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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

Emily Kearney
Executive Assistant

Community Impact

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

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

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

Nikayla Boyd
Manager, Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)

Stephanie Bradford
Senior Manager, Early Education/Bright Start Fellow

Christiane Buggs
Manager, Literacy Partnerships

Jessica Burgy
Technical Assistance Coordinator, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Chrishell Calhoun
Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative – Knoxville

Rebecca Carter
Director, Health

Im Cashen
Regional Coordinator, VITA

Rod DeVore
Director, 2Gen Initiatives

Tracey Dill
Director, Economic and Financial Mobility

Niki Easley, MPA
Director, HIV/AIDS Initiative

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

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

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
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

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

Jamie Lewis-Stewart
Counselor, Financial Empowerment Center

Larry Lopp
Coordinator, SNAP Employment & Training

LaKelia Lovan
Manager, 211

Jay Mazon, MBA
Regional Manager, HIV/AIDS Initiative

Felicia Moore, MSW
Manager, 2Gen Initiatives

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

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

Brooke Seigle-Rochelle
Manager, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee

Asailio (Ace) Timmermeier
Manager, Community Impact – Robertson

Sheri Tyler Kimble
Administrative Assistant, The Family Collective

Annika Victorson
Resource Specialist, 211

Dianna Webb
Coordinator, SNAP Employment & Training

Samantha Williams
Associate Director, Financial Mobility

Finance, HR and IT

Tamiko Anderson, MSW
Specialist, Accounts Receivable

Emily DeVito
Specialist, Accounts Payable

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
Staff Accountant, Finance

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

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
Specialist, Marketing and Communications

Cheryl Stewart
Director, Creative Services

Amanda Williams
Graphic Designer

Workplace and Donor Engagement

Sherry Byrum
Specialist, Donor Engagement

Heather Hill
Senior Manager, Workplace Engagement

Lindsay Keitel
Coordinator, Donor & Affinity Engagement

Darius E. Moore
Account Manager, Workplace Engagement

Alex Norsworthy
Associate Director, Workplace Engagement

Brian Pulley
Manager, Workplace Engagement

Victoria Quigley
Senior Manager, Workplace Engagement

Adam Wilczek
Director, Endowment and Donor Engagement

Celeste Wilson
Senior Director, Donor Engagement