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

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