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WHO WE ARE

Leaders in advocacy

Our Mission

The Arc Tennessee empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime.

Our History

A deep-rooted history stemming from the power of parenthood

The Arc Tennessee was first organized in July 1952 when 65 parents met in Nashville, Tennessee at George Peabody College. Bylaws were adopted and on December 19, 1952 the association was chartered as a non-profit corporation under Tennessee Law.

Our Team

Meet the faces of The Arc Tennessee

  • Heidi Haines
    Heidi Haines Executive Director
  • Adam L’Herault
    Adam L’Herault Director of Human Resources
  • Scott Finney
    Scott Finney Receptionist and Community Liaison
  • Dylan Brown
    Dylan Brown Peer Support Coordinator
  • Tracey Cunningham
    Tracey Cunningham Advocate
  • Jennifer Aprea
    Jennifer Aprea Director of Family Engagement in Special Education
  • Heather Henderson
    Heather Henderson Director of Advocacy
  • Penny Johnson
    Penny Johnson Center for Decision-Making Support Program Coordinator
  • Billy Worsham
    Billy Worsham Community Resource Specialist
Meet the rest of our team
Local Chapters

Providing technical assistance, training and support to all affiliated local chapters

Local Arc chapters provide a variety of supports and services to their communities depending on local needs. In all communities, The Arc serves as an advocate, working to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are included and are able to make the choices that affect their lives.

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Board and Governance

Executive Committee

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  • Board President
    Linda Brown Board President
  • Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee Chair
    Nikki Klumb Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee Chair
  • Secretary, Advocacy and Education Committee Chair
    Robyn Lampley Secretary, Advocacy and Education Committee Chair
  • Past President, Board Development Committee Chair
    John Shouse Past President, Board Development Committee Chair

Awards

Check out our awards and recognition
  • Salute to Excellence
  • Seal of Transparency
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