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About Healthier Tennessee

This effort is led by Governor Bill Haslam and made possible by The Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness, a non-profit corporation dedicated to enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives. The Foundation is funded through a combination of public and private-sector sources, and is guided by an independent Board of Directors.


  • The State of Tennessee
  • HCA
  • Blue Cross of TN
  • International Paper
  • United Health
  • Eastman Chemical
  • First TN Bank
  • Amerigroup
  • Methodist
  • Baptist Health
  • Scripps
  • Clayton
  • Lifepoint
  • Cigna
  • Bridgestone
  • FedEx Express
  • Vanderbilt
  • Assisi
  • Mountain States
  • Verizon
  • Regional One Health
  • Pfizer
  • CCA
  • Delta Dental
  • Clayton Associates
  • Ryman Hospitality
  • Ryman Hospitality
  • Delek Fund for Hope
  • UTMC Foundation for Health and Wellness

  • CVS Health


  • William F. Carpenter III CEO, LifePoint Hospitals
  • Mark Cate Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor
  • Reginald Coopwood CEO of Regional One Health
  • Steve Corbeil CEO, HCA Tri-Star Hospitals
  • Clayton McWhorter Chairman & Founder, Clayton Associates
  • C. Wright Pinson MBA, MD, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs CEO, Vanderbilt Health System
  • Perry Stuckey Senior VP, HR, Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Ruby Bright Executive Director and CAO, Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis
  • Jamie Woodson CEO, State Collaborative on Reforming Education
  • Bill Gracey President & CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Richard Johnson CEO, Governor's Foundation for Health & Wellness
  • Larry Martin Commissioner, TN Dept. of Finance & Admin.



The panels below were formed to provide guidance, expert advice, and evaluation of programs and tools that the Foundation se- lects, encourages, and enables. They will offer opinions and comments on performance measures and the initiative’s messaging and awareness campaigns. Panel members will advise the Foundation’s staff, be a resource for its Board of Directors, and serve as a sounding board and authority for those engaged in its work.

  • Scientific Advisory Board Directs overall program and tool evaluation.
  • Workplace Advisory Board Emphasizes program and tool evaluation as it relates to workplaces.
  • Childhood & Youth Advisory Board Focuses on program and tool evaluation with an emphasis on those directed at children and youth and at those who teach, develop, and support them.
The Governor's Foundation for Health and wellness