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Leaders in Advocacy

Meet our Team

These are the exceptional people who make The Arc Tennessee possible. If you need support, please reach out to us.

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The Arc of Tennessee Team


  • Dr. Robbie Faulkner
    Dr. Robbie Faulkner Executive Director
  • Heather Henderson
    Heather Henderson Director of Advocacy
  • Jennifer Aprea
    Jennifer Aprea Director of Family Engagement in Special Education
  • Ashley Coulter
    Ashley Coulter Director of Communications and Public Awareness
  • Frank Meeuwis
    Frank Meeuwis Director of Quality Improvement and Systems Change

Support Staff

  • Scott Finney
    Scott Finney Receptionist and Community Liaison
  • Ingrid Moody
    Ingrid Moody Office Manager
  • Regina Garrett
    Regina Garrett Manager Fiscal Services
  • Angela Braach
    Angela Braach Membership and Local Chapter Coordinator
  • Penny Johnson
    Penny Johnson Center for Decision-Making Support Program Coordinator
  • Gavin Dillinger
    Gavin Dillinger Executive Administrative Assistant

Advocates & Community Resource Specialist

  • Lamont Tucker
    Lamont Tucker Advocate
  • Theresa Smisor
    Theresa Smisor Advocate
  • Tracey Cunningham
    Tracey Cunningham Advocate
  • Billy Worsham
    Billy Worsham Community Resource Specialist
  • Caitlynd Freeze
    Caitlynd Freeze Advocate
  • Hal Baker
    Hal Baker Community Resource Specialist II
  • Susan Bryant
    Susan Bryant Community Resource Specialist II

Family Engagement Team

  • Jennifer Fisher
    Jennifer Fisher Communication Specialist for Family Engagement in Special Education
  • Susan Carr
    Susan Carr Regional Family Engagement Lead – Middle and East
  • Annette Graves
    Annette Graves Regional Family Engagement Lead – West
  • Breanna Atwell
    Breanna Atwell Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Beth Harrison
    Beth Harrison Regional Family Engagement Specialist – South Central
  • Kristie Irvin
    Kristie Irvin Regional Family Engagement Specialist – Upper Cumberland
  • Allison Martin
    Allison Martin Regional Family Engagement Specialist – First Tennessee
  • Taylor Layman
    Taylor Layman Regional Family Engagement Specialist – Mid-Cumberland
  • Sandra Hawkins
    Sandra Hawkins Regional Family Engagement Specialist – Southwest
  • Shannon Efteland
    Shannon Efteland Family Engagement Regional Specialist – East

Education Mentors

  • Emily Whitson
    Emily Whitson Exceptional Education Mentor

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