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Executive Office

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Keith Barber

President + CEO

Ashley Copeland

Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Deborah Phillips

Board Liaison

Advancement Team

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Angelia Nystrom

Vice President of Advancement and Chief Legal Counsel

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Lisa Ford

Director of Strategic Engagement + Stewardship

Dara Worrell

Director of Regional Advancement

Morgan Vance

The Pat Summitt Foundation Director of Strategic Initiatives + Advancement

Adam Waller

The Pat Summitt Foundation Director of Operations

Operations and Grantmaking Team

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Katharine Killen

Vice President of Programs + Chief Operating Officer


Jessica Renfro

Director of Operations


Ashley Siferd Butler

Director of Competitive Grants

Rachel Schott

Director of Scholarships

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Traci Sisson

Fundholder Services Officer

Finance Team

Melissa Tschanz, CPA

Vice President of Finance + Chief Financial Officer

John Johnson


Jackie Slagle

Senior Financial + Administrative Officer

Precy Sturgeon

Financial + Administrative Officer

Part-Time Advisors

Carolyn Schwenn

Special Advisor