unnamedLauran Sauter, Executive Director

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.

Courtney 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 and Founder & Owner of The Collective. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Katherine T. Fowler, MS, RDN, CEDRD, LDN
Founder & Owner – Fowler Nutrition PLLC

Garrett Asher, JD, BSN, RN
Attorney – Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC

Kristin Finch, LPC, NCC
Founder & Owner – Kristin Finch Counseling & Renewed group facilitator


Lee Anne Demere
Project Manager – HCA Healthcare
Mary Julia Hannon
Attorney – Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Chris Jones
Vice President Data Warehousing & Advanced Analytics – HCA Healthcare
Chelsey Medley, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner – TriStar Sterling Primary Care
Tiffany Phillips, MA, LMFT
Founder & Owner – Restoring Hope Therapy & Renewed group facilitator
Jennifer Ragsdale, MD
Pediatrician – Old Harding Pediatrics
Sarah Torti, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Founder & Owner – Sarah Torti, LPC-MHSP, NCC

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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