CRC’s board of directors rock the house.
Board President: John Scannapieco is an attorney at Baker Donelson and is a co-leader of the firm’s Global Business Team.He is famously cheap, which is a great attribute for a guy overseeing a nonprofit. His car has more than 200,000 miles on it. John also plays hockey, enjoys cooking and gourmet food, and is the proud father of four children. In the aftermath of the catastrophic floods of May 2010, John was instrumental in positioning CRC for its leadership role in the relief and recovery efforts on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management. CRC distributed more than $3 million in relief and recovery supplies to flood survivors in Davidson County and Middle Tennessee and now serves as the Materials Manager for the OEM in times of disaster.
Board Vice President: Willie Ford is an IT manager at the Hospital Corporation of America, overseeing enterprise clinical reporting for HCA. His seven-person team of developers integrates and centralizes data for the clinical services group, which works on improving clinical performance. This includes new hospital processes and procedures to improve patient care and safety measures in healthcare delivery across the spectrum of HCA hospitals. If he looks a little casual in the photo it’s because it was taken while Willie volunteered at one of four temporary warehouses CRC operated after the flood. Always on the front lines, Willie donated time loading mattresses, sorting supplies and distributing basic necessities. He regularly leads a team of HCA volunteers on Community Day to volunteer at the CRC warehouse.
Board Treasurer: Martin Akin is the Business Banking Division Manager and Senior Vice President at First Tennessee Bank. He leads CRC’s Finance Committee and is a former Chair of Oyster Easter, CRC’s main fund-raising event. Martin volunteers at CRC with other First Tennessee employees.
Board member: Pate Young is the founder and CEO of Gladiator, LLC. He is the former president and director of product development for Impact Fitness and continues to train some of Nashville’s most prominent citizens. Pate supported CRC in a major way in 2013 by running for and winning the coveted title of Oyster King at CRC’s annual fund-raiser, Oyster Easter. He continues to work on the Oyster Easter Committee, selecting candidates to run for royal office and raise money for the Community Resource Center’s various programs. Pate’s fund-raising activities mean that CRC can better serve more than 90 nonprofits and their clients in need with basic household necessities that are unimagined luxuries to our most fragile citizens.
Board Member: Jacob Wilson is the co-founder of Tightwound Publishing, a local music publishing company. He also has developed four patents for an exterior building product. Wilson is an 8-year veteran in the disaster restoration industry with many ties to multiple insurance companies and program managers around the country. In that capacity he helped hundreds of families from Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Charlie, and a multitude of tornado and hail storm victims across the country. Wilson also supports the Autism Speaks Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis and Adopt a Student Christmas drive. Jacob is the 2014 Oyster Easter King. His Royal team raised over $12,000 for Community Resource Center.
Board Member: Preston Bailey, Jr. is the associate director of Welcome Home Ministries, a faith-based program for men recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. A graduate of Tennessee State University, he is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in Tennessee and a member of the International Association of Peer Recovery Specialists. He is also a Level 2 Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator. Preston is a proud and active member of Omega Psi Phi and is known around town for his grilling prowess, his prodigious output of deep fried turkeys during the holidays and his devotion to Kool-Aid.
Board Member: Ben Prom is a global account executive for ConferenceDirect, is a leading provider of global meeting planning solutions. Ben is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout and spent many years in the hotel hospitality industry. He is also on the boards of Our Kids Center and supports a number of other charitable causes. Ben is a regular volunteer at CRC’s Christmas Giveaway, helping nonprofits load their vehicles. He looks darn good in a Santa hat.