June 5, 2019 — Nashville, TN — Last week, Billboard revealed the 100 industry leaders chosen for their fifth annual Country Power Players list for 2019. Music Health Alliance was the only non-profit included, with executives Tatum Hauck Allsep (Founder/CEO) and Shelia Shipley Biddy (COO) landing on the prestigious list. They celebrated the honor at a special event alongside other industry leaders in Nashville on June 4.
Photo L to R: Tatum Hauck Allsep (MHA, Founder/CEO) and
Shelia Shipley Biddy (MHA, COO)
Photo Courtesy MHA
Music Health Alliance provides free healthcare support and advocacy to songwriters, artists, musicians and music industry professionals at every stage of their career. Thanks to the direct efforts of MHA, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other medically necessary services. In addition to the priceless advocacy work undertaken by the 8-person team, individual and corporate donations allow MHA to underwrite services including dental care and mammograms for uninsured clients and grants for mental health care via The Jack Pot, named for Cowboy Jack Clement. In addition, the Ben Eyestone Fund, founded in partnership with the late drummer’s family and St. Thomas Health, has saved 18 lives in 2018 by providing access to diagnostic testing and follow-up treatment. Another 13 clients with non-life-threatening medical needs have received exams, diagnoses and treatment, all covered by the Ben Eyestone Fund resulting in zero medical debt. Since 2013, Music Health Alliance has saved over $40 Million dollars in lifesaving healthcare and insurance premiums and served over 9,700 people in the music community. Learn more at musichealthalliance.com.
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