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The RISE Board of Directors currently has filled 23 Director positions. We are in the process of filling our one vacant position from our pool of potential directors.



Our strong Board Development plan, created as a part of the five year strategic plan, allows for individuals nominated for the remaining/future vacancies to see RISE programs in action prior to making a committment to serve as a Director. If you're interested in joining the RISE Board of Directors contact us at Linda@risememphis.org






Terri S. Browne, Chair

Sedgwick CMS

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer


Chad M. Wilgenbusch, Vice Chair


Banker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz


Secretary - Vacant


Marianne Parrs, Finance Chair

Community Volunteer


Kristin Lockhart, Board Development Chair

Adams Keegan

Director of Recruiting Services


Lisa M. Cook, Development Chair

Senior Vice President & Trust Officer

First Tennessee Bank


Michael Bruno, Past Board Chair

Chief Marketing Officer

Bluebird Homecare, Inc.







Marsh Campbell

Community Volunteer


Angela L. Dixon

Senior Vice President, Commercial & Business Banking Sales Manager

SunTrust Bank, Memphis


William Capooth

Director, Supply Chain Support/Customer Satisfaction



Dana L. Pointer

Controller & Chief Compliance Officer

Preserver Partners, LLC


Stephanie Scurlock




LaTonya Taylor – Program Participant Representative

Head Start Site Director – Porter Leath


Brian K. Woods

Director of Finance



Teresa T. Morris

Memphis District Manager

Wells Fargo


Crystal R. Oliver

Managing Director, Human Resources

FedEx Express Corporation


Daniel P. Dennis

Director of Brokerage Sales and Disability Specialist

Mid-South Financial Group


Margaret R. Johnson


The Law Office of Margaret Johnson


Paul Blanchard

Vice President of Supply Chain, Industrial Packaging

International Paper


David C. Lenoir, Development Co-Chair

Shelby County Trustee


Jason Lee

Executive Vice President, CFO

Orion Federal Credit Union

Sheena Harper-Nelson – Program Participant Representative

Eligibility Counselor II

Tennessee Department of Human Services


Joy Bowen

Treasury Management Advisor

Pinnacle Financial Partners


Randy Williams

Sr. Vice President of Logistics and Operations

Orgill, Inc.



Robert Lipscomb

Founder & Chair Emeritus

Carla Peacher-Ryan (Legal Counsel)

Baker Donelson



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