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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.

Financial support for
Healthier Tennessee comes from

  • 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
  • Mountain States
  • 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

Board of Directors

  • William F. Carpenter III CEO, LifePoint Health
  • Mark Cate President, Stones River Group, LLC
  • Reginald Coopwood CEO, Regional One Health
  • Steve Corbeil CEO, HCA Tri-Star Hospitals
  • Clayton McWhorter 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.
  • Bryan Jordan Chairman, President & CEO, First Horizon National Corporation
  • Andrea Willis MD CMO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Agenia Clark CEO, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
  • Jamie Woodson CEO, State Collaborative on Reforming Education
  • Richard Johnson CEO, Governor's Foundation for Health & Wellness
  • Larry Martin Commissioner, TN Dept. of Finance & Admin.

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Advisory Councils

The councils below were formed to provide guidance, expert advice, and evaluation of programs and tools that the Foundation selects, 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 Council Directs overall program and tool evaluation.
  • Workplace Advisory Council Emphasizes program and tool evaluation as it relates to workplaces.
  • Childhood & Youth Advisory Council 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