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Board of Directors

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Mike Knott 
Board Chair

As a Deaf person, serving as chair is a huge honor. Our talented board brings diverse skills and knowledge, and each director is D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, hard of hearing, a CODA, a parent, or someone with a connection to and a heart for our Community. BridgesDHH continues to provide much-needed support and services across the state, growing from Middle Tennessee to open BridgesWEST and now BridgesEAST and reaching into bordering states.


As someone who uses the programs and services BridgesDHH provides, I know firsthand their quality and the importance of our serving from birth through elder years. BridgesDHH is committed to our mission to build access, equity, and inclusion in partnership with the D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing communities through advocacy, education, empowerment, and effective communication, and from our wonderful board to our incredible staff, led by our amazing CEO, we have the skills and care to do great things. Most importantly, we have the support and leadership of the Community we serve.

Wonderful things are happening and will continue because of your support. “Thank you” cannot begin to express our gratitude and excitement as we move forward into this new fiscal year.


Mike Knott, Chair

Community Volunteer

Lynn Winans, Vice Chair


Keith Boling, Treasurer

Regions Bank

Tonya Bowman, Secretary

Family Voices of TN

Veronica Mallett, M.D., Immediate Past Chair

Meharry Medical College


Greg Crutchfield

Vanderbilt Medical Center

Karen Hayes

Community Volunteer

Brenda Lawson

Community Volunteer

Russell Palk

Community Volunteer

Linda Penny

Community Volunteer

Jason Ross

Privia Health

Megan Sergel

United Healthcare



2021-22 Board: Front Row: Ashten Johnson, Mike Knott, Jan Robinson, Dr. Veronica Mallet, Linda Penny  Back Row: Ed Hickey, Greg Crutchfield, Jimmy Jordan, Lynn Winans, and Russell Palk. Not Pictured: Larry Martin

Board of Directors
Meeting Schedule

 July 24, 2023  



September 25, 2023

12pm - 1pm

November 27, 2023

12pm - 1pm

January 22, 2024

12pm - 1pm

March 25, 2024

12pm -1pm

May 20, 2024

12pm - 1pm

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