our staff

Program Director,

B.R.I.D.G.E. to Success



Tarryn Bell, MBA

Tarryn Bell serves as the Director of the B.R.I.D.G.E. to Success Program. She oversees all daily operations and budgetary functions of the funded grant. Her passion to serve translates into the continuous assistance of underserved Nashville families. She works diligently, alongside staff and community partners, to ensure all participants receive the essential services to flourish and ultimately, eradicate generational barriers. Prior to this position, she served in healthcare leadership roles in various capacities: Ambulatory Operations, Program and Project Management. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from Florida A&M University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia.

Family Champion, B.R.I.D.G.E. to Success

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Creea Shannon M.S.

Creea Shannon serves as the Family Champion for the B.R.I.D.G.E. to Success program in the Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College. She works to develop and implement workshops over educational development, job readiness, and health & wellness for 2nd generation and families in poverty. She manages and oversees the B.R.I.D.G.E to Success Program participants by guiding day-to-day operational and programmatic elements of each assigned family and completing interaction daily with Career Counselors, school liaisons and other necessary staff that work with the program participants. 


She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry after receiving a TLSAMP Scholarship. She also earned her Master of Science degree from Tennessee State University in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. She is currently a 2020 candidate for her Master of Science degree in Data Science from Lipscomb University. 


In 2019 she was an A Cloud Guru Scholarship recipient though Women Who Code and LogicPlumScholarship recipient with Microsoft Azure. She completed research in Data Science and Healthcare observing Computational Interpretation of Disease in Chest X-Rays by researching if Deep Learning could be applied to medical images to aid clinicians in successfully diagnosing patients and Type 2 diabetes mellitus applying a  phenome-wide association study to reduce the number of diabetic patients who go undiagnosed by discovering disease associations with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) via EHR ICD-9 data. She is a Nashville native and avid volunteer in the community.

Career Counselor, B.R.I.D.G.E. to Success



Gregory Greer, MSPH

Gregory Greer serves as a Career Counselor for the B.R.I.D.G.E to Success Program. He provides resources for program participants that enhance their professional and technical skills, as well as makes connections for workforce and economic development opportunities. Mr. Greer attended Howard University after receiving a Gates Millennium Scholarship, where he worked as a Peer Health Educator, serving as the first line of engagement for campus and community initiatives. He earned a B.S. in Health Education as well as a B.A. in Sociology from Howard University. He went on to receive a Master’s of Science in Public Health at Meharry Medical College while also earning a Certificate in Health Policy in the Center for Health Policy.

B.R.I.D.G.E. to Success Career Counselor


Jasmine Buckley, M.Ed

Jasmine Buckley serves as a Career Counselor for the B.R.I.D.G.E. to Success Program. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. She also earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in School Counseling. During her graduate program, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Multicultural Center, and lead a successful mentorship program that served a diverse student population. Prior to this role, she worked as a High School Counselor within Metro Nashville Public Schools for the past three years.