BrightStone, Inc.
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3000 BrightStone Parkway
Franklin, TN 37064
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Mr Lee Rose
Term Start January 2023
Lee's Experience: Lee Rose served BrightStone as Director of Operations for 15 years , serving on BrightStone's leadership team, managing key staffing, budgetary, and operational functions, and directing the construction of BrightStone's new, expansive Land of Dreams Campus that opened in November 2022. In addition to his role with BrightStone, Rose brings a wealth of experience from both the nonprofit and corporate sector. Previously, he served five years in the United States Army as an aviator with the 101st Airborne Division, and various executive leadership roles with Pearle Vision, KFC and DCI Management Group PLC.

Senior Staff

Name Title
Mr. Randy Price Program Coordinator
Mr. Lee Rose Director of Operations
Mr. Randy Elliott Chief of Staff
Jenny Myhr Director of Development


Full Time Staff 17
Part Time Staff 6
Volunteers 300
Contractors 4
Retention Rate 88%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? January 2023
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Yes
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? No
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director No N/A
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2005
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce 2005

External Assessments and Accreditations

Assessment/Accreditation Year
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 2014


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Board Member of the Year-Dr. Craig Ferrell CNM Salute to Excellence 2008
Finalist Franklin Tomorrow Volunteer Award 2015
Finalist for CEO of the Year-Brenda Hauk CNM Salute to Excellence 2009
Finalist for Marvin Runyon Leadership Award CNM Salute to Excellence 2010
Finalist for Nonprofit Category--Donald Stinnett Nashville Business Journal CFO Awards 2010
Finalist for Servant's Heart Award--Billy Lovett CNM Salute to Excellence 2012
Finalist for Servant's Heart Award--Martha Oldham CNM Salute to Excellence 2009
Nonprofit Leadership-Brenda Hauk Nashville Business Journal Williamson County IMPACT Award 2008

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

BrightStone is a constantly growing and changing organization. We are committed to meet the growing needs of the population we serve as well as defining new and innovative ways to lead, staff, and plan to better help them become more independent and fulfilled. Research and medical advances continue to revolutionize services for the adults we serve. As providers, we are entrusted with an obligation to determine the best services and commit to providing them. Many times this means to change directions, change staffing, change the way services are being provided. Each time we change, we grow and learn and become better at what we do. One challenge is to acquire and sustain highly efficient and dedicated direct services staff who teach, train, advise, and assist this very vulnerable population. We provide professional development days throughout the year to assure that staff has the tools to be successful in meeting the needs of our adults. We celebrate the caregivers and the investment of their lives and energy in caring for others by providing periodic TLC days (Teachers Leaving Campus) when substitute teachers, parents, and leadership staff assist the students while the teaching staff goes out for lunch and a time of relaxation; monthly birthday celebrations; recognitions for milestone years of employment; dress-down days, and 'kudos' at monthly staff meeting to recognize a 'job well done.' As with many non-profits, volunteerism is a large part of our successful provision of services. These volunteers are valuable to our program and are trained and carefully placed into areas of work in which they will experience success and personal fulfillment. We provide staff to oversee the volunteer program and volunteer training to make sure they have the tools for success. We celebrate each volunteer with a yearly luncheon, "Volunteer of the Year Award," and occasional "volunteer of the day".Our challenge for the future is to strategically plan for additional staff and new positions to meet the needs of a new campus and provision of 24/7 care. We have visited several functioning campuses around the country and have completed a proforma which accounts for this need going forward and in stages of future growth. We have revisited our current organizational structure and are implementing a new structure which will lead us into this future environment. BrightStone is a wonderful place to work where each person is valued as vital to our program and to the adults we serve. We love to take the time to celebrate each and every one.