Board of Directors

Greg Crutchfield
Board Chair

As I move into the role of Chair for this dynamic board of directors, I recognize the challenges of a world pandemic and the need for strong, consistent leadership. Fortunately, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has had strong, consistent leadership to date, and we are prepared to meet the challenges before us. As always, we see them also as opportunities for further innovation and to use technology to expand our reach into the outlying and more rural areas we also serve but where a physical presence is harder to maintain. 

I am excited about our growth this past year as we added BridgesWEST and look forward to seeing that service continue to grow and thrive. I see Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee and the bordering states we serve, as a connector of communities, one that actively seeks opportunities to share communication, raise awareness, and build understanding. Through programs that support the youngest to the eldest, Bridges offers tools and interventions to navigate many of this world’s complexities and to build a more just and inclusive world for all. 


The board of directors is engaged and dedicated to support this incredible team as they navigate the many new challenges this year presents. We believe great things are happening and will happen.        --GC


Gregory Crutchfield, Chair

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Bill Wilkerson Center

Russell Palk, Vice Chair

LifePoint Health

Larry Martin, Treasurer


Angie Ciklin, M.D., Secretary

Community Volunteer

Lynn Winans, Immediate Past Chair



Nelson Eddy

FINN Partners|DVL Seigenthaler

Brian Embrey

Community Volunteer

Ed Hickey


Nawal Zahid Kirmani

Mental Health Coop

Mike Knott

Community Volunteer

Veronica Mallett, M.D.

Meharry Medical College

Jan Robinson

Community Volunteer

Alex Sadler


Patrick Stecker


Anna Walker

The Total You Image Consulting

Wanda Wilson

Southern Bank of TN


Some of the board, past and present, at a special event. 

Board of Directors
Meeting Schedule

July 27, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm

September 28, 2020

12pm - 1pm

November 23, 2020

12pm - 1pm

January 25, 2021

12pm - 1pm

March 29, 2021

12pm -1pm

May 24, 2021

12pm - 1pm

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