The Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee board of directors is vital to fulfilling our mission to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. Their expertise in their various fields, and their generosity have propelled Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee to what it is today.

Denise Alper
Community Leader

Anthony Barton
SVP Consumer Marketing & Creative

Jim Brown, Chair
Nat’l Federation of Independent Business
Tennessee State Director

Jim Corum
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vice President, Business Development

Kristen Daniels
HCA Children’s Services
Project Director

Michelle Drinkard Balfour
Frost Brown Todd

Jeff Fisher
Integrated Healing Technologies
Chief Financial Officer

Randy Goldstein
Community Leader

Rachel Goodrich
Corporate Counsel

Caroline Hodgson
Christie Cookie Co.
Regional Marketing Manager

Harriet Karro
Community Leader

Keith Kraft
Regency Company Principal Broker
Helen H. Lane
Executive Vice President & Partner

Jody Mattison
Community Leader

Wendy Mille
Ogletree Deakins

Shelby McFadden
First Tennessee Bank
Vice President, Relationship Manager

Michael Moschel
Shareholder/ Attorney

Elizabeth Pace
Healthcare Executive
Community Leader

Consra R. Rosales Pachec
New York Life
Managing Partner

Micail Samiere
Urology Associates, P.C.

Carolyn Schneider
Human Resources Executive
Community Leader

Lisa Taylor
Group CFO, HR Group

Flynn Tracy
Asurion, LLC
Director, Product Marketing

Sharon Turner-Friley
Meharry Medical College
Assistant Dean, Special Programs

The Advisory Council is a group of individuals that offer their counsel and guidance to Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, but for whatever reason might not be able to serve on the board of directors. The Advisory Council is also a place for past board members, still dedicated to the mission, to serve without the time commitments of a board representative.

  • Joseph Barker, MarketStreet Equities
  • Walter Campbell, Owner, Big Garage Music Publishing
  • Fletcher Foster, President/CEO, Iconic Entertainment Group
  • Hope Hines, Former Sports Director, WTVF
  • Michael Radner, Brother of Gilda Radner
  • Ronna Rubin, Owner, Rubin Media
  • Sandy Towers, Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Founder
  • Merwin Ullestad, Tax Consultant, KraftCPAs PLLC
  • Fleming Wilt, President, Christie Cookie Company

The Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s Medical Resource Council is comprised of exceptional oncology healthcare providers in Middle Tennessee. These individuals support the mission both personally and professionally. They are committed to educating their patients, and their patient’s family members, about the Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Program and many Medical Resource Council  members present educational lectures on their area of expertise at Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee.

  • Jordan D. Berlin, M.D., Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
  • Howard A. Burris III, M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • Susan W. Caro, M.S.N., R.N.C., Saint Thomas Health Services
  • Dana DeMoss, M.S.N., R.N.C., Tennessee Oncology
  • Natalie Dickson, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Stephens Dudley, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Debra L. Friedman, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • James R. Gray Jr., M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • John P. Greer, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • John D. Hainsworth, M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • Julian C. Heitz, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Andrew Kennedy, M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • Teresa Knoop, R.N., M.S.N., AOCN, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Middle TN Chapter Oncology Nurses
  • Barbara A. Murphy, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Nancy W. Peacock, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Ph.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Charles Penley, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Paul A. Rosenblatt, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Michael Stany, M.D., St. Thomas Medical Partners
  • Robin Williams, M.D., St. Thomas Medical Partners

The Associate Board of Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee, previously named the Young Professional Society, began as an effort of local young leaders throughout Middle Tennessee. This group of dedicated professionals works to provide resources, ideas, and fundraising opportunities for Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee. To learn more about joining the Associate Board, please contact Caroline Hodgson or Hayley Levy.

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for our 2018 event schedule!

Associate Board Executive Committee

Chair - Caroline Hodgson, Regional Marketing Manager,  Christie Cookie Co.

Events & Fundraising Co-Chair - Janie Rolfe, Account Manager, Premier Packaging

Events & Fundraising Co-Chair - Laura Bermudez, Director of Organizational Development, HCA

Volunteer Chair - Sarah Phelps, Vice President of Business Development, Solution Source Partners

Communications Chair - Zoe Yarborough, Vice President, Lex Music Group

Secretary - Kristen Daniels, Assistant Regional Vice President, Women's & Children's Services HCA

Membership Chair - Hayley Levy, Major Gift & Foundation Officer, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

Governance Chair - Woods Drinkwater, Judicial Law Clerk, State of Tennessee, 20th Judicial District, Fifth Circuit Court