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
Charles 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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