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

Jonny is a Belmont University alumnus, who was born in South Korea. He works for Change Healthcare in Human Resources – Culture & Community Giving; Change Healthcare supports the Nashville Ronald McDonald House. Jonny always had a passion for community giving and volunteering with organizations such as the RMHC that do so such incredible and inspirational work for a variety of people, and he thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the staff and volunteers who serve the House. He was extremely grateful when the opportunity came to personally support RMHC through the Associate Board.

 

Rob Jackson, Vice President

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, Secretary

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.

 

Marybeth Meador, Member

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. She can’t wait for more events and time spent at the House with the Associate Board this year.

 

Molly Bouchon, Member

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

Phillip is from Murfreesboro, 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, fishing, and trying new restaurants.

 

 

 

Raven Williams, Member

Raven was introduced to Ronald McDonald House Charities through volunteering at the house  in Jackson, MS. Moving to Middle Tennessee five years ago, she wanted to continue community involvement and champion a worthy cause, and joined the RMHC Associate Board. Originally from Mississippi, Raven is a University of Mississippi alumnus and a Private Banking Associate with FirstBank. In her spare time, she enjoys fall football, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

Shane Dungan, Development Chair

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

Amanda Gleaton, Member

Amanda joined the Associate Board because she has a desire to be more involved in the community, and to support children and families. Amanda loves the idea of helping to promote organizations that truly care and gives back to those in need. She is from Nashville and attended SCAD. Amanda is a realtor with Parks, and enjoys spending time with her dogs and husband, traveling, food, and physical activity.

 

 

Sarah Griffith, Marketing Chair

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 B2B Marketer at Ramsey Solutions. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and finding the very best restaurants in Nashville.

 

 

 

Sarah Gromos, Service Chair

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.

 

 

 

Allie Hackett, Service Chair

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.

 

 

Lee Krabel, Development Chair

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.

 

 

 

 

Lauren Lewis, Member

Lauren was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House and the incredible work being done there by her co-worker and long time RMHC volunteer, Leslie Ann Wilson. She assisted with the installation of the new playroom at the House! She believes RMHC is an honorable cause and one worthy to champion. Lauren attended Auburn University, and is an interior designer with Esa. She enjoys working on her old house, getting outside, and eating tacos.

 

 

Marybeth Meador, Member

Tim Morrison, Member

 

Randall Noel, Member

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.

 

 

Sarah Smith Stanley, Member

 

Mary Soeder, Member

Mary is a Nashville native who enjoys attending concerts, trying new restaurants, and traveling. She attended the University of Georgia, and is in Sales and Business Development for Plumbing Distributors Inc. Mary serves on the Associate Board because she believes in the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s also an opportunity to connect deeper into the city she grew up in through new opportunities and new people.

 

 

 

Taylor Young, Member

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.

 

 

 


Advisors:

Amy Bennett, RMHC Development Director

Melissa Leonhardt, RMHC Administrative Manager

Leslie Ann Wilson, Esa (RMHC Board Liaison)


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For more information, contact Amy Bennett at amy@rmhcnashville.com.