Commissioners and Staff

Jan McNally



Governor Bill Haslam appointed Jan McNally for a five-year term to the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2017. She was elected chair for FY2021.

Jan McNally is from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She retired as director for the Journey to Excellence, Leadership Development at Covenant Health in 2013. Previously she was the president and chief administrative officer for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Jan serves on the board of directors for Ridgeview Behavioral Services. Jan is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served on the University of Tennessee College of Nursing Advisory Board.

A graduate of the J&J Wharton Fellows Program for Nurse Executives, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Jan holds a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Mississippi University for Women; a BSN from the University of Tennessee Knoxville; and an MHSA from the University of St. Francis. Jan has received the University of Tennessee College of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award; the University of Tennessee College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award; the Ned R. McWherter Excellence Award, Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence; and a Knoxville Healthcare Heroes Award. She continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of theater, music and dance in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge region. Jan and husband, Lt. Governor Randy McNally, have two daughters and three grandchildren, one of whom is a ballet dancer, and one great-grandchild.