The leadership of Doing Good represents a variety of causes and experiences in volunteerism. Their vision and direction are moving this start-up organization forward quickly to reach more people with the good news and positive role models of local volunteers.
Doing Good seeks leaders with a skill or interest in computer/information technology, coordination/management, data analysis, fundraising, marketing, new chapter development, public relations, research, as well as a passion to celebrate volunteers.
BRITTANY KAY CAMPAGNA
Brittany Kay is an Urban Sociologist and Masters Graduate of The University of Memphis. As a sociologist she is trained in mixed methodologies and statistics. Brittany's contributions to the board are research based offering insight on current trends in urban enclaves. She seeks to aid in increasing and diversifying volunteer hours by strategically targeting audiences in specific urban enclaves. Her areas of expertise are political economy and urban development. She is a published author, a writer, and social activist. Brittanyâ€™s passion for inner city communities cultivated a movement and business to disrupt intergenerational poverty. She recently moved to Nashville, is currently working at the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, and became the founder and CEO of Inner City Innovations. She has a vision for transforming inner city communities suffering from urban decay.
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good: “Working with Doing Good avails the opportunity to be among leaders and think tanks that have the ability and the power to make a positive change in lives of others. When volunteering people invest a bit of themselves in the project, thus allowing them to take ownership, and find a piece of themselves in the work they do. Essentially the collective effort of volunteerism affects the community rapport and perceived identity in a positive manner. I am passionate about rebuilding urban community identity and found Doing Good is a keen avenue for social change.”
Dawn's motivation is to change the face of the hurting and shunned in our city by educating and training parents, youth, teachers and clergy about peaceful ways to resolve conflict and aid LGBTQ youth in the “coming out” experience. She is the co-founder of DAHeMe Solutions, a small but powerful resource which works to aid and empower youth and families touched by LGBTQ challenges, the harmful effects of religion-based bigotry, juvenile crime and incarceration. Dawn is part-time Instructor for LifeBridge TN and a TN Rule 31 Civil Mediator â€“ both to facilitate wholeness and healing to Tennessee families through the court system. Dawn received her B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University and is currently in Seminary to complete a Masterâ€™s degree. She has called Tennessee home since 1996 and educated her family in the Greater Nashville area.
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good: “My mate was chosen as Nashville's Volunteer of the Month for September of 2013. After meeting Megan and watching the impact the process had on Leroy, I knew I was sure to get more involved. The key words I read on the website such as “hope”, “inspiration”, “difference”, “local”, and “change” are what sparked my desire to dig deeper. I watched as all of these played out - as they touched Leroy, they touched me. It is my honor to serve.”
Eric Weber is a manager with KraftCPAs' assurance services department and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has more than nine years of public accounting experience and has been with KraftCPAs since 2005. Eric has extensive experience working on audits for not-for-profit organizations (including OMB Circular A-133 audits) and financial institutions. He has volunteered with Room in the Inn and Tennessee State Veterans Hospital.
Why he's volunteering with Doing Good: “â€śFirst, I believe in the mission of encouraging others to take the initiative to volunteer with an organization that lines up with their beliefs. There are a lot of people that are likely willing to help, but either keep pushing back the initiative to pursue an opportunity due to a busy schedule or they donâ€™t feel that one person can make that much of an impact when they're either not in a position to make large donations or devote a substantial amount of time on a regular basis. I feel that creating videos to encourage these potential volunteers and spotlight existing volunteers can help have an impact on numerous organizations as opposed to just one. Also, from a business standpoint, I am intrigued in being part of an upstart organization that will have to find innovative ways to grow and adapt their operations on a regular basis to fit the areas that are most beneficial as opposed to an established organization with these systems already in place.”
JUAN GOMEZ HOYOS
Juan's career's mission is “To help Companies and Non-Profit Organizations succeed, through active coaching and collaboration, to create innovative solutions to the challenges constraining them”. Born from an ethnical diverse family (Dominican Republic and Cuban parents); Juan lived all his life in Puerto Rico until he migrated to Pennsylvania in 2011 looking for a better future for his wife and daughter. He later moved to the Middle Tennessee area in early 2015. Although Juan has been involved for many years as a leader of charitable activities with his hometown church back in Puerto Rico, he remained inactive once he moved to the United States.
He is a passionate and creative Electrical Engineer with a MS Degree in Quality System Management. He has Six Sigma Black Belt certification with over 20+ years of industry experience. He has dedicated over ten (10+) of those years to the successful implementation of quality and continuous improvement methodologies (Lean/Six Sigma) transforming companies from good to great.
Why he's volunteering with Doing Good: “I am a mission driven and result oriented professional in the Quality and Continuous Improvement field. A Board Membership volunteer opportunity with Doing Good is aligned with my careerâ€™s mission statement. I think that Doing Good as a start-up organization has many risks and challenges that may impede future growth. My experience transforming organizations may come handy to the board of directors to ensure sustained success.”
Ladawna Parham, the Executive Director of the Smyrna-LaVergne Food Bank, has been a leader in the nonprofit field for nearly 15 years. Parham began her career as a deadline, spot news and features print journalist for which she received numerous accolades. She left journalism to pursue her passion of helping to increase the sustainability of nonprofit organizations across a broad range causes. Parham has worked in leadership for the Knoxville Legal Aid Society/Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the former Center for Community Health Solutions at Vanderbilt. In December 2013, Parham earned her Masters of Education in Nonprofit Leadership. She is also the founder/owner of Raising Expectations, LLC, a boutique consulting firm designed to meet the unique needs of nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and entities seeking to make the transition to a nonprofit program. She has been married for 16 years and is the mother of two young boys.
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good: “I believe that there lies within most of us a desire to do good, to impact our fellow man in ways both mundane and profound, and that our barriers to doing so reside mostly within our own minds. We think - I have nothing to offer, I have no time or no money or no special talent, I don't know where to volunteer, I don't know that what I can offer matters. Doing Good represents a way to reach out and educate, inspire and engage people in overcoming those mental barriers through venues that are culturally and socially relevant to our times, and therefore potentially more impactful than former models or at a minimum provide a strong supplement to standing initiatives. I am eager to be a part of growing this outreach effort to help middle Tennesseans, and beyond, cultivate a lifestyle of volunteerism and community service.”
McInnis is a non-profit executive and community partner. She has worked for large and small non-profits as well as Walt Disney World, Resort. She is considered a creative problem-solver, a leader and a visionary. Originally from Jackson,TN, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, movies, cooking and being an aunt to five.
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good: “I believe in the impact one person can have on any community. I want Doing Good to celebrate the individuals who already volunteer, and I believe they can inspire and empower our neighbors to further impact our community.”
Executive DirectorClick here to read the note from the Executive Director.Non-Profit Experience
Megan McInnis is the founder and Executive Director of Doing Good. She has a successful history of breaking new ground with local markets and surpassing corporate and non-profit goals at Disney, American Heart Association, Heritage Sandy Springs, and USGBC Middle Tennessee. From developing new events to growing audiences, her work has focused on marketing, public relations, events, partnerships, and management. Her film experience at Disney Institute also included programing (deciding which movies people saw) and managing the events. Her educational background includes Duke University, Disney University and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and she begins obtaining her Master of Education in Nonprofit Leadership at Belmont University in Fall, 2016.
She has a successful history of breaking new ground with local markets and surpassing goals at Disney, American Heart Association, Heritage Sandy Springs and USGBC Middle Tennessee. From developing new events to growing audiences, her work has focused on marketing, public relations, events, partnerships and management. Her film experience at Disney Institute also included programing (deciding which movies people saw) and managing the events. Her educational background includes Duke University, Disney University and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
KEY PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE TELEVISION SHOW
Armed with her Bachelor's Degree in Film Production and powered by a sense of adventure, Nashville native Jaclyn Edmonson is pursuing her career as a freelance filmmaker. She has received critical acclaim for her inspirational short documentary “Sbocciare.” The documentary was shot in Florence, Italy and debuted April 2013 at the Nashville Film Festival. The film received rave reviews on the festival circuit around the world and affirmed Edmonson's goal to continue directing as her life's work. She keeps involved with the film industry in Nashville by serving on the Board of Women in Film & Television - Nashville. She also keeps active with her second love of photography as a freelancer. She hopes to always use her passion to bring encouragement and inspiration from real life stories from people all over the world. Awards include BEA Best of Festival Award for Student Documentary, Audience Favorite for MTSU Student Film Festival, Finalist/Women In Film International Short Showcase and more.
ANDREAS (ANDY) KOURIS
Having worked as an Editor since 1969, Andreas (Andy) Kouris has edited and supervised editing shows for legendary talent including Celine Dion, Steven Tyler, Reba McIntyre, Jimmy Buffet, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, The Doobie Brothers, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Lynyrd Skynard, Wynnona Judd, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, George Jones, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Alison Krauss, Jim Brickman, Lionel Richie, Kathie Lee Gifford, Billy Graham, Garrison Keillor and more. He has also edited individual shows and full series including Farm Aid, Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music, VH-1's Behind the Music, CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, Nashville Star, CMT Crossroads, CMT Cross Country, Crook & Chase and others.
His work was created for PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, TLC, Hallmark Channel, VH-1, CMT, Outdoor Channel, Speed Channel, other channels and general syndication. He has edited all forms of network and cable television, including episodic television shows, television specials and direct-to-DVD.
Having worked as a full-time songwriter for over 20 years, Aschmann has had more than 650 songs cut with approximately 300 in film and television. Television shows using her work include X-Files, West Wing, Touched by an Angel, Sesame Street, My Name Is Earl, Itâ€™s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Americaâ€™s Top Model, Felicity, Providence, Las Vegas, Numb3rs, L.A. Doctors and more. Theater movies include The Rum Diary (2011) with Johnny Depp, I, Robot (2004) featuring Will Smith, The Dark Knight (2008) with Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman; television movies include 12 Men of Christmas (2009) with Kristin Chenoweth and Mini's First Time (2006) with Alec Baldwin. Her work has aired on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Lifetime, Showtime, HBO and more.
Artists who have recorded her work include Art Garfunkel, Aaron Neville, The Little River Band, Shaun Murphy, Collin Raye, Diamond Rio, Mark Lowery, Valerie Smith, Nancy Wilson and more. Her award-winning work is recognized for diversity, including R&B, rock, country, blues, gospel, bluegrass and jazz. However, she is most proud of writing “songs of service” to raise awareness. She wrote the theme song for The Lions' Club as well as songs for Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Kidney Foundation, Childhelp USA, Autism in America, Parents Helping Parents, Los Angeles Humane Society, Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and the Grand Opening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.