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Board of Directors

The CNM board is a team of cross-sector leaders committed to the success and growth of the nonprofit industry. Board meetings are held quarterly. The board takes an active role in the strategic direction of CNM, attending at least one board/staff retreat annually. All serve on at least one committee: Executive, Development, Governance, and Programs.


Trace Blankenship, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC


Charles Sueing, Sueing Insurance Agency


Crystal Taylor, Ingram Barge


Heather Vincent, Bank of America


  • Pete Bird, The Frist Foundation
  • Chip Blaufuss, HCA Healthcare
  • Christine Bradley, Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Valencia Breckenridge, GraceWorks Ministries
  • Terrence Brooks, Google Fiber
  • Michelle Gaskin Brown, Amazon
  • Bob Cooper, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • Kristen Covey, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
  • Alfred Degrafinreid II, Vanderbilt University
  • Sara J. Finley, Threshold Corporate Consulting, LLC
  • Kathy Floyd-Buggs, Office of Mayor John Cooper – Director of Neighborhoods
  • Ray Guzman, SwitchPoint Ventures
  • Henry Hicks, National Museum of African American Music
  • Melissa Hudson-Gant, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
  • Tari Hughes, Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation
  • Kristina Kirby, KraftCPAs
  • Janet Miller, Colliers International
  • Cristina Oakeley, Compass Executives, LLC
  • Darshan Prabhu, Starr Investment Holdings
  • Viva Price, Youth Encouragement Services
  • Bill Purcell, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Laquita Stribling, Randstad USA
  • Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, Interfaith Dental
  • Alicia Dalee, YLC Intern
  • Raven Williams, YLC Intern