Rebecca Leslie named as new executive director of the Nashville Academy of Medicine

The Board of Directors of the Nashville Academy of Medicine announces today the appointment of the organization’s new Executive Director, Rebecca Leslie.

Leslie is an experienced non-profit leader with a passion for serving Nashville’s physicians and health care community. She joins the Academy from her position as VP of talent development at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, where she led the effort to ensure that the workforce met the needs of the region’s expanding economy. Notable programs and initiatives under Leslie’s supervision at the Chamber included workforce support for relocating and expanding companies, the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards program and the WorkIT Nashville campaign, which reached 116 million people in the first year.

“Rebecca brings more than 10 years of leadership experience in membership organizations, and the board is confident she has the qualifications needed to take the Academy’s momentum to the next level.” said Steven Graham, M.D., chairman of the board of the Nashville Academy of Medicine. “As a leader, collaborator, and ambassador to our partners, Rebecca will play a key role in expanding the mission of our organization. We are thrilled she is part of this team.”

About the Nashville Academy of Medicine Founded in 1821, the Nashville Academy of Medicine is Tennessee’s oldest county medical society. It is dedicated to supporting physicians who provide the highest quality medical care and are pledged to uphold the highest standards of conduct. Academy members represent 70 fields of practice, all local hospital medical staffs, the faculties and administration of Nashville’s two medical schools, local and state health departments and boards, and numerous health and paramedical agencies and organizations. Since its founding, the Academy has produced eight presidents of the American Medical Association and 44 presidents of the Tennessee Medical Association. Learn more at

Scroll to Top