Congratulations to the 2021 Salute to Excellence finalists!

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. In 2018, the board had an 91% attendance rate.


Christine Bradley, Vanderbilt Medical Center


Trace Blankenship, Bone McAllester Norton Pllc


Crystal Taylor, Ingram Barge


Heather Vincent, Bank of America


  • Harry Allen, Studio Bank
  • Pete Bird, The Frist Foundation
  • Chip Blaufuss, HCA Healthcare
  • Valencia Breckenridge, GraceWorks Ministries
  • Bob Cooper, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • Marshall Crawford, The Housing Fund
  • Alfred Degrafinreid II, Vanderbilt University
  • Dan Dummermuth, YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • Sara J. Finley, Threshold Corporate Consulting, LLC
  • Kathy Floyd-Buggs, Office of Mayor John Cooper – Director of Neighborhoods
  • Ray Guzman, SwitchPoint Ventures
  • Meg Harris, Alliance Bernstein
  • Henry Hicks, National Museum of African American Music
  • Tari Hughes, Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation
  • Kristina Kirby, KraftCPAs
  • Pat McCartan, CAT Financial
  • Janet Miller, Colliers International
  • Cristina Oakeley, Compass Executives, LLC
  • Darshan Prabhu, Starr Investment Holdings
  • Bill Purcell, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Gregg Ramos, North, Pursell and Ramos
  • Charles Sueing, Sueing Insurance Agency
  • Dawana Wade, Salama Urban Ministries
  • Joshua Ireland, YLC Intern