Meet Our Staff

Catherine Clinkscales – Donor Relations Coordinator

Catherine has been active in the Congenital Heart Defect community since the birth of her son, Cain. She has two children – Callie, who is 7 and Cain who is 9. Cain was born with several congenital heart defects; hypoplastic right heart, tricuspid atresia, transposition of the great arteries, ASD, VSD and coarctation of the aorta. Originally from Louisiana, Catherine now resides in Nashville with her husband, Brad, and two children.


Nicole Keyes – Creative Content Producer

Nicole is a California native who found herself in Nashville almost 3 years ago. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Cinematic Productions from Azusa Pacific University Film School in Los Angeles. She knew from a very young age that her passion was for the church and non-profit communities, but never knew how God would allow her to pursue that. She was immensely honored to become part of the Project Heart team in 2018 and has since learned about the world of CHD and how she can help.


Sydney McFall – 2018 Summer Intern

Sydney is currently a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in Public Relations with minors in Business and Psychology. She is thrilled to have this opportunity with Project Heart as CHD research and awareness are two of her greatest passions. Sydney’s nephew, Nico, was born with HLHS and she has made it her life goal to shed light on CHD and someday find a forever fix instead of just a temporary one. She will be graduating a semester early this December and is excited to be in the professional world, hopefully making a difference.