TNA Board of Directors

The TNA Board of Directors is the corporate body of the Association. The Board consists of the elected officers of the Association, the president elect, directors and a representative from the district president council. The Board has the authority delegated to it by the Membership Assembly (MA), including the duty and power of acting for the membership in the intervals between MA meetings.


President: Haley Vance
Email Haley

President Elect: Carla Kirkland
Email Carla

Vice President: Julie Hamm
Email Julie

Secretary: Donna Copenhaver
Email Donna

Treasurer: Heather Jackson
Email Heather


Operations: Trish Baise
Email Trish

Membership: Tracy Collins
Email Tracy

Education: Nancy Stevens
Email Nancy

Government Affairs: Loretta Bond
Email Loretta

Practice: Laura Reed
Email Laura


District Presidents

Contact the TNA office at 615-254-0350 for contact information.

District 1: Carla Kirkland

District 2: Traci Brackin

District 3: Tammy Schindel

District 4: Martina Harris

District 5: Stephanie Cook

District 6: Raven Wentworth

District 8: 

District 9: Chaundel Presley

District 10: 

District 12: Brad Harrell

District 15: Marcia Barnes

District meetings are open to nonmembers and students.
Click HERE to view a schedule of all district meetings.

TNA Staff

Executive Director: Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE – Email Tina

Office Manager: Diane Cunningham – Email Diane

Director, Government Affairs/Chief Lobbyist: Kathleen Murphy – Email Kathleen

Director, Computer/Network Systems; Managing Editor—Tennessee Nurse; TNF Program Manager: Kathryn A. Denton – Email Kathryn

Nurse Peer Review Leader: Sharon Hinton, DMin, MSN, RN-BC – Email Sharon

Marketing, Communications & Member Services Consultant: Tracy Depp – Email Tracy


Contact TNA

Contact TNF

Please feel free to contact any TNA officer, member of the Board, or staff member via email.

For additional information or questions, call TNA at (615) 254-0350.

TNA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the TNA membership and a Membership Assembly open to all TNA members. The TNA Board consists of 11 officers and directors elected by the TNA membership. TNA is a constituent of the American Nurses Association (ANA) which represents the nation’s 2.7 million RNs. TNA is represented in the ANA Membership Assembly by representatives elected by the TNA membership biennially.