East Nashville Life Advisory Board
Ronald Gooch currently lives and work in East Nashville, he’s one of the rare ones to have been a native East Nashvillian my entire life. He was so fortunate to attend and graduate Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School and then attend Austin Peay State University and eventually graduate from Lipscomb University all while working for the YMCA of Middle TN. He serves as a Program Director for the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA, emphasizing community outreach, assisting in philanthropy as well as member service. Along with the work at the Maddox YMCA, He’s spent the last 4 years serving as a member of the East Nashville Chamber of Commerce and now currently the Board Chair for the East Nashville Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, as well as a new board member with the Friends of Shelby Parks and Bottom and an ad hoc Board Member of East Nashville Athletics. Outside of work and volunteer commitments, he spends all of my time coaching or watching my boys play sports, family fishing trips, or allowing them to explore their “musical” talents. His children range from ages, 14, 8, & 1.5 years old, all boys. Some of his current projects include events with the Friends of Shelby Parks and Bottom, yearly 5K races with the YMCA, and most recently beginning a 4-week seminar that he’ll co-host with Yasmine Williams-Woods to serve the congregation at The Church of Lockeland Springs with our conversation being centered around Racial Reconciliation & “What to say to black people”.
Alan Hayes is an Arkansas native and a 2000 graduate of the Mississippi State University School of Architecture. Alan and his wife, Alyssa, moved to Nashville in 2003 so that she could pursue her education masters at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Since 2003, Alan has worked for TMPartners architects in Brentwood where he has been a licensed architect since 2005. For the past 17 years, Alan has served as a project coordinator, manager or Senior Project Architect for major clients in the healthcare sector (including HCA Healthcare, Vanderbilt Health and Community Health Systems) managing projects across the southeastern United States. Alan has led design teams on a range of healthcare projects including medical office build-outs, imaging department expansions, emergency department renovations and new patient tower additions. Most recently, Alan has designed a $50 million expansion of the largest Burn Center in the United States located at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Alan and his wife, Alyssa, have two children – Stella (age 14) and Dean (age 10). Both children attended elementary school at Lockeland Design Center Elementary in East Nashville where Alyssa taught for 10 years. Stella is currently a freshman at Donelson Christian Academy while Dean is in the 5th grade and currently homeschooled, which he absolutely loves! After 17 years, the family recently relocated from East Nashville to a new home in Donelson to be closer to Alan’s parents and their church, Donelson Church of Christ. Alan is involved with several organizations across Nashville including Chamber East and AIA Middle Tennessee. Alan currently serves as a board member for the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Nashville and is also on the Advisory Board for the MTSU Interior Design Program.In his spare time, Alan enjoys taking walks through the neighborhood with the family dog, Emerald, as well as movie & pizza nights at home every Friday with his family.
David Haynes, 510 Foundation President
Eric Jans is an independent health and life insurance broker. Having been in business over 16 years, Eric is often called upon by local and national news outlets for his insurance expertise and has been featured in The Tennessean, Politico, WSMV and CBS This Morning. Licensed in 15 states, Eric has served on Agent Advisory Panels for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Humana and CIGNA. Eric is the Secretary of the board for the 510 Foundation. He has also served in the past as President for the Historic East Nashville Merchants Association, Rediscover East, and Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association as well as Chair of Chamber East, one of the Nashville Chamber’s advisory boards. Eric was named East Nashvillian Of the Year in 2011 as well as a 2010 Finalist in Nashville’s Emerging Leaders Award (NELA). Eric and his wife Wendy founded LoveBooks, a children’s book ministry in 2015. He volunteers with homeless and refugee organizations and initiatives in Nashville and at his church. Eric holds a BA in Communications/Electronic Media from The University of Northern Iowa.
Sabrina Jones serves as the Chief Operation Officer for the 510 Foundation. She is responsible for the operations of the global and local urban ministries. She brings over thirty years of proven leadership experience to the 510 Foundation. Her experience and leadership have been focused on building partnerships and connections with a goal of strong collaborative efforts that produce an impact on the lives of others with a missional focus. Sabrina received her Doctorate in Leadership & Professional Practice through Trevecca Nazarene University in 2020, Master’s in Public Administration in 1996 through Tennessee State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Business in 1989 through Northwest Nazarene University. Sabrina is married to her husband, Sam, with four grown children; three daughters and a son. Two daughters are married adding two sons-in-law, one granddaughter, and one grand dog to the family. One daughter passed away at the early age of 24.
Mariah Monk has been on staff at the 510 Foundation and Nashville First Church of the Nazarene since August of 2020, she provides administrative support to the Congregational Life Pastor and 510 Foundation Chief Operations Officer. In this role, Mariah performs a variety of administrative tasks such as coordinating events and activities, overseeing social media interaction, and serving as the frontline communication for the 510 Foundation and Congregational Life ministry. Mariah is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University where she received a B.A. in Intercultural Studies and double minored in Graphic Design and Compassionate Ministry. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Prison Ministry from Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Brodrick Thomas currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement and Reconciliation at Trevecca Nazarene University. Before the promotion to his current position, Brodrick served in Trevecca’s graduate school and plant operations. Before his move to Nashville in 2011, Brodrick graduated from Auburn University with a bachelors in Business Administration. He also has an MBA, a Masters in Organizational Leadership, and completed his Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Brodrick is married Lauren and they have a one year old, Wren.
Kimberly Tucker is the founder of the I.C. White Stone Foundation (later changed to East Nashville’s Real Families Real Moms serves to empower single mothers in East Nashville with entrepreneurial skills. Kim is a Nashville resident and has worked in Nashville’s juvenile justice system and the Department of Children Services, and later Nashville’s Metro Action Commission. Kim is a 2003 graduate of Lipscomb’s family relations program. She established her Foundation in 2003 to provide the support single mothers need to rise above poverty and dependence on public assistance. She believes by learning entrepreneurial skills, single mothers do not need to work two jobs or jobs with odd hours to make ends meet. She also schedules classes and college visits to empower this community of women by teaching skills of self-reliance and goal-setting. Kim used her own funds to purchase a house in East Nashville, which serves as the site of group activities as well as a site of social enterprise where women cater events and birthday parties, cultivate a garden and operate a mobile kitchen. Programming also includes an investment club teaching financial literacy and self-sufficiency skills and two youth development programs. Through the Foundation, Kim works with other Nashville nonprofits such as the Oasis Center, Salvation Army, churches and neighborhood associations to coordinate networking and volunteer opportunities for women and their children. Kim is a single mom herself and both son’s have since graduated college.
Doug Xanders currently serves as the Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield. He brings over 30 years of experience in project management for numerous office, retail, healthcare and industrial clients. He is responsible for providing strategic planning, construction project management and workplace strategies for the Tennessee market. Prior to working at Cushman & Wakefield, Doug was the Director of Workplace Strategy and Construction for Asurion, LLC. He was responsible for adding over 1M SF of office and call center space. He also created workplace strategies that improved talent recruiting and employee engagement. The culmination of Doug’s work can be seen in the new 550,000 square foot global head-quarters Asurion is opening in 2021. Prior to joining Asurion in 2011, Doug was the Director of Engineering and Construction for CBRE on the BP account. He led a team of 15 in upgrading the utilities and infrastructure at BP’s campus in Naperville, IL. Doug received a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois. He has also received several awards, such as, the Mission Impossible Award for performance in Deepwater Horizon in 2010, and CBRE Project Management Award for top profitability and exceeding KPI’s in 2009. He has served on the Board of Directors for both CareNet Global and 510 Foundation.