YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee
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1608 Woodmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Ms. Sharon Roberson
E-mail sharonkroberson@YWCAnashville.com
Term Start November 2016
Sharon's Experience: Sharon is a seasoned C - Suite executive. She serves as President and CEO of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Prior to this position, she served as a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Direct General Corporation. Sharon has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including before Direct, 17 years with AIG/American General Life and Accident and American General Property. During her career at AIG/American General, she served as a General Counsel for almost a decade and as COO of various companies. Sharon was a state regulator for over a decade. As a regulator, she held the position of General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, as well as Director of self-insurance and surplus lines. She was appointed by both a democratic and republican governor.

Sharon graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics and earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Senior Staff

Name Title
Latrina Adams Chief Financial Officer
Orin Crouch Chief Operating Officer
Beth Boord Executive Development Advisor
Shan Foster Executive Director AMEND Together
Sheila Holman VP of Human Resources
Daffany Baker Vice President of Domestic Violence Services
Sharon McCurry Associate Vice President of Operations
Sharon Roberson President & CEO
Allison Adams Director of Community Engagement & Dress for Success
Cade Fleming Director of Adult Education & Career Services
Vanessa Johnson Sr. Director of Youth Services and Executive Director of Girls Inc. Nashville & Middle Tennessee
Michelle Mowery Johnson Sr. Director of Communications & Advocacy
Tara Morgan Director of Supportive and Family Services
Jennifer Zehnder Chief Development Officer
Sandra Dominguez Director of Residential and Crisis Services
Kerry Foley Vice President of Grants & Program Evaluation
Tamara Ambar Director of Grants
Megan Gwaltney Senior Director of Giving


Full Time Staff 52
Part Time Staff 11
Volunteers 440
Contractors 12
Retention Rate 76%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was the Strategic Plan adopted?
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? No
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
Alignment Nashville 2007
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 1995
Community Resource Center - Nashville 1995
Nashville Chamber of Commerce 1995
Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence 1995
United Way Member Agency 1995


Award / Recognition Organization Year
50th Anniversary Human Rights Advocate Tennessee Human Rights Commission 2013
Baldridge Performance Excellence Program - Interest Recognition (Awarded to the YWCA's GED Preparation Services) Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence 2011
Board Member of the Year - Finalist Center for Nonprofit Management 2011
Community Quarterback Club - Finalist Tennessee Titans 2006
Neighborhood Excellence Initiative - Neighborhood Builders Award Bank of America 2011
Outstanding Affiliate of the Year Girls Incorporated 2015
Outstanding Non-Network Video & Film Production 23rd Annual Telly Awards 2002
People of the Year - Civility The Tennessean 2018
Power of Inclusion Award CABLE 2015
Quarterback Club Finalist Tennessee Titans 2008
Salute to Excellence - Excellence in Communication Finalist Nashville Business Journal 2002
Salute to Excellence - Team Building Finalist Frist Foundation 2004
Salute to Excellence, SunTrust CFO of the Year Award Center for Nonprofit Management 2014
Salute to Excellence, The Frist Foundation Revenue Development Award - Finalist Center for Nonprofit Management 2016
Salute to Excellence, The Frist Foundation Team Building Award - Finalist Center for Nonprofit Management 2018
Service Provider of the Year Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2010
Salute to Excellence, The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action Award - Finalist Center for Nonprofit Management 2019
Sharon Roberson named One of Nashville's Most Admired CEOs (December 8-14, 2023 issue, Vol. 39, No. 49) Nashville Business Journal 2023