Some of us have done this work for decades; some of us are just getting started.  Many of us are born-and-raised Tennesseans, and some of us have come thousands of miles to join TJC. Our team is proud to work hard every day on behalf of and in partnership with Tennessee individuals, families, and communities. Click photos for more information.

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Michele Johnson

Executive Director, Co-Founder


Signe Anderson

Director of Nutrition Advocacy

Jane Beasley

Case Manager and Client Intake Coordinator

Gordon Bonnyman

Staff Attorney, Co-Founder

Ray Curenton-Dillinger

Development Coordinator

James Creppel

Client Advocate

Keila Franks

Director of Medicaid Policy Advocacy

Nora Hendricks

Jesuit Volunteer

Sarah Henson

Nutrition Advocate

Austin Hollimon

King Health Fellow

Catherine Millas Kaiman

Staff Attorney

Kelli Klein

WIC & Child Nutrition Advocate

Nicole Leonard

Digital Media Associate

Lauren McBride

Melkus Fellow

John Orzechowski

Chief Financial Officer

Charlotte Pate

Community Outreach Coordinator

Katie Ann Twiggs

Independence Team—Community Engagement Coordinator

Caroline Rossini

Chief Operations Officer

Anna Walton

Communications Director

Rob Watkins

Staff Attorney

Dranda Whaley

Office Manager

Kinika Young

Director of Children’s Health

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Vanessa Zapata

Attorney – George Barrett Social Justice Legal Fellow