Wanda Willis, Executive Director

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Nashville
Term of Appointment: Continuous

Ms. Wanda Willis has been the Executive Director of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities since 1991, spearheading Council systems change initiatives in housing, employment, child care and other areas; launching the Tennessee Partners in Policymaking Leadership Institute; and the Tennessee's home-of-your-own initiative for individuals with developmental disabilities. She was the Director of Planning for the State Division of Mental Retardation Services from 1986-1991, the administrator for community mental retardation services in Tennessee, 1977-1986, and a school psychologist and classroom teacher in South Carolina, 1971-1977.
Ms. Willis received her B.A. in English and her M.Ed in Mental Retardation from the University of South Carolina.