BrightStone’s Board of Directors recently added four new faces. Terrance (Terry) Bridges, Monica Coakley, Arron Ferrell, and Candy Sullivan have come on board to help the nonprofit organization continue educating and training adults with special needs here in Franklin.

Along with these four, the recently elected officers include:  Dick Wells, Chairman of the Board (The Hard Lessons Company); Bob Speck, Vice Chair (Blue Coast Burrito); Kevin Gabhart, Secretary (Beecher Carlson); Donald Stinnett, Treasurer (Hospital Corporation of America); and Brenda Hauk, President (BrightStone).  Returning Directors include Keith Braly (community volunteer); TN House Representative Glen Casada;  Scott Gentry (Williamson Medical Center); Dr. Cathy Stallworth (Baptist Hospital and Nashville Medical Group); Tom Singleton (retired,  Cambrio).

Bridges is president of Behavioral Health Services for HCA. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems and the Governing Council for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse for the American Hospital Association. He and his wife Susan reside in Franklin, have two grown sons, and are members of Franklin United Methodist Church.

Coakley is principal at KPMG, Washington National Tax Practice’s Nashville office. She is a member of the TN, NY & NJ Bars, American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Nashville Health Care Council. Monica serves on the Finance Committee of Mental Health America Middle TN, the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, is a community educator on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and teaches Sunday school for children with special needs.  She resides in Franklin with her husband, Sean, and their three children.

Ferrell is a senior programmer with Advanced Engineering in Cool Springs. Aaron is a graduate of Battle Ground Academy and received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Notre Dame.  Aaron has served as the Treasurer of the board of his HOA, and operates a small real estate management company with his wife.  His brother, Jon, is a student at BrightStone.  Aaron and his wife Tanya reside in Franklin with their two children.

Sullivan is director of Annual Giving and Parent Relations at BGA. She has been involved with many local endeavors, including Franklin Tomorrow, Heritage Foundation, Heritage Ball, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and many others.  She and her husband Lawrence have two grown children who are both employed in the Arts and live in NY. Candy has been involved with BrightStone for over 10 years and is actually returning to the BrightStone Board of Directors after a one year hiatus. 

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