Matt provides overall strategic and administrative leadership to the Tennessee Office of NFN. Starting on NFN’s Development Team in 2017, he now serves as our Executive Director. He has strong experience in leadership development and program management with organizations focused on serving the community and vulnerable populations. Matt earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville and his master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before working at Nurses for Newborns, his family had been clients of NFN, after his daughter was born 6 weeks early and spent 20 days in the NICU.
Director of Nursing
Carianna oversees our home visiting staff in the delivery of our program while also directly working with NFN clients. As a Registered Nurse, she has over 30 years’ experience as a Labor and Delivery and High-Risk Obstetrical nurse and an ADN from Tennessee State University.. Carianna has also been heavily involved with international medical support teams since 2003 and has led surgical units, helped establish medical clinics, and provide orphan support in seven different countries.
Kathleen is responsible for communicating NFN’s mission and impact with our community of investors in Middle Tennessee. She leads the Development efforts for the Tennessee Office, with the goal of securing the funds and resources needed to sustain and ultimately grow our program to serve more families. Kathleen has over 17 years of experience working in nonprofits and nonprofit management in New York and Chicago and a BA in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies from Miami University in Ohio.
Megan McCormack – Advisory Board Chair
NFN Board of Directors
Kelly Ferrara Bayne – Board President
Frances Barbieri – Board Vice President
Tom Shaner – Board Treasurer
Shanna Wiechel – Board Secretary
Jagruti Shah Anadkat, MD
Nanci A. Bobrow, Ph.D.
Hon. Patrick Dougherty
Laurie Lambert Hopkins
Kevin D. Knatt
Pamela A. Lesser, MS, RNC-OB,
Madelyn T. Marks, MA, PM
Suzanne Marshall-Caby. Ed.D.
Cora Orphe-Harris, MD
Cynthia Rogers, MD
Stacy West-Bruce, OTD, MSW, OTR/L
Sen. Brian Williams
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