Tennessee Poison Center
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3319 West End Avenue Suite 460
Nashville, TN 37203
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair Dr. Laurie Lawrence
Company Affiliation Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Term September 2015 to May 2020

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Elena Byrd Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Sheila Dawling Aegis Sciences Corporation Voting
Mr. Kevin Eidson Lipscomb University Voting
Judy Gaffron Community Volunteer Voting
Janie Hughart Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Laurie Lawrence Vanderbilt University Medical Center Voting
Nate Parrish University of the South Voting
Lindsay Pierce community volunteer Voting
Purnima Unni Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital Voting
Patsy Watkins UT Extension Voting

Advisory Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Ms. Elena Camacho Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Judy Gaffron Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Voting
Ms. Janie Hughart Westminster Pre-School Voting
Dr. Laurie Lawrence Vanderbilt Hospital Emergency Voting
Mr. Nate Parrish MidTN Icee Voting
Ms. Patsy Watkins UT Agricultural Extension Service Voting


Board Term Lengths 3.00 years
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 10%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 10%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Info Not Provided
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Liability
Computer Equipment and Software
Corporal Punishment Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employment Practices Liability
General Property Coverage
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Medical Malpractice
Professional Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Please note that Tennessee Poison's Center Community Board is an Advisory Board, rather than a Governing Board. There, some policies, such as conflict of Interest, are not applicable. Tennessee Poison Center is governed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center with financial oversight authority of the VUMC Department of Finance. Strict accounting measures are applied to the financial management of the Poison Center. KPMG Peat Marwick performs an external audit every year for the entire Vanderbilt University hospital. Although the Poison Center is not specifically identified, one should note on page 1 of the Independent Auditor's Report, that the Hospital's financial statements fairly present the financial position of the Hospital.