Laura Baker




FiftyForward recently announced three new members, Nicholas Trice, Ashley Perkins and Rick Ewing, to its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2022.

Trice is a client specialist at AllianceBernstein on the private wealth management side of the business. Prior to AllianceBernstein, he worked as a senior information technology specialist at Deloitte. Nicholas earned a bachelor’s in business administration in financial management from Lipscomb University.

Perkins is the associate administrator for nursing at Williamson Medical Center. Perkins has been in the nursing profession for 28 years and has been employed with Williamson Medical Center for the past 24 years. In addition to her nursing degree, she holds a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in Healthcare Administration.

Ewing is a customer success director at Oracle Corporation, where he has worked for over 20 years. As an experienced leader in the enterprise technology field, he has conceptualized and executed multi-million-dollar ERP, CRM, and cloud solution implementations for Fortune 100 customers across the health care, pharmaceutical, financial services, and insurance sectors.

Established in 1956, FiftyForward supports and enhances life for those 50 and older.

As a nonprofit serving Middle Tennessee, FiftyForward operates seven lifelong learning centers – two in Williamson County and five in Davidson County –offering classes including health and wellness, arts, technology, virtual programming and engaging volunteer opportunities.


Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, a nonprofit law firm, announced Laura Baker will chair its 2021 Campaign for Equal Justice, an annual initiative that raises funds for Legal Aid Society. Baker is a shareholder at the Law Offices of John Day.

The Campaign for Equal Justice, held annually since 1987, has a 2021 goal of $870,000. Last year’s campaign raised $916,000, surpassing a goal of $830,000.

Baker has previously served as a pro bono lawyer for Legal Aid Society through the firm’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. She has spent 15 years representing clients in personal injury, wrongful death and tort litigation across the state. Baker has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs every year since 2018. She also has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers for Personal Injury every year from 2012 to 2021. Baker is the immediate past president of the Nashville Bar Association, as well as a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation.

Also serving on this year’s campaign committee are:

Large Firm Co-Chairs: Callie Hinson (Neal Harwell) and Jonathan Cole (Baker Donelson)

Small Firms Chair: Trudy Bloodworth (Trudy Bloodworth Attorney at Law)

Community Chair: Vic Alexander (KraftCPAs)

Corporate Chair: Kay Caudle (Parker + Lynch)

Judges Chair: Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton (Division II, Davidson County Criminal Court)

Government Chair: Amy Bryant (Office of Conservatorship Management Director)

Williamson County Co-Chairs: Rebecca Blair (Blair Law) and Amanda Bradley (Hartzog & Silva)

Columbia Service Area Chair: Stacie Odeneal (The Odeneal Firm)

Cookeville Service Area Chair: Ashley Waters (Waters Law)

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