Network Initiative

Nashville College & Career Readiness

The Nashville College & Career Readiness Network brings Nashville-focused stakeholders together to foster collaboration and alignment among public education, business, higher education, and community-based organizations. Comprised of members representing the Academies of Nashville Steering Committee and the College Access & Success A-Team, the CCR Network will shape a compelling, community-wide vision for preparing Nashville’s students for a successful transition into college and career. 



Matt Nelson, MNPS

Dan Phillips, MNPS

Jennifer McFerron, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Bob Obrohta, TCASN

Sanjana Ballal-Link, MNPS

Alayna Cate, PENCIL


Helen Sanders, Parthenon

Ray Holloman, F5 Networks

John Doerge, Deloitte

Margaret Steele, Nissan

Lauren Brooks-Gregory, Stansell

Ellen O'Neal, HCA Healthcare

Patricia Knight, HCA Healthcare

Robert Rice, Music City Center

Leesa LeClaire, Greater Nashville Hospitality Association

Kate Presnell, Goodwill

Jacky Gomez, Asurion

Beth Duffield, Turner

Steve Sheaffer, Lawson High

Michael Pratt, Stratford High

Denise King, Cane Ridge High

Bailey Tidwell, Glencliff High

Wynita Armstead, McGavock High

Brian Ketner, Hillsboro High

Courtney Morgan, MNPS

Bob Kucher, PENCIL

Heather Chalos, Nashville Hub

Lee Gray, Oasis Center

Maria Paula Zapata, Conexion

Laura Moran, NSCC

Kent Miller, Martha O'Bryan

Benjamin Smith, Southern Word

John Paul Gray , GEAR UP

Karina Gutierrez-Molina, YMCA

Jennifer Hill, Persist

Nekesha Burnette, Antioch HS

Brenda Diaz, Big Picture HS

Lanedria Marshall, Maplewood HS

Beth Wilson, Overton HS

Nicole Newman, Whites Creek HS

Constance Hensley, MLK HS

Dr. Megan Cusson-Lark, MNPS Counseling

Kevin Edwards, MNPS

Jaclyn Coleman, Pearl Cohn HS

Laura Herrell, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce


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