Who We Are

The Nashville Ronald McDonald House Associate Board is a group of professionals who help critically ill children and their families by raising awareness and funds to further the mission of RMHC of Nashville.

Founded in 2019, the Associate Board organizes activities for families, serves meals, and helps with fundraising so that families with seriously ill or injured children can receive the care they need. The Associate Board provides opportunities for members to expand their personal and professional networks through social events. Their commitment to providing excellent service and social opportunities makes this group one of the top YP groups in the city!

Young professionals who are interested in helping families with critically ill children are encouraged to apply. Membership dues are $100 annually.


Meet Our Members

Jonny Woo, President, Change Healthcare

Jonny Woo is a Belmont University alumnus, who was born in South Korea. He works for Change Healthcare as a Human Resources Business Partner; Change Healthcare supports the Nashville Ronald McDonald House. Jonny has a passion for community giving and volunteering with organizations such as the RMHC that do such incredible work for a variety of people, and he thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the staff and volunteers who serve the house. Jonny is a Nashville Young Leaders Council alumnus and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center.

 

Rob Jackson, Vice President- External Affairs, McDonald Insurance

Rob is the COO/Partner of McDonald Insurance & Financial Services. Over the years, he has had the great privilege to work with several RMHC Houses in other cities he’s lived in but is so incredibly excited to be back in Middle TN and helping support the Nashville House. He has witnessed firsthand the power of what the House provides for families and has a passion for continuing to support it in any way possible. In his free time, he loves taking his wife out to try new restaurants, attending every concert or sports event he possibly can and even performing/singing some of his own concerts around town. He is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Associate Board with other like-minded individuals who have a heart for service.

 

Nicole Keefe, Vice President- Internal Affairs, Burr & Forman

Nicole has been volunteering with RMHC for many years, and continues to be inspired by the mission of the House. She is honored to be able to further her involvement with such an incredible organization by serving on the Associate Board. Originally from Toronto, Nicole is a University of Arizona alumnus. She is an attorney with Burr & Forman who spends her free time running, reading and trying new recipes.

 

Sarah Griffith, Secretary, Gravity Global

Sarah began her career as the Marketing & Event Coordinator at RMHC of Greater Chattanooga and fell in love with the mission of keeping families close. She has gotten to see firsthand the impact the Ronald McDonald House has on families when they need each other the most.

Sarah has continued to be an advocate for RMHC after moving back to Nashville, her hometown, and now works as a Marketing Strategist at Gravity Global. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and finding the very best restaurants in Nashville.

 

 

 

Allie Hackett, Service Chair, TriStar Centennial

Several people from Allie’s hometown of Carthage, Tennessee have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House and it was a tremendous help to them so they could be close to their babies. Ever since then, she has been involved by running in the Hustle for the House 5K, making donations and preparing meals at the House and Family Room. Allie graduated from MTSU and is a nurse practitioner at Centennial. She serves on the Associate Board because it is a great opportunity to support and be a part of a wonderful cause.

 

 

Annie Williams, Member, Hunt Brothers Pizza

Annie is a Nashville native and loves serving her community through Hunt Brothers Pizza’s Community Program. It was there that she discovered RMHC through Hustle for the House and cooking pizzas for the families it supports. Annie works with Ashlee Pruitt (another RMHC member) on the Corporate Projects side on the pizza business- providing planning and operational support for sponsorships, events, and National Advertising programs. Annie is married with 2 children, Andie Kate(2) and Jack (7 mo). In her spare time she loves to travel, exercise, and cook for friends and family.

 

Ashlee Pruit, Member, Hunt Brothers Pizza

Ashlee is a graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. After graduation, she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee eventually finding a home with Hunt Brothers Pizza. Her current role at Hunt Brothers Pizza consists of managing their NASCAR partnerships, coordinating and executing all details of the annual National Association of Convenience Stores show as well as the company’s annual Christmas Celebration for over 500 employees. While working at Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ashlee became involved with the Ronald McDonald House by volunteering her time to provide meals to the House. As an opportunity presented itself to serve on the Associate Board, she knew it was something she couldn’t pass up in order to give back to the community that has welcomed her. In addition to being on the Associate Board, her free time consists of traveling, visiting family and friends, reading and continuing to strive for improvement.

 

Billy Fleischli, Member, Boomi

Billy is an Illinois State University Graduate and has lived in Nashville since 2019. He is a Mid-Market Account Executive with Boomi and has worked there for three years. Billy got involved with the RMHC Board through Rob Jackson and is serving as the Co-Chair of the Social/Membership committee. In his spare time, Billy enjoys golfing, sports, and exploring the area with his wife, Celynn.

 

 

 

Georgie Garner, Member, Measurabl

Georgie garner is passionate about the environment, education and social change. She is currently a business development representative at Measurabl, where she is involved with community impact work. Prior to entering the technology space, Georgie served as a teach for America fellow, teaching English as a second language to middle schoolers in Nashville. While a student at Santa Clara university, Georgie volunteered with the Stanford Ronald McDonald house – and that experience has led her to our Nashville Ronald McDonald house today.

 

Hayleigh Engelhardt, Member, ESa

Hayleigh was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House through her colleague and board member, Leslie Ann Wilson. She is passionate about serving the Nashville community and loves the RMHC mission to support families during their time of need. After graduating from Florida State University she moved to Nashville to pursue a career in healthcare design at ESa. Hayleigh enjoys staying active, going on hikes, and spending time with friends outside of work.

 

Lee Krabel, Development Co-Chair, SMACKSongs

Lee is a Music Publisher at Smack Songs from Chrisman, Illinois. He served in the Army for six years, and is a Belmont University graduate. He was looking for a great way to give back, and found the Associate Board to be a perfect fit. In his free time, Lee works on his house and yard, watches sitcoms and sports, and spends time with friends.

 

 

 

 

Marybeth Meador, Member, Philips Healthcare

Marybeth, a Nashville native and Vanderbilt graduate, works as a proposal manager for Philips Healthcare. She was first introduced to the Ronald McDonald House while growing up in town, when she and another friend baked cakes for the House each week in the summers during high school. It was always so nice to see the families’ excitement over what home-baked treats they were bringing that week! Marybeth is so grateful to Executive Director Liz Piercy for telling her about the Associate Board one Sunday morning in 2019. In her free time, Marybeth enjoys trying new restaurants, going to concerts, being active and walking her pup Jack, and spending time with friends.

 

Molly Bouchon, Member, SMACKSongs

Molly was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House at The University of South Carolina through her sorority, ADPi. She was very interested in becoming a part of the Nashville RMHC Chapter and giving back to her local community, so she joined the Associate Board in 2019. Molly works in digital marketing at SMACKSongs and spends her free time with her miniature dachshund, Mildred.

 

 

Phillip Dodd, Membership Chair, Attorney – E. Evan Cope, PLLC

Phillip is from Murfreesboro, graduated from Vanderbilt, and spent time working in Washington, DC and Alaska before returning to Tennessee to study at Belmont College of Law. He is honored to serve on the Associate Board because family is very important to him, and he wants to contribute to his community. The Ronald McDonald House keeps families together when they need it most, and its impact in the community is readily apparent. Phillip’s hobbies include social sports and trying new restaurants.

 

 

 

Randall Noel, Member, J.P. Morgan

As a young child, Randall and his parents volunteered with patients at St. Jude and the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, Tennessee. While time at the hospital with the patients was extremely rewarding, he found himself gravitating towards the siblings and family members living at the House, who had unique hardships of their own. While living in Texas, Randall was introduced to the RMHC young leadership organization and eventually served on their Executive Committee. After loving to Nashville with his wife and son, he was very interested to be a part of a similar group in Nashville. He met the House staff, and some of the other volunteers who would eventually become part of the Associate Board. Randall is a University of Mississippi alumnus, and a Private Banker for JP Morgan.

 

 

Ryley Lasko, Member, Impact Analytics

Ryley Lasko was inspired to join the Associate Board after seeing several members donating their time and energy to help out the families in need at the Nashville Ronald McDonald House. She is excited to be of service to Ronald McDonald House organization! Ryley grew up in Murfreesboro, TN, is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and currently works at Impact Analytics. In her spare time she enjoys renovating her house and spending time with her dog, Miller.

 

 

 

Sarah Gromos, Member, LBMC Employment Partners

Sarah, a Nashville native and Auburn graduate, works as a Business Development Professional with LBMC Employment Partners. She began volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House at a young age and is honored to serve on the Associate Board to give back to and connect with the community. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching football and hockey, and exercising.

 

 

 

Shane Dungan, Development Co-Chair, Ascension Care Management

Shane is a Provider Network Specialist at Ascension Care Management from Reading, Pennsylvania. He enjoys watching movies, reading and going to see live comedy—in fact, he’s seen more comedy shows at the Ryman than music. Shane’s aunt was involved with the Ronald McDonald House and introduced him to the organization. He loved it and wanted to become more involved, which led him to the Associate Board.

 

 

 

 

Taylor Genz, Member, U.S. Bank

Taylor is an Austin Peay graduate from Dover, TN. He is a Business Banking Relationship Manager at U.S. Bank. He was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House by a board member and after seeing the positive impact the house made for the families it served, he was honored by the chance to assist. Taylor enjoys spending his free time outside and traveling to new hunting & fishing destinations.

 

 

Taylor Young, Member, HCA Healthcare

Taylor was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House by a colleague and longtime RMHC board member, Velinda Block. Taylor has been a volunteer for RHMC since college and loves the foundations mission and commitment to providing fundraising and other necessities that families and children’s require in a time of need. Taylor graduated from University of Colorado Boulder and is an Associate Administrator for TriStar Summit Medical Center. Taylor enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

Zack Middleton, Member, Advise Health Holdings

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Zack moved to Nashville in 2013 to attend Belmont University. After graduation, Zack worked for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Belmont University, Compass RE and currently Advise Health Holdings. Zack enjoys sharing his passion for fundraising and volunteering with many Nashville organizations. In his spare time, Zack spends his time coaching part-time at Orangetheory Fitness. He is extremely thankful for the opportunity to serve on the RMHC Associate Board!

 

 

 

Caroline Gerhart, Member, Celeste Middleton State Farm

Celynn Fleischli, Member, HCA

Jared Parise, Member, US Air Force

Jonathan Tate, Member, Creative Artists Agency

Mallie Myers, Member, Bass, Berry & Sims

Mitch Koehler, Member, Gallagher

Natalie Stewart, Member, US Health Advisors

Taylor Connor, Member, Sunday Skin Aesthetics

Tiffany Stafford, Member, Hueman

Tim Morrison, Member, PYA


Advisors:

Chelsea Edwards, RMHC House Operations Coordinator

Elle Fabian, RMHC Administrative Manager

Leslie Ann Wilson, Esa (RMHC Board Liaison)


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For more information, contact info@rmhcnashville.com.