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YHTP announces new board members and bids farewell to outgoing members of governing body

YHTP is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors: Nancy Benskin, Kimberly Hatley, Todd Rolapp, Lana Skelo and Victor Wynn.

Formerly an Avenue Bank executive, Nancy Benskin is now a Senior Vice-President and Financial Advisor for Pinnacle Financial Partners. Nancy’s 15-plus years of experience in financial services is exceeded by her extensive community involvement with organizations such as the PENCIL Foundation, All About Women, Chad Welch Memorial Fund’s Team Chad and the Sexual Assault Center.

Kimberly Hatley currently works as the Vice-President of Internal Audit (IA) for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) where she oversees the Anti-Fraud Program. Kim is also responsible for leading the recruiting, hiring and education for more than 140 professionals of the IA Department, as well as for other hospital and shared service center executives.

As a Managing Partner of Bass Berry & Sims, Todd Rolapp serves on his firm’s Diversity Committee. In June 2016, Todd was chosen out of hundreds to participate in the Leadership Nashville class of 2016-2017, and he brings to the YHTP board invaluable lessons learned from a program that is designed to strengthen the community, but to also provide solutions for problems for a diversity of races, religions, ages and political persuasions across a multitude of neighborhoods.

In her capacity as a Public Policy Advisor for Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Lana Skelo helps businesses, trade and industry associations and non-profit organizations deal with government relations, legislative and administrative matters and other strategic issues that impact their operations. Prior to joining Waller, Lana served as legal counsel to Congressman Jim Cooper of the Tennessee 5th District.

Victor Wynn is the Assistant Pastor and Minister of Worship for The Temple Church in Nashville. A much-sought-after choir and vocal clinician and workshop leader, Victor has also served as a consultant in the areas of office administration and staff development for churches throughout the country. Currently, Victor sits on several boards and committees throughout the Nashville community.

The new members join a YHTP board that includes Cristina Allen, Judy Bobo Bayer, Patsy Bruce, Linda Davis, Rashed Fakhruddin, Tony Grande, Pam Martin, Sandra Morgan and Beth Wright.

YHTP is grateful for the considerable time and energy given by members whose terms of service as board members are ending, namely Deborah Kolarich, Byron Trauger and Brenda Wynn. Each of these individuals has displayed strong and thoughtful leadership and dedicated service to YHTP and they will be sorely missed.

“As we enter a new year,” says Founder and outgoing Board Chair Andrea Conte, “our Board of Directors look forward to You Have the Power’s ongoing, groundbreaking work on behalf of those victimized by crime. Underscoring our core value of collaborative and empathetic leadership, Executive Director Cathy Gurley, community volunteers and staff have developed a unique series of presentations designed for youth and young adults on the impact of crime. We anticipate this curriculum will be a major focus of our work in 2017.”


Thank you for your support of our 2016 Powerfully Thankful Musical Event & Silent Auction!

Please enjoy photos from our November 15th fundraiser courtesy of photographer Dr. David Bayer.


We’ve got PIX!

Please enjoy photos from our Walk Off Crime 2016! Our supporters, volunteers, board members and staff are the best!


 Book A Safety Presentation With Us!

We’re now available to book for safety trainings! You Have the Power has delivered educational prevention trainings on human trafficking, acquaintance rape, bullying, child sexual abuse, and more to thousands of people all across Tennessee. We would love to host a training presentation for your business, school, civic group, church, or other organization!

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Knowledge is Power!

If you would like a member of tIMG_0256he You Have the Power staff to speak at your school, civic group, professional group, or other group, please e-mail us at info@yhtp.org or call us at 615-292-7027.