our mission

St. Luke’s creates a community where children, families, and seniors from different backgrounds can easily access the resources needed to live fulfilling lives.


our values

Community | Dignity | Respect | Integrity | Sustainability

Board of Directors

Board officers

Lawrence Blank-Cook, Deloitte, Board President
Will Morrow, HCA, Board Vice President
Jim Ramsey, Diversified Trust, Board Treasurer
Stacy Alcala, Community Volunteer, Board Secretary

Board Members

The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt*, Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
Alexza Clark, Conexión Américas
Steve Ezell, TriMark Builders, LLC
Robert Guth, Bass, Berry & Sims
Will Howorth, HCA
Jerome Jourquin, Susan G. Komen
Carroll Kimball, Community Volunteer 
Paula Kinard,
Phyllis Fridrich Interiors
Leslie McGinn, Community Volunteer
Marion Ott, Community Volunteer
George Mabry, Capstar Bank
Aylin Ozgener, Community Volunteer
Seema Prasad, Miel Restaurant
Deb Reiner, HCA Healthcare
Martha Rodes, Community Volunteer
Dotty Rogers*, This ‘n That Thrift Shop
Jim Simmons, Skanska
Dennis Tulpa, Studio Bank
Kelsey Urness*, Young Leaders Intern

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

Corey Gephart, 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.


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.

1 0 5   y e a r s   o f   s e r v i c e

E x e c u t i v e   D i r e c t o R s

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