MEHARRY’S Mevs and Johnson Named to Leadership Nashville Class

Portions of this article are from The Tennessean, June 17, 2013

Meharry's Osei Mevs and Veronica Marable Johnson were among forty-four community leaders recently named to participate in Leadership Nashville's thirty-eighth class. Mevs is the senior associate vice president for external affairs at Meharry, and Johnson serves as director of programs and operations at Meharry's Center for Women's Health Research. She is also president of the metropolitan Nashville chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

The nine-month program is designed to assist community leaders in their roles as decision makers. The course, which starts in September, focuses on issues related to government, media, education, business, labor, diversity, quality of life, human services, health, arts, entertainment, and criminal justice.

"Leadership Nashville was founded in 1976 as an executive-level leadership organization rather than a leadership training program. It provides a three-dimensional view of the city and becomes a bridge, connecting people and the issues facing this community," said Jerry B. Williams, executive director of the program.

"We do not attempt to pass out solutions," she said. "In fact, our participants are so diverse they would never agree with each other. Instead, we expose them to various viewpoints on each issue, believing Nashville will be stronger because decisions these leaders make in the future will come from a broadened, enlightened perspective."

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