Dennis served in the United States Army and is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal which he earned while serving in combat in Vietnam. Dennis continued serving his country with a twenty-plus year career in law enforcement with the Mt. Juliet, Tennessee police department. He also currently serves as a Board Member for the Journey Home Project.
Mike Byer is a retired Army 1SG, OIF/OEF Veteran, guitarist, and amateur songwriter.
John Clement is a 21-year Army Aviation Veteran during which time he was a Program Director, an instructor, an engineer, and a Maintenance Test Pilot. Upon retiring from the military, John served as the Fort Campbell Soldier Transition Program Coordina- tor and, since 2016, has been Field Director for United States Senator Marsha Blackburn.
Kevin Doherty practices law in the area of insurance regulation and captive insurance. He serves as President of the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association, Inc. Mr. Doherty also practices music law and entertainment law and represents recording artists, songwriters, and record and music publishing companies in connection with music business agreements.
Following active duty, Ed served 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, attaining the rank of Major. Most recently, Ed served as the interim CEO of the Country Music Association (CMA). Ed retired from Scripps Networks Interactive in 2012 as President of Great American Country (GAC) TV Network and a member of the Scripps Networks Executive Committee. In addition to being on the Operation Song Board of Directors, Ed is a current board member of the CMA Foundation Board and current Advisory Council member of W.O. Smith Music School, past Chairman and current member of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. board and Chairman of their foundation board, Music City, Inc. He was a founding board member and Vice President of The Journey Home Project board.
Gina Jackson is an Air Force Veteran who has spent her entire career in the Public Relations field. Between her time in the Air Force and the State Department, she has worked in more than 15 countries. Gina currently serves as a Senior Spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C.
Danielle is currently a doctoral candidate at Middle Tennessee State University. Danielle is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with over 13 years of experience working in healthcare and mental health settings, 8 of which were spent at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her master’s thesis looked at identifying the qualitative experience of Operation Song and her doctoral dissertation will expand on these results.
Bob Leonard is a U.S. Navy Desert Storm Veteran and a 20-year healthcare executive, clinician, and entrepre- neur. Bob served as Military Police in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1992. Bob’s skill set includes management, startups, strategy, marketing, and business develop- ment having worked for GE Medical Systems and several national and regional healthcare organizations during his career.
Heath McBee is a proven strategic leader highly experienced in leadership, business operations, and marketing roles. She specializes in music, radio, non-profit and entrepreneurship. She currently serves as Vice President of Operations at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
Cindy Morgan is a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Morgan’s 1992 debut album, Real Life, earned her six Dove Award nominations. Her follow-up, A Reason to Live, garnered her another Dove Award nomination. Overall she has earned 12 Dove Awards.
Debbie is an executive coach and business consultant with 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing and supply chain management industries. Her expertise includes global human resources strategy, M&A, talent acquisition, retention, and succession planning, policy and procedure compliance, organizational development, employee relations, and benefit plan design.
With nearly 25 years’ experience in healthcare technology, Jason is a healthcare IT entrepreneur, focused on launching products that drive digital health innovation and value-based care outcomes. Jason is currently CEO of AdhereHealth, an innovative medication adherence technology company located in greater Nashville, TN.
Storme Warren is an American television and radio broadcaster best known as the host of the Storme Warren morning show on Sirius XM’s channel, The Highway. Warren currently serves as brand ambassador for Wherever TV.