President, Board of Directors
LoLita Toney is the Managing Director of Ivy Business Solutions. She is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University, where she earned a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources as well as a master's degree in Organizational Management and an MBA. Prior to launching Ivy R&C, Toney held positions in community relations and fund-raising at Meharry Medical College, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, and Fisk University.
Toney has been a member of the Nashville CARES board since 2007 and served as Board Secretary in 2008-2009 and Vice President in 2010-2011. She was elected Board President in December 2011.
She is a recipient of the CABLE Rising Star Award, and was an ATHENA nominee, a National Coalition of 100 Black Women Davis-Galloway nominee, and a Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Business and Entrepreneurship finalist.
In addition to CARES, Toney’s professional and community associations have included service on the Boards of Directors for CABLE, Girl Scouts Council of Middle Tennessee, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Greater Nashville Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, TN Women's Political Caucus, Young Leaders Council, and YWCA of Nashville.
Toney is a member of Leadership Nashville’s Class of 2011 and LINKS. She is married to Nashville Firefighter W. Montrell Toney and has three children (Randall, Brittany and Sydney) currently pursuing college studies.
Joseph Interrante, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Interrante is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nashville CARES. He joined the staff of CARES in May of 1994.
Interrante received a B.A. from
Currently Interrante is a member of the Board of the Southern AIDS Coalition, the Public Policy Committee of AIDS United and the Steering Committee of the Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative, as well as Co-Chair of the Tennessee AIDS Advocacy Network.
In 2005, Interrante was recognized as Nonprofit CEO of the Year by the Association of Nonprofit Executives and in 2006 as Public Citizen of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. He is a 2005 alumnus of Leadership Nashville.