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.
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: 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.
Board Member: Maria is a founding partner at A&G Financial Management, LLC – a Registered Investment Advisory. She has worked in financial services for over 20 years focusing on institutional and non-profit clients. Her team was named as an Advisor of the Year finalist and Maria was named as “Best of the Rest” by PLANSPONSOR Magazine (the most successful retirement plan advisors). Maria was also named Rising Star by Prudential Securities.Outside the office, she has served on committees for TN Waltz, Hands on Nashville, the United Way of Middle Tennessee’s Sennet Society, and Iroquois Steeplechase. She is a member of the Young Leaders Council and an inaugural member of 90 Degrees. She has served on the board of Nashville Children’s Theater and the Board of Governors for JSU.