Area Commanders

Majors Ethan and Sue Frizzell were appointed as the Nashville Area Commanders and assumed their post in late June, 2017. The Frizzells have served as Salvation Army officers for over twenty years.

Majors Ethan and Sue Frizzell have recently served in Sarasota, Florida. Previously the Frizzells were the Area Commander of The Greater New Orleans Area Command with responsibility for The Salvation Army Center of Hope and Greater New Orleans Recovery Hurricane Katrina Response. Responsibilities include: homeless services, youth services, social services and disaster services.

The Frizzells have served as the corps officers of Columbia, South Carolina as well as Fayetteville and Thomasville, North Carolina. Most recently Major Sue Frizzell served as the Associate Corps Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Major Ethan Frizzell completed a Master of Public Administration at Harvard University.

Major Ethan Frizzell has experience in disaster service from serving hurricanes in the Carolinas, the floods of the Midwest, the Pentagon after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi and most recently leading the response to Hurrican Gustav in Southern Louisiana.

Major Sue Frizzell is recognized for her disciplined manner of quality programs of The Salvation Army. Her capabilities to encourage others in mission connect training and opportunity for ministry for the young, and the young of heart.

Ethan, Sue, with their two children, Canaan & Hallie, enjoy spending time outdoors at the water, camping and family. There is great excitement to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Nashville area.


Major Ethan Frizzell – Area Commander

Major Sue Frizzell – Associate Area Commander

Tiana Jordan – Human Resources

Harold Witherspoon – Executive Director of Development

Misty Ratcliff – Director of Volunteer Services/Area Disaster Coordinator

April Calvin – Director of the Center of Hope

Mike Yonnotti – Property Maintenance Director

James Smith – Pathway of Hope Director

Carlos Lowe – Red Shield Kids Club Director

Lts. Justo & Sara Orozco – Citadel Corps Officers

Sgts. Steve & Ernie SimmsBerry St. Corps Officers

Lts. Nathaniel & Raquel Revaula South Corps Officers

Lt. Alyssa Haygood Nashville South Assistant Corps Officer

Lt. Brittany SanfordCitadel Assistant Corps Officer

2016 New Advisory Board Members

2016 Advisory Board

The Salvation Army Advisory Board is a special group of local business, community, and civic leaders who share their time, talents, and treasures to help The Salvation Army fight poverty in Middle Tennessee. 

Individuals interested in joining The Salvation Army Advisory Board should attend one of our monthly Talk and Tour to familiarize yourself with our impact on the impoverished community. To inquire about attending please contact Harold Witherspoon, Executive Director of Development at 615-242-0411 or  Harold.Witherspoon@uss.salvationarmy.org to schedule a time to visit. Our standardized tours are held every third Thursday of the month beginning at 12 Noon.

Chairperson – Jimmy Spradley – Standard Candy Company

Vice Chairperson – Jed Dodd – Optum

Treasurer – Robert Britton – Business Consultant

Women’s Auxiliary Chairperson – Judith Bracken

Advisory Board Members

Dr. William Andrade – CCA

Paul Davidson – Waller Lansden

William A. Dick, Jr. – Focus Human Capital

Jed Dodd – Optum

Jeff Gray – Specialty Care

Eleanor Chippey-Grier – Community Volunteer

Joshua Hayden – Cumberland University

Jane Haynes – Community Volunteer

Sam Harwell – Big Time Toys

Ric Miller – Willis of Tennessee

Kevin Moore – Attorney

Gerald Neenan – Neal & Harwell, PLC.

Rebecca Whitehead Munn – Infoworks, Inc.

Daniel Green – HCA

Cathy Shull – Community Volunteer

Derek Miller – Vanderbilt

Drew Hart – Inflammo, LLC

Lynn McPheeters – Retired Caterpillar

Biff Porter – Porter Realty Group, LLC.

Steve Pusey – Trevecca University

Dick Ragsdale – Entrepreneur

Douglas Remke – First Bank

Paula Roberts – Tennessee Small Business Development Center

Brandi Simms – Country Music Association

Anthony Jones – Fisk University

Ron Davis – Nashville State Community College

Rob Hoskins – DVL Public Relations

Fred Smith – Community Volunteer

James Spradley – Standard Candy Company

Roddy Story – Tennessee Bank and Trust

David R. West, Jr. – Equinox Information Systems

William L. Zelenik – Millennium Brokerage Group

Life Members

Charles Bryan – Bryan Financial Services Inc.

Adelaide Davis – Community Volunteer

Robert C. Hilton – Autumn Capital

Emeritus Members

Samuel Bartholomew Jr. – Stokes & Bartholomew, P.A.

Sid Pilson – Ernst & Young

Helen Cummings – Community Volunteer

William Denny – Denny Properties

Ben Gambill, Jr. – Braid Electric Company

Ralph Glassford – Community Volunteer

Samuel Johnson – Community Volunteer

George Mcintyre – Community Volunteer

Dortch Oldahm, Jr. – Raymond James Financial Services

W.E. “Bill” Sheriff – American Retirement Corporation

William E. Turner, Jr. – Merrill Lynch