Board Member, At-Large
Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier, Ed.D. has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her work experience includes Executive Director of Amputee Blade Runners (ABR), Associate Director of the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, Community Investment Manager of NeedLink Nashville, and Executive Director of the Jordan Thomas Foundation. She currently runs her own nonprofit consulting firm, AQP Consulting. 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, their son Quintan, and their four cats, Sheena, Jacinda, Milo, and Dahlia.
Board Member, Secretary
I am Cherlyn Marshall.
I have been on the board for Doing Good as the Secretary for about a year. I live in Nashville with my 4 year old, spoiled Pitbull, Zeus.
As a person who enjoys volunteering, I love being on the board of an organization which spotlights people for doing what they were already doing – and Doing Good celebrates those who are doing good through volunteering.
Board Member, New Revenue Streams
Corey Alexander, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Hendersonville-based behavioral health firm, Ross Behavioral Group. He also serves as the CEO of his own company, College Bound Athletics. Corey also serves his state and country in the Tennessee Army National Guard as an Officer Candidate.
Corey has always been known to do whatever it takes to get all of his jobs done. Corey graduated with his MBA from Western Governor’s University and B.A. in Political Science & Foreign Policy from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Trevecca Nazarene University. In his free time, Corey enjoys exercising, going to the movies, traveling with his wife, Courtney and playing with his two dogs, Blue and Bailey.
Board Member, Operations and Leadership
My role with Doing Good is to provide governance to our daily operations, while also developing leadership training for our volunteers. My strengths are in developing teams’ effectiveness by using process design, leadership development and continuous improvement. I want to help build a sustainable and long-lasting operation so that Doing Good can continue to spread our mission and expand our influence. I have spent my career working with various healthcare companies, from start-ups to more established organizations, primarily focused on revenue cycle operations. My work experience, along with my educational background in Organizational Leadership, has given me a passion about focusing on how efficient processes and strong leadership can propel teams to success. My family has called Nashville home for over 25 years.
I have a core belief that organizations should focus on what they do well and utilize outside resources for non-core functions. I think this applies to both business and non-profit organizations. I wanted to work with a non-profit where I can impact a broad number of volunteer groups by working with a single organization. Doing Good fits this desire well because the goal of Doing Good is to enable the success of other non-profit groups…this aligns well with my outlook on how organizations can succeed.
Board Member, Treasurer
It’s a great honor to serve as the Treasurer at Doing Good. I am thrilled that I will be able to utilize the skills and knowledge I have acquired throughout my professional career in the accounting field to help this organization. In the next year or two, I would like to see Doing Good holding annual events to honor volunteers and recognize organizations that are making a difference in the community.
I earned an undergraduate degree at Florida A&M University and an MBA with a focus in accounting at University of North Florida in Jacksonville. I have been living in Nashville since 2012, having moved from Florida.
I love that Doing Good not only serves other nonprofits but also celebrates volunteers of nonprofit organizations, so I am honored to be a part of this great initiative.
Board Member, Director of Governance
Jason Crawford’s bio is TBD.
Board Member, Events
Kelsea McCurry has served as the Events Director for the Doing Good Board of Directors since April 2020. Kelsea is an energetic champion of change with a knack for leading diverse teams of people to accomplish big goals. Kelsea has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and has experience in event planning, marketing, and project management. She currently works as a Senior Program Manager for Sales Operations at Nashville-based healthcare technology company HealthStream. Kelsea hopes to use her skills and event-planning and project management experience to elevate Doing Good through exceptional events. She is excited about the bright future of Doing Good and happy to be a part of a group providing so much value to the organizations and people it serves. Kelsea lives in the Nashville suburb of Smyrna, TN with her husband Adam and their son Teddy. She enjoys baking bread, drinking wine, and being with family and friends in her spare time.
Board Member, President
Megan McInnis is the founder of Doing Good and volunteers as its executive director. She is a creative problem solver with the goal to set Doing Good and its volunteers up for success. She has worked in nonprofits nearly twenty years, teaches nonprofit management university courses online, and graduated from Belmont University in 2018 with a Master of Education in Nonprofit Leadership and Duke University in 2012 with its world-renown Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She is also writing the first of a series of books on nonprofits. She is proud to be a native of The Volunteer State. “I volunteer with Doing Good because I believe in the impact volunteers have on others. I am thrilled to help celebrate those who do good!”
Board Member, Director of Marketing
Melody Alvarado is the Marketing Director with Doing Good. She brings over 20 years of experience in the creative arts (music & design) and loves to tackle artistic challenges. Having a passion for helping others, she is excited to share her talents to shine a light on volunteerism and provide marketing and PR help to other nonprofits. Melody has a degree in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst University in IL and currently does marketing creative design with Southwestern Family of Companies in Nashville. Although in the marketing and design world, she is also an active singer/musician/songwriter. She is from the Chicago area but now lives in Franklin, TN.
Board Member, Director of Grants
Becky has been involved in nonprofit work since 2015. With a background in Community Psychology and Program Development, Becky is passionate about working with organizations that make an impact in the community. Serving as the Grants Director at Doing Good allows her to leverage her background in grant writing to uplift the voices of dedicated volunteers across the nation.
Board Member, Events
Jessica Batty serves as the Board Member for Events at Doing Good and looks forward to using her vast experience in event production, strategy and direction to build an events program with the Doing Good team. Jessica currently serves as Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications at Prodege, where she oversees all B2B marketing strategies and sales enablement in support of the global marketing and market research sales organization. Prodege’s cutting-edge marketing and insights platform leverages, its global audience of reward program members to power its business solutions. Prior to joining Prodege, Jessica was Director of Marketing at Taboola where she was responsible for executing marketing and branding strategies to increase awareness and recognition in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Previous to that role, Jessica has held event marketing positions at Salesforce and Thomson Reuters in NYC.
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. Her nonprofit work has focused on marketing, public relations, fundraising, and management. Her film experience at Disney Institute included programing (deciding which movies people saw), marketing, and managing the events. Her educational background includes Belmont University, Duke University, Disney University, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Click here to read the note from the Executive Director.
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, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, America’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.