Deb Sandvik, President & CEO
Deb joined Renewed as President & CEO in 2017, after serving as Director of Annual Giving & Events for Gilda’s Club Nashville for the past ten years. She brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, marketing and fundraising, corporate consulting, and the entertainment industry.
Deb previously owned a successful entertainment consulting company, and has worked with Gilda’s Club Worldwide, Disney Special Events, Event 360, and several music icons including Pink Floyd, Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Genesis, and Gloria Estefan. Deb is a native of Chicago, and has lived in London and Los Angeles – relocating to Nashville in 2005.
Deb received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State University – where she was an alumna initiate of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Deb is active in Nashville CABLE and NAWMBA; and serves on the endowment/fundraising committee for the Norman Barr Camp corporation board, providing summer camp experiences for under-served children from the Chicago-area.
Courtney Grimes, LCSW
Courtney was introduced to Renewed in 2005 during her recovery from an eating disorder. She has been involved (and in love) with the organization ever since. Courtney was the keynote speaker for Evening of Song and Story in 2009, has served on the Renewed Membership Committee and serves as speaker trainer for the Renewed Speaker’s Bureau. She created and facilitates the Southeast’s only free support group for college aged women (CO-ED) who are in recovery, and currently acts as Tennessee’s eating disorder referral clinician, connecting patients with recovery resources state-wide.
Courtney has been a part of the Nashville music industry since 1999, working with record labels such as Sony Records and DreamWorks Records and with artists such as Toby Keith, Jessica Andrews, Daryl Worley, Mary Chapin Carpenter, LeAnn Rimes and Lyle Lovett. Courtney has also worked with numerous Nashville industry and media outlets including Gibson Guitar, The Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Her Magazine, HGTV, CMT, MTV, GAC, ABC, VH1 and The Grand Ole Opry.
She attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Belmont University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Opera Performance. After leaving the music industry, she received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. In addition to her work with Renewed, Courtney is a psychotherapist in private practice with Symmetry Counseling Services. She is originally from Atlanta, Ga.
Lauran Sauter, Director of Marketing
Lauran joined Renewed in 2013. Lauran is a proud alumna of the University of Tennessee as well as the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and her Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication, respectively.
Having previously worked in marketing with several nonprofit organizations, she is excited to be part of the Renewed team and enjoys using her skills and experience to help others overcome hardship. Lauran is from Hilton Head Island, SC and currently lives in Nashville with her husband and their Saint Bernard, Maxwell.
Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors for Renewed contributes to the leadership and fundraising efforts of our organization and to advocacy in the eating disorders community.
Jena Layne – Group Vice President, Treasury and Payment Solutions, SunTrust Bank
Liza Lentz – Community Volunteer
Kim Bundy – Senior Director of Advisory Boards, Councils and Volunteers – Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development
Bryant Tirrill – Senior Vice President – Truxton Trust Company
Garrett Asher – Attorney – Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC
Angela Courtney – Senior Consultant – c3 Consulting
Susan Moll – Director of Advancement – The Harpeth Hall School
Jan Gessler Pate – Community Volunteer
Mary Romano, MD – Medical Doctor – Division of Adolescent Medicine & Young Adult Health, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital at One Hundred Oaks
Anne Hancock Toomey – Partner – Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc.
“Lanta” Wang – Associate Counsel – Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Samantha Harris – Auditor – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
Ovidio Bermudez, MD – Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services – Eating Recovery Center
Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED – Nutrition Therapist – Private Practice
Nancy Beveridge, MD – Pediatrician – The Children’s Clinic of Nashville
Ellie Billington – Community Volunteer
Kathy Gaston – Senior Consultant – Lighthouse Counsel
Charles N. Martin, Jr. – CEO, Chairman and Founder – Martin Ventures
Linda Morphis – Community Volunteer
Kathleen Morphis Yabroudy – Community Volunteer