Board of Directors
Robert “Buck” Wood M.D. was born and rasied in Sewanee, TN. Father was a math teacher, basketball coach and athletic director a military high school. Mother was a homemaker. Attended college at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Attended medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis from 1966-1969. Internship and residency at U.T. Memphis. Military service from 1971-1972 in Public Health Services at Pima Indian Reservation in Arizona. Family practice, board certified in Crossville, TN from 1973-2008.
Dr. Rebecca Wood is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability for Cumberland County Schools. A veteran teacher, assistant principal, principal, and supervisor, Dr. Wood has served the children of Cumberland County for over 25 years. Having performed these varied roles has only intensified Dr. Wood’s determination that students in Cumberland County receive every opportunity to grow and reach their potential. Dr. Wood explains, “Every child matters. Every single one of our students deserves our love, our attention, and our efforts to equip them with the knowledge and skills to realize their own dreams.”
Ivy Gardner is a 2002 Cumberland County High School graduate. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cumberland University while on a basketball scholarship. While attending Cumberland University, she received several awards including Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities, the Collegiate All-American Scholar Award, and the Dr. Jack E. Forrest Marketing Award.
Gardner graduated with the inaugural class at Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law in May 2013. She was licensed to practice law in October 2013. Gardner has a general law practice at 98 Elmo Drive.
Gardner was appointed as the City of Crossville Municipal Court Judge in June 2015 and remains the sitting Judge.
Gardner is involved with several local civic organizations, including Good Samaritans – Board Member, Young Professional Alliance – Founding Board Member, and most recently the CSW as a Board Member. Gardner works with hundreds of local children throughout her law practice and looks forward to helping the CSW Foundation be more impactful to our local students and community.
Dr. Janet Brooker is a retired educator and administrator with over 34 years in the Cumberland County School System. Her career included serving as an English teacher and then vice principal at Cumberland County High School, principal at Pine View Elementary School, and principal at Stone Memorial High School. She served in the Central Office as a supervisor working with the attendance, drop out, and graduation rates.
She attended the University of Florida, Tennessee Tech, and holds an Ed.D. from the University of Tennessee.
Mike Dalton, who was born in Pontiac, Michigan, is the Owner/President of Durable Products, Inc., Crossville, He has been in business in Crossville for 25 years, providing their customers with custom-manufactured rubber and polyurethane products. A resident of Lake Tansi Village, Mike came to Crossville in 1965. Active in his community, Mike currently serves as the Financial Chairman for the Lake Tansi POA and is the former Chairman. He has been on the Board for Hilltoppers, Inc. for ten years. He has also served on the Chamber of Commerce board in the past.