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Gender Equity


The Council on Gender Equity was created in July 2016 to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, and will assess identified gender inequity issues and develop recommended solutions that would assist in ensuring that the Metropolitan Nashville Government is operating in a manner that reflects the needs of all people. Members will provide information, advice, research, program recommendation, and education, on issues of interest.

The goal of the Council on Gender Equity is to provide the Mayor with data informed recommendations and advice to address the existence of systemic differences in benefits and opportunities that might be unfairly provided to one gender but not another. The Council will recommend solutions for issues in which gender inequity appears to exist in Nashville in the specific areas of economic opportunities, family services, health and safety, and data integration.


First Name Last Name Organization
Maura-Lee Albert SEIU
Garlinda Burton Nashville Freedom School
Sheila Calloway Juvenile Court Judge
Hal Cato Thistle Farms
Dave Cooley Cooley Public Strategies
Richard Courtney Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates
Judy Cummings New Covenant Christian Church
Anthony Davis Metro Council
Bonnie Dow Vanderbilt University
Corbett Doyle Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Mark Emkes CCA
Brenda Gadd Tennessee Bar Association
Elizabeth Gedmark A Better Balance
Tracey George Vanderbilt University/Planned Parenthood
Joey Hatch Skanska
Kate Herman Nashville Business Journal
Phyllis Hildreth Academic Dir./Prof. Lipscomb/First Lady Meharry Medical - MHRC Rep
Susan Allen Huggins CABLE
Mina Johnson Metro Council
Rita Johnson-Mills United Healthcare Community Plan of Tennessee
Wanda Lyle UBS Nashville Business Solutions
Rita Mitchell First Tennessee
Mekesha Montgomery Frost Brown Todd
Sara Beth Myers AWAKE
Marian Ott Civic and Community Volunteer
Rose Palermo Cheatham Palermo & Garrett
Shelia Peters Fisk University
Phyllis Qualls-Brooks Tennessee Economic Council on Women
Lisa Quigley Jim Cooper/5th District of Tennessee
Ronald Roberts DVL Siegenthaler
Billye Sanders Attorney - Civil Service Commission Rep
Chris Sanders Tennessee Equality Project
Linda Schacht Lipscomb
Julie Stevens Wife of Curt Stevens
Sherry Stewart Deutschmann LetterLogic
Jeff Teague Planned Parenthood
Katy Varney MP&F
Leigh Walton Bass, Berry & Sims
Jack White Third Man Records
Cynthia Whitfield All-State
Agenia Clark Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
Laura Delgado Lipscomb