2014 Board of Directors

East Tennessee Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors who are very knowledgeable about their communities and broadly representative of the East Tennessee region.  

2014 ETF Board of Directors
Seated: L to R - Cynthia Burnley, Ellen Fowler, Fred Womack, Howard Blum, Patricia Robledo, Pat Postma, Mary Beth West, Phyllis Nichols,
 Standing: L to R - Dennis Upton, Nita Summers, Rick Fox, Jeff Chapman, John Geppi, Keith Goodwin, David Jones, Jed Dance, Alice Mercer, David Martin,
 Dwight Tarwater, Dick Jacobstein, David Haynes, Keith Burroughs,and Jan McNally.

2015 Officers

Chair  Keith D. Goodwin, President/CEO,
East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Vice Chair  Jeffery M. Becker, Professor, UT Microbiology Department
Treasurer  Jan McNally, Retired Executive
Michael T. McClamroch, President & CEO,
East Tennessee Foundation
Carolyn Schwenn, Executive Vice President and Secretary,
East Tennessee Foundation
 Immediate Past Chair
Fred D. Womack, Major General, U.S. Air Force, Retired

Board of Directors

  • Dan M. Bechtol, President and CEO, ChoiceDATA
  • Howard Z. Blum, Sponsorship Specialist, Helen Ross McNabb
  • Mary Ellen Brewington, Vice President, Creative Marketing, Cherokee Distributing Company
  • Cynthia Burnley, Retired University Administrator
  • Patsy Q. Carson, Community Volunteer
  • Amy Cathey, Interim Director, UT Executive Education Programs
  • Jefferson Chapman, Director, Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee; and Chairman, Chapman Family Foundation
  • Joan C. Cronan, University of Tennessee, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor
  • Jed Dance, Vice President at Bacon and Company
  • Larry R. Estepp, Executive Vice President, Citizens Bank
  • Richard T. Fox, President, Fox Management
  • John T. Geppi, Executive Vice President & CFO, Covenant Health
  • Will Haslam, Pilot Flying J
  • David Haynes, Senior VP, FSG Bank
  • Richard E. Jacobstein, Retired Executive
  • Joe Marlette, Retired Executive
  • Cheryl Massingale, Retired Professor, UT
  • Phyllis Y. Nichols, President & CEO, Knoxville Area Urban League
  • Patricia D. Postma, Retired University Administrator
  • Paige Preston, Community Volunteer
  • Will J. Pugh, Chairman, Pugh & Company, P.C.
  • Avice Reid, Executive Director, Knoxville Police Advisory and Review Committee
  • Nita Summers, Community Volunteer
  • Dennis R. Upton, Vice President for Procurement, KUB
  • Justice Gary Wade, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice
  • Mary Beth West, Mary Beth West Communications, LLC
  • Paul Willson, Chairman, Citizens National Bank


  • Bobbie Y. Congleton, Community Volunteer
  • Natalie L. Haslam, Community Volunteer
  • A. David Martin, Chairman and Founder, Martin & Company
  • David V. White, Community Volunteer
  • Stuart R. Worden, Worden, Rechenbach & Brooke