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3900 West End Avenue visit us at the N. Wilson Blvd. entry of Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nashville, TN 37205
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair Ms. Veretta Woods
Company Affiliation HCA Healthcare
Term July 2023 to June 2024

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Ms. Maria Asad Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Drew Doughty Triumph Orthopedics Voting
Mr. Matt Hege Nissan Voting
Mr. Kelly Johnson Volunteer State Bank Voting
Mrs. Yesenia Lankford Jackson National Life Voting
Mr. Nate Miller Piedmont Natural Gas Voting
Mr. Drew Singleton Regions Bank Voting
Ms. Veretta Woods HCA Healthcare Voting

Advisory Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Rev. J.K.L. Alexander Community Volunteer/Retired NonVoting
Ms. Alexandra Amelang Infiniti Americas NonVoting
Ms. Jodie Bailey St. John United Methodist Church NonVoting
Mr. Bill Beard Retired NonVoting
Mr. Jim Belcher Donelson Rotary NonVoting
Mr. Al Betts Bestway Janitorial Services NonVoting
Mr. Charles Bledsoe SunTrust Bank NonVoting
Mr. Tommy Bradley Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. V. Breland The Breland Group NonVoting
Mr. Jamie Brigham Comdata NonVoting
Mr. Wallace Cartwright NonVoting
Mr. Michael Castellarin Moody, Whitfield & Castellarin NonVoting
Mr. Thomas Ellis Motor Freight and Friends NonVoting
Mr. Frank Forbes American Legion NonVoting
Mr. Grant Glassford Exchange Club NonVoting
Mr. Patrick Green Vanderbilt University NonVoting
Rev. Johnny Grimes New Metropolitan Baptist Church NonVoting
Mr. William Hawkins Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Stephanie Heckman Attorney-At-Law NonVoting
Mr. Jim Irwin Retired NonVoting
Deputy Chief Brian Johnson Metro Nashville Police Department NonVoting
Ms. Dell Johnson Marketing & Communications Professional NonVoting
Ms. Valerie King Mt. Zion Church NonVoting
Mr. Boyd Kinzer Mt. Zion Baptist Church NonVoting
Mrs. Melissa Koppel Citi Community Capital NonVoting
Mr. Brian Lee Regions Bank NonVoting
Mr. Dwayne Lindsey Park Avenue Baptist Church NonVoting
Rev. Sandy McClain Mt. Cavalry Baptist Church NonVoting
Mr. Thomas McEwen Sr. McGraphics, Inc. NonVoting
Mr. Randolph Moore Jr. Centurion Exteriors NonVoting
Mr. William Morgan John Bouchard and Company NonVoting
Pastor Gary Murray St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church NonVoting
Mr. James Murray Temple Church NonVoting
Mr. Blake Newton NonVoting
Ms. Jennie Nunnery Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. George Robinson Retired NonVoting
Mr. John Rogers Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. J. Porter Share St. John United Methodist Church NonVoting
Ms. Kay Simmons Accountant/CPA NonVoting
Mr. Henry Smith First Baptist South Inglewood NonVoting
Ms. Cynthia Stoker NonVoting
Ms. Pamela Thomas Piedmont Natural Gas NonVoting
Ms. Laura Tidwell Nashville Electric Service NonVoting
Mr. Bobby Waechter Raymond James NonVoting
John Walker Metro Development and Housing NonVoting
Mr. Bob Wellerding Sunrise NonVoting
Mr. John Whitfield Attorney NonVoting
Mr. John Winnett Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle TN NonVoting


Board Term Lengths 3.00 years
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12

Standing Committees

Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

NeedLink Nashville's Board of Directors continues to evolve to one that provides governance, oversight, and fundraising support. The board continues to add new members who provide energy and new perspectives on how our organization can better assist those in need. Clear expectations have improved board fundraising, personal giving, attendance, and volunteering. These are all areas that we continue to develop high expectations for our members.