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Middle Tennessee Board

Community leaders serve on Youth Villages’ Middle Tennessee Board to actively promote and support our mission to help children and families live successfully and advocate proven solutions for the foster care/child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Board members play a significant role at the local level establishing Youth Villages as the leading provider of effective programs for troubled children and their families.

  • Bill Hamburg - Co-Chair
  • Chris Patterson - Co-Chair
  • Kellye Stuart - Co-Chair
  • George Cate, Jr.*
  • Mary Cooper*
  • Paul Dent
  • Vaughan DePillo
  • Ann Gilbert
  • Nate Kenney
  • Shannon Lapsley
  • Sarah Looney
  • Meghan Markie
  • Tony Sharpe
  • Lisa Small
  • Shirley Speyer
  • Lele Thompson
  • Betsy Walkup - Chair Emeritus
  • Pat Wallace
  • Jeremy Werthan

 *Honorary members

About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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