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Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Welcomes New Board Members

NASHVILLE, TENN. – July 1, 2019 – Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, an organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, including family members and friends of those diagnosed, announced today the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors.

“We are excited to welcome these individuals to our Board. In addition to bringing professional expertise in their respective fields, each also brings passion, energy and determination – to both expanding awareness of our free cancer support program and improving access to it,” said Interim President and CEO Denise Alper. “As Middle Tennessee continues to grow and change at a rapid pace, awareness and access are among our areas of strategic focus.”

Joining the Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee board as of July 1 are:

• Jessica Averbuch, CEO, Zeitlin | Sotheby’s International Realty
• Ken Bryant, Partner, Burr + Forman
• Dr. Steven Hecklin, DMD
• Samantha Saturn, Chief Marketing Officer, SESAC Rights Management

The four new members join the following incumbents:

• Jim Brown, Chair – NFIB, Tennessee State Director
• Jim Corum, Chair-Elect – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vice President, Business Development
• Jeff Fisher, Treasurer – RMS, Chief Financial Officer
• Lisa Taylor, Secretary – HCA, Group CFO, HR Group
• Anthony Barton – Community Leader
• Michelle Drinkard Balfour – Asurion, LLC, Attorney
• Randy Goldstein – Community Leader
• Rachel Goodrich – HCA, Corporate Counsel
• Allen Huggins – WH Properties, Real Estate Consultant and Broker
• Keith Kraft - Regency Company, Principal Broker
• Helen Lane - Ankura (formerly c3/Consulting), Senior Managing Director
• Michael Moschel – Littler, Shareholder and Attorney
• Consra Rosales Pacheco – New York Life, Managing Partner
• Carolyn Schneider – Corizon, Chief Human Resources Officer
• Flynn Tracy – Asurion, LLC, Director, Product Marketing
• Sharon Turner-Friley – Meharry Medical College, Assistant Dean, Special Programs
• Mareon Smit – Young Leaders Council, Intern

To learn more about Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, visit www.gildasclubmiddletn.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Laura Alabed-Olsson, Dir. Marketing / Communications
laura@gildasclubmiddletn.org
615.329.1124 or 615.948.7682 (cell)

About Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee (formerly Gilda’s Club Nashville)
Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, including family members and friends of those diagnosed. Free of charge to everyone, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee’s evidence-based programming includes support groups, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures and community resource information. Offering approximately 60 professionally-led support and networking groups, and more than 50 educational workshops and lectures each month from two locations, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is able to make a tangible difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer. We build community, so no one has to face cancer alone.

About Cancer Support Community
As the largest professionally-led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research, and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC furthers its focus on patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. For more information, please call the toll-free Cancer Support Helpline at 888-793-9355 or visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org.

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