Nancy Sutherland, Executive Director

Board of Directors

SETHRA is governed by a tripartite Board of Directors. This board is comprised of elected public officials, private sector representatives, and especially low-income residents. The board of director's primary purpose is to assure that SETHRA fulfills its mission and meets its goals. More specifically, the board of directors' purpose is to set broad policy, to review and approve programs and budgets developed and implemented by the Executive Director, and to ensure financial stability and accountability.

Executive Committee / Policy Council

Bledsoe County

  • Greg Ridley – Bledsoe County Mayor
  • Philip Cagle – Mayor of Pikeville
  • Ola Sharp – Policy Council

Bradley County

  • Gary Davis – Bradley County Mayor

Grundy County

  • Michael Brady – Grundy County Mayor
  • Allie Sanders – Policy Council

Marion County

  • David Jackson - Marion County Mayor
  • Paul Wayne Evans – Mayor of Jasper

McMinn County

  • John Gentry - McMinn County Mayor - Chairman

Meigs County

  • Bill James – Meigs County Mayor - Vice Chairman
  • Ray Melton - Mayor of Decatur
  • Otto Appelt – Policy Council

Polk County

  • Hoyt Firestone – Polk County Executive
  • Jeanie Shelton – Policy Council

Rhea County

  • George Thacker – Rhea County Executive
  • Barbara Funaiole – Policy Council
  • Gary Louallen - Mayor of Dayton

Sequatchie County

  • Keith Cartwright – Sequatchie County Mayor
  • Dwain Land – Mayor of Dunlap
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