Our mission is to help low income families, seniors & individuals in West Nashville achieve their potential and prevent problems that threaten the stability of families & community.
2016 Board of Directors
Will Morrow Board President, HCA
Jim Ramsey Vice President, Diversified Trust
Jerome Jourquin Treasurer, Susan G. Komen Foundation
Marian Ott Secretary, Community Volunteer
Stacy Alcala McNeely, Pigott & Fox Public Relations
The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, Ex-officio
Lawrence Blank-Cook Deloitte
Elizabeth Cox Caterpillar Financial
Dotty Rogers Community Volunteer, Ex-officio
Will Howorth HCA
Carroll Kimball Community Volunteer
George Mabry CapStar Bank
Aylin Ozgener Community Volunteer
Seema Prasad Miel Restaurant
Alison Reside Genesco, Journeys
Jim Simmons Skanska
Marion Warfield Sanders Nashville Convention and Visitor Bureau
Brooke Stevenson Community Volunteer, Ex-officio
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.
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
1913-1926 Kate Edmoundson
1926-1957 Juliet Wood
1957-1966 Fred Nussbaum
1966-1971 Contance Duprey
1971-1982 Fred Rogers
1982-1997 Anne Stevens
1997-2005 Douglas Anderson
2005-2014 Brian Diller
2014-Present Corey Gephart