The Arc of Tennessee ®
Board and Governance
Board of Directors
Presidentholly lu conant rees
holly lu conant rees of Nashville is an education advocate for The Arc of Davidson County. She chairs the Disability Coalition on Education; is member and past chair of the Family Advisory Council for the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. She is co-founder of SPAN-TN; and board member of the national Mothers from Hell 2. She is married to John and has one son named Samuel who owns his own lawn care business.
Vice President, Planning/Rules Committee ChairJohn Lewis
John Lewis of Nashville chairs the Planning and Rules Committee. He is retired from the State of Tennessee. He previously worked for the Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services and TennCare. He is Treasurer, Guardianship and Trust Corporation and former Treasurer/Board Member Mid-TN Supported Living.
Lorri Mabry of Antioch and graduate from MTSU is a pro-active self-advocate who has been on the board of directors for one year. She serves on several committees and is a graduate of Partners in Policymaking.
Treasurer, Budget/Finance Committee ChairJohn Shouse
John and his wife Janet are parents to three children, including their teenage son Evan, who has autism. John has a strong background in leadership, community development, and team building with local, state, and national nonprofit organizations. John served as the president of the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee for 6 years, and for nearly 4 years as a Vice Chair of the national board of the Autism Society of America. He is co-author, with Paula Kluth, of The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Past President, Nominating Committee ChairGlenda Bond
Glenda Bond, from Crossville, is a retired services coordinator for special education. She has served on the boards of The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Cumberland County as president, past president and treasurer. She is chair of the Human Rights Committee for Hilltoppers in Crossville. She is married to Randy and has two sons, Michael and Scott, who have multiple disabilities.
Region 1 - East TN Regional Representative
Donna Lankford, Kingsport
Region 2 - Middle TN Regional Representative
Joanie Crowley, Nashville
Region 3 - West TN Regional Representative
Keith Greenwald, Memphis
Carol Greenwald, Memphis, Development
Malessa Fleenor, Gray
Governance Business Documents
Click links below to view documents:Annual Report 2012-2013
Position statements can be found at The Arc United States.
The Arc Tennessee has a longstanding commitment to inclusive education. We actively support the efforts of Tennessee school districts to shift toward a more inclusive model of education to better serve Tennesseeís students with disabilities. Read more about The Arc TNís position statement on school district special education cuts HERE.