Meet Our Team

Sonya Stokes-Beasley, MSSW, LCSW

Sonya Stokes-Beasley, MSSW, LCSW

Co-Founder & Vice President

Sonya Stokes-Beasley was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. She attended Union University obtaining a BS degree in Psychology and then went on to The University of Tennessee for graduate school where she completed a Master’s of Science in Social Work. She has been licensed in the state of Tennessee as a psychotherapist (LCSW) since 2008. She was the clinical director of services at Rolling Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Williamson County at it’s opening in 2009. She later went to work for Anthem in 2014 which is where she remains today. She has also practiced independently and after losing her son, Bane Beasley, suddenly in 2010 to bacterial meningitis she and her husband founded a local 501©3 called Banebow, Inc. She currently serves as Vice President and primary therapist at Banebow, Inc. Sonya currently resides in Franklin, TN with her husband, three children, and a posse of pets.

Drason A. Beasley, BA

Drason A. Beasley, BA

Co-Founder and President

Drason Beasley is from right here in Middle Tennessee having been raised on the backroads of Dickson County. He attended Lane College (HBCU) to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 2005. He has worked for the Williamson County Government since 2005 and currently serves as the Director of the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center. After the sudden loss of his son, Bane Beasley, in 2010 to bacterial meningitis he co-founded local nonprofit and 501©3, Banebow, Inc. He also currently serves as the president of Banebow, Inc. and assists in its fundraising efforts. He also loves cooking and competing in local BBQ competitions in his free time. Drason lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and three amazing children.

Ashley Gray Fussell

Ashley Gray Fussell

Fundraising Coordinator , Secretary, Board of Directors

Ashley Gray Fussell serves as the Fundraising Coordinator at Banebow, Inc.
She has filled this role since Banebow’s inception in 2010.
Ashley was born and raised in middle Tennessee.
She completed her pre-pharmacy coursework at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, and she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2005. Presently, Ashley works as a pharmacist at an independent community pharmacy.
Ashley currently resides in Dickson, Tennessee with her husband, Chad, and their fur baby, Jack Jack.
Russell W. “Chip” Hooper III

Russell W. “Chip” Hooper III

Board of Directors

Chip Hooper is a middle Tennessee native whose family goes back several generations in the area. He attended Belmont University’s School of Music Business in Nashville Tennessee and currently works as a private family portfolio manager. He has previously served as a board member for Battle of Franklin Trust, Historic Franklin Masonic Hall, and Maury County Historical Society. In 2018, Chip and his wife lost their infant son, Pearse, to a rare birth defect known as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This was a devastating loss for their family but Chip and his wife sought comfort and healing via Banebow and he now serves on their Board of Directors.
Cheryl Touchton, BS

Cheryl Touchton, BS

Board of Directors

Cheryl Touchton is an Atlanta, GA native and has lived in Middle Tennessee since 1998. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the University of South Carolina and has spent the bulk of her career in sales/account management in organizations connected to the healthcare industry. Currently, she is Client Success Manager for Ascom, a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. Cheryl resides in Franklin, TN with her husband Paul. After their daughter Lydia died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition in early 2019, she connected to Banebow at the recommendation of a friend who is a Banebow supporter. Cheryl is a former client and through her Banebow experience has become passionate about the mission of the organization. She now serves on the Banebow Board of Directors. She enjoys walking/hiking, travel, conversing over coffee, and spending time with family-especially her daughter, son-in-law and 3 young grand children.