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.

2017 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

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

Joe Christopher, Relode, LLC, 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

Slade Sevier, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Legal Counsel

Board of Directors:

Kyle Allen, VACO

Jonathan Barnes, Staffing as a Mission

Paula K. Barnes, Burr & Forman LLP

Maria Benedetti, HCA

Stephanie Bonner, Bank of America

Jeff Bradford, The Bradford Group

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.

Leigh Lindsey, MP&F Public Relations

Dr. Michael Minch, Retired Surgeon

Kearstin Patterson, HCA

Callie Pfeifer, Conserv Business Services

Josh Rosenblatt, Frost Brown Todd, LLC

Conrad Schneider, Messer Construction

Scott Schumann, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Dr. Sharon Shaw-McEwen, Retired Educator

Vicki Yates, News Channel 5

Junior League Rep:

Andrea Stilwell, InterFaith Dental Clinic

Young Leaders Intern:

Rachel Layton, A.Marshall Family Foods

2017 Emeritus Board

Anita Bailey, Bailey Marketing Strategies, LLC
Kelly Dillon, Fear No Art
Jimmy E. Evans, Jr., Marsh, Inc.
Michael Grooms, LifePoint
Jerry Moss, Kraft CPAs
Brian Roark, Bass Berry + Sims
DaveRoberson, SODEXO
Tammy Rutherford, Rustici Software
David Weil

2017 Advisory Board

Henry Bedford, Southwestern/Great American
Charled Robert Bone, Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC
Jennifer Chalos, Non-Profit Consultant
Karen Conrad
Willie Diehl, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Chad Greer, Northwestern Mutual
Sameera Lowe, Loud & Clear Communications
Jim Shulman, Metro Council at Large


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