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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.

Courtney Barlar

Chief Development Officer
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Pam Bryant

Area President, Williamson County
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Erica Mitchell

Chief Community Impact Officer
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Summor Pennington, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
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Jennifer Wright

Chief Marketing Officer
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Tricia Allison
Assistant, Office Manager

Tamiko Anderson, MSW
Customer Support Specialist

Pat Hansberry
Executive Assistant

Renee Henderson
Administrative Assistant

Rickey James
Manager, Building Operations

Emily Kearney
Executive Assistant

Community Impact

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

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

Christiane Buggs
Manager, Literacy Partnerships

Chrishell Calhoun
Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative – Knoxville

Rebecca Carter
Director, Health

Im Cashen
Coordinator, VITA/SNAP Employment and Training

Rod DeVore
Director, 2Gen Initiatives

Tracey Dill
Director, Economic and Financial Mobility

René Dillard, MPP
Manager, Early Literacy

Niki Easley, MPA
Director, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Alexandra Edmonds
Manager, Client Care – The Family Collective

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

Sydney Finchum
Technical Assistance Coordinator, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Sabrina Franklin, AFC®
Manager, Financial Empowerment Counselors

Tierra Fuller
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

Tenisa Gardner
Coordinator, Special Projects – HIV/AIDS Initiative

Apri Gassaway
Associate Director, Education

Brandon Haney, LMSW
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

Sonya Johnson, MPA
Manager, Education Initiatives

Tom Kimbler
Financial Analyst, TN Community CARES

Tamara Kreigh
Regional Coordinator, VITA

Felicia Lacy, MSW
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

Ambere Lewis
Manager, Read to Succeed

Elandriel Lewis
Manager, Early Learning and Training

Jamie Lewis
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

LaKelia Lovan
Manager, 211

LaToya Lowery
Senior Manager, Economic and Financial Mobility

Jay Mazon, MBA
Manager, Student Resources

DeMarrus Miller
Coordinator, The Family Collective

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

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

Matt Preston
Associate Director, Systems, The Family Collective

Ariana Ramos
Office Administrator, Financial Empowerment Center

Brooke Seigle-Rochelle
Manager, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee

Asailio (Ace) Timmermeier
Manager, Community Impact

Annika Victorson
Resource Specialist, 211

Leslie Watt
Director, Education

Samantha Williams
Manager, Financial Empowerment Network

Finance, HR and IT

John Ball
Senior Director, Information Technology

Diana Copelin
Specialist, Accounts Receivable

Lesley Costello
Specialist, Finance

Emily DeVito
Specialist, Accounts Payable

Debby Dillingham
Senior Manager, Web Applications

Denese Farmer
Senior Specialist, Human Resources

Angela Ferguson
Director, Human Resources

Atmanand (AJ) Jaikarran
Senior Analyst, Data and Donor Giving

Matt Lim, CPA
Director, Finance

Bev Roberts
Analyst, Finance

Elizabeth Spence
Specialist, Data Reporting and Web Applications

Angela Stafford, CPA
Senior Director, Finance

Marketing and Community Engagement

Sarah Bishop
Manager, Communications

Lauren Curry, MBA
Specialist, Marketing and Communications

Megan McGuire, MSW
Manager, Community Engagement

Cheryl Stewart
Director, Creative Services

Amanda Williams
Graphic Designer

Rebecca Webb
Manager, Donor and Volunteer Engagement

Workplace and Donor Engagement

Sara Atwood
Associate Director, Workplace Engagement

Sherry Byrum
Specialist, Donor Engagement

Heather Hill
Senior Manager, Workplace Engagement

Joy Lehmann
Senior Manager, Workplace Engagement

Anne Mathis
Associate Director, Workplace Engagement

Alex Norsworthy
Associate Director, Workplace Engagement

Elizabeth Payne
Director, Workplace Engagement

Brian Pulley
Manager, Workplace Engagement

Victoria Quigley
Manager, Workplace Engagement

Jamie Wallace Roy
Senior Manager, Workplace Engagement

Adam Wilczek
Director, Endowment and Donor Engagement

Celeste Wilson
Senior Director, Donor Engagement

Courtney Wilson
Manager, Workplace Engagement