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Board of Directors

Veronica Mallett, M.D. 
Board Chair

As Chair for this dynamic board of directors, I recognize how fortunate Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to have strong, consistent leadership. As we have seen during the pandemic, we are more than prepared to meet the challenges before us. I am excited about our growth this past year and look to this year with great anticipation and energy. Our services will continue to grow and thrive, our reach into rural areas ever expanding, new access created by Access on Demand, new awareness of the necessity of including disability in diversity initiatives. 


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, to raise awareness, and to 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. As a physician, a leader, and the daughter of a late deafened father, I have many perspectives on how outstanding this nonprofit corporation really is. 


The board of directors is engaged and dedicated to support this incredible team as we navigate what challenges may come and seize all the opportunities before us. We believe great things are happening and will happen, and we invite your support and participation.    


Veronica Mallett, M.D., Chair

Meharry Medical College

Mike Knott, Vice Chair

Community Volunteer

Keith Boling, Treasurer

Regions Bank

Lynn Winans, Secretary


Russell Palk, Immediate Past Chair

LifePoint Health


Tonya Bowman

Family Voices of TN

Ed Hickey

Community Volunteer

Ashten Johnson

Community Volunteer

Brenda Lawson

Community Volunteer

Linda Penny

Community Volunteer

Jan Robinson

Community Volunteer

Jason Ross

Privia Health



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 25, 2022  



September 26, 2022

12pm - 1pm

November 21, 2022

12pm - 1pm

January 23, 2023

12pm - 1pm

March 27, 2023

12pm -1pm

May 22, 2023

12pm - 1pm

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