Nashville CARES Appoints New Chief Development Officer

Nashville CARES is pleased to announce the appointment of M. Patrick Hamilton as the agency’s new Chief Development Officer.

Online PR News – 08-March-2013 – Nashville, TN – NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is pleased to announce the appointment of M. Patrick Hamilton as the agency’s new Chief Development Officer.

Hamilton attended the University of Tennessee where he acquired both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. Recently Hamilton has been the Deputy Executive Director of the Tennessee Democratic Party. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Scheduling & Operations with the Office of Al Gore and as the Deputy Director of Community Affairs and Director of Scheduling & Advance with the Office of Governor Phil Bredesen. His responsibilities included staff and program oversight along with fundraising and event planning. He has also been actively involved in youth leadership development, both with the Points of Light Foundation and the Tennessee 4-H program of the University of Tennessee.

Hamilton has been a volunteer with Nashville CARES, and most recently served as a Co-Chair for its “Under the Big Top” fundraiser in the fall of 2012.

“I am very pleased to have Patrick join our team,” said CARES CEO Joseph Interrante upon announcing the appointment. “He represents a new generation of leaders who will carry the CARES mission of education, advocacy and support into the future until we finally realize our dream of an AIDS-free world. In the meantime, I look forward to the energy and dedication he will bring to our fundraising team.”

Hamilton’s appointment followed an intensive search that included national and local candidates. “My thanks go out to our search committee of Robert Adams, Iris Buhl, Jennifer Chalos, David Frederick, Jay Matheney, Mike Smith, David Taylor and LoLita Toney,” Interrante added, “who put in an extraordinary amount of time and energy to make our process rigorous and comprehensive.”

Hamilton’s start date is April 1st. He will also take part during March in some transitional planning and agency activities as scheduling permits.

About Nashville CARES: Nashville CARES offers services annually to more than 60,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to over 45,000 youth and adults, 16,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and support services to 2,500 men, women and children living with the disease. For information about Nashville CARES, visit and “like” us on Facebook at