Board of Trustees

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville
Board of Trustees, Fiscal Year 2022-2023

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

Joan Garr Hamrick


Gresham Smith

Mike Ratino



John Brew

Gresham Smith

Deanna Dibin

Carr, Riggs & Ingram

The Hon. Vincent Dixie

Tennessee General Assembly

Renee Drake

First Horizon Bank

Tony Dunning

Retired Business Executive

Rev. Fr. Theophilus (Theo) Ebulueme

Holy Name Catholic Church

Dr. Mary Held

University of Tennessee, College of Social Work

Deacon Bill Hill

Deacon, Holy Family

Shandy Husmann

Retired Business Executive

Catherine Kelly

Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse

Mark Lenihan

Sims Funk

Bill McGugin

Iroquois Capital Group/Reit Investment Group

Lissa Renk


Brooke Reusch

Father Ryan High School

John Rodgers

Bradley Law

Patrick Sheehy

Tennessee Business Roundtable

Leo Silva


Drew Tyrer

TriStar Summit Medical Center