staff

Jessica Edwards

Position: 
Program Coordinator

Jessica Edwards joined the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in February 2016 as the Program Coordinator. Jessica comes to CPF from Tennessee Wesleyan College where she served in various leadership positions over the past eight years; most recently as the Assistant Vice President for Admissions. Although she is relatively new to healthcare, Jessica has a passion for helping others, as well as an extensive background in nonprofit work.

Janet Cates, BA

Position: 
Research Coordinator

Janet joined the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in February 2014, in her role as Research Coordinator. Her responsibilities include leading the execution of the Photo Vision Screening Study and fostering relationships with partner organizations and physician practices.

Madalyn McCauley

Position: 
Admin Assistant I

Madalyn has been with CPF since 2014 in various roles. A Nashville native, she is a student at Lipscomb University and enjoys expanding CPF's reach in the community. Her favorite thing to do is assist members. Madalyn can assist you with event registration, newsletter information, scheduling, online access, research programs, member benefits, accounting requests, and more! If you call the main office line, she will most likely be the one who answers. To send Madalyn a message, you can email her at madalyn.l.mccauley@vanderbilt.edu. 

Lora Harnack, MSN, RN

Position: 
Executive Director

In 2012, Lora joined Cumberland Pediatric Foundation as Executive Director. Lora has been in healthcare for 30 years and leads business development for the organization; forging new partnerships, expanding opportunities and serving as a representative for the pediatric community. She oversees all of the Foundation programs, partners, staff and members to ensure financial and operational efficiency and success. Her leadership and experience in providing high quality patient care is helping the Foundation improve patient practice relations and expand member programs and benefits.

Robert Lillard, M.D.

Position: 
Medical Director

Dr. Lillard serves as Medical Director for Cumberland Pediatric Foundation. Dr. Lillard has been a leading pediatrician for over 16 years and is currently in private practice at The Children's Clinic of Nashville. He has served on the Board of Directors for Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital and as President of the Board for the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation. Dr. Lillard is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an esteemed member of Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society. Dr.