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.
Board Member, PR Director
Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier has over nine years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her work experience includes Special Events Intern for the American Diabetes Association, Special Events Coordinator for the T.J. Martell Foundation, Executive Director of Amputee Blade Runners (ABR), Associate Director of Programs and Development for the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, and Community Investment Manager at NeedLink Nashville. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) Foundation. Allison's areas of interest are public health, equal access to public resources for underprivileged and economically disadvantaged populations, and eradicating food insecurity. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, reading, singing, running, and hanging out with her phenomenal husband, Kris, and their three cats, Sheena, Jacinda, and Milo.
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good:"I believe that volunteers are essential to the vitality of the nonprofit sector. In celebrating the spirit of volunteerism and assisting organizations with volunteer recruitment and engagement, we are facilitating systemic change in the Nashville community."
Someone had asked me once, â€śIf you were to write something about you on a book cover, what would you write.â€ť My answer was that although we all have different driving forces and personalities we still have the same basic needs that we strive to meet for ourselves and our families. I feel we as a person come first, then what we do for a living, our job titles and so on. In that regard, I love working with people, respecting them for their beliefs and trying to understand and live life to the fullest. I live with my family in beautiful Nashville. I have been in healthcare for over fifteen years - I am a Registered Nurse and have a Masterâ€™s degree in Health Policy & Administration. I have worked in areas of business intelligence and analytics, change management, data governance, quality improvement, six sigma, clinical informatics, operations and strategy. I have had the opportunity to work with professionals at different levels in their careers and love what I do! I am also pursuing a Masterâ€™s degree in Metaphysics and am a certified hypnotist!
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good: “I felt attracted to the name Doing Good. When I researched about it, I liked the fact that it showcases people taking out the time to do good for others. Most of the news in public media is about bad things happening around us with not much on the positive. It feels good to do good â€“ volunteer, and showcase volunteers in the volunteer state of Tennessee!”
Board Member, Events
Laylah Smith is an attorney at the Greater Nashville Regional Council. She works in the public sector where she primarily focuses within the areas of aging and disability, planning and development, contracts, and employment law. Before she began working at the Greater Nashville Regional Council, Laylah was in private practice where her primary area of focus was elder law. Laylah earned her law degree from Nashville School of Law. Prior to law school, she attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she earned her Master's in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing. Laylah earned her undergraduate degree at Belmont University. Laylah currently serves as the Events Chairperson for Doing Good
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good: “I love the mission of Doing Good. The organization's mission is to increase the number of volunteers and provide marketing tools for agencies who seek volunteers. Often people don't think they can make a difference and are really not sure what or how to do to get involved. Sometimes people believe that they don't have the time to volunteer. The truth is if more people took even just one hour a month and volunteered their time, it would make a real difference in the community. This would ultimately change the lives of many people. Doing Good supports this idea, provides tools to help organizations reach goals, and encourages people to get involved! This is why I chose to become part of the Doing Good team!”
Board Member, President
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.”
Board Member, Secretary
Working in both the legal and health care fields, currently working for HCA, Inc., she has an extensive background over a span of 20 years of working with the public and helping clients when they are sometimes in their most vulnerable state. Providing compassion and guidance to those in need brings sheer satisfaction of time well spent. She often spreads her passion by helping out with several organizations, animals - American Humane Association, children â€“ CASA, Inc. â€“ Nashville, the homeless - Room at the Inn, and various other organizations as the needs arise.
Why she's volunteering with Doing Good: “I believe that each individual has something to offer, something to share and something to learn. If I can do something that will help someone, have a positive impact on their life, or change their outcomes, then that is what I want to do. I enjoy helping others and contributing to the good of the community.”
Corey Alexander, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Hendersonville-based behavioral health firm, Ross Behavioral Group. He leads the finances of this ten-year-old company, as well as serves as Executive Director and Founder of his own company, College Bound Athletics. Whether he is crunching numbers as CFO, calling college coaches to spread the word about a high school athlete, or throwing passes to help improve a wide receiverâ€™s route-running as Coach, Corey has always been known to do whatever it takes to get all of his jobs done. Corey graduated with his MBA from Western Governorâ€™s University and B.A. in Political Science & Foreign Policy from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Corey is one of Nashvilleâ€™s Top 30 under 30. In his free time, Corey enjoys exercising, going to the movies, and playing with his two dogs.
Why he's volunteering with Doing Good: “I am volunteering with Doing Good because I believe in the promotion and recognition of outstanding individuals that strive to make Nashville and its surrounding communities a better place.”
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.
Andy Van Roon
Chairman/GM of FILM-COM Financing & Distribution Market, this writer/producer/executive producer is the founding president of FilmNashville, co-founder of FilmNashville Foundation, & was the statewide coordinator to secure TN's first incentives legislation. He is advising Doing Good. He is personally passionate about serving the homeless.
The show's host, Alecia has been seen as the host on TLC's For Better or For Worse, currently seen covering entertainment news on Extra, & is a 'go to' during awards season known for her playful banter with top celebrities. Her genuine interest in people is felt on & off camera - perfect for the volunteers as well as the viewers. She is personally passionate about animals, especially dogs.