John M. Steele Named FCS Board President with 2016- 2017 Officers Announced

   December 9th, 2016             News

Healthcare executive to lead distinguished board, adding nine new members

Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2016) – Family & Children’s Service (FCS), one of the city’s oldest non-profit agencies, is proud to announce that John M. Steele, Senior Vice President – HR at HCA has been named President of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Evette White of Executive Selection, who continues her service as immediate Past President.

“I’m so excited to get to work with John in this capacity” said Michael McSurdy, President and CEO of the agency. “He is an amazing leader both within HCA and the Nashville community. We are honored to have him at the helm.”

Officers for 2016-2017 include Vice President, Jim Kelley, (partner – Neal & Harwell); Secretary/Finance, Kelly Holmes (Senior Vice President – SunTrust Bank); Governance, Anne Elizabeth McIntosh (Vice President Membership – Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau); Board Representative, Nancy Stabell (Wood Stabell Law Group); CASA Board President, Dr. Meg Rush (Chief of Staff & Executive Medical Director – Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital); and CASA Board Treasurer, Herman Hicks (First Tennessee Bank).

New members to the FCS Board of Directors include: Beth Alexander (Senior Vice President – CapStar Bank); George Cate III (Partner – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings); Cullen Douglas (Northwestern Mutual); Courtney Necessary, Young Leaders Council representative (C-3 Consulting); Perri duGard Owens (President & CEO – duGard Communications); Tony Rose, Jr.(Aintree Capital); Tracey Silverman (Senior Vice President – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch); Earle Simmons (Wealth Management – SunTrust Music Row Office); and Battle Williford (Vice President- Financial Federal Bank).

Board members continuing terms of service include: Olatayo Atanda (Bone McAllester Norton PLLC); Mary Lee Bartlett (Community Volunteer); Maggie Bond (Associate Publisher – Southcomm Media); Todd Carter (Senior Vice PresidentPinnacle Financial Partners); Jane Corcoran (Community Volunteer); Missy Eason (Community Volunteer); Sarah Ann Ezzell (Community Volunteer/The Worth Collection); Matt Harris (Partner – Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC); Ellen Jacobs (Community Volunteer); William Liles (The Liles Group/Baird); Vicki McCluggage (Community Volunteer); Marlene Eskind Moses (MTR Family Law, PLLC); Beth O’Shea (Educational Consultant/Child Advocate); Aylin Ozgener (Community Volunteer); Shawn Pelletier (Community Volunteer); Joni P. Werthan (Community Volunteer); and the Rev. Neely Williams (Community Partners Network).

About Family & Children’s Service

Family & Children’s Service (FCS) serves all people in crisis and transition by meeting them where they are, understanding their needs, and connecting them to the resources they need. FCS often ‘fills in the gaps’ in social services, creating a safety net to ensure that all children and families can be safe and healthy.

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