Our Board of Directors

Chuck Womack, MD, President
Chairman of the Board of Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation. Past Mayor and Resident of Cookeville, TN


Lana Rossi, Vice-President
Business owner, President of Pickett County Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chairman of Borderlands Foundation, President of Friends of Cordell Hull State Park, member of the Pickett County Economic Development Board and the Pickett County Planning Commission, Alliance for the Cumberlands Conference Committee member. Resident of Byrdstown, TN.

  Sandra Goss, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Director of Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning. Obed Watershed Community Association Board member, Tennessee Conservation Voters Policy Council Member, Native of Cumberland County, Resident of Knoxville, TN. Current Steering Committee member

Robert Bell, PhD,

President of Tennessee Tech University. Member of the Rotary Club of Cookeville, Volunteer for Boy Scouts of America. Resident of Cookeville, TN


Marion Burger

Advocate for conservation and education and volunteer child tutor and advocate, Healthy Start Advocacy Committee member. Member of Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and the Foothills Conservancy. Resident of Oak Ridge, TN


Oliver Jervis, JD.

Board member of the Grundy County Historical Society, Past president and current Board member of the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in addition to serving on several other Assembly's committees, Member and past Treasurer and President of the Grundy County Rotary Club. Founder of the Destination Grundy Initiative. Resident of Monteagle, TN. Oliver also served on t he Alliances' Strategic Planning Committee.


Barbara Stagg

Executive Director of Historic Rugby, Founding board member of Tennessee Preservation Trust; member of Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Tennessee Trails Association, and Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, Administrator of Northern Cumberland Plateau National Scenic Byway Transportation Grant. Resident of Rugby, TN. Current Steering Committee member


Randy Williams

Cultural Resources Management, Upper Cumberland Development District, Cookeville. Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation Board Member, Tennessee State Heritage Areas Task Force Member, Alliance for the Cumberlands Conference Committee member, Cookeville History Museum Board Member, Tennessee Preservation Trust Ten Most Endangered Sites Committee Member. Resident of Hilham, TN in Overton County


Katherine Medlock

Previous Executive Director of Alliance for the Cumberlands and current Conservation Strategies Manager at the Tennessee Chapter of the Nature Conservancy

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