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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

Hayley Wielgus - Chair

WKRN-TV ABC Channel 2 (Nashville)

Chief John Drake - Vice Chair

Chief of Police
Metro Nashville Police Department

Manisha Shah - Treasurer

Regional Vice President
HCA Healthcare

Dr. LaShaunda Massey - Secretary

Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice

Josh Corey

Senior Director of Marketing & Social Responsibility
Tennessee Titans

Mark Eddy - (ex-officio)

HCA - VP Internal Audit, CPA

Adam Germek

Special Olympics Tennessee

Elizabeth Mccreary - Past Chair

Chief Economic Development Officer
Williamson, Inc.

Terry Saharski

Nationwide - Associate VP of Sales
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Jenny Smith

Insurance/Statement Analyst
Heritage Medical Associates

Ken Youngstead

Kraft CPAs

Board Members

Mark Blaze

Chief Revenue Officer
Groove Construction Inc.

Hunter Brush

Civil Litigator
Butler Snow
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Jerry Butler

Special Olympics Athlete Leader

Mike Cairnes

Founder & CEO
Vitalize360 Retail Advisors

Yetunde Faparusi

Director, Brand, Marketing and Performance Strategy
Nissan Motor Corporation

Ben Flatt

VP, Business Development
GoHealth Urgent Care

Dr. Chris Frost

National Medical Director
Lifepoint Health

Kara Greer

Director, Project Management Office
Schneider Electric

Jerry Hampton

Executive VP & Financial Advisor
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Larry Hogg

VP of IS
Delta Dental of Tennessee

Matt Laker

Head of Enterprise Marketing
Jackson National Life

Klay Lesko

Executive Vice President / Co-Owner
GFC Cartage LLC

Marshall Meier

SVP, Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America
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Mary Layne Van Cleave

Former COO
Tennessee Hospital Association