Board and Governance

Board of Directors - FY 2019-20


Linda Brown Photo of Linda Brown

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 Chair

Karen Downer Photo of Karen 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 Chair

Nikki Klumb


Secretary, Advocacy and Education Committee Chair

Robyn LampleyPhoto of Robyn 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 Chair

Ann Curl Photo of Ann 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
Doria Panvini
, Nashville, Public Policy
Sharon Bottorff, Franklin, Membership

At Large and Local Chapter Representative Board Members

Glenda Bond, Crossville
Susan Carr, Decherd
Alyson Edwards, Memphis
Russell Edwards, Hendersonville
Malessa Fleenor, Gray
Cindy Gardner, Nashville
Teresa Grimmett, Centerville
Nikki Klumb, Nolensville
Elise McMillan, Nashville
Kytrinia Miller, Memphis
Courtney Taylor, Nashville
Jen Vogus, Brentwood
Sharon Webb, Memphis

Governance & Business Documents

Constitution and Bylaws

Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2018-2019

Audit 2018

Strategic Plan 2019-2022


Position Statements

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.