Who We Are

The Nashville RMHC Associate Board is a group of young professionals who help critically ill children and their families by raising awareness and funds to further the mission of RMHC of Nashville. The Associate Board hosts a variety of annual fundraising events, networking functions, and volunteer opportunities all with one mission in mind—to keep families close.

The Associate Board provides opportunities for members to expand their personal and professional networks and is committed to providing excellent service and social opportunities.

Interested in joining? Fill out our brief membership application and we’ll be in touch! Membership dues are $100 annually.


Meet Our Members

Sarah Griffith, President, 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.

 

 

 

Phillip Dodd, VP of External Affairs, 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.

 

 

 

Shane Dungan, VP of Internal Affairs, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Gromos, Secretary, 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.

 

 

 

Annie Williams, Service Committee Chair, 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 he loves the history of the RMHC and the cause it supports. In his spare time, Billy enjoys golfing, sports, and exploring the area with his wife, Celynn.

 

 

Blake Eason, Member, WKRN/ABC

Blake grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia, and went to college at Kennesaw State University. He works as a News Anchor with local channel WKRN, and his station covered an event at the Ronald McDonald House. This lead him to get involved with the Associate Board, and he loves that he can give back to the community. In his spare time, you can find Blake working out, playing volleyball and tennis, and trying new coffeeshops.

 

 

 

Cara DeLoach, Member, PhD Candidate at Vanderbilt University

Cara is originally from Arlington, TN and attended Howard Payne University for her undergraduate education then earned a master’s degree at University of North Carolina. She is a PhD candidate in the Higher Education and Leadership Studies department at Vanderbilt and studies community colleges. Cara became familiar with the Ronald McDonald House through Sarah Griffith and enjoys the opportunities to volunteer for the House and getting to meet others with a service mindset. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, and sewing.

 

 

Celynn Fleischli, Member, HCA

Celynn was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House through friends and is passionate about the mission of supporting families. She’s originally from Springfield, IL and attended Illinois State University for undergrad before earning her MBA at the University of Illinois. Celynn is the Manager of Plus Care Networks at HCA Healthcare, and she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and trying new restaurants.

 

 

Courtney Moore, Member, Dinning Dental

Courtney completed her undergrad degree at ETSU and a graduate degree at Emory and Henry. She works at Dinning Dental and Southern Hills Medical Center. She was introduced to the RMHC through her sorority, ADPi, and has enjoyed continuing to be involved through the Associate Board. In her free time, she can be found going to concerts and sporting events, thrifting, or indoor cycling.

Danielle Cassoday, Member, Homemaker

Danielle grew up in Northern California. She joined the RMHC Associate Board so she could be more involved with a charity that touched her family. She went into preterm labor with her son at 32 weeks and had to be life flighted to a hospital with a NICU. Danielle and her husband stayed at a Ronald McDonald House for a month while their baby was in the NICU, and she’s so happy to be able to support and give back to the organization. She enjoys being outdoors with her family, baking, and cooking.

 

 

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, Marketing Committee Chair, 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’s 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.

 

 

Jonny Woo, Membership Committee Chair, 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.

 

Kate Robinson, Member, IQTalent

Kate grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and she volunteered at the local RMHC in high school. In college, she joined ADPi and loved getting to continue to serve the RMHC (their national philanthropy) as a volunteer at the house. She also ran the Chicago Marathon twice on the RMHC Fundraising team. Kate works as a Talent Acquisition Associate at IQTalent and is currently earning her master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt. In her free time, she loves reading, cooking, running, kayaking, and hanging out with her dog, Fitz.

 

 

Lee Krabel, Member, 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.

 

 

Nathan Phelps, Member, HailSolve

Nathan is originally from East Tennessee and moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. He was introduced to the Ronald McDonald House through Phillip Dodd and enjoys being a member of the Associate Board. He works as the Director of Performance Marketing at HailSolve. In his free time, Nathan loves backpacking, running, playing pickle ball, playing guitar, dancing, and cooking.

 

 

 

Nicole Keefe, Member, 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.

 

 

Olivia Caldwell, Development Committee Chair, Deloitte Consulting

Olivia is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and grew up in Nashville. She became familiar with the Ronald McDonald House through her dad, who serves as a corporate board member, and several friends who are members of the Associate Board, and she joined the Associate Board in 2022. Olivia enjoys spending free time hiking, baking, and line dancing.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Rob Jackson, Member, 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Tayler Connor, Member, Skin Pharm

Tayler grew up in Franklin, TN and attended the University of Tennessee. She discovered the Associate Board through a friend, and loves that she can meet new people while also supporting an amazing charity. She works as a nurse practitioner at Skin Pharm. Tayler enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 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.

 

 

Tom Santaniello, Member, Al. Neyer

Tom grew up in Spartanburg, SC and Austin, TX before attending Furman University. Tom is a graduate of the Young Leaders Council cohort and served as a Board Intern for the Ronald McDonald House Board, which was his introduction to the RMHC. After serving his term on the House Board, he joined the Associate Board, which he believes is a great opportunity for young professionals to carry out the mission of the RMHC. He serves as the Director of Real Estate Development for Al. Neyer and enjoys spending his free time outdoors, exploring historic sites and parks, and watching sports.

 

 

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, MTSU Blue Raider Athletic Association

Jared Parise, Member, US Air Force

Jonathan Tate, Member, Creative Artists Agency

Mallie Myers, Member, Bass, Berry & Sims

Mitch Koehler, Member, Gallagher

Tiffany Stafford, Member, Hueman

Tim Morrison, Member, PYA


Advisors:

Rachel Jones, RMHC Development & Communications Director

Chelsea Edwards, RMHC House Operations Coordinator

Elle Fabian, RMHC Administrative Manager

Leslie Ann Wilson, Esa (RMHC Board Liaison)


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