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 Fourman, The General, Chair
Katherine McElroy, C3 Consulting, Vice Chair
Mary Cavarra, Ingram Industries, Secretary/Treasurer


  • Honorable Megan Barry, Mayor Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County
  • Kyle Brantley, SunTrust Bank, Board Intern
  • Gail Carr Williams, Vanderbilt University
  • Cheryl Carrier, Ford Next Generation Learning
  • Tom Cigarran, Founder, Chairman Emeritus
  • Patrick Combs, Nashville Career Advancement Center
  • Kevin Crane, Nashville Public Television
  • Rev. Sonnye Dixon, Hobson United Methodist Church
  • Dr. Vince Durnan, University School of Nashville
  • Dr. Bob Fisher, Belmont University
  • Marc Hill, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Orrin Ingram, Founder, Chairman Emeritus
  • Melissa Jaggers, Alignment Nashville
  • Dr. Shawn Joseph, MNPS
  • Dr. Kenyatta Lovett, Complete Tennessee
  • Dr. Randy Lowry, Lipscomb University
  • Adam Mark, Deloitte
  • Dr. Bill Paul, Nashville Public Health Department
  • Scott Perry, Memorial Foundation
  • Mary Pierce, MNPS School Board
  • Joanne Pulles, HCA Foundation
  • Tom Ward, Oasis Center
  • Caroline Young, NashvilleHealth

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
Dr. Monique Felder  Metro Nashville Public Schools
Dr. Sito Narcisse  Metro Nashville Public Schools 


  • Angie Adams, PENCIL Foundation
  • Elyse Adler, Nashville Public Library
  • D’Yuanna Allen-Robb, Metro Public Health Department
  • Dr. Adrienne Battle, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Kathy Buggs, Office of Congressman Jim Cooper
  • Dr. Damon Cathey, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Dottie Critchlow, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Megan Cusson-Lark, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Rod DeVore, Nashville Career Advancement Center
  • Donna Gilley, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Maritza Gonzalez, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Kathy Gracey, Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health
  • Laura Hansen, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Anna Harutyunyan, Nashville After Zone Alliance
  • Anne Henderson, Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Coleen Hoy, Education Networks of America
  • Kyla Krengel, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • DeeGee Lester, The Parthenon
  • Carol Martin-Osorio, Nashville State Community College
  • Alison  McArthur, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Pippa Meriwether, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Erica Mitchell , United Way of Nashville
  • Laura Moore, Office of Mayor Megan Barry
  • Kelly Noser, Noser Consulting and Evaluation
  • Samantha Perez, Metro Human Relations Commission
  • Dr. Douglas Renfro, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Jo Ann Scalf, Nashville Public Television (NPT)
  • Adam Sones, Workforce Essentials
  • Deborah Story, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Spencer Taylor, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Tom Ward, Oasis Center
  • Dr. David Williams, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Ellen Zinkiewicz, Nashville Career Advancement Center