Board of Trustees

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville
Board of Trustees, Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville (chartered as Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.) is blessed to have a diverse and exceptionally talented Board of Trustees appointed by The Most Rev. J. Mark Spalding, Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville. In addition to meeting as a whole, members of the Board are also part of standing committees which meet regularly to focus more in-depth on various aspects of the organization. The committees include Program Oversight, Finance, Audit, Mission Advancement, and many others. We are thankful for these dedicated volunteers who play an active role in providing oversight to the agency and ensuring that Catholic Charities stays true to its mission.

Gina Emmanuel


Centric Architecture

Greg Pope

Vice President

Ascension/St. Thomas Health

John Brew


Gresham, Smith and Partners

Sherry Cummings

University of Tennessee College of Social Work

Deanna Dibin

Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Renee Drake

First Horizon Bank

Tony Dunning

Retired Business Executive

William Farmer

Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC

Joan Garr Hamrick

Gresham Smith

Deacon Bill Hill

Deacon, Holy Family

Reverend Mark Hunt

Chaplain, Mary, Queen of Angels

Catherine Kelly

Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse

Mark Lenihan

Sims Funk

Bill McGugin

Iroquois Capital Group/Reit Investment Group

Jim McIntyre

Father Ryan High School

Mike Ratino


Lissa Renk


Patrick Sheehy

Tennessee Business Roundtable

Leo Silva

F&M Bank

Drew Tyrer

TriStar Summit Medical Center