Leadership Team

Meet our Executive Director and Our Board

Our leadership team is dedicated to advancing the mission and vision of the Tennessee Community Health Workers Association. Led by our Executive Director, our board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise in community and healthcare institutions across Tennessee. They are committed to supporting and empowering Community Health Workers (CHWs) individually and as a profession through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities. Get to know our team and learn how they are working to improve health outcomes for Tennesseans.

Nikayla Boyd

Nikayla Boyd

TNCHWA Executive Director


Nikayla Boyd, Ed.D, is the first Executive Director for TNCHWA. She has over 10 years of experience managing and designing CHW programs and leading teams of CHWs in community and healthcare institutions in Tennessee. Additionally, she is an active member of the National Association of Community Health Workers and the Southeast Community Health Worker Association.

Our Board

Elisa Friedman
Associate Vice President for Community Health and Health Equity

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Amy Richardson
Chief Community Health Officer

Siloam Health

Dana Moore
Manager of Community Outreach

Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach 

Elizabeth Adams
Population Health Lead Network Navigator

Ballad Health

Breana Burke
Lead Community Health Worker

Healing Hands Health Center

Brook Dickerson
Associate Care Manager

Care Around the Block

Joanne Hunnicut
Director I, Clinical Quality Management


Crystal Guzman
Community Health Worker

Gallatin Women’s Center

Brandy Smith
Community Health Educator

Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach

Cheryl Marsh
Memphis Housing Navigator

Green and Healthy Homes

Vicki Harris
Chief Executive Officer

Community Connexor

About Us

TNCHWA, established in 2021, empowers and supports community health workers (CHWs) in Tennessee. As the primary organization for CHWs in the state, we promote their vital role in improving health outcomes for residents.

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Contact Info

Tennessee Community Health Worker Association
955 Woodland St,
Nashville, TN 37206