.D.
Medical Director Comprehensive Stroke Center
Skyline Neuroscience Associates

Karey L. Witty

Beth Workman
CFO
United Derm Partners

Advisory Council

Tim Adams
President & CEO
Ascension/Saint Thomas

Richard L. Miller
Chairman
ESa

C. Wright Pinson, M.D.
Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Heather J. Rohan
Division President
TriStar Health

James C. Seabury, III
Chairman and CEO
Enterprise Solutions

Keith Wolken
Chairman and CEO
SMS Holdings

Campaign Chairs

2021 Heart Challenge / Heart Walk Chair

Woody Woodward
CEO
Kirkland’s

2021 Go Red For Women Chair

Melinda Walega
VP Human Resources
Schneider Electric

2021 Circle of Red Chairs

Chelsea and Harrison Kiser
COO
Ascension Saint Thomas

Heart Challenge / Healthy For Good

2020 Campaign Co-Chair

Karey Witty

Executive Leadership

John Adams
VP & Market General Manager
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Attractions

Neil Amrhein
CEO & Founder
All About Care

Mike Balcer
CFO, MidSouth
UnitedHealthcare

Jody Beaverson
SVP, Human Resources
Change Healthcare

Sean Buck
Vice President/Group Manager
JE Dunn Construction

Rich Kostrzewa
Senior VP Finance
GEODIS

Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Tommy Lewis
COO
Tivity Health

Julie Miller
COO
Williamson Medical Center

Tyler Muesch
SVP
Commercial Real Estate and Finance Pinnacle Financial Partner

Tara L. Myers
Risk Manager & Principal
Esa

Jameson K. Norton
CEO
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Scott Peterson
CEO
HealthSouth RehabilitationHospital of Franklin

C. Wright Pinson, M.D.
Deputy CEO and Chief Health Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Saurabh Sinha
Founder & CEO
emids

Shawn Smith
VP of Human Resources
Ryman Hospitality Properties

Eric Taylor
SVP, Distribution
AIG

Liz Washko
Shareholder
Ogletree Deakins

Alan Watson
CEO
Maury Regional Health System

Brian Whisnant
Partner
Deloitte

Rob Whitley
Senior Director
Pivot Point Consulting, a VacoCompany

Ken Williamson
SVP, Corporate Accounts
MEDHOST

Woody Woodward
CEO
Kirkland’s

Heart Hats with Heart

Co-Chairs

Amy Cathey
Director of Construction Business Development
S.M. Lawrence

Bobby Otten
Senior Director, Office of Planning, Design and Construction
VUMC

Members

Dan Brodbeck
President & CEO
Compass Partners

Patrick Barrett
Senior Project Manager
Robbins & Morton

David Frazier
CEO & Owner
Hardaway Construction

Suzannah Gills
SPD Senior Project Manager
Turner Construction

Steve Hawkins
Deputy Commissioner
TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Trip Hereford
Principal
Hereford Dooley Architects

Andy Kuhens
Environmental, Safety & Health Manager
Messer Construction

Mike Schneider
Senior Project Executive
Messer Construction

Rachel Spangler
Architect
Centric Architecture

Go Red For Women

2021 Campaign Chair

Melinda Walega
VP Human Resources
Schneider Electric

2021 Circle of Red Chairs

Chelsea and Harrison Kiser
COO
Ascension Saint Thomas

Executive Leadership

Tonya Austin
Partner
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Sloan Allen
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Carol Bailey
VP of Operations
Tenet Healthcare

Angela Durham
VP, Ambulatory Anesthesia
AMSURG

Emily Fritts
Sr Manager
AMZL Safety Program Management, Amazon

Emily D. Garrett
Partner
EY

April Hackney
Vice President, Cardiac Service Line
Ascension Saint Thomas

Saletta Holloway, Ed. D.
SVP for Board of Trustees
Meharry Medical College

Penny Houchens
Principal
Gresham, Smith

Angela Humphreys
Chair, Healthcare Practice
Bass Berry & Sims

Elle McCulty
Partner
Waller

April Murray
Functional Controller
LP

Suzanne M. Reed
Director of Marketing
LBMC

Tammy Stephens
VP, Finance
myNEXUS

Katie Turner, MAcc, CPA
VP
Operations Finance, Sharecare

April Wade
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Banker
U.S. Bank

Beth Workman
CFO
United DermPartners

Middle Tennessee PULSE Board of Directors

Chair

Ronette Adams-Taylor
Associate General Counsel/Director of Compliance & Risk Management
Meharry Medical College

Late Party Chair

Allison Dowdle
Senior Manager, Financial Reporting
Silicon Ranch

Late Party Chair

Maegan Manning
Tax Manager
Vaco

Heart Walk Chair

Sara Waggoner
Director of Marketing and Client Relations
TW Frierson

Community Impact Co- Chair

Shaila Menees
AVP, Cardiovascular Service Line
HCA

Members

Sloan Allen
Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager
Bank of American Private Bank

Amber Arnold
Associate Attorney
Waller

Ray Baxter
Director of Information Security
CHS

Meagan Brasher
Director of Strategy
naviHealth

Elliott Brown
Director, Financial Reporting
LifePoint Health

Trey Bryant
Director, Business Operations
VUMC

Mackenzie Cooper
Assistant, International Department
WME

Sutton Lipman Costanza
Realtor
RE/MAX Homes & Estates 

Rob Eakin
Leasing
Eakin Partners

Suzannah Gills
Special Projects Division Project Manager
Turner Construction

Leslie Goodman
Assurance Senior Manager
EY

Jordan Hammond
Accounting Senior Manager
Envision

Sarah K. Laird
Attorney (Real Estate, Banking and Finance)
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Tyler Michael
Audit Manager
Deloitte

Nini O’Keefe
Wellbeing Program Manager
Asurion

Jessica Powell
Director of Community Affairs
Meharry Medical College

Mike Schneider
Senior Project Manager
Messer

Worth Scott
Vice President of Operations
Batten and Shaw

Benton Smothers
Vice President
Holladay Properties

Graham Thomas
Deputy Director
tnAchieves

Sam Tucker
Senior Vice President, Operations
Upperline Health

Jenny Vasquez
Program Manager
Thrive, Premise Health

Rebekah Vickery
Senior Accountant, Business Management
Tri Star Sports & Entertainment 

Carl Yacoub
Senior Manager
PwC

Rutherford County Board of Directors

Chair

Beth Goodner
CEO
TrustPoint Hospital

Members

James Aho
Vice President
Sears Holdings Corporation

Beth Binkley
Philanthropist

Patricia Bloomfield
Philanthropist

Kim Brogli
Realtor
Jane and Kim Land and Home

Lou Caputo
CEO
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

Suresh Chiturri, M.D.
Neurologist
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

Robert Coggin
Director of Facility Safety Services
NHC

John Dietrich
Senior Vice President
First National Bank of Middle Tennessee

Gordon Ferguson
CEO
Ascension Saint Thomas

Bob Gerard
Relationship Manager
SmartBank

Lt. General Keith Huber
Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives
MTSU

Lauren Knox
Director of Marketing
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Murali Kolli, M.D.
Cardiologist
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Cannon Loughry
COO
TwelveStone Health Partners

Sarah Murfree
Philanthropist

Peter G. Robertson, M.D.
Cardiologist
Ascension Saint Thomas

Rich Rucker
Attorney
Rucker & Rucker, PLLC

Jenny Sauls, R.N.
Professor and Director of Nursing
MTSU

David Scott
Market President
SmartBank

Ellen Slicker, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Lori Sain Smith
Owner
Daffodilly Designs

Rutherford County 2020 Heart Walk

Chair

Lt. General Keith Huber

Rutherford County 2020 Heart Ball

Co-Chairs

Adam and Holly Coggin

Cannon and Beth Loughry

Heart Ball Honoree

Lauren Donnelly Bashian