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Leadership Team

Brian Hassett

President and Chief Executive Officer
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Brian has been a part of the United Way family for close to 40 years. Originally from the Bronx, he began his career as a United Way National Intern in Rochester, New York. In 1990, Brian was named President & CEO of United Way of Central Massachusetts. He then went on to lead numerous nonprofit organizations including the United Way in Phoenix; the United Way in Chicago; and the United Way in Albany, New York. He has served as President and CEO of United Way of Greater Nashville since December 2017. Brian is considered one of United Way’s most visionary leaders by many… “He is able to inspire others to accomplish lofty goals to improve community conditions,” says Brian Gallagher, President & CEO of United Way Worldwide.

Erica Mitchell

Executive Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer
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Courtney Barlar

Chief Development Officer
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Summor Pennington, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
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Jennifer Wright

Chief Marketing Officer
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Diana Copelin
Specialist, Customer Service

Rickey James
Manager, Building Operations

Erin Ward
Executive Assistant

Community Impact

Erin Akery, M.A., AFC®
Senior Manager, Financial Empowerment Counselors

Keith Barnes
Associate Director, Workforce & Education, The Family Collective

Lydia Bennett-Carnes
Coordinator, SNAP Employment & Training

Mia Boozer-Sharp, Ed. D.
Associate Director, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Nikayla Boyd
Manager, Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)

Jessica Burgy
Regional Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative – Middle TN

Chrishell Calhoun
Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative – Knoxville

Nicholas Calvin
Technical Assistant Coordinator, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Rebecca Carter
Director, Health

Teresa Cook
Regional Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative – Jackson

Brandee Davis
Director, Economic & Financial Mobility

Rod DeVore
Director, 2Gen Initiatives

Tracey Dill
Senior Director, Regional Community Impact

Niki Easley, MPA
Director, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Ali Edmonds, LMSW
Manager, Client Care, The Family Collective

Nikita Edwards, MS
Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative – Chattanooga

Natalie “Nat” Flammia
Senior Manager, Operations, Blueprint

Sabrina Franklin, AFC®
Manager, Financial Empowerment Counselors

Tierra Fuller
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

Tenisa Gardner
Coordinator, Special Projects, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Apri Gassaway
Director, Education

Megan Godbey
Director, Blueprint for Early Childhood Success

Brandon Haney, LMSW
Senior Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

Jamie Helm
Office Administrator, Financial Mobility

Renee Henderson
Administrative Assistant

Sonya Johnson, MPA
Manager, Education Initiatives

Tamara Kreigh
Regional Coordinator, VITA

Ambere Lewis
Manager, Read to Succeed

Elandriel Lewis
Senior Manager, Early Learning and Training

Amber Lewis-Stewart
Manager, Learning & Communications, The Family Collective

Jamie Lewis-Stewart
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

LaKelia Lovan
Senior Manager, 211

Lisa Lumb
Resource Coordinator, 211

Felicia Moore, MSW
Manager, 2Gen Initiatives

John Orzechowski
Senior Manager, Data & Evaluation, The Family Collective

Jamila Pettyjohn
Coordinator, SNAP Employment & Training

Nicole Piispanen, M.A., LPC-MHSP
Associate Director, Collective Care, The Family Collective

Debby Rainey
Manager, Community Impact – Williamson & Hickman

Brooke Seigle
Manager, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee

Tiffany Thomson
Manager, Community Impact – Robertson

Sheri Tyler Kimble
Administrative Assistant, The Family Collective

Dianna Webb
Senior Manager, Economic Mobility, SNAP Employment & Training

Elisabeth Wiede
Property Engagement & Resource Coordinator, The Family Collective

Samantha Williams
Associate Director, Financial Mobility

Finance, HR and IT

Tamiko Anderson, MSW
Specialist, Accounts Receivable

Im Cashen
Accounts Payable/Special Projects Coordinator, Finance

Emily DeVito
Staff Accountant, Finance

Debby Dillingham
Senior Manager, Web Applications

Denese Farmer
Senior Specialist, Human Resources

Angela Ferguson
Director, Human Resources

Carlton Henderson
Senior Manager, Database & Web Applications

Justin Holt
Generalist, Human Resources

Matt Lim, CPA
Director, Finance

Jason Miller
Director, IT

Bev Roberts
Analyst, Finance

Marketing and Community Engagement

Sarah Bishop
Senior Manager, Communications

Lauren Curry, MBA
Senior Specialist, Marketing and Communications

Michaela Miller
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications

Cheryl Stewart
Director, Creative Services

Amanda Williams
Graphic Designer

Workplace and Donor Engagement

Lauren Ayers
Account Manager, Workplace Engagement

Sherry Byrum
Senior Specialist, Donor Engagement

Heather Hill
Senior Manager, Workplace Engagement

Lindsay Keitel
Coordinator, Donor & Affinity Engagement

Ashley McDonald
Account Manager, Workplace Engagement

Alex Norsworthy
Director, Workplace Engagement

Brian Pulley
Senior Manager, Workplace Engagement

Jamie Roy
Associate Director, Leadership Donor Engagement

Madison Tinkel
Account Manager, Workplace Engagement

Adam Wilczek
Director, Endowment and Donor Engagement

Celeste Wilson
Senior Director, Donor Engagement