Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
50 Vantage Way
Suite 101
Nashville TN 37228-1553
Baby Ellie - born 28 weeks (2 months early)
Baby Ellie at 10 months
Nurse Barbara conducting home well-baby visit
Mission Statement

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee exists to provide a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Amanda Peltz M.Ed.
Board Chair Mrs. Katie Tarr
Board Chair Company Affiliation LBMC
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Former Names
Nurses for Newborns Foundation
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $750,591.00
Projected Annual Revenue $753,300.00 (2018)

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee exists to provide a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.



Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee (NFN) is a registered nurse, prevention-based, home visitation program dedicated to reducing infant morality and child abuse/neglect by providing health assessments, parenting skills, education and support to at-risk families.  NFN provides a variety of in-home nursing support to medically fragile babies (e.g. infants born premature, drug exposed or experiencing failure to thrive, congenital anomalies or birth complications), mothers with medical, mental health, or substance abuse concerns and teenage parents in peril.  Supporting services include assessments, positive-parenting education, review and instruction on home environmental safety, and education/referral assistance to more thoroughly respond to specific needs of clients.


Nurses for Newborns Foundation was founded in 1991 in St. Louis, MO by Sharon Rohrbach, RN.  Our agency expanded to Nashville in October 2001 through the generous support of (then) NFL Tennessee Titans's Offensive Tackle Fred Miller and his wife Kim.  Since that time, NFN nurses have completed more than 64,000 in-home nurse visits impacting 8,700 families across Middle Tennessee. 


NFN serves as a safety net for families most at-risk.  We have a variety of strategic partners that support us in our mission.  Area hospitals, health care providers and other non-profits assist in identifying families in need and referring to Nurses for Newborns.  We receive funding through multiple state grants and five United Ways, who provide us with programmatic support; and many local corporations, foundations, and individuals who serve as key facilitators for financial and volunteer support.

Nurses for Newborns is dedicated to preventing infant mortality, child abuse and neglect in Tennessee.  Our model of care is a unique, prevention-based, home visitation program with the expertise of registered nurses.  We focus on health assessments, education and linkage to needed resources. 
NFN has accomplished much in the prevention of infant mortality, neglect, and child abuse. 
  1. NFN is currently working to be recognized as a evidence-based model for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting.    
  2. NFN is currently a leader with the NAS Collaborative (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome), a group working to develop a standard of care for families effected by NAS. 
As NFN looks ahead, our goals are in place to help us achieve quality services for high risk populations.   
  1. NFN works to improve infant immunization rates therefore decreasing preventable diseases.
  2. NFN continues to link babies to long-term quality healthcare by increasing "medical home" coverage.
  3. NFN promotes household safety including safe sleep practices.
  4. NFN continues to support culturally sensitive interaction with non-English speaking families through the use of our medical interpretation support during nurse home visits.
  5. NFN continues to provide client education on smoking and obesity, which is a significant health factor that impacts birth outcomes, and is a risk factor for premature births.  
Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee works to reduce infant mortality by ensuring families caring for young children have the sufficient skills and knowledge to help their child thrive.  Our objectives help children safely reach their first birthday in good health and affirm they are being cared for by competent parents attuned and able to respond to their needs.  
  1. General financial support to offset agency expenses associated with nurse in-home visits.
  2. Donor designated financial support:  If there is a specific geographic (i.e. county) you would like to support, please contact our agency and we will be happy to meet to discuss your giving interests in greater detail.
  3. Corporate or congregational support (underwriting) of an agency nurse position.
  4. Assistance with public relations/marketing for our organization, funding campaigns and special events.
  5. Community volunteers (interns, donation coordinators, and special event support).  Volunteers are needed to help support our agency fundraising events.  Self-coordinated donation drives are also helpful to replenish infant consumables (diapers, wipes, lotion, Dreft laundry detergent, etc.).  We would be happy to talk with your organization about this, and provide supporting materials to help you spread the word!
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Nurses for Newborns is grateful for all donations and we ensure that we are good stewards of your gifts, whether it be time, talent, funding or baby items.  Because our nurses never leave a home without the knowledge that the baby will have the basics necessary to survive (i.e. portable crib, formula, diapers, blankets) we accept in-kind donations.  Without the generosity of funding dollars, NFN would not be able to send nurses to the most vulnerable (and our largest client population),  medically fragile babies.  Our nurses are on call 24/7 in order to provide the best care.  Each nurse has a cell phone for communication.  In addition, we provide interpreters should a client need this service.  We seek funding to pay for client visits, operating costs (including cell phone charges), baby items and staff computers.  Donations can be made by calling our office for drop off times, mailing a check to our office or by contributing online.  
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Nursing
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Parent & Teacher Groups
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
TN - Montgomery
TN - Rutherford
TN - Sumner
TN - Williamson
TN - Maury
Nurse home visitation service coverage is available in six counties in Middle Tennessee including Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson.
Board Chair Statement

CEO Statement

Did you know that Tennessee continues to be ranked among the bottom in the U.S. for losing infants before their first birthday? 

Nurses for Newborns serves families that each have unique issues.  Many are poor and have had few positive role models for parenting.  They lack basic needs such as food, shelter and safety.  Our nurses help provide the linkage to meet not only the basic needs but the education to promote positive and healthy families.  Other families have major health issues for either the caregivers or infant.  These families are dealing with the physical and emotional stress that comes with sick family members.  Our nurses help provide the knowledge and support to assist these families. 
We are very proud of our work.  The babies we see are much more likely to see their first birthdays and are much less likely to be abused or neglected during their childhoods.   With your help we can provide families with medically fragile babies, teen parents with newborns and moms who have medical, mental health, or substance abuse concerns and are trying their best to care for their babies, the chance for a brighter tomorrow.  On behalf of the lives we touch, thank you for your generous support of Nurses for Newborns. 

Nurses for Newborns is unique in that it is a prevention-based program with a proven track record for reducing infant mortality, child abuse and neglect in Tennessee. Our home visitation program includes a head-to-toe assessment of the baby and screenings for the caregivers. Babies are weighed and screened for growth and development. Caregivers are screened for Every Day Stressors, Depression and healthy life choices (nutrition, alcohol, drug and tobacco use). These assessments identify needed health education such as breast feeding, child safety, domestic violence, dental care, mental health care and positive parenting. Since our services are provided in the family’s home, we are able to assess environmental safety issues (safe sleep, exposure to smoking/drugs, fall & injury hazards). NFN’s nurses provide resource connections to ensure families are able to have the best care possible for the baby and themselves. The following aspects have made a positive difference in the lives of our clients: 
 - NFN employs registered nurses (RN) who have prior experience in obstetric/neonatal and/or pediatric care. NFN is the only all RN provider for home visits to medically fragile infants in Tennessee. 
 - Services are conducted in the client’s home living environment. This allows the nurse to assess for potential safety hazards within the home, therefore reducing the risk of unintentional injury or death. 
 - Home visits remove the potential transportation barriers that limit poverty or low-income clients’ access to quality care. 
 - NFN serves clients regardless of income, race or age. 
 - There is no limitation on our translation services.
Budget 750,591
Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), Families, People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Short Term Success Nurse In-Home Visitation Program outcomes include child immunization are current (82%), infant has a safe sleeping environment and education to support it (95%), infant has a medical home/stable healthcare provider (99%) and caregivers/mothers will be screened for depression by the third visit (95%). 
Long term Success Nurses for Newborns In-Home Visitation Program is making a difference in families and our community by reducing child abuse/neglect and infant mortality. 
Program Success Monitored By Registered nurses who visit clients record all assessments, screening results, education topics taught and self reports into our electronic database.  Outcomes are measured at each visit.  Assessments include, infant, maternal and home.  Education topics include but are not limited to growth & development, safe sleep, breastfeeding, positive parenting, alcohol/tobacco use and nutrition.  Self reports include healthy eating journals and immunization records. 
Examples of Program Success
There are many heartbreaking stories of unintentional abuse due to lack of knowledge or resources, and tragedies of preventable infant sleep-related deaths makes those statistics even more real.  Our home visitation program is preventing these tragedies from occurring. 19-yr-old Amy had a don who was one and was eight months pregnant with another. She came to us through counseling she’d recently started attending. We first visited Amy prenatally. Amy was the sole caregiver, unemployed, and living with six adults, two newborns, and her son in a small apartment. Some of the challenges she faced included depression, anxiety, epilepsy, a contentious relationship with the baby’s father, and a lack of financial resources. Amy often felt hopeless. NFN’s nurse was able to counsel Amy about her upcoming delivery; discuss life goals including pursuing further education; set her up with resources to access childcare; and ensure Amy was getting the adequate nutrition and care needed for her baby.
CEO Comments

Nurses for Newborns is a resource to those who have found themselves in unique health situations with their babies.  Our clients range from the most fortunate to the least fortunate - from a mother living in poverty with very little social support who experiences an unplanned/unintended pregnancy to the mother with a high paying corporate position who is financially stable and surrounded by family who has a medically fragile infant.  Other clients may be in transitional housing with no transportation, therefore creating an access to healthcare issue.  NFN is able to reach clients in their environment and assist them with their unique needs. 

NFN is committed to improving the quality of life for these specially challenged infants, and their caregivers. Agency nurses work to help parents live more fully, to build healthy relationships, and to become successful caregivers for their child. This involves nurses providing instruction on a variety of topics. Our nurses also make sure families have basic infant care items for their child, are providing a safe place to sleep, and no safety threats are present within the home living environment.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Katie Tarr
Company Affiliation LBMC
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board Members
Ms. Jenny Altman St. Thomas MidtownVoting
Ms. Colleen Chafatelli TriStar Centennial Women's HospitalVoting
Ms. Judy Jean Chapman AmbassadorCommunity VolunteerNonVoting
Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch AmbassadorVanderbilt School of NursingNonVoting
Dr. Barbara Engelhardt AmbassadorNonVoting
Ms. Annettee Eskind AmbassadorCommunity VolunteerNonVoting
Mrs. Adrien Good Flood, Burnstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.Voting
Dr. Connie Graves AmbassadorTennessee Maternal Fetal MedicineNonVoting
Mr. Jonathon Hickey Waddell & Reed, Inc.Voting
Mrs. Susan Lonon The TennesseanVoting
Dr. Melanie Lutenbacher AmbassadorVanderbilt School of NursingNonVoting
Ms. Crayonnia Mallory CAT FinancialVoting
Ms. Linda Norman AmbassadorVanderbilt School of NursingNonVoting
Mrs. Brooke Paschali Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Sarah Pettigrew CBRE Inc.Voting
Ms. Sunny Powell HCAVoting
Dr. Rebecca Swan AmbassadorNonVoting
Mrs. Katie Tarr CPA-LBMCVoting
Mrs. Mary Scott Thorne CAT FinancialVoting
Mr. Paul Thorne Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Susanne Tropez-Sims AmbassadorMeharry Medical CollegeNonVoting
Mrs. Beth Wade Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, IncVoting
Mr. Matt Wombacher Elite Insurance SolutionsVoting
Ms. Angie Zambrano CAT FinancialVoting
Ms. Shirley Zeitlin AmbassadorShirley Zeitlin and CompanyNonVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 70%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance & Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
Medical Malpractice
Computer Equipment & Software
General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
Medical Malpractice
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Disability Insurance
CEO Comments
 Nurses for Newborns functions under one 501(c)3, with our headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and our office in Tennessee.  NFN is overseen from a fiduciary and legal perspective by the Missouri Governing Board of Directors; however, a local Advisory Board provides support, guidance, and community leadership to Nurses for Newborns of TN.  (Note: the 990 listed in financials includes both states)  The Chairman of the Board in St. Louis is Mr. Rich Gallaher.  However, money raised in Tennessee stays in Tennessee.  Our office is responsible for securing the needed funds to maintain operations.  The Tennessee Advisory Board assists in this function by their personal donations, fundraising efforts and promotion of our mission and operations.  
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Amanda Peltz M.Ed.
Term Start July 2015

Amanda Peltz joined Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee in July 2015 as the Executive Director.  Amanda has strong experience in leading an organization with a mission to serve vulnerable populations.  She comes to NFN from Autism Tennessee where she has served as the Executive Director for nine years.  She has been responsible for the strategic oversight of all programmatic, financial, administrative, internal and external agency activities.  Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her Master's degree in Human, Organization and Community Development from Vanderbilt University.  Amanda was recognized as one of Nashville's Top Forty Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal and received the EP Maxwell J. Scheifer Distinguished Service Award. 

Former CEOs
Mrs. Vicki Schwartz Beaver RN, MSNApr 2006 - July 2015
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 85
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 62%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Oct 2015
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Yes
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2002
United Way Member Agency2001
Salute to Excellence - "Making a Difference" AwardCenter for Non-profit Management2009
NFN's "Bridge to the Future" program - Recognized as an effective, evidence-informed programAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)2008
"Salute To Exellence" - Collaboration College AwardHCA & Center for Non-Profit Management2012
Promising Approach - Evidence-based research modelState of Tennessee - Dept. of Health2012
"Friend of Children" AwardTennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics2015
Senior Staff
Title Nursing Director for Clinical Practice
Gloria began with NFN in April of 2016 as a staff nurse, and she was promoted to Nursing Director in November 2016. Gloria earned her Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Middle Tennessee State University. She worked at St. Thomas Rutherford as a pediatric med-surge nurse for one year before starting her career in Maternity Services as a Labor and Delivery nurse. She moved to Tristar StoneCrest Medical Center for two and a half years as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and as their Childbirth Educator. Gloria oversees our nursing staff as well as outcomes and clinical guidelines.
Title Development Director
Experience/Biography Kallie joined Nurses for Newborns as the Development Director in the fall of 2017. Before coming to NFN, Kallie led communications, program management, and event planning for a variety of corporate and nonprofit organizations. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in International Development from the University of Kent; a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Arizona State University; and a certificate in publishing from New York University.
CEO Comments

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee employs registered nurses to complete home-visits to a high-risk population.  Our nurses utilize proprietary clinical guidelines and evidenced based screening tools and practices to improve the health and well-being for our families.  Visits are recorded in our electronic medical record database and data reviewed for quality purposes.  Nurses provide needed care in the transition from hospital to home and may continue services until the child's second birthday if needed.  Nurses are the safety-net for their families.  Partnerships and collaboration are important to meeting the many needs of our families.  Working with others provides needed services and funding.  Our five United Way Partners help support our visits and help us to network with other community groups.  Community Foundations and State Grants are essential to our managing our resources. 

Foundation Comments The strategic plan was drafted with the national office in St. Louis and includes goals for Tennessee and St. Louis.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $753,300.00
Projected Expenses $750,591.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$4,854,030$4,945,417$4,283,888
Total Expenses$4,654,829$4,471,077$4,210,439
Revenue Less Expenses$199,201$474,340$73,449
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$2,331,208$2,900,078$2,444,081
Individual Contributions$1,408,129$1,247,885$1,145,688
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,514$2,164$1,416
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$938,019$664,011$587,387
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$3,548,728$3,553,919$3,350,982
Administration Expense$334,446$358,754$360,363
Fundraising Expense$771,655$558,404$499,094
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.111.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%79%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%12%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$2,458,747$2,259,024$1,816,810
Current Assets$2,099,480$2,062,756$1,602,717
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$206,407$205,885$238,011
Total Net Assets$2,252,340$2,053,139$1,578,799
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.1710.026.73
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $2,331,208Government Grants $2,900,078Government Grants $2,444,081
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,408,129Contributions, Gifts and Grants $1,247,885Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,145,688
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $938,019Fundraising Events $664,011Fundraising Events $587,387
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Mar 2018 Financial Comments
*Agency is part of a national organization. The national organization files a 990 and audit. In 2012 and 2013, the TN office did not have it's own 990 or audit but in an effort to provide TN specific information, the organization provided financial information directly to
Financial figures taken from audit.
Audit completed by Rubin Brown, LLP.
Comments provided by Nicole Rose 02/01/2018. 
Nonprofit Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
Address 50 Vantage Way
Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37228 1553
Primary Phone (615) 313-9989
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Amanda Peltz M.Ed.
Board Chair Mrs. Katie Tarr
Board Chair Company Affiliation LBMC
Year of Incorporation 1991
Former Names
Nurses for Newborns Foundation

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