Members & Terms

Governor appointments for individuals on the autism spectrum or their family members:

Term: July 2022 - June 2025

  • Tara Mohundro (family member)
  • Cynthia Johnson (family member)
  • Rick Fought (family member)

Term: July 2023 - June 2026

  • Lana Woodward (family member)
  • Sarah Harvey (family member)
  • Elizabeth Ratliff (family member)

Term: July 2021 - June 2024

  • William “Will” Edwards (family member)
  • Michael Collins (family member) Council CHAIR
  • Roddey Coe (family member)

State of Tennessee Department designees:

Dept. of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
Kimberly Black,  Deputy Director for Program Operations

Dept. of Health:
Jacqueline Johnson, MPA, Section Chief, Division of Family Health and Wellness/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Dept. of Education:
Alison Gauld, Low Incidence and Autism Coordinator, Division of Special Population and Student Support

Dept. of Human Services:
Tylesha McCray, Human Services/VR

Dept. of Commerce and Insurance:
Toby Compton, Deputy Commissioner

Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse:
Elizabeth Setty Reeve. Esq., Director of Juvenile Justice Programming

Division of TennCare:
Dr. Cooper Lloyd

TN Council on Developmental Disabilities:
Jolene Sharp, Chief Public Information Officer, Council Vice-Chair

TN Commission on Children and Youth:
Therese Sipes, Youth Justice Specialist

State of Tennessee Department, Council, and/or Commission participant designees:

TN Department of Children's Services
Dr. Timothy Cooper, Executive Director of Child Mental Health & Education

TN Early Intervention System
Catherine Pippin, Strategic Results Specialist

DIDD Staff Liaison to the Council:
Jenna Martin, Director of Developmental Disability Services
Office of General Council