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


  • Adam Mark, Deloitte
  • Angela Goddard, Joe C. Davis Foundation
  • Dr. Bill Paul, Nashville Public Health Department
  • Dr. Bob Fisher, Belmont University
  • Brian Hassett, United Way of Metro Nashville
  • Brian Moyer, Nashville Technology Council
  • Caroline Young, NashvilleHealth
  • Cheryl Carrier, Ford Next Generation Learning
  • Chris Schlueter, FirstBank
  • Dave Rosenberg, Metro Council
  • Gail Carr Williams, Vanderbilt University
  • Rev. James Turner II, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Dr. Jewell Green Winn, Tennessee State University
  • Kent Oliver, Nashville Public Library
  • Dr. Kenyatta Lovett, Complete Tennessee
  • Kevin Crane, Nashville Public Television
  • Mary Beard, HCA Foundation
  • Mary Pierce, MNPS School Board
  • Melissa Jaggers, Alignment Nashville
  • Orrin Ingram, Founder, Chairman Emeritus
  • Patrick Combs, Nashville Career Advancement Center
  • Dr. Randy Lowry, Lipscomb University
  • Scott Perry, Memorial Foundation
  • Dr. Shawn Joseph, MNPS
  • Tom Cigarran, Founder, Chairman Emeritus
  • Tom Ward, Oasis Center
  • Dr. Vince Durnan, University School of Nashville

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 


  • Elyse Adler, Nashville Public Library
  • D’Yuanna Allen-Robb, Metro Public Health Department
  • Dr. Adrienne Battle, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Jennifer Berry, 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
  • Marielle Cummings, Nashville After Zone Alliance
  • Dr. Megan Cusson-Lark, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Rod DeVore, Nashville Career Advancement Center
  • Dr. Tiffany Farmer, Adventure Science Center
  • Donna Gilley, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Maritza Gonzalez, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Kathy Gracey, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • 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
  • Dr. Stacy Klein-Gardner, Vanderbilt University
  • Judy Lewis, SafeHaven Family Shelter
  • Carol Martin-Osorio, Nashville State Community College
  • Alison  McArthur, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Pippa Meriwether, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Mary Laurens Minich, Office of Mayor David Briley
  • Erica Mitchell , United Way of Nashville
  • Kelly Noser, Noser Consulting and Evaluation
  • Samantha Perez, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Douglas Renfro, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Jo Ann Scalf, Nashville Public Television (NPT)
  • Deborah Story, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Spencer Taylor, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Schunn Turner, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Tom Ward, Oasis Center
  • Dr. David Williams, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Ellen Zinkiewicz, Nashville Career Advancement Center