Board of Directors



Asia Dixon Allen

Project Architect/ Project Coordinator, Gresham Smith

Tifinie Capehart

Land Use Consultant / Urban Studies Adjunct, TSU

Laurel Creech

Sustainability Manager, Civic Leader

Rebecca Delaney

Associate Director, SOM

Hemalatha Gokhale

Radiology Alliance

Lee O Molette II

President, Frank Stanton Developers, LLC

Fathiyah Shepard-Suso

World Africultural Community Project

Michelle Steele

Director, Leadership and Public Service, and Department of Urban Studies, Lipscomb University

Mary Pat Teague, Ex-Officio

Associate Director, Community, Neighborhood, & Government Relations, Vanderbilt University


Kristy Hickson

Procurement Manager, Landlease

Dana Neal Terebessy

Manager, Building Healthy Places Initiative, ULI Nashville

Craig Philip

Research Professor and VECTOR Director, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Carson West

UBS (YLC Board Intern)

Tara Armistead

Owner, Tara Armistead Landscape Architect

Greg Bailey

Owner, Bailey & Company

Michelle Boucher

LP Building Products

Betty Brown

Community Leader

Steve Campbell, Past President

Wilbur Smith Associates

Norm Carl

Community Member

Ed Cole

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Keith Covington

Third Coast Design Studio

Paulette Coleman


Won Choi

JJ's Bistro

Hal Clark

Principal, Civil Site Design Group

Mark Deutschmann

Village Real Estate Services

Jim Douglas, Past President

Hodgson & Douglas

Ryan Doyle, Past President

General Manager, oneC1TY

May Dean Eberling

NewsChannel 5 Network (retired)

Allison  Economy

Associate, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Gary Everton

Everton Oglesby Architects

Brendan Farran

Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, SunTrust Bank

Chris Ferrell


Mike Fitts, FAIA

State of Tennessee, State Architect

Debbie Frank

Urban Blueprint

Hunter Gee, Past President

Smith Gee Studio

Patrick Gilbert

Gresham Smith & Partners

Donna Glassford

Donna Glassford Arts in Health Consulting

William Hastings

Hastings Architecture Associates

Kim Hawkins, Past President

Hawkins Partners, Inc.

Samuel Howard

Phoenix Holdings, Inc.

Latrisha Jemison

Regions Bank

Mercedes Jones, Past President

Legacy Project Resources, LLC.

Aileen Katcher

Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations

David Koellein

Zeitlin & Co, Realtors

Julia Fry Landstreet


Bert Mathews

The Mathews Company

Walker Mathews

R.C. Mathews Company

Denise McBride

SunTrust Bank

Jon McEwen  (Board Intern)

Founder, My Experts

David Minnigan, Past President

Earl Swensson Associates

Kate Monaghan

Partnering Services

Dr. Evelyn Nettles, Secretary

Associate Vice President - Avon Williams Campus / Extended Education, Tennessee State University

Jeff Ockerman, Past President

State of Tennessee

Ed Owens

Metropolitan Development & Housing

Loretta Owens, Past President

Nashville Housing Fund

Larry Papel, Past President

Nelson Mullins

Celeste Patterson

H.G. Hill Realty Company

Clay Petrey, Past President

Ayers Asset Management

Calvin Richardson

NBC Bank

Joe Rively

Vanderbilt University

Martin Roberts

Orion Building Corporation

Eric Schultenover

Counsel On Call

Rita Swett

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Brian Tibbs

Moody-Nolan, Inc.

Seab Tuck, Past President

Tuck Hinton Architects

Judy Turner

Community Volunteer

Stroud Watson

Planning and Design Studio