our-people

Our Board of Directors

Miranda Christy

Attorney, Stites & Harbison

Miranda Christy joined Stites & Harbison in 2006 and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Banking Service Group.  Her practice focuses largely on banking, including documentation of syndicated credit facilities, agent-administered loans, the sale and trade of loans, asset-based loans, real estate financing, non-profit and charitable credit facilities, and credit facilities extended to a wide array of businesses. She has been named a Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers and was selected as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2013. Ms. Christy is actively involved with a number of organizations in the Nashville community.  For the last two years she has been a member of the Charter School Application Review Committee for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and in 2012, she led a review team throughout the application process. She is a Big Sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and also mentors ninth graders at Cane Ridge High School as part of a PENCIL Foundation program geared toward assisting students with exploring post-secondary education options and career paths and preparing for their future after high school. Ms. Christy earned a B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a Masters of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Univeristy and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee’s Law School, where she edited the Law Review.

Anton Jackson

Attorney, Mckenzie Jackson PLC

Anton  Jackson, a Nashville native, is the founding partner of Mckenzie Jackson PLC and a member of the Metropolitan Beer Permit Board for Davidson Count. Mr. Jackson served as an Assistant District Attorney General for the Office of the District Attorney General for the 20th District. As an Assistant District Attorney, he has prosecuted a vast array of cases, both misdemeanor and felony, in General Sessions and Criminal Court.  Mr. Jackson is licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee and is member of the American Bar and Nashville Bar Associations.  Mr. Jackson earned a BA from Tennessee State University and JD from the University of Tennessee  College of Law.

Rob Lineberger

 Principal, Diversified Trust

For 11 years, Mr. Lineberger has served as a Principal of Diversified Trust. As key resource for the development and oversight of client estate and business planning, probate administration, and real estate and farm management advisory services, his legal and real estate expertise is well seasoned and highly regarded.  He brings 10+ years in the practice of law as former Partner of Miller & Martin LLP, where he was responsible for tax, probate and estate planning matters in the firm’s Nashville office. An active member in the American, TN and Nashville Bar Associations, Mr. Lineberger is member of the Estate Planning Council of Nashville, Board Member of the TN Wildlife Federation and served on the national Board of Trustees of Delta Waterfowl. Mr. Lineberger brings significant financial experience as well as a passion for civic life.  Mr. Lineberger earned a BA from Auburn University, JD from the University of Memphis, and LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida.

David Mansouri

Director, Advocacy and Communications, TN SCORE

As Director of Advocacy and Communications at SCORE, a non-profit founded by former US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Mr. Mansouri  manages the non-profit’s communications shop and advocacy initiatives.  SCORE collaboratively supports Tennessee’s work to prepare students for college and the workforce with the goal that every student graduates high school prepared for college and career.  Previously working with the RJD Group, a public relations and political consulting firm, Mr. Mansouri provided clients and candidates with campaign consulting, issue advocacy work, and public affairs and communications strategy guidance. A Tennessee native, Mr. Mansouri earned a BA from Rice University and is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Jane Meneely

Operations Manager, PICA

As a proud graduate of MNPS, Nashville Emerging Leaders and the Young Leaders Council, Ms. Meneely understands the importance of a high quality public education and civic engagement. After spending two years as a Finance Business Analyst at PICA, managing Sarbanes-Oxley and tax filings for multiple companies, she switched back to her passion for Operations. As Operations Manager, Ms. Meneely is responsible for streamlining company-wide operations while also providing training and resources to all departments. Before working at PICA, she served as Metropolitan Educational Access Corporation Board Chair, Nashville Emerging Leaders Board member and worked as Mayor Karl Dean’s Scheduling Director, addressing community needs within a high priority, fast-paced environment. Ms. Meneely earned a BA from Stephens College.

Heather Stewart

Assistant General Counsel, TN Board of Regents

For the past six years, Ms. Stewart has represented municipal and county governments in employment, constitutional, and tort litigation as attorney with Farrar & Bates, LLP. In 2012, she began a new career as the Assistant General Counsel for the TN Board of Regents. President of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Adult Literacy Council 2008-2010, Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of McKendree United Methodist Church and participant in the Young Leaders Council, Ms. Stewart brings profound involvement in Nashville’s civic life and governance skills. Ms. Stewart holds BA and JD from the University of TN. 

Lolita Toney 

President, Ivy Recruiting and Consulting

Ms. Toney comes to the Nashville Classical Board of Directors having built a successful career in higher education, working in community relations and fund-raising positions at Meharry Medical College, Belmont University, Tennessee State University and Fisk University. Most recently, Ms. Toney was Managing Director at a local recruiting firm, where she focused on executive searches for government, education and non-profit organizations and middle management technical recruiting. Her prior board experience includes serving as President of CABLE, Chair of Nashville Cares, and as a member of the leadership team for Leadership Nashville. Ms. Toney earned a BA and MBA from Nashville’s Trevecca Nazarene University.

Marcus Williamson   

President, Symbion Healthcare

Mr. Williamson is a professional with 23+ years of experience in surgical facilities, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Mr. Williamson served as the Director of Operations for AmSurg Corp., a Nashville-based  owner  and  operator  of  outpatient  surgical  facilities  where  he  was  responsible  for partnership board governance, acquisition due diligence, strategic planning, as well as leadership training  and  development.  Mr.  Williamson’s  projects  included  growth  within  challenging national markets and he spent 9+ years working specifically with physician practice partnerships at AmSurg. Before AmSurg, Mr. Williamson served in director roles with Prudential HealthCare, Cigna, Focus HealthCare and United HealthCare with a concentration in physician services, network development and executive level contract negotiation, and he brings vast management experience, governance, and finance experience.