Tennessee Board of Directors


Amertice Allen - Board Chair

Senior Director of Alsac St. Jude

Amertice Allen serves as the Senior Director of Outsourced Operations for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she is responsible for the management of Outsourced Operations including partnering call centers.  She is an excellent communicator with 12+ years of experience in leadership fundraising roles with a focus on customer service and team building.

Along with her leadership role at ALSAC, she became a graduate of the ALSAC Junior Executive Training Leadership & Talent Development program. Amertice is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a Trustee at New Wrights Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and a member of the Leadership Memphis 2017 Executive Class.

Amertice received her Bachelor of Science in 1996 and her Master of Public Health in 2000 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Pam Egwuekwe - Board Vice Chair

Program Manager, Code Crew

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Chilton Simmons

Director of Operations – Finance, Monogram Food Solutions

Chilton Simmons serves as the Director of Operations - Finance for Monogram Food Solutions. He assists in the analysis, planning, and forecasting of capital projects, manufacturing expenses, and raw material futures. Before joining Monogram, Chilton worked at FedEx Express. Chilton serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Finance Committee at Grace Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church. He is also a graduate of the New Memphis Institute Fellows program. Chilton received his bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of South Carolina and later received his International MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Darla Moore School of Business. Chilton is also a CFA charter holder.

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Matt Thiry

Matt Thiry

Director of Operations, WelbeHealth 

Matt Thiry servesd as the Special Assistant to the President for Strategy and Analytics at the Memphis Grizzlies. His primary responsibilities at the team included providing strategic guidance on key corporate initiatives and overseeing the organization’s analytics staff.  Matt was also involved in the team’s community outreach efforts.  He provided guidance on performance measurement strategies for the Grizzlies’ TeamUp Mentorship Program, and currently serves as a mentor to nine middle school students at Grizzlies Prep Charter School. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Matt was a Senior Manager of Analytics in the NBA League Office’s Team Marketing and Business Operations department.  At the NBA he advised teams on strategic projects, particularly data-driven efforts in ticketing, premium sales, and customer surveying.  Before joining the NBA, Matt supported a wide range of clients as a consultant at Bain & Company in Los Angeles. One of those clients was Green Dot, where he supported the development of leadership programs in schools. Matt is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Stanford University, where he studied Political Science and Economics, and received his MBA.

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Board Meetings

The Green Dot Tennessee Board meets bi-monthly at the following dates and times. These meetings are free to attend and open to the public.

Public Notice of Meetings:

All meetings will be held at 4:00 p.m. CST.

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Meeting ID: 846 5521 1685
Passcode: 193001

2022-2023 Dates
Thursday, September 1, 2022
4-6 pm @ Bluff City HS

Thursday, October 27, 2022
4-6pm @ Wooddale MS

Thursday, December 8, 2022
4-6pm @ Hillcrest HS

Thursday, January 19, 2023
4-6pm @ Fairley HS

Thursday, February 16, 2023 * Special Session
4-6pm @ Fairley HS

Thursday, March 2, 2023
4-6pm @ Kirby MS

Thursday, April 13, 2023
4-6 pm @ Fairley HS

Thursday, May 23, 2023
4-6pm @ Bluff City HS

To access our board meeting agendas and minutes from October 1 on, please visit our board meeting platform.

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Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee

4950 Fairley Rd.
Memphis, TN 38109

Phone: (901) 730-8160

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