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

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.

2021 Banebow 5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Montgomery Bell State Park:1020 Jackson Hill Road Burns, TN

Online registration for this event will close October 13, 2021.

*To receive a race t-shirt, participants MUST register online prior to September 28, 2021*

We are looking for sponsors for our 5K – business or personal. If you are interested in sponsoring this special event, please email us at banebow5k@gmail.com. Deadline to sponsor our 2021 5K is September 21, 2021.