Jason Ross
Board Chair

“As a Child of Deaf Adult (CODA), I am extremely passionate about—and grateful for—the work Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does to support Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in our community.  The agency’s growing leadership team has done an exceptional job of building a healthy organization with outstanding programs and services, and this newly elected board of directors is highly qualified, motivated, and dedicated to supporting that team as it navigates unprecedented growth and opportunity.”


Jason Ross, Chair

LifePoint Healthcare

Gregory Crutchfield, Vice Chair

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Bill Wilkerson Center

Larry Martin, Treasurer


Marie Stewart, Secretary


Alex Sadler, Immediate Past Chair



Nelson Eddy

FINN Partners|DVL Seigenthaler

Brian Embrey

Community Volunteer

Ed Hickey


Nawal Zahid Kirmani

Community Volunteer

Veronica Mallett, M.D.

Meharry Medical College

Russell Palk

LifePoint Health

Jan Robinson

Community Volunteer

Patrick Stecker


Anna Walker

The Total You Image Consulting

Wanda Wilson

Southern Bank of TN

Lynn Winans


Angie Ciklin

Young Leaders Intern

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

Board of Directors
Meeting Schedule


July 22, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm

September 23, 2019

12pm - 1pm

November 25, 2019

12pm - 1pm

January 27, 2020

12pm - 1pm

March 23, 2020

12pm -1pm

May 18, 2020

12pm - 1pm

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