Project Transformation Tennessee announces the selection of three new members of its Board of Directors to serve three year terms starting in 2017. Joining the Board of Directors are the Rev. John Collett, Patrica Rua-Bashir, and Allyson Young.

“We are very pleased to welcome John, Pat, and Allyson to our board,” says Project Transformation Executive Director Courtney Aldrich. “Their experience and leadership will be assets to us as we seek to deepen our impact on young lives throughout Tennessee. We are grateful to have them at the table.”

John Collett recently retired from his position as Director of Connectional Ministries of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church after 44 years of ministry. John is passionate about the church and proclaims, “The church does not have a mission as much as the mission of God has a church.”

Pat Rua-Bashir is a Children’s Librarian at the Nashville Public Library and has experience creating bilingual literacy programs. She earned her Masters of Library Science and Information Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Allyson Young is a consultant for YMG Coaching and Consulting, a division of YMG Enterprises, LLC, a Nashville-based executive coaching and performance consulting firm specializing in culture development, leadership, performance and customer service. Allyson earned a B.A. in English from Spelman College and an M.Ed., in Human Resources Development from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

For a list of our full Board of Directors, click here.