Board of Directors


The Gilda’s Club Nashville board of directors is vital to fulfilling our mission to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. Their expertise in their various fields, and their generosity have propelled Gilda’s Club Nashville to what it is today.

  • President – Brian Marger, Chief Operating Officer, TriStar Centennial Medical Center
  • President Elect – Harriet Karro, Community Volunteer
  • Secretary – Rita Roberts-Turner, Chief Administrative Officer, Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • Treasurer – Derek Schraw, NFTS Tax Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Ex-Officio – Mark Carver, Attorney, Sherrard, Roe, Voigt & Harbison 
  • Denise Alper, Management Consultant
  • Brandon Baisden, Executive Vice President, International Assurance of Tennessee
  • Jim Brown, Tennessee State Director, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Gillie Crowder, Project Manager, Live Nation
  • Kristen Daniels, Project Director, HCA Children’s Services
  • Jeffrey R. Fisher, Executive Vice President & CFO, Covenant Surgical Partners Inc.
  • Richard “Skeet” Fleming Jr., Senior Vice President, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • John Havron, Community Volunteer
  • Sharon Jacobs, Member, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
  • Nina Kuzina, Nina Kuzina Gallery
  • Helen H. Lane, Executive Vice President, c3/Consulting
  • Cynthia Floyd Manley, Director of Interactive Marketing Strategies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Amy McLemore, Producer, NewsChannel5
  • Wendy Miller, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
  • Elizabeth Pace, Senior Vice President of Operations, Alliance Oncology
  • Brittany Dalton (Young Leaders Representative non-voting), Licensing Marketing Manager, ASCAP

The Advisory Council is a group of individuals that offer their counsel and guidance to Gilda’s Club Nashville, but for whatever reason might not be able to serve on the board of directors. The Advisory Council is also a place for past board members, still dedicated to the mission, to serve without the time commitments of a board representative.

  • Joseph Barker
  • Walter Campbell, Owner, Big Garage Music Publishing
  • Fletcher Foster, President/CEO, Iconic Entertainment Group
  • Hope Hines, Former Sports Director, WTVF
  • Michael Radner, Brother of Gilda Radner
  • Ronna Rubin, Owner, Rubin Media
  • Merwin Ullestad, Tax Consultant, KraftCPAs PLLC
  • Fleming Wilt, President, Christie Cookie Company

The Gilda’s Club Nashville’s Medical Resource Council is comprised of exceptional oncology healthcare providers in Middle Tennessee. These individuals support the GCN mission both personally and professionally. They are committed to educating their patients, and their patient’s family members, about the Gilda’s Club Nashville Program and many Medical Resource Council  members present educational lectures on their area of expertise at Gilda’s Club Nashville.

  • Jordan D. Berlin, M.D., Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
  • Howard A. Burris III, M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • Susan W. Caro, M.S.N., R.N.C., Saint Thomas Health Services
  • Raoul Concepcion, M.D., Urology Associates
  • Dana DeMoss, M.S.N., R.N.C., Tennessee Oncology
  • Natalie Dickson, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Stephens Dudley, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Debra L. Friedman, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • James R. Gray Jr., M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • John P. Greer, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • John D. Hainsworth, M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • Julian C. Heitz, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Andrew Kennedy, M.D., The Sarah Cannon Cancer Centers
  • Teresa Knoop, R.N., M.S.N., AOCN, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Middle TN Chapter Oncology Nurses
  • Barbara A. Murphy, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Nancy W. Peacock, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Ph.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Charles Penley, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Paul A. Rosenblatt, M.D., Tennessee Oncology
  • Michael Stany, M.D., St. Thomas Medical Partners
  • Robin Williams, M.D., St. Thomas Medical Partners

The Young Professional Society of Gilda's Club Nashville recently began as an effort of local young leaders throughout Middle Tennessee. This group of dedicated professionals works to provide resources, ideas, and fundraising opportunities for Gilda's Club Nashville. To learn more about joining the Young Professional Society, join their next event at Tin Roof on Demonbreun on Monday, July 25th at 7pm, or email

"It’s the people that make Gilda’s Club Nashville a one of a kind place."