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 CEO/ Executive Director, Joyce Lavery, and a team of experts devoted to empowering our families to self-sufficiency.

2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

John Nefflen, American Addiction Centers, President
Slade Sevier, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Vice President
Debbie Flack, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Treasurer
Paula Barnes, Dickinson Wright, Secretary
Edmundo Cepeda, Asurion, At-Large Member

Board of Directors:

Kyle Allen, VACO
Jonathan Barnes, Staffing as a Mission
Kitty Barrow, Southwestern Consulting
Stephanie Bonner, Bank of America
Jeff Bradford, The Bradford Group
Anita Greenwood Cash
Gary Cooper
Gari Cowan, Caterpillar
Tarek El Gammal, Jones Lange LaSalle
Candi Flowers, ServiceSource
Dan Hogan
Sean Kirk, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
Christie Laird, Attorney
Kristine LaLonde, Lipsomb University
Thomas O’Neal Lasley, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.
Rachel Layton, Taziki’s
Leigh Lindsey, MP&F Public Relations
Kearstin Patterson, HCA
Callie Pfeifer, XMI
Josh Rosenblatt, BTC Media, LLC
Conrad Schneider, CDI Contractors, LLC
Scott Schumann, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Dr. Sharon Shaw-McEwen, Retired Educator
Shane Tarleton, Warner Music Nashville
Ken Willimason, MEDHOST
Vicki Yates, News Channel 5

Eden Afriat, YLC Intern
Kristen O’Connor, Jr. League Representative

2019 Advisory Board

Eric Baer, GE
Anita Bailey, Bailey Marketing Strategies, LLC
Henry Bedford, Southwestern/Great American
Charles Robert Bone, Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC
Jennifer Chalos, Non-Profit Consultant
Joe Christopher, Relode
Karen Conrad
Willie Diehl, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Kelly Dillon, Fear No Art
Jimmy E. Evans, Jr., Marsh, Inc.
Chad Greer, Northwestern Mutual
Dustin Hillis, Southwestern Consulting
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, Nashville-Davidson Co. Vice Mayor
David Weil

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