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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a talented group of individuals with broad corporate and nonprofit experience. The Board includes Special Olympics athletes, family members, and longtime volunteers and supporters. Their support and dedication is essential to the success and impact of Special Olympics Tennessee.

Executive Committee

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Jenny Smith - Chair

System Support Tech–Insurance Processor
Heritage Medical Associates

Dr. LaShaunda Massey - Vice Chair

Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice

Dr. Chris Frost - Secretary

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Lifepoint Communities
Lifepoint Health

Manisha Shah - Treasurer

Regional Vice President
HCA Healthcare

Josh Corey - (ex-officio)

Senior Director of Marketing & Social Responsibility
Tennessee Titans

Mark Eddy

HCA - VP Internal Audit, CPA

Ben Flatt

VP, Business Development
GoHealth Urgent Care

Adam Germek

Special Olympics Tennessee

Terry Saharski

Nationwide - Associate VP of Sales

Hayley Wielgus - Past Chair

WKRN-TV ABC Channel 2 (Nashville)

Board Members

Dr. Cathy Beck

Director of Schools
Cheatham County Schools 

Hunter Brush

Civil Litigator
Butler Snow
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Jerry Butler

Special Olympics Athlete Leader

Mike Cairnes

Founder & CEO
Vitalize360 Retail Advisors

Pete Dusché

Principal Consultant
Hesion Leadership Consulting

Chief John Drake

Chief of Police
Metro Nashville Police Department

Yetunde Faparusi

Director, Brand, Marketing and Performance Strategy
Nissan Motor Corporation

Kara Greer

Director, Project Management Office
Schneider Electric

Larry Hogg

VP of IS
Delta Dental of Tennessee

Klay Lesko

Executive Vice President / Co-Owner
GFC Cartage LLC

Marshall Meier

SVP, Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America

Taylor Morrison

Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST

Kathy Shinkle Sakpibal

Director, TN LTSS 
Wellpoint Tennessee
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Mary Layne Van Cleave

Former COO
Tennessee Hospital Association