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Name Function E-mail Phone

Allison Thigpen

Research and Policy Analyst 615-741-1428

Anna Lea Cothron

Aging Commission Liaison 615-770-3901

Belinda Bruns

Aging Planner and Grant Developer 615-253-5818

Blake Schoenbrodt

ADRC Clerk 615-253-3637

Cathy White

Fiscal Consultant 615-253-4305

Cindy Warf

Executive Administrative Assistant 2 615-253-4423

Donna Odom

Information Systems Support (IT Department) 615-253-3666

Jackie Bruce

Planning & Evaluation Supervisor 615-253-4421

Janet Howell

Fiscal Account Technician 615-253-3956

Janet Lamb

Staff Attorney 615-253-3634

Jeanne Caudill

Public Guardianship 615-253-3967

Jim Shulman

Executive Director 615-532-4543

Kathy Zamata

Deputy Director 615-253-4315

Keith Barnes

Aging Program Director: Nutrition 615-253-4161

Kennettra Golden

Quality Assurance Supervisor 615-253-4429

Laura Brown

State LTC Ombudsman 615-253-4392

Lauren Brown

Accountant 3 615-253-4523

Laverdia McCullough

Senior Center, Emergency Preparedness, Information & Assistance 615-253-4307

Lee Enss

Information Resource Support Specialist (IT Department) 615-253-4516

Lucy Utt

Community Services Supervisor 615-253-4172

Mary Ann Cage

Fiscal Accounting Technician 1 615-253-4071

Ryan Ellis

Communication/Legislative Director 615-253-4083

Shannon Jones

Aging Program Director: TN SHIP (Medicare) 615-741-7703

Sheryl Smith

Budget Analyst Director 615-253-4432

Sidney Schuttrow

State SHIP Volunteer Program Coordinator 615-741-1585

Tabitha Satterfield

Aging Program Director: Caregiving 615-253-4417

Virginia Watkins

Administrative Secretary 615-253-4551

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