2015 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.  

2015 ETF Board of Directors
Seated: L to R - Amy Cathey, Jeff Chapman, Keith Goodwin, Pat Postma, Jan McNally, Dick Jacobstein, Patsy Carson, John Geppi
 Standing: L to R - Paige Preston, Will Haslam, Cynthia Burnley, Howard Blum, Jed Dance, Joe Marlette, Rick Fox, David Haynes, Paul Willson, Fred Womack, Dan Bechtol, Nita Summers

2016 Officers

Chair  Jeffery Becker, Professor, UT Microbiology Department
Vice Chair  Paul Willson, Chairman, Citizens National Bank
Treasurer  Jan McNally, Retired Executive
Michael McClamroch, President & CEO, East Tennessee Foundation
Carolyn Schwenn, Executive Vice President and Secretary,
East Tennessee Foundation
Immediate Past Chair
Keith Goodwin, President & CEO, East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Board of Directors

  • Dan Bechtol, President and CEO, ChoiceDATA
  • Bernie Bernstein, Attorney, Bernstein, Stair & McAdams
  • Howard Blum, Sponsorship Specialist, Helen Ross McNabb
  • Cynthia Burnley, Retired University Administrator
  • Patsy 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 Cronan, Women's Athletic Director Emeritus, University of Tennessee
  • Jed Dance, Vice President at Bacon and Company
  • John Geppi, Executive Vice President & CFO, Covenant Health
  • Jim Harlan, Retired Executive
  • Will Haslam, Pilot Flying J
  • David Haynes, Retired Executive
  • Mark Heinz, Architect, Dewhirst Properties
  • Joe Marlette, Retired Executive
  • Cheryl Massingale, Retired Professor, UT
  • Greg McMillan, Knox County Circuit Court Judge
  • Nancy Moody, President, Tusculum College
  • Phyllis Nichols, President & CEO, Knoxville Area Urban League
  • Butch Peccolo, Retired CFO, University of Tennessee
  • Joe Petre, President, Conversion Properties
  • Patricia Postma, Retired University Administrator
  • Paige Preston, Community Volunteer
  • Will Pugh, Chairman, Pugh & Company, P.C.
  • Avice Reid, Senior Director of Community Relations, City of Knoxville
  • Nita Summers, Community Volunteer
  • Justice Gary Wade, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice
  • Mary Beth West, Mary Beth West Communications, LLC


  • 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