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.

  • Chair – Harriet Karro, Community Volunteer
  • Chair-Elect – Jim Brown, Tennessee State Director, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Secretary – Helen H. Lane, Executive Vice President, c3/Consulting
  • Treasurer – Jeffrey R. Fisher, Executive Vice President & CFO, Covenant Surgical Partners Inc.
  • Ex-Officio – Brian Marger, Chief Operating Officer, TriStar Centennial Medical Center
  • Denise Alper, Management Consultant
  • Brandon Baisden, Executive Vice President, International Assurance of Tennessee
  • Anthony Barton, Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Creative, CMT
  • Jim Corum, Vice President Business Development, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Gillie Crowder, Project Manager, Live Nation
  • Kristen Daniels, Project Director, HCA Children’s Services
  • Sharon Jacobs, Member, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
  • Keith Kraft, Principal Broker, Regency Company
  • Cynthia Floyd Manley, Director of Interactive Marketing Strategies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Amy McLemore, Producer, NewsChannel5
  • Wendy Miller, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
  • Elizabeth Pace, Senior Vice President of Operations, Alliance Oncology
  • Flynn Tracy, Director of Product Marketing, Asurion LLC
  • Anna Myint (Young Leaders Representative non-voting), Alumni Director, University School Nashville

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 announcement of our fall event.

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