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unnamedLauran Sauter, Executive Director, Interim

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, South Carolina and currently lives in Nashville with her husband and their Saint Bernard, Maxwell.

2Courtney Grimes, LCSW, Clinical Director

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 lead trainer for the Renewed Speakers 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 statewide.

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. She attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Belmont University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Opera Performance. After leaving the music industry, she received a Master’s degree 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, Georgia.

Ashton Judy, Outreach & Development Coordinator

Ashton is originally from Orlando, FL and moved to Nashville to study Psychology at Belmont University. During her time there, she studied schadenfreude, mindfulness, and pro-social behavior. She graduated in 2016. She has a served at Illuminate Academy, Renewal House, and the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She joined the Renewed team in 2018 as the Outreach & Development Coordinator. She is excited to be hands-on in the growth of Renewed in the Middle Tennessee community!

Mimi Cole, Intern

Mimi is a junior at Vanderbilt University double majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and Child Development, and minoring in special education. She loves Jesus, sweet potatoes, caramel, and is passionate about people and their stories. Mimi is excited to be a part of the Renewed team!


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.

Executive Committee/Officers

Liza Lentz – Community Volunteer

Garrett Asher – Attorney – Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC

Jan Gessler Pate – CPA & Financial Consultant


Kristin Flow Finch – ConnectED Co-Facilitator – Renewed, & Master’s Level Intern – The Refuge
Katherine T. Fowler, MS, RDN, CEDRD, LDN – Founder & Owner of Fowler Nutrition PLLC
Ellen Hammer – Director of Business Development and Marketing, Tennessee Region – ServisFirst Bank
Samantha Harris – Director, Risk Assurance – PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Jena Layne – Group Vice President, Treasury and Payment Solutions – SunTrust Bank
Mary Romano, MD – Medical Doctor – Division of Adolescent Medicine & Young Adult Health, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital at One Hundred Oaks
Bryant Tirrill – Senior Vice President – Truxton Trust
Anne Hancock Toomey – Partner – Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc.

Honorary Co-Founders

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

Advisory Council

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

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