President, Board of Directors

Joe Burchfield is senior vice president of government affairs and communications at Tennessee Hospital Association. In this role, he leads the organization’s advocacy and policy efforts, and also oversees communications and public relations activity. Since joining THA in 2011, Joe has held various positions focused on government affairs, communications and member services.

Prior to joining THA, Joe served in the administration of former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen where he led grassroots and communications efforts for the Cover Tennessee programs and later worked on the redesign of the state’s employee health plan. Joe worked previously for the Nashville-based public relations firm of McNeely Pigott & Fox and is a veteran of numerous public awareness and political campaigns.

“Nashville CARES is a critical source of support and services for people in the greater-Nashville area living with HIV/AIDS. This work, in addition to CARES’ education, outreach and prevention efforts, keeps our community strong and whole,” said Burchfield.

Joe earned his master’s degree at Belmont University where his thesis research focused on hospital-based cultural competency training programs for the care of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Amna Osman, MPA
Chief Executive Officer

Amna Osman has 22 years of experience as a public health innovator and executive leader with an extensive background in all aspects of leadership and management. Prior to her current role, Amna was President and CEO at HAVEN, a domestic and sexual violence nonprofit in the Greater Detroit Area. She is the founder and president of Osman Consulting, based in Grand Blanc, Michigan, where she provided leadership development in the United States and overseas. Amna served as the Director of the Division of Health, Wellness, and Disease Control for Michigan Department of Community Health, and was responsible for operational oversight of the division which consists of Health Disparities Reduction/Minority Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education, Care and Treatment; AIDS Drug Assistance Program and the HIV/AIDS Oral Health Program.

Amna was the Executive Director for the Flint, Michigan-based Wellness AIDS Services, Inc., the only AIDS Service Organization providing Prevention, Care and Treatment to people at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS.  Amna worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization based in Vienna, Austria as a Senior International Consultant to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in developing countries and economies in transition to eradicate poverty focusing on Asian and African countries.

Amna was chair of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors based in Washington DC. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Stewardship Network, a conservation organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a board member of the Alumni Team for the Advanced Great Lakes Leadership Academy for Michigan State University. She was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve on the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision in Michigan. And she was recently appointed by Mayor Briley to serve on the Advisory Council to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Nashville.

Amna is a graduate of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy, Leadership Advancement Program from Michigan State University. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the United States International University in San Diego, CA.  A diploma of HIV Prevention Leadership from South Carolina State University & the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A diploma of Leading Change from Macomb’s Executive MBA, School of Business in Austin, TX.  She has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan. She is currently working on her PhD in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.

You can reach Amna at aosman@nashvillecares.org or 615-921-0115

Board of Directors 


Joe Burchfield, President
Christopher Ott, M.D., Vice President
Claire Wisely, Secretary
Hunter Rost, Treasurer


Betsy Bahn
Ron Balcarras
Richard D. Bird Jr.
Robert B. Coleman, M.Div.
Charlee Caroland
Adam W. Holdren
Elizabeth Saxton Inman
Anne C. Martin
Susan McDonald
Gilbert Ramirez
Ty Rushing
Rob Sikorski
Gerran Thomas
Damon Whiteside
Kevin Wilson
LaCosta Wix
Arash Yekrangi, M.D.

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