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 Howorth, HCA, Board Vice President
Jim Ramsey, Diversified Trust, Board Treasurer
Stacy Alcala, MP&F Strategic Communications, Board Secretary

Board Members

The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt*, Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
Alexza Barajas Clark, Conexión Américas
Steve Ezell, TriMark Builders, LLC
Robert Guth, Bass, Berry & Sims
Carroll Kimball, Community Volunteer 
Paula Kinard,
Community Volunteer
Leslie McGinn, Community Volunteer
Marion Ott, Community Volunteer
Aylin Ozgener, Community Volunteer
Seema Prasad, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Real Estate
Deb Reiner, HCA Healthcare
Martha Rodes, Community Volunteer
Dotty Rogers*, This ‘n That Thrift Shop
Jim Simmons, Barton Malow Company
Dennis Tulpa*, Studio Bank, Young Leaders Intern
Kelsey Urness, Covenant Surgical Partners

Council of Advisors

Melinda O. Bass, Community Volunteer
Jack O. Bovender, Jr.,  Retired Chairman and CEO, HCA
Charles W. Cook, Jr., Retired Chairman, Truxton Trust

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