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Charles Robert Bone


Mr. Bone serves as president and CEO of law firm Bone McAllester Norton. A Middle Tennessee native, he is active in community leadership, chairing on several nonprofit boards including Best Buddies and Hands on Nashville.

Mr. Bone was appointed to the Board in February 2016. He was appointed as Board Chair in September 2018.


Melvin C. Black

Vice Chair for Housing

Mr. Black served as a teacher and coach in the Metro Nashville public school system for more than 30 years. Following his retirement, he served two terms on the Metro Council, from 1996 to 2003.

He was appointed to the Board in January 2004.


Jimmy Granbery

Vice Chair for Development

Mr. Granbery is the CEO of H.G. Hill Realty. He is a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Granbery is the former chair of the Nashville District of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

His community involvement includes serving as chair of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee Board, and as a member of the Martin Methodist College Board. Granbery is also the founding director of the ACE mentoring program.

Mr. Granbery was appointed to the Board in July 2011.


Miniimah Basheer

Ms. Basheer is a resident of Carleen Batson Waller Manor, our elderly only property near Centennial Park. She is a self-employed seamstress and works as an independent contractor for Burlington Coat Factory.

Ms. Basheer was appointed to the Board in March 2012.


Antoinette Batts

Ms. Batts is a resident of Cumberland View, our family property in North Nashville. She works with the youth at the Northwest Family YMCA in Nashville.

Ms. Batts was appointed to the Board in July 2013.


Ralph Mosley

Mr. Mosley is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Southwestern/Great American.

He was appointed to the Board in November 2007 and served as Board Chair from December 2011 to September 2018.


Emily Thaden

Ms. Thaden serves as the director of national policy & sector strategy for Grounded Solutions Network. She is on the Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, and she advocates on the federal level for affordable housing funding.

Ms. Thaden was appointed to the Board in January 2017.