Focus Areas

  • Identifying service gaps for people and families experiencing disabilities
  • Spreading the knowledge of IDD services in TN
  • Promoting employment for people with disbilities in the community


  • Meets quarterly in Knoxville, TN
  • Member terms are for 3 years

If you're interested in volunteering to serve on the Middle Regional Planning and Policy Council, please complete the interest form linked below. If you have any questions, please contact Cooper.McCormick@tn.gov

EPPC Membership Interest Form

Thursday, January 12

Thursday, April 13

Thursday, July 13

Thursday, October 12

Click here for more meeting information.

Craig Adkins Church Hill, TN
April 2023 to April 2026
Beth Bamford Knoxville, TN
Chair/Advocate for Adults
January 2022 to January 2024
Christine Demore Bean Station, TN
Family Member
April 2022 to April 2025
Linda Henry Bristol, TN
April 2023 to April 2026
Deborah McMillan Knoxville, TN
Advocate for Seniors
January 2022 to January 2025
Beth Ritchie Knoxville, TN
Family Member
July 2022 to July 2025
Bill Roberson Knoxville, TN
July 2022 to July 2025
David Sperry Oak Ridge, TN
Other Affected Person
October 2022 to October 2025
Racheal Smith Chattanooga, TN
Family Member
January 2021 to January 2024
Jennifer Williams Soddy Daisy, TN
Advocate for Children
October 2020 to October 2023
Leon Shields Lenoir City, TN
Family Member/Co-Chair
April 2021 to April 2024