young professionals Board

Special Olympics Tennessee's Young Professionals Board (YPB) is dedicated to raising community awareness and fundraising efforts while supporting the organization's mission. Made up of enthusiastic individuals under the age of 40, the YPB uses its collective professional experiences to raise the visibility of SOTN and provide for new programs through fundraising events such as the Mini Masters and Polar Plunge. Another crucial part of the YPB is providing hands on technical assistance as volunteers at Summer Games, Flag Football and more. Becoming a member also serves as a platform for potential future leadership roles on the Special Olympics Tennessee's Board of Directors.

The YPB membership draws from the professional community throughout the Greater Nashville area. If you are interested in joining our board, please click one of the buttons below to apply or download the paper form for more information.

Board Co-Chairs

Jen Dannunzio
Jen Dannunzio

Talent Specialist - UBS - Meetings Lead

Abby Jarvis
Abby Jarvis

Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach - Vanderbilt University - SO College Lead

Kim Lacke
Kim Lacke

Executive Recruiting Manager - Trillium Construction - Meetings Lead

Josh Aikens
Josh Aikens

Sr. Financial Analyst - Asurion - Treasurer

Board Members

Nathaniel Hantle
Nathaniel Hantle

Director, Course Rating & Member Service - Tennessee Golf Association - Grant Committee Lead

Matthew Drumright
Matthew Drumright

Associate - Publix

Stacie Thrasher
Stacie Thrasher

Barista - Billy Goat Coffee Café - Young Athletes Lead

Keke Hinds
Keke Hinds

Vanderbilt Medical Center

Will Macon
Will Macon

Employment Consultant - Best Buddies Tennessee - Social Media

Annie Chang
Annie Chang

Finance Lead - Bridgestone Americas - Volunteer Lead

Elizabeth Copenhaver
Elizabeth Copenhaver

NICU Hospitalist - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Megan Kelly
Megan Kelly

Program Director - Nashville Dolphins

Olivia Knox
Olivia Knox

Conference Service Coordinator at Bass, Berry and Sims - Social Media Lead

Paul Lange
Paul Lange

National Sales Desk Director - Jackson National Life Insurance - Special Events Lead

Alex Idaszak
Alex Idaszak

Sr. Territory Mgr - Ormco - Membership Lead

Jake Powell
Jake Powell

Financial Planner - Southwestern Investment Group - Young Athletes lead