Executive Director - Judith Byrd
Judith Byrd is executive director of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council dedicated to nurturing the talents of Nashville's next generation of health care industry leaders. In this role, she oversees all aspects of LHC including program development, logistics, communication and membership recruitment and retention. Judith also serves as executive director of Council Fellows, an initiative designed to engage select senior and emerging industry leaders to explore new business strategies and meet the challenges facing the U.S. health care system in the years ahead.
Judith has experience in journalism, government and health policy. Prior to joining the Council in 2006, she worked as an account executive for Hall Strategies, a public affairs and government relations firm. She was also the Tennessee Marketing and Communications director for the American Cancer Society.
She has served as health policy associate for the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Health Reform and as legislative director for a Massachusetts state senator. She was a news desk editor at the U.K. Press Association, in London, England, and served as editor of the "Community Health Funding Report", a Washington, D.C.-based publication covering Congress, the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judith holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Deputy Director - Jenni Bradley
Jenni Bradley serves as deputy director for Leadership Health Care
(LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council dedicated to
nurturing the talents of Nashville's next generation of health care industry
leaders. In this role, she is directly involved with the development and
implementation of LHC programming, logistics, communications and membership
recruitment and retention. She previously served as the program manager for the
Nashville Health Care Council and LHC.
Before joining the Council, Jenni worked at the U.S. Department of Education
in Washington, D.C., where she served as the coordinator of scheduling and events
in the Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs, and later worked in the
White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. She began her career in the
Washington, D.C., office of Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr., where she served
as legislative correspondent and staff assistant.
A Nashville native, Jenni holds an M.A. in Political Management from The George
Washington University and a B.A. in College Scholars from the University of
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