Louisa Nelson Awards Nominee Voting


Thank you for helping us select this year’s Louisa Nelson Award recipients.

Please view the names below and select your top four choices via the form at the bottom of the page.

Voting will be weighted in order of 1-4, with the top three candidates overall being selected for the 2019 Louisa Nelson Awards.


This Year’s Nominees:

Sheree Kelley: Belle Meade Plantation
Dr. Allison Plattsmier: Exec. Director of Jordan Thomas Foundation & Founder of Close the Loop
Lisa Donovan: James Beard Award winner, southern chef, cookbook author, southern food advocate
Ashley Evans: Founder: Spotlight615.com
Jen and Georgia Starsinic English: Founders: Girls Who Write Nashville
Jessica Gary: Interior Designer (Williamson Co)
Jennifer McCaslin: Multiple Sclerosis/disability advocate: fundraising founder
Courtney Henderson-Luckett: Greenbrier native, founder of Southern Charm Cupcakery and national food show exposure (also cancer survivor)
Jaynee Day: Second Harvest Food Bank Middle TN founder (*retiring this year)
Leslie Thomas: first woman president of Sertoma Club of Nashville
Stacie Huckeba: community activist/philanthropist, rock photographer
Elizabeth Pistole: President of Dancing Divas & Dudes (special needs dance organization)
Sabrina Torres: Nashville LGBTQ+ activitst and entrepreneur
Julie Potter: Dickson Co. community activist and educator
Tanya Sturm: Founder: Dreams and Wishes of TN (make a wish)
Ciona Rouse: Professor, Poet Laureate, Civil Rights Activist, whiskey expert, Third Man Books featured author
Maggi Duncan: Executive Director of TN Association Chiefs of Police
Laura Chavarria: Exec Director, Nashville Humane Association
Holly McCall: Chair: Emerge TN--training program for Democratic women
Zulfat Suara: Candidate for Metro Council, immigrant, community activist
Waverly Ann Harris: Founder, Friends Life Community for developmentally disabled persons
Michelle Hazelip: Founder, Front Porch Ministry
Dr. Kimryn Rathmell: Internationally recognized scientist, physician, oncologist: Director of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Maggie Halgren: Development Director of TN Breast Cancer Coalition
Maggie Ray: CEO/Founder of Nashscapes, an all-women-run landscape company
Brenda Reed: local philanthropist and volunteer: therapy dog trainer
Julie Meirick: Notes for Education founding member (volunteer organization for music education)
Diane Chen: Stratford High Librarian, AASL teacher
Karlye Rodriguez (Springfield, TN): traumatic brain injury survivor, opening gourmet market
Emily Schneller: realtor, founder of Mid TN chapter of Women Who Care
Emily Bache: Cancer survivor, co-founder of fashion influencer group Wanderlust Girls
Rasheedat Fetuga: former metro teacher, founder of Gideon’s Army
Cindy Lovelace: Founder, The Healing Net
Jerry Williams: Executive Director, Leadership Nashville

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