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Board of Directors

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The Trauma Informed Community Alliance is made up of a volunteer board of directors. Individuals represent a variety of agencies with a commitment to creating a resilient community in Cumberland County. 



Collen Mall

Retired Critical Care Nurse and Nurse Educator. Invested in mitigating the impact of trauma on our community for a more resilient Cumberland County.  


Michael Brady,

Case Manager at Volunteer Behavioral Health. Invested in helping those in our community struggling with physical and mental health disorders and disabilities


Steve Stone

Retired COO from TAP Publishing Company. Current chairman of the The Fourth Dimension, a meeting facilities for 12 step meetings. Represents the Recovery Community on various Boards throughout Cumberland County. 


Joe Sherrill

Cumberland County 6th District County Comissioner and Owner of Open Range Software. Deticated to growing a community to assist in making life better for others. 


Pam Burris

Executive Director of Kids On The Rise. Invested in making Cumberland County a safe, vibrant, and positive community where children can grow and thrive.


Beth Wyatt

Office Manager for Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster. Served on various Board that are deticated to the betterment of Cumberland County.


Michelle Cannon

Founder of the Standing Tall Program. Invested in empowering the lives of youth in the 

Crossville community through a variety of programs.


Bridgette Cox

Public school educator with 31 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, and assistant principal in the elementary setting. Involved  training on Trauma-Informed Practices for schools across the state. 


Emy McCloud

Cumberland County Navigator at the UCHRA's Empower Upper Cumberland program. Advocates for those in need, helps remove barriers to reaching their goals, and empowers them to make their dreams come true.


Donna King,
Vice President

Trainer for Building Strong Brains Tennessee. Passionate about spreading awareness around Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Holly Kisly,

Retired from the for-profit sector. Now serves through the Cumberland Prevention Coalition. Certified ACEs Train-the-Trainer via Building Strong Brains TN.


Rachel Bruning

Executive Director of the Avalon Center. Commited to educating our community about the widespread effects of trauma on not only the individual, but the community as a whole.


Gary Howard

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Linda Dragger

Retired educator and grant writer. With over thirty years of experience working alongside educators in the public school system and at the university level.


Denise Melton

Executive Director of the House of Hope.Dedicated to wellbeing of drug endangered,
abused and at-risk children of Cumberland County.


Keisha Richards

Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator for the Crossville Housing Authority. Decticated to help better the community and assist individuals who are in crisis.


Sheri Nichols

Executive Director of Plateau Pregnancy Services. Committed to providing whole health education,
support to men and women in unplanned pregnancies.

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