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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
  • Scott Finney
    Scott Finney Receptionist and Community Liaison
  • Lamont Tucker
    Lamont Tucker Advocate
  • Dylan Brown
    Dylan Brown Peer Support Coordinator
  • Tracey Cunningham
    Tracey Cunningham Advocate
  • Annette Graves
    Annette Graves Regional Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Kendra Jones
    Kendra Jones Regional Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Caitlynd Freeze
    Caitlynd Freeze Advocate
  • 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, Advocacy and Education Committee Chair
    Robyn Lampley Board President, Advocacy and Education Committee Chair
  • Past President
    Linda Brown Past President
  • Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee Chair
    Nikki Klumb Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee Chair
  • Secretary
    Rick Guiden Secretary

Awards

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