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Leadership Team

Brian Hassett

President and Chief Executive Officer
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Brian has been part of the United Way family for more than 40 years. Originally from the Bronx, he began his career as a United Way national intern in Rochester, N.Y. In 1990, Brian was named president and CEO of United Way of Central Massachusetts. He then led numerous nonprofits including United Ways in Phoenix, Chicago and Albany, N.Y. He has served as president and CEO of United Way of Greater Nashville since December 2017.

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

Corey Alexander
Manager, Data and Evaluation, The Family Collective

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

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

Chrishell Calhoun
Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative – Knoxville

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

Kay Echols, D. Min
Coordinator, Academic Success and Tutoring, Education

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

Rebecca Fiechtl
Regional Coordinator, VITA Southwest

Natalie “Nat” Flammia
Senior Manager, Operations, Blueprint

Sabrina Franklin, AFC®
Senior Manager, Financial Empowerment Center

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

Dalya Graciano
Coordinator, Volunteer and Academic Support, Education

Jamie Helm
Office Administrator, Financial Mobility

Renee Henderson
Executive Administrative Assistant, Community Impact

Sonya Johnson, MPA
Senior Manager, Education Initiatives

April King
Manager, Academic Data and Support, Education

Tamara Kreigh
Regional Coordinator, VITA

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
Associate Director, 211

Lisa Lumb
Resource Coordinator, 211

Felicia Moore, MSW
Manager, 2Gen Initiatives

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
Senior Manager, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee

Tiffany Thomson
Manager, Community Impact – Robertson

Robyn VanDyke
Administrative Assistant, The Family Collective

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

Elisabeth Wiede
Coordinator, Property Engagement and Resources, 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

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
Associate Director, Marketing and 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
Associate Director, Workplace Engagement

Lindsay Keitel
Manager, Events and 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