Executive Director, NashvilleHealth
Caroline Young is the executive director of NashvilleHealth, an initiative focused on improving the health of the citizens of Nashville-Davidson County. NashvilleHealth is chaired and was created by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist in an effort to address area health equity issues and ensure Nashville continues to be a great place to live and work.
Prior to leading NashvilleHealth, Caroline served as president of the Nashville Health Care Council, one of the nation’s foremost healthcare industry associations. Under her leadership, the Council’s membership grew to encompass 300 diverse organizations and launched the one-of-a-kind Fellows initiative designed to further the skills of senior business leaders. Additionally, the Council’s innovative Leadership Health Care program, dedicated to nurturing the talents of Nashville’s next generation of healthcare industry leaders, expanded to nearly 1,000 members.
Prior to joining the Council, Caroline was the founding executive director of Life Science Tennessee (formerly known as the Tennessee Biotechnology Association). She also served as the director of communications and advertising for the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).
Caroline holds a Master of Science from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi.