YHTP Staff

Cathy Gurley
Chief Executive Officer

Cathy was a founding board member of the Nashville T.J. Martell Foundation. She has worked with Friends of Warner Park, McNeilly Center for Children, and StandUp2Cancer in addition to serving as a mentor at Tennessee Achieves and an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. Her writing brought her several national accolades including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

Cathy is currently a member of the Citizen Advisory Committee, Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Offender Treatment Board, Domestic Death Review Team, ACES of Nashville, and the Domestic Violence Death Review Board. Gurley is also the acting president of the Nashville Women’s Breakfast Club.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Cathy Gurley to You Have the Power. Her in-depth experience and knowledge of not-for-profits, coupled with her exceptional leadership, creativity, and energy will strengthen our mission of victim advocacy and prevention of violent crime.”

– Andrea Conte

Darlene Williams
Operations Manager

Darlene is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well working with the CEO in developing and expanding the impact of the agency in Tennessee through programming. She started with YHTP in July of 2017.

A former entertainment industry executive, Darlene’s previous employers include: What A Trip! Entertainment, CBS Cable/The Nashville Network, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., The Brokaw Company, The Moon Mullins Company, and AristoMedia.

Nicole Heidemann
Director of Education

Nicole is is a Certified Victim Advocate and Trained Victim Offender Dialogue Facilitator, recognized nationally for her knowledge and impact of victim impact education to offenders. She has taught weekly for the past 15 years in prisons in Ohio and Tennessee. She was brought to Tennessee to formulate and train original facilitators in victim impact for TDOC in 2006. She joined the staff of YHTP in August 2012.

Nicole is an active member of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children and CASA – National Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She is accredited as a Trained Crisis Responder with the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), a Hospital Accompaniment Volunteer with the Sexual Assault Center, and a National Consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime within the U.S. Department of Justice.

Vladimir Enlow
Information Coordinator/Assistant to the CEO

Vladimir works directly with the CEO and Operations Manager to provide daily operating support, as well as manage and share communications on behalf of the agency. He prepares content for newsletters and social media postings, as well as materials for YHTP meetings, speaking engagements, and presentations. He started with YHTP in June of 2018.

Enlow previously served as the Coordinator for Special Projects with NAMI Tennessee, the state chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. He assisted with fundraising and educational projects to support the organization’s mental health community support, and advocacy efforts. Before that, he served for thirteen years as Executive Assistant with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, providing logistical and communications assistance to and between its staff, Advisory Council members, and volunteers across the state of Tennessee.