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Emily Lara

Assistant to CEO

Contact: emily@cnm.org & 615-259-0100 x3100

A mission focused and impassioned Executive Assistant, Emily Lara has an innate desire to serve nonprofits. Beginning her role at CNM in January 2020, Emily works alongside CEO Tari Hughes and the leadership team to support and maintain the organization’s various projects and partnerships in the Nashville community. Her previous career working for an organ procurement organization prepared her for challenging situations and strengthened her management skills which produced rewarding outcomes.

Born and raised in the California Bay Area, Emily is guaranteed to be the biggest Las Vegas Raider fan you will find east of the Mississippi. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State, which mostly explains her obsession with crime and murder TV shows. If you hear her distinct laugh off in the distance, she is most likely watching her two German Shepherds, Moose and Marley, on her home cameras. After living in California for over 30 years, she and her husband are excited to now call themselves Tennessee residents.

Increasing CNM’s presence and message is what drives Emily everyday. She is often the first to arrive and the last to leave the office.