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TEIS Advisory Councils

State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC)

The State Interagency Coordinating Council for TEIS has established a guiding vision to support the department through a statewide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in Tennessee.  This council is statutorily created and required by law.


  • SICC meetings are open to the public and allow for public comment. If you would like to speak, please sign up online, no later than 4 pm CST the Thursday before any scheduled meeting.

Sign up to speak

  • Speakers are not required to sign up in advance but are limited to five minutes in front of the council. Speakers are permitted to address the council on a specific agenda item, or any issue related to the council. The chair, at his or her discretion, may extend the time limit to allow for more questioning.

SICC 2020 Meeting Dates

  •  October 20, 2020  (9am-12pm CST)
            Location:  TBA

SICC Meeting Minutes


SICC Members:

  • Rebecca Aslinger, Chair, Chattanooga
  • Jessica Beaver, Vice-Chair, Jackson
  • Gary Smith, Nashville
  • Mary Rolando, Nashville
  • Vickie Trice, Nashville
  • Eve Carney, Nashville
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Nashville
  • Gwen Laaser, Nashville
  • Melissa Binkley, Nashville
  • Jolene Sharp, Nashville
  • Krista Krueger, Nashville
  • Catherine Knowles, Nashville
  • Belva Weathersby, Nashville
  • Kimberly Wingate, Chattanooga
  • Alacia Stainbrook, Nashville
  • James Van Decar, Brentwood
  • Karen Pryor, Nashville
  • Chase Davenport, Knoxville
  • Lisa Manis, Elizabethton
  • Katie Cundy, Nashville
  • Jennifer Schultz, Thompson’s Station
  • Morgan Robertson, Goodlettsville
  • Rachael Cope, Corryton
  • LeeAnn Finnegan, Nashville


Early Intervention Resource Agency (EIRA) Advisory Council

This newly formed council will be responsible for strengthening the relationship between TEIS and the EIRA community. Stakeholders from across the state will meet quarterly to formulate new ideas that will positively impact EIRA’s, children, and families. This council was created by DIDD to provide an open line of communication and feedback between the state and external stakeholders. 

EIRA Council Members:

  • Nicole Dolan, Michael Dunn Center
  • Kimberly Hale, ETSU Center of Excellence in Early Childhood (Council Chair)
  • Julie Hill, Siskin’s Children Institute
  • Thelma Uzonyi, UT Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology
  • Kimberly Harris, Project Memphis
  • Elizabeth McMahon, SRVS Kids Memphis
  • Jennifer Choate, Waves Inc. Franklin
  • LaTonya Mott, Kids Putnam
  • Rosario Langlois, First Steps
  • Teresa Winnette, Community Development Center


  • October 13
  • January 19
  • April 13
  • July 13

Refer a child to TEIS

You may make a referral to TEIS by completing our online referral form or by calling (800) 852-7157. The referral form can also be found in the MyTN app, available on your app store.


Please be prepared to provide the child’s name, date of birth, county of residence, parent information (if someone other than the parent calls), and reason for referral.