Musicians on Call National Board Grows With New Members

We are thrilled to welcome American Hospital Association Senior Vice President of Communications Alicia Mitchell, Big Plan Holdings Founder & CEO Josh Joseph, Riveredge Hospital CEO Allison Davenport and Lighthouse Counsel President Jeff Jowdy as the newest members of our National Board of Directors. We have also appointed Senior Vice President of G7 Marketing Rick Whetsel as Vice Chair and re-elected Baker Sullivan Hoover PLC Managing Partner Cathy Sullivan CPA, CFP, PFS as Treasurer.

“The Musicians On Call National Board of Directors is headed in an exciting direction with the addition of our newest members. Vice Chair Rick Whetsel has been instrumental in connecting us with passionate and experienced leaders who can help us push our organization forward as we head down the road to our next million served,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “All of these newest members have already made great strides for our mission through their past support and we look forward to utilizing their expertise to further grow our programs and reach.”

As senior vice president of communications for the American Hospital Association, Alicia Mitchell is responsible for promoting the association’s advocacy agenda among members of the public, the media and the association’s 5,000 member hospitals. She also serves as AHA’s chief communications strategist and oversees the development of all messaging, ensuring the association effectively speaks for both the patients it serves and the women and men working to provide care.

Josh Joseph founded Big Plan Holdings in Nashville, Tenn., to incubate new business ventures for the family, along with strategic investments with joint venture partners, and mentor and educate up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The company invests in industries such as real estate, cannabis, music and entertainment, professional sports, hospitality, food and beverage, philanthropy, branding and licensing opportunities, fashion, and other unique and diversified positions. He sits on the boards of various other organizations including MAD TASTY, Sliver Therapeutics Inc., Milk & Honey Baseball, SpinIntel and The Lupus Society of Illinois.

For more than 15 years, Allison Davenport has been a leader in the healthcare and hospital management industry. She is dedicated to providing compassionate and trauma-informed care for all individuals in need of support on their journey to recovery. As CEO of Riveredge Hospital, affiliated with Universal Health Services, she leads the largest free-standing psychiatric facility in the state of Illinois.

Jeff Jowdy has more than 35 years of nonprofit leadership experience as a CEO, advancement professional, human resources professional and consultant. As President and Founder of Lighthouse Counsel, he serves nonprofits across the country in fundraising, strategic planning, board development and leadership development. He serves on a number of boards including Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business Executive Advisory Council, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Tennessee, The Giving Institute, the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board and the US Foundation for Philanthropy Fundraising Board. He authors the popular Bedrocks & Beacons blog and is a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville.

In his role as Senior Vice President, Rick Whetsel oversees the talent buying and event production division at G7 Marketing. They have connected artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith and Metallica for events with brands such as Salesforce.com and Cisco. Prior to his work at G7, Rick was the owner of event production and concert promotion company Great Big Shows. He joined MOC’s National Board of Directors in 2019, and has donated his time, talents and resources for event production and raised funds for the organization’s programs through brand partnerships.

Cathy Sullivan is a CPA whose focus is family planning for individuals and helping clients achieve lifestyle goals. She is a trained Volunteer Guide for Musicians On Call, helping the organization launch its bedside program in Nashville in 2007, and served on MOC’s Advisory Council for more than a decade. She joined the Board in 2021.

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