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.



Katherine McElroy, Chair
Tom Ward, Vice Chair
Chris Schlueter, FirstBank, Secretary/Treasurer


  • Dr. Adrienne Battle, MNPS Director of Schools
  • Mary Beard, HCA
  • Cheryl Carrier, Ford Next Generation Learning
  • Mary Cavarra, Ingram Industries
  • Tom Cigarran, Founder, Chairman Emeritus
  • Dr. Bob Fisher, Belmont University
  • Kent Fourman, Chair Emeritus
  • Angela Goddard, Joe C. Davis Foundation
  • Dr. Jewell Green Winn, Tennessee State University
  • Brian Hassett, United Way of Metro Nashville
  • Andrew Hill, YLC Board Intern
  • Eric Higgs, Boys & Girls Club of Middle TN
  • Orrin Ingram, Founder, Chair Emeritus
  • Dr. Shanna Jackson, Nashville State Community College
  • Melissa Jaggers, Alignment Nashville
  • Dr. Randy Lowry, Lipscomb University
  • Adam Mark
  • Brian Moyer, Nashville Technology Council
  • Kent Oliver, Nashville Public Library
  • Scott Perry, Memorial Foundation
  • Gini Pupo-Walker, MNPS School Board
  • Dave Rosenberg, MNPS Parent & Metro Council
  • Philip Simpson, KPMG

Operating Board

The Alignment Nashville Operating Board meets monthly to monitor and approve the progress of the A-Teams. The Operating Board consists of A-Team Co-Chairs, 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.



Dr. Samantha Perez, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Mason Bellamy, Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Elizabeth Atack, Nashville Public Library
  • Dr. Tina Bozeman, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Rodger Dinwiddie, STARS Nashville
  • Dr. Tiffany Farmer, Vanderbilt
  • Joe Gordon, 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 Art Museum
  • Kyla Krengel, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Carol Martin-Osorio, Nashville State Community College
  • Alison McArthur, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Kelly Noser, Noser Consulting and Evaluation
  • Bradley Redmond, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Stephanie Rodriguez, Nashville Public Library
  • Kathy Sinback, Metro Juvenile Court
  • Jessica Slayton, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Carly Southworth, Family & Childrens Services
  • Magistrate Jennifer Wade, Metro Student Attendance Center
  • Tom Ward, Retired, Oasis Center
  • Aliya Washington Smith, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Antoinette Williams, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Derrick Williams, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Del Ray Zimmerman, Vanderbilt LGBTQ Health
  • Ellen Zinkiewicz, Nashville Career Advancement Center