Joel Anderson, president
Joel is a founding board member for Project Connect Nashville and is an elder of Grace Community Church. He owns and operates Anderson Design Group. When he is not directing a talented team of designers and illustrators, Joel creates original fine art, works in his garden and spends time with his 4 kids and wife of over 29 years. Joel has written, designed and published 11 books, 9 of them for children. Joel’s creative work can seen be at: and at

Janet Sisco Brown, secretary/treasurer
Janet developed a heart for people struggling with poverty when her Sunday School class served breakfast to the homeless community in Memphis, TN. Since then she has visited several impoverished countries, lived in Zambia working with vulnerable children and assisted individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina.  She gets joy by encouraging those who are having a difficult time and helping them feel loved. Janet lives in the Nashville with her husband, Jim, and works at Tennessee Oncology.

Duffy Betterton
Duffy has had a heart for missions and sharing the gospel since a young girl. She was exposed to poverty through direct relationships and has enjoyed being a part of God’s redeeming work in people. She has lived in the North Nashville area since elementary school with a couple years spent in ministry in East Tennessee and South America after graduating from Belmont University. She currently cares for her three children with Mike Betterton, serves in her church and enjoys designing websites – like this one.

Kerry Haymaker
Kerry is a founding board member for Project Connect Nashville. Kerry graduated from Belmont University in 1988 with a major in Political Science and minor in Business. Kerry went on to earn his law degree from the University of Memphis. He has practiced for 18 years and is managing partner at Haymaker & Heroux, specializing in criminal defense and disability. His wife, Marilyn Haymaker, is a psychiatric nurse at Vanderbilt University.

Jeremy Kelton
Jeremy Kelton develops real estate to pay for his fishing habit.  He is a native Nashvillian who cares about the city and poverty and employment.  He is short on words and long on action.