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Commission Members

The Commission members are the policy setting board for the Commission on Aging and Disability. Click here for more information about the Commission.

Chair

Leslee Bibb, Southwest Tennessee Representative 

Vice-Chair

Jerry Lukach, First Tennessee Representative (East Tennessee)

Executive Committee Members

​Mike Callahan, Upper Cumberland Representative (Middle Tennessee)

Del Holley, East Tennessee Representative (Knox County)

Dora Ivey, Mid-South Planning and Service Area (West Tennessee)

Commission Members

Kim Brannon, Northwest Tennessee Representative

Ed Cole, Greater Nashville Representative (Davidson County)

​Cele Curtis, Southeast Tennessee Representative

Kraig Smith, Federally Chartered Organization Representative (Advocates Exclusively for Older Persons, AARP Tennessee) 

Janice Wade-Whitehead, Chartered Statewide Organization (Advocates Exclusively for Older Persons) 

*Pending appointments as of October 2018: Representative Who Advocates Exclusively for Disabled Persons, South Central Tennessee Representative

Governor's Staff Appointee

Pending appointment. 

Commissioners of State Government Departments and Agencies

Commissioner John Dreyzehner, (Proxy: Sally Pitt) Department of Health

Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, (Proxy: Mark Breece) Department of Veterans Services

Commissioner Danielle Barnes, (Proxy: Renee Bouchillon) Department of Human Services

Deputy Commissioner Dr. Wendy Long, (Proxies: Patti Killingsworth, Melba Floyd) Division of TennCare 

Commissioner Debra Payne, (Proxy: Karen Wills) Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Commissioner Marie Williams, (Proxy: Dennis Temple) Department of Mental Health

Executive Director Wanda Willis, (Proxy: Lauren Pearcy) TN Council on Developmental Disabilities

Members of Tennessee General Assembly

The Honorable Ken Yager, District 12—Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, and Scott Counties 

House of Representatives

Representative Sabi Kumar, District 66-Robertson County