staff

Preston Spencer, BA

Position: 
Program Manager

Preston Spencer came aboard the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in June 2017 as a Program Manager. His work at CPF will be focused on building new partnerships in the community, bringing more discount services to members and strengthening the programs that are currently in place.

Jessica Edwards

Position: 
Program Manager

Jessica Edwards joined the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in February 2016 as a Program Manager. 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 Manager

Janet joined the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation in February 2014, in her role as Research Manager. Her responsibilities include leading the execution of the HPV Vaccine Uptake R01 and the CEASE program.

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.