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Michael A. Bradley

Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley has lived in Nashville for almost 40 years. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. Degree in Sociology and Anthropology. He is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee government Executive Institute. He began service as a Probation Officer for the State of Tennessee, and in 1982 he relocated to Nashville from Chattanooga, Tennessee to become the State Director of Probation and Parole. He also served as Executive Director of the Parole Board for the State of Tennessee and was awarded the Outstanding Professional Award by the Tennessee Probation and Parole Association. Mr. Bradley served as Assistant Director of Metro Social Services, and as Director of the General Services Department in Metro Government prior to his retirement.

He has been a volunteer tutor in Nashville Public Schools, a volunteer with the USO (United Service Organization) and a member of The American Legion. Mr. Bradley has also served as a volunteer with American Cancer Society, and serves as an Elder at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served on the Presidential Command Ship and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Bradley previously served as a member of Board of Directors at Fifty Forward, and presently serves as the Chair of the Metro Social Services Board of Commissioners.

Pastor William R. Harris, Sr.

William Harris

Rev. William R. Harris, Sr., is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He is a 1962 graduate of Pearl High School and Emmanuel Bible College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Western University Evangelical College and Seminary in 1980. He has done extended studies at American Baptist College and the Kelly Miller Smith Institute Through Vanderbilt School of Divinity.

Pastor Harris was employed by Nashville Electric from 1972 until his retirement in June 2002. Pastor Harris is currently Pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Nashville where he is very active in church and community projects. He organized a motorcycle ministry known as the “Soul Seekers” and he serves on the board of the Tennessee Bikers Association and the Bikers Classic Foundation. In May 2018, Pastor Harris received a Doctoral Degree in Christian Studies from Emmanuel Bible College where he presently serves as a professor. He is married to the former Susie Ann Kelley, and they have two children and three grandchildren.

Pastor Harris has served as an active member of the Board of Directors with the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity and a board member of the Affordable Housing. Pastor Harris is also a member of the Metro Social Services Board of Commissioners.

Steve Meinbresse

Steve Menbresse

Steve Meinbresse had a 25 year professional career managing and directing state government "safety net" and special interest programs serving low income and marginalized populations. After leaving state government, he provided social service planning services to middle Tennessee governmental and non-profit organizations. He is also Co-Founder of Free River Press, an independent non-profit press founded in 1989 to originally publish the writings of the homeless in Nashville. The Press is now based in Iowa and focuses on rural sustainability.

In addition to Metro Social Services, Steve is a board officer with Tennessee Employees Credit Union and a volunteer with Alive Hospice.

Philip Orr

Philip Orr

Philip Orr is currently retired after a 30-year career with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville where he served in several roles including Vice President of Quality and Regional Development and Senior Vice President, Community Investments. Phil holds the MSSW Degree from the University of Tennessee, BA degree from Eckerd College and attended Vanderbilt Divinity School. Phil is married to wife Carolyn, and they have 2 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Phil’s current volunteer activities include Second Presbyterian Church where he is a Ruling Elder and Chair of the Congregational Care Committee, Metro Social Services Board of Commissioners, Adult Literacy Council Tutor, and United Way Community Investment Team volunteer.

Charlotte Peacock, MBA

Charlotte Peacock

Charlotte Peacock is a native Nashvillian and is a graduate of Tennessee State University, and Western Governor’s University. Charlotte is a Vice President, Small Business Banker, at Bank of America in Nashville. Charlotte provides distinctive service and effective advice to help business owners save time, money, and increase revenue.

Charlotte has over 20 years in banking experience. She has held positions in both retail and business banking with SunTrust Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners. Charlotte likes to read, shop and spend time with her family. Charlotte has one adult son Joshua.

Charlotte serves on the board of directors for the Nashville Business Incubation Center and Metro Social Services Board of Commissioners.

Board Meetings

The Social Services board meets every other month on the fourth Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Meetings are generally held in the offices of Metropolitan Social Services:

800 2nd Avenue North
Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37201

Please call 615-862-6400 for the date or additional information for the next meeting of the Board of Commissioners.