3/1/2021: Nashville’s Tornado Recovery Program-The One-Year Anniversary

Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County was struck by two separate tornadoes in the early hours of March 3, 2020. The relief and recovery journey continues today, prolonged by a pandemic, as the community continues to respond to needs of survivors.

Panelists:

Amy Fair, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee:

Amy Fair is Vice President of Donor Services for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. A typical week for her consists of conversations with individuals, businesses, or foundations about their charitable dreams and wishes, and how she and the team at The Community Foundation can help make them make them a reality. She offers resources to generous givers for connecting and engaging with nonprofits, schools, and other organizations in Middle Tennessee and beyond. Since returning to Nashville and The Community Foundation in 2011, she has provided leadership for a range of organizational initiatives and assisted donors in opening 140 funds and 20 planned gifts with initial gifts of nearly $45 million.

Amy’s 20+ year career includes leadership positions in higher education and community foundations. Her professional and community activities often intersect and include membership in Impact 100 Nashville, a leadership role with Nashville Fashion Week, and participation in the Girls Give Initiative of The Women’s Fund.  Amy earned a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University, where she served as a graduate assistant in Peabody’s Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations and received the Dave Jones Award in Institutional Advancement, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University.

 

Tina Doniger, Community Resource Center

With over 25 years of experience in the marketing and non-profit world, Tina Doniger is a passionate non-profit leader talented in working
effectively with Boards and Partners. As the Executive Director for the Community Resource Center, she has overseen the dramatic growth and change of the organization. Prior to joining the Community Resource Center, Doniger held several for profit and non-profit positions including the Chief Development Officer for the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. During her tenure with Komen, Doniger was able to plan and execute the largest Nashville Race for the Cure in 2009 with over $1.3 Million dollars raise.
Prior to that, Tina held marketing positions within the entertainment industry, working for such companies as CBS, Cumulus, and Village Voice Media.

Terry Rapphun, Westminster Home Connection

Terry Allison Rappuhn founded Westminster Home Connection, a not-for-profit home repair organization that makes 250 homes safer and more functional each year, empowering older adults to age in place in 14 counties. She was the board chair of Quorum Health Corporation, an operator of hospitals and outpatient services. Terry also previously served on the boards of two medical device companies, a post-acute care company, and a specialty pharmaceutical company. She currently serves on the board of a post-acute care company. She was CFO of a publicly held hospital company, an auditor at Ernst &Young, LLP, and is a CPA. Terry is passionate about combining healthcare and housing from the consumer’s perspective. She believes that by aligning incentives we can preserve affordable housing while at the same time empowering our neighbors to age in place safely and with dignity

 

Nashville Fire Director Chief William Swann

Nashville Fire Director Chief William Swann joined the Nashville Fire Department in 1995. In his more than 25 years of service, he has proven to be a detail-oriented, hard-working and effective leader. From his first day on the job as a firefighter, Director Chief Swann had a plan to become a leader in the department. Through hard work, he has risen through the ranks of the NFD from firefighter, to instructor at the Nashville Fire Department Training Academy, to director of the Office of Emergency Management, to Deputy Fire Director. For three years, Director Chief Swann worked directly with Retired Fire Director Ricky White to learn the infrastructure of the department. That experience, coupled with his knowledge of the infrastructure of the city through the Office of Emergency Management, prepared him to lead the NFD as Director Chief. Mayor David Briley named Chief Swann Director Chief of the Nashville Fire Department in October 2018. Director Chief Swann is the first African American Deputy Director and the first African American Nashville Fire Department Director Chief in the city’s history. He is a Gulf War veteran and served five years in the Army. Director Chief Swann is active in the community. He serves as a deacon at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Madison.  He also teaches adult leadership classes, as well as teaching CPR, First-Aid and Advanced Life Support classes. Director Swann lives in the Nashville area with his wife of 31 years, Connie. The couple has three children Sebastian (26), London (25) and L.A. (14)

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