Our mission is to help low income families, seniors and individuals in West Nashville achieve their potential and prevent problems that threaten the stability of families and community. 

Board of Directors

Board Officers

Will Morrow Board President, HCA

Jim Ramsey Vice President, Diversified Trust

Jerome Jourquin Treasurer, Susan G. Komen Foundation

Marian Ott Secretary, Community Volunteer


Board Members

Stacy Alcala McNeely, Pigott & Fox Public Relations

The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, Ex-officio

Alexza Clark St. Cecilia Academy

Lawrence Blank-Cook Deloitte

Elizabeth Cox Caterpillar Financial

Will Howorth HCA

Carroll Kimball Community Volunteer

Paula Kinard Community Volunteer

George Mabry CapStar Bank

Leslie McGinn Community Volunteer

Aylin Ozgener Community Volunteer

Seema Prasad Miel Restaurant

Alison Reside Genesco, Journeys

Dotty Rogers Community Volunteer, Ex-officio

Jim Simmons Skanska

Brooke Stevenson Community Volunteer, Ex-officio

Marion Warfield Nashville Convention and Visitor Bureau


Council of Advisors

Melinda O. Bass Community Volunteer

Jack O. Bovender, Jr. Retired Chairman and CEO, HCA

Charles W. Cook, Jr. Chairman, Truxton Trust

James W. Perkins, Jr. Retired President, Consumer Gasoline Stations

Meet our CEO

Corey Gephart is dedicated to serving those in need and has spent the last 10 years working collaboratively to find effective, life-affirming solutions for individuals marginalized from society. Her passion stems from her Peace Corps experience where, embedded in an impoverished island culture, she was awakened to the satisfaction of small acts of kindness rendering enormous results. After returning stateside, Corey continued helping others as an outreach worker, connecting individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness to resources, at Park Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Her effective leadership, passion and dedication quickly propelled her to the supervisor of the Homeless Outreach Program, which was recognized as a “Program of Excellence” in 2011 by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations. Soon after, she was again promoted and led the largest department at Park Center as the Director of Residential Services.
She is a past “Emerging Leader” through the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Initiative,  sits on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Coalition for Homeless and is an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. She is a graduate of Emory University and lives in West Nashville with her husband and two young daughters.

Corey serving at a St. Luke's perishable food distribution. 

Corey serving at a St. Luke's perishable food distribution. 

Our History

St. Luke’s was founded in 1913 as The West Nashville Clinic by the Daughters of the King, an order of the Episcopal Church. Founded by Miss Kate Edmondson, St. Luke's began in four rooms of our current house to serve families of inmates at the State Penitentiary.

Over 100 years of service

Executive DirectoRs

1913-1926 Kate Edmoundson

1926-1957 Juliet Wood

1957-1966 Fred Nussbaum

1966-1971 Constance Duprey

1971-1982 Fred Rogers

1982-1997 Anne Stevens

1997-2005 Douglas Anderson

2005-2014 Brian Diller

2014-Present  Corey Gephart 

Our Partners