Newly Elected 2023-2024 Tennessee Fisher House Foundation Officers on the York VA Campus

Aug 03, 2023 at 07:00 am by WGNS News

Interior photos of the TN Fisher House.

MURFREESBORO, TN - Tennessee Fisher House is a “home away from home” for families of Veterans undergoing treatment at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. The Tennessee Fisher House Foundation, a 501-c-3 nonprofit, receives donations and oversees the needs of the Fisher House on the York VA Medical Center campus. Currently, that Foundation manages House needs for families of Veterans at the VA in Murfreesboro and at the VA in Nashville.


Fisher House officials highlight, “The best medicine for those receiving care is having their families with them without having to worry about hotel bills.”


Most recently, a newly elected group of Fisher House officers from Murfreesboro and other nearby areas have been chosen. Those from the Murfreesboro area include President Dana Kizer-Shands of Murfreesboro (Customer Success, Specialty Physician Office Cardinal Health Director), Vice President Lou Ferraro of Murfreesboro (Retired Major General US Air Force), Board Members: Phil Barnett of Murfreesboro (Retired Captain US Navy), John Rollyson of Murfreesboro (Retired Engineer US Army Corp of Engineers), Niki Vendur of Murfreesboro (Account Executive for Platinum Cargo Logistics) and Ron Wright of Murfreesboro (Retired General Dentist).

Officers from nearby areas include: Immediate Past President Tom Allard of Shelbyville (Operations Manager Walmart Supply Chain); Secretary Cliff Hardy of Mt Juliet (Key Account Manager United Rentals); Treasurer Joe Baltz of Mt. Juliet (Strategic Accounts Manager United Rentals); Board Members: Bill Griggs of Bell Buckle (Retired, Griggs & Maloney Engineering); Brandon Hulette of Franklin (Associate Professor Vanderbilt University); and John Ivy of Germantown (Retired Goodyear).

Qualifying House Guests (must live at least 50 miles from the Fisher House) receive gratis lodging, meals, and other amenities. The home-away-from-home includes 12 suites, each with a private bedroom and handicap accessible bathroom. The 10,000 square foot home with individual suites is professionally furnished and decorated. Families share common areas that include a dual kitchen, communal living, dining and family rooms, a patio and library.

Because a family’s love is good medicine, Tennessee Fisher House Foundation helps families of Veterans, worry only about their loved one.

The Fisher House Foundation currently operates 95 Houses and is on a “March to 100”. Also, ground was broken for the VA Memphis Fisher House on July 10, 2023, with an anticipated opening date in April of 2024. Fisher House has provided over 12 million days of free lodging. In serving over 455,000 families, they have saved those families over $575 Million.

Visit their website at for more information. The Tennessee Fisher House Manager Rebecca Wood can be reached at 615-225-5758.



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