Staff 2018-12-10T09:25:45+00:00


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.

Michele Johnson Headshot

Michele Johnson

Executive Director, Co-Founder


Signe Anderson

Nutrition Director

Nicole Baptista

Client Advocate

Jane Beasley

Case Manager and Client Intake Coordinator

Kayo Beshir

Melkus Family Justice Fellow

Gordon Bonnyman

Staff Attorney, Co-Founder

Thomas Bynum

Client Advocate and Training Coordinator

Chris Coleman

Staff Attorney

Julia Dixon

King Child Health Fellow

Susan Drury

Chief Operating Officer

Joshua Everett

Outreach Coordinator

Keila Franks

Field Director

Ashlan Jackson

Administrative Assistant

Alex Kent

Creative Director

Cassaundra Lockridge

SNAP Access Coordinator

John Orzechowski

Chief Financial Officer

Katie Ann Twiggs

CHOICES Client Advocate

Anna Rahrick

Story Outreach Coordinator

Caroline Rossini


Madison Wall

Children Nutrition Advocate

Anna Walton

Health Policy Associate

Rob Watkins

Staff Attorney

Dranda Whaley

Office Manager

Kinika Young

Director of Children’s Health