Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the Nashville community who support and lead the functions of the shelter through a variety of committees. The Safe Haven Family Shelter programs, events and services are run by Executive Director, Joyce Lavery, and a team of experts devoted to empowering our families to self-sufficiency.

2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

John Nefflen, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, President

Slade Sevier, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Vice President

Debbie Flack, Pinnacle Financial Partners,  Treasurer

Gari Cowan, Caterpillar Financial, Secretary

Sean Kirk, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, At-Large Member

Eric Baer, GE Energy, Immediate Past President

Board of Directors:

Kyle Allen, VACO

Jonathan Barnes, Staffing as a Mission

Paula K. Barnes, Burr & Forman LLP

Stephanie Bonner, Bank of America

Jeff Bradford, The Bradford Group

Joe Christopher, Relode, LLC

Edmundo Cepeda, Asurion

Gary Cooper, Skanska

Candi Flowers, ServiceSource

Dustin Hillis, Southwestern Consulting

Dan Hogan, Medalogix

Christie Laird, Attorney

Kristine LaLonde, Lipsomb University

Thomas O’Neal Lasley, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.

Rachel Layton, A.Marshall Family Foods

Leigh Lindsey, MP&F Public Relations

Kearstin Patterson, HCA

Callie Pfeifer, XMI

Josh Rosenblatt, BTC Media, LLC

Conrad Schneider, Messer Construction

Scott Schumann, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Dr. Sharon Shaw-McEwen, Retired Educator

Ken Willimason, MEDHOST

Vicki Yates, News Channel 5

Junior League Rep:

Andrea Stilwell, InterFaith Dental Clinic

Young Leaders Intern:

John Tougher, Lipscomb University MBA Student

2018 Advisory Board

Anita Bailey, Bailey Marketing Strategies, LLC
Henry Bedford, Southwestern/Great American
Charled Robert Bone, Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC
Jennifer Chalos, Non-Profit Consultant
Karen Conrad
Willie Diehl, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Kelly Dillon, Fear No Art
Jimmy E. Evans, Jr., Marsh, Inc.
Chad Greer, Northwestern Mutual
Michael Grooms, LifePoint
Sameera Lowe, Loud & Clear Communications
Dr. Mike Minch, retired surgeon
Jerry Moss, Kraft CPAs
Brian Roark, Bass Berry + Sims
Dave Roberson, SODEXO
Tammy Rutherford, Rustici Software
Jim Shulman, Metro Council at Large
David Weil


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