The Alignment Structure provides varying levels of involvement and leadership, engaging a wide range of stakeholders in different ways. This structure also provides sustainability, ensuring broad involvement that insulates the organization from changes in leadership in any one stakeholder group.


Board of Directors

Alignment Nashville is governed by a Board of Directors that meets quarterly. The Board approves our budget and works to secure long-term funding for AN. The Board of Directors includes the Mayor, the Director of Schools, university presidents, non-profit leaders, business leaders, philanthropists and other dedicated area leaders.

  • Kent FourmanBoard Chair – CIO, The General
  • Mary Cavarra Treasurer – Executive Vice President & CEO, Ingram Industries
  • Jennifer Robinson – Secretary – Managing Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • Kyle Brantley – Youth Leaders Council Intern Commercial Relationship Manager, SunTrust Bank
  • Tom Cigarran – Chairman, Nashville Predators
  • Cheryl Carrier  – Executive Director, Ford Motor Company Fund/Ford Next Generation Learning
  • Beth Curley – President & CEO, Nashville Public Television
  • The Honorable Megan Barry – Mayor, Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County
  • Reverend Sonnye Dixon – Pastor, Hobson United Methodist Church
  • Vince Durnan – Director, University School of Nashville
  • Marc Hill – Chief Policy Officer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Fisher –  President, Belmont University
  • Paul HaynesExecutive Director, Nashville Career Advancement Center
  • Melissa Jaggers – President & CEO, Alignment Nashville
  • Jennifer Johnston – Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies
  • Shawn Joseph – Director of Schools, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Kenyatta Lovett -Executive Director, Complete Tennessee
  • Randall Lowry – President, Lipscomb University
  • Aileen Katcher – President & CEO, Katcher Strategic Communications
  • Adam Mark – Advisory Senior Manager, Deloitte
  • Katherine McElroy – Executive Vice President, c3 Consulting
  • Bill Paul, MD, MPH – Metropolitan Public Health Department, Director
  • Mary Pierce – MNPS Board of Education
  • Scott Perry – President, Memorial Foundation
  • Joanne Pulles – President, HCA Foundation
  • Ron Samuels – President & CEO, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Tom Ward – President & CEO, Oasis Center
  • Gail Carr Williams – Associate Director of Community Relations, Vanderbilt
  • Caroline Young – Executive Director, Nashville Health

Operating Board

The Alignment Nashville Operating Board meets monthly to monitor and approve the progress of the A-Teams. The Operating Board consists of Chairs and Vice Chairs of A-Teams, MNPS administrators, and other non-profit and community leaders supporting public education and children’s health. This group provides cross-pollination between A-Teams as well as peer accountability.


  • Marc Hill – Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Monique Felder  Metro Nashville Public Schools 
  • Sito Narcisse  Metro Nashville Public Schools 


  • Angie Adam – PENCIL
  • Elyse Adler – Nashville Public Library
  • D’Yuanna Allen – Nashville Public Health Department
  • Lisa Beasley – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Kathy Buggs – Office of Congressman Jim Cooper
  • Nicole Cobb – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Jackie Contreras – Nashville Farmer’s Market
  • Carla Flexer – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Donna Gilley – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Maritza Gonzales – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Kathy Gracey – Vanderbilt Mental Health Center
  • Laura Hansen – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Anne Henderson – Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Colleen Hoy – Nashville Technology Council
  • Candy Johnson – Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kyla Krengel – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • DeeGee Lester – The Parthenon
  • Anna Harutyunyan – Nashville After Zone Alliance
  • Carol Martin-Osorio – Nashville State Community College
  • Alison McArthur – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Erica Mitchell – United Way
  • Laura Moore – Mayor Megan Barry’s Office
  • Kelly Noser – Noser Consulting and Evaluation
  • Samantha Perez – Metro Human Relations Commission
  • Doug Renfro – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Jo Ann  Scalf, Nashville Public Television
  • Molly Sehring – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Adam Sones – Tennessee Workforce Essentials
  • Deborah Story  – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Spencer Taylor – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • David Williams – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Tom Ward – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Aimee Wyatt – Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Ellen Zinkiewicz – Nashville Career Advancement Center