2016 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.  

2016 ETF Board of Directors
Seated: L to R - Bernie Bernstein, Jan McNally, Howard Blum, Pat Postma, John Geppi, Patsy Carson, Nancy Moody, Jim Harlan, Jeff Chapman
Standing: L to R - Phyllis Nichols, Joe Marlette, Jeff Becker, Paul Willson, Cynthia Burnley, Dan Bechtol, David Haynes,  Mark Heinz, Joe Petre, Greg McMillan,
 Jed Dance, Will Haslam - Photo by Charles Brooks Photography

2016 Officers

Chair  Jeff Becker, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, UT Microbiology Depart.
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
  • Jeff 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, 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, University of Tennessee
  • 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
  • Pat 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, Dean, Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
  • Mary Beth West, Mary Beth West Communications, LLC


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