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Board of Directors

Ceesun Andrews

Board Secretary

Ceesun is a community volunteer with a strong professional background in Human Resources, recruiting, and training. She previously served on several local non-profit boards including Freedom's Promise and Gilda's Club. She is a graduate of Young Leaders Council and an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, where she is in her third year chairing Vacation Bible School. She is married to Jess and they have three young children. 

Mary Lee Bartlett

Co-Founder, Board Chair

Mary Lee is a community volunteer, having served as Board Chair for Junior League of Nashville, Friends of Children's Hospital, EDCT (now renewED), Nashville Humane Association and others.  She works part-time at Vanderbilt University's Peabody Research Institute.  She and Steve have been married 29 years and are the parents of two adult daughters and one canine daughter.


Danielle Dupriest


Danielle is an internal consultant for Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) defining and executing high availability initiatives throughout the enterprise.  During her career, she has worked on various Process Improvement and Organizational Change initiatives across a variety of industries (aerospace manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications, marketing, and healthcare).  She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Purdue University, and an Executive M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. Danielle also serves on the Board of Tennessee Education Alliance. In her spare time, she can be found staying active outdoors, exploring new languages, or tucked by the fire writing.

Jillian Frist

c3 Consulting/Ankura

Jillian is a Senior Director with Ankura and partners with client to develop and carry out strategic initiatives. She focuses on organizational change that drives operational, technical, and financial improvements and on innovative, creative solutions that build value. She has worked in various industries, with particular expertise in healthcare and technology.

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Matt Hancock

Dollar General

Matt has served as the Senior Director of Urban Development since June 2017 and has been with Dollar General for over 5 years.  Prior to his current role, Matt held the role of Senior Director, Investor Relations for nearly two and a half years, having joined the Company as Assistant Treasurer in October 2012.  Before joining Dollar General, Matt worked within the investment banking group at Goldman Sachs & Co.  Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Sharon Roberson

YWCA of Nashville and Middle TN

Jade Sampson

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jade is deeply passionate about serving the Nashville community and has also served on the Board of Directors for Junior League of Nashville, Young Leaders Council, Morning Star Sanctuary, and the Jr. Board of Directors for the YWCA. Professionally, Jade is the Director of Talent Management for AMSURG where she oversees training, leadership development, and organizational development inititiavies. After earning her BBA and her MBA with a focus in healthcare administration from MTSU, Jade completed her M.Ed. in Leadership and Organizational Performance at Vanderbilt University. She is passionate about helping people, communities, and organizations realize their full potential. She believes that we each have the ability and responsibility to invest in our community as others have invested in us, a philosophy upon which everything she does is based upon. 

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