Nashville, TN – May 14, 2018 – Music industry executives Alicia Pruitt (Warner/Chappel Music, Sr. Vice President, A&R), Jennie Smythe (Girlilla Marketing, CEO) and Tina Parol (Disney Music Publishing, artist & songwriter) have joined the Board of Directors of Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance. The 18-member board, comprised of business leaders across multiple industries, help develop the strategic plans of Music Health Alliance in support of its mission to PROTECT, DIRECT & CONNECT members of the music community with medical and financial solutions.

Music Health Alliance Board of Directors:
President – Kris Wiatr, Wiatr & Associates, LLC
Vice President/Past Board President – Jay Williams, William Morris/Endeavor Entertainment
Treasurer – Earle Simmons, SunTrust Bank
Secretary – Dr. Michael Allsep
Todd Cayce, Richards & Southern
Rodney Crowell, Songwriter/Recording Artist
Christie Hauck, Christie Cookie Co., Christie Retail Group & Goozy
Sandy Knox, Songwriter, Knox Creative
Linda Edell Howard, Adams and Reese LLP
Cindy Hunt, Monarch Publicity
John Lytle, Lytle Management
Tina Parol, Artist and Songwriter, Disney Music Publishing
Alicia Pruitt, Warner/Chappell Music
Jennie Smythe, Girlilla Marketing
Kristin Vanderkooi, Center for Elder Veteran Rights
Rebecca Warner Strang, Philanthrophist
Dr. Herman Williams, RegionalCare
Tatum Allsep, Founder/CEO, Music Health Alliance

Since founding in 2013, Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance has:
• Served 8,400 members of the music community nationwide
• Saved over $33,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
• Supported our creative community across 38 states and every genre of music
• Spared 428 families from bankruptcy due to a medical crisis
• Provided 8 patients with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liver
• Facilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their families

Music Health Alliance’s free services range from access to doctors and hospitals, medicine, health insurance and finding financial assistance during times of illness. As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The seven-person team at Music Health Alliance remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving cancer treatment, transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other crucial services. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.

To learn more about Music Health Alliance, contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or and learn more at

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For more information about Music Health Alliance contact:
Cindy Hunt / Monarch Publicity / 615-429-2203 /

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