Board Member Profiles
Dwayne Tucker, Chairman
A Nashville native, Dwayne brings wealth of business, VC, and human resource expertise to LEAD's board. Dwayne currently sits on the board of Tennessee State University, his Alma Mater. Dwayne and his wife Carmen have two college-age children.
Kim Ames, Director
Kim is a Certified Public Accountant with a broad range of financial and operational expertise. She is the co-founder of AllParts Medical, LLC which she led during its start-up and successful capitalization efforts. Kim earned her Bachelor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). She is a founding board member of the Executive Women’s Golf League - Middle TN.
William Braddy, III, Director
William H. Braddy III, CFP®, is a senior manager/wealth advisor with Kraft Asset Management, LLC (KAM). KAM provides investment advisory and wealth management services to individuals, estates, trusts, private foundations, LLCs, FLPs and retirement plans. Prior to joining KAM, William was a senior vice president and private client advisor with U.S. Trust Bank of America in Nashville where he oversaw all private banking activities in Tennessee. He has more than 20 years of experience in wealth management. William received both his B.A., with a major in Trust Management and an M.B.A. from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
Judge Richard Dinkins, Director
Judge Dinkins currently presides on the Tennessee Court of Appeals (Middle Section). Prior to serving on the TN Court of Appeals Judge Dinkins was a Chancellor in Nashville's Chancery Court - Part IV. He was elected to the judiciary after a distinguished career in legal practice in Nashville, TN. A graduate of Denison University and Vanderbilt University School of Law Dinkins is a life-member of the NAACP.
Earl Lattimore, Director
Earl Lattimore serves as the parent representative on LEAD's Board of Directors. Earl is the Family Involvement Specialist for the Pearl Cohn cluster for Metro Nashville Public Schools. He helps create programs and connect students, families, and schools to resources within the community. Earl builds and sustains community relationships that benefit the students and families served by the Pearl Cohn cluster.
Dr. Annette Little, Director
Dr. Annette Little is an Associate Professor and the Director of Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis at Lipscomb University. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Annette taught special education classes in residential treatment centers, public schools, and alternative schools for 8 years before moving into higher education. Annette has conducted research in the areas of PBIS, reading and writing strategies for students at risk for EBD, and prevention of behavior problems. Annette is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2007. She is currently serving as the President of the TABA, President-Elect for TAILACTE, Chair of the Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Committee, Ex Officio Member of the Board of Examiners of Psychology, and member of the St. Patrick’s SchoolBoard in McEwen, TN. Annette received her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2007.
Jerome Oglesby, Director
Jerome Oglesby is currently the Global Chief Technology Officer at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and has 27 years of experience in the information technology field, including experience in military intelligence technology and satellite communications technology. He joined Deloitte & Touche USA in 2004 as Director of Infrastructure. He was appointed U.S. Firm Director in 2005, and serves as a member of Deloitte's Chief Information Officers’ Leadership Team. He was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Deloitte Services LP in October of 2007. Jerome earned a Bachelor of Science in information systems from The University of Texas - Arlington, and a Master in Business Administration at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He also completed formal education in communications electronics technology at the United States Marine Corps Communications Electronics Institute.
Carter Paine, Director
Jimmy Patton, Director
Jimmy is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller for Rogers Group Inc. Jimmy joined Rogers Group Inc. in 1995 after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Belmont University and having worked for five years in public accounting and earning a CPA designation. He received an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University in 2000 and served as Vice President-Finance and Treasurer prior to moving to his current position as CFO.
Stanley L. Ruta, Director
Stan is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Tractor Supply Company, and retired in 2012 after spending 36 years in the retail business. At the time of his retirement, Stan was in charge of eleven hundred retail stores as well as the Operations and the Real Estate Divisions of Tractor Supply. Stan sat on the Executive Committee of the company and spent his career building business strategies and developing business processes necessary to grow the business. Today, Stan is very active in the business world. He has formed an LLC that is involved in residential real estate, sits on an AdvisoryBoard for a major national retailer, and is a business consultant. Additionally Stan spends time mentoring other retail executives.
Stan and his wife Sue have three adult children.
Tara Scarlett, Advisory Member
Tara Scarlett is president and CEO of the Scarlett Family Foundation, which supports Middle Tennessee students through scholarships, grants and funding for educational programs. She served as a board member for LEAD Public Schools including Academic Committee Chair, was a founding member and Secretary for The Project Renaissance and is a Big Sister though Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Well-known as a digital marketing expert, throughout her 20-year marketing career she held senior positions with The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta and with Mars PetCare in Franklin. Prior to this, she held several marketing/advertising positions in New York City and Atlanta.