Robyn Folks, M.A.
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Robyn Folks, a native of Chaska, Minnesota, joined the team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in April 2010. After serving five years in the United States Navy, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in organizational management from Concordia State University, also in St. Paul. Robyn brings a plethora of talent to the team having worked in the administrative field in the corporate sector for nearly ten years.
Ayesha Keller, M.S.W.
Ayesha Keller received her undergraduate degree in English education, and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She spent five years in non-profit management and has also served as a college adjunct instructor of English and sociology. In 2009, she became a member of the board of directors of the Heart of Missouri United Way—the youngest board member in the organization’s history. After relocating to Nashville, Ayesha joined the staff of the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in August 2010 as program coordinator.
Charlane Oliver, M.P.A.
Charlane Oliver joined the staff of the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in April 2011 as program coordinator. Charlane received her undergraduate degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University and a master’s in public administration degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a member of the Nashville Young Leaders Council, Center for Nonprofit Management's Young Nonprofit Professionals, and a board intern for the YWCA Nashville. Before accepting the position with the center she served as the director of a youth mentoring program for the Knoxville Leadership Foundation.
Jarrod Lockhart, M.S.Ed.
Jarrod Lockhart joined the staff of the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in February 2012 as a program coordinator. Jarrod is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and received his bachelors in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has also received a masters in higher education leadership with a concentration in college administration and leadership from Kaplan University. Before accepting his position with the center, he worked as program coordinator for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Community Outreach Development (CORD) and The Worship Center Christian Church.