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our team

Executive Director

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Davey Shepherd

Davey has served as the executive director of The Joe Beretta Foundation since its establishment in 2016.  Davey brings more than a decade of experience in non-profit work to his role overseeing the administration, programming, and strategic plan of TJBF.  

Contact: 

615-852-7804

DaveyShepherd@tjbf.org

Program Support

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Marla Cochran

Marla has served as a volunteer since 2017. She was awarded the Pete Huttlinger Volunteer of the year award in 2021. Marla is a perfect fit and will add expertise to our event planning and marketing strategies. Marla will be helping both Lillian and Davey with new programs and patient follow-ups. 

Contact: 

615-475-8197

mcochran@tjbf.org

Our highly engaged board is made up of experts in the fields of:

​Medicine  |  VADs  |  Social Work  |  Nonprofit Management  |  Fundraising  |  Finance  |  Marketing

 

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Lillian Beretta

President of the Board

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Executive Board Member

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Ken Schnarrs

Board Treasurer

Finance Committee Chair

Executive Board Member

CFO, Regent Holding Companies

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Gloria Andreozzi

Executive Board Member

Specialist Sales, AP Branded Solution

 

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Nadine Oglesby

Board Member

Non-Profit Fundraising Consultant

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Cayce Ray, RN

Board Member

RN, BSN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Albert Jones

Board Member

Performance Improvement-SWAT Team Director at HCA Healthcare

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Carrie Burdy

Board Member

General Manager, J.C. Mottinger Assoc., Inc.

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Rev. Andrew Wharton

Vice-President of the Board

Executive Board Member

Lead Pastor, The Church at Pleasant Grove

 

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Gabrielle Shepherd

Board Secretary

Executive Board Member

Operations Manager, BF Group

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Angelo Roman

Operations Director

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Executive Board Member

President/Owner, Roman Wealth Management, LLC

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Robert Dougherty

Marketing Committee Chair

Executive Board Member

President/Group Publisher, Matrix Medical Communications

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Joey Beretta

Board Member

Owner, Nightly, LLC

Samantha Beretta, MS, LPC-MHSP

Board Member

Owner, Samantha Beretta Counseling

 

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Beth Roman

Board Member

Fundraising Co-chair

Lynn Turner

Board Member

Marketing Committee

Senior Project Manager, Schneider Electric

 

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Erin Morris Huttlinger

Board Member

Owner, Morris Public Relations

Sharon Smith

Board Member

Operations Manager, The Standard at

The Smith House

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Yancy Belcher, Esq.

Board Member

Owner, Law Office of Yancy Belcher

 

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Mark Wasko

Board Member

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Dan Roman

Board Member

Operations Manager, Target

Donnie Andreozzi

Purchasing Manager,

Hilton Nashville Downtown

Advisory board

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Advisory Board Members offer steering, direction, and insight to the mission and activities of the Foundation.  We're proud of the level of expertise represented on our Advisory Board and grateful for the contribution of it's members.

 

Ashish S. Shah, MD

Surgical Director of Heart Transplant 

and Mechanical Support at Vanderbilt 

University Medical Center

Michael Mathier, MD

Director of the Heart failure and Pulmonary Hypertension program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

 

Scott C. Silvestry, MD

Surgical Director of Thoracic Transplant

AdventHealth Transplant Institute

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Candice Lee, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon, 

Allegheny General Hospital 

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Jennifer Gray

Senior Medical Science Liason, CareDx

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Duc Nguyen, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist,

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

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Jason Ridgel

Entrepreneur, Community Activist &

Owner of Guidance Whiskey

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Gabrielle Inks

Heart Transplant Coordinator at Allegheny Health Network

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Keith Troupe

Owner, CEO

Be Appsolute

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Tom Huey

Major Gifts Officer,

University of Pittsburgh

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Susan Orr

Susan Orr, M.A. (she, her)

Director of Communications and Media

University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information 

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Frank Fish, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist at Vanderbilt 

University Medical Center

Lisa Allen

Certified School Nurse for North Allegheny School district and a member of National Association of School Nurses

Holiday Gift Corporate Sponsors

Valentine's Day

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Easter

PARTNERS

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