TJC HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON:
CELEBRATING MOTHERS AND THEIR CHAMPIONS
RENAISSANCE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
MAY 1, 2018 at 11:30am – 1pm Central
NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES
Honorable Sheila Calloway – Judge Calloway is the Juvenile Judge for Davidson County. After earning her undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt, she served for many years in the Metro Public Defender’s Office representing children in Juvenile Court. In 2004, she was appointed Juvenile Court Magistrate and in 2014 was elected Juvenile Court Judge.
Dr. Craig Anne Heflinger- Craig Anne retired last spring after a career in child-and-family focused psychology. She mentored two generations of Vanderbilt students who have gone on to serve children and families throughout the country. Her research provided nationally influential insights that have improved services to and systems of care for children with mental health needs and their families.
Linda O’Neal – Linda O’Neal is retiring after a lifetime of advocating for children and the parents who care for them. She began her career working with children in foster care. She then led the successful effort to modernize Tennessee’s juvenile justice system, including the removal of children from adult jails. For the past thirty years, Linda has served as executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.
Russell J Overby – Russ has devoted his entire legal career to advocacy for vulnerable families. He has spent most of those more than 40 years as an attorney at the Legal Aid Society in Nashville, representing many thousands of individual clients and winning landmark cases involving juvenile justice, disability rights and health care. Russ is a nationally respected expert on public assistance programs, so when Tennessee undertook welfare reform in the 1990’s, we lured him away from the Legal Aid Society for a one-year gig, which turned into a ten year run at TJC.
Rev. Kaki Friskics-Warren – Kaki has spent her entire ministry supporting parents and strengthening vulnerable families. She has led innovative and creative efforts to reintegrate offenders into their families. Her leadership of Renewal House enabled women to conquer their addictions and become the nurturing mothers they always longed to be. As executive director of the Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund, Kaki is currently guiding a major philanthropy that makes strategic grants to improve the lives of children and youth. While doing these important jobs, Kaki has for many years also played a critical role behind the scenes at TJC. A gifted administrator and social entrepreneur, she has given TJC hundreds of hours of mentoring on management, fundraising and team building. Her generous wisdom and tough love got TJC through difficult times and made us stronger, more effective advocates for Tennessee’s children.
ALEX MACKAY & ERIC LEASE