The Arc of Tennessee ®
Board and Governance
Board of Directors - FY 2019-20
Linda is a parent of a young adult son on the autism spectrum. She is a founding member of The Arc Rutherford County and has been a member of The Arc Tennessee Board of Directors since 2014. Linda also works for Disability Pathfinder.
Vice President, Rules/Planning Committee ChairKaren Downer
Karen has a sister with intellectual disability who previously lived in Greene Valley Developmental Center and now lives in a group home with support through Orange Grove Center. Karen became her sisterís conservator when their parents passed away and has spent the past two years learning everything she can about the adult service system for people with IDD.
Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee ChairDavid Hawk
Representative David Hawk is a strong advocate for people with IDD and closely monitored the closure of Greene Valley Developmental Center to ensure that both the residents and the employees made smooth transitions into the community. He has been a member of the House Finance Committee for many years, is a respected local businessman, and has served on several local boards in his area.
Secretary, Advocacy and Education Committee ChairRobyn Lampley
Robyn Lampley is the parent of a son with Down syndrome. She works for Developmental Services of Dickson County, an affiliated chapter of The Arc, connecting families with needed resources and providing education advocacy. Robyn has served on The Arc Tennessee Board since 2014 and is Chair of the Advocacy and Education Committee.
Past President, Board Development Committee ChairAnn Curl
Ann is a member of Vanderbilt Kennedy Centerís Community Advisory Council and is a member of the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee. She has completed Vanderbilt's Advocacy Project and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program; and she is a graduate of Partners in Policymaking.
Region 1 - East TN Regional Representative
Marcus Thomas, Chattanooga
Region 2 - Middle TN Regional Representative
Lexi Shelnutt, Franklin
Region 3 - West TN Regional Representative
Shontie Brown, Memphis
Other Committee Chairs
John Shouse, Franklin, Development
At Large and Local Chapter Representative Board Members
Glenda Bond, Crossville
Governance & Business DocumentsConstitution and Bylaws
Position statements can be found at The Arc United States.
The Arc Tennessee values diversity and does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, level of disability, Limited English Proficiency or status as a protected veteran.