Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Welcomes New Board Members

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Welcomes New Board Members

NASHVILLE, TENN. – July 1, 2019 – Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, an organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, including family members and friends of those diagnosed, announced today the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors.

“We are excited to welcome these individuals to our Board. In addition to bringing professional expertise in their respective fields, each also brings passion, energy and determination – to both expanding awareness of our free cancer support program and improving access to it,” said Interim President and CEO Denise Alper. “As Middle Tennessee continues to grow and change at a rapid pace, awareness and access are among our areas of strategic focus.”

Joining the Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee board as of July 1 are:

  • Jessica Averbuch, CEO, Zeitlin | Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Ken Bryant, Partner, Burr + Forman
  • Dr. Steven Hecklin, DMD
  • Samantha Saturn, Chief Marketing Officer, SESAC Rights Management

The four new members join the following incumbents:

  • Jim Brown, Chair – NFIB, Tennessee State Director
  • Jim Corum, Chair-Elect – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vice President, Business Development
  • Jeff Fisher, Treasurer – RMS, Chief Financial Officer
  • Lisa Taylor, Secretary – HCA, Group CFO, HR Group
  • Anthony Barton – Community Leader
  • Michelle Drinkard Balfour – Asurion, LLC, Attorney
  • Randy Goldstein – Community Leader
  • Rachel Goodrich – HCA, Corporate Counsel
  • Allen Huggins – WH Properties, Real Estate Consultant and Broker
  • Keith Kraft – Regency Company, Principal Broker
  • Helen Lane – Ankura (formerly c3/Consulting), Senior Managing Director
  • Michael Moschel – Littler, Shareholder and Attorney
  • Consra Rosales Pacheco – New York Life, Managing Partner
  • Carolyn Schneider – Corizon, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Flynn Tracy – Asurion, LLC, Director, Product Marketing
  • Sharon Turner-Friley – Meharry Medical College, Assistant Dean, Special Programs
  • Mareon Smit – Young Leaders Council, Intern

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