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

Nora Hendricks

Jesuit Volunteer

Sarah Henson

Nutrition Advocate

Heavyn Jennings

King Health Fellow

Catherine Millas Kaiman

Supervising Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator

Nicole Leonard

Digital Media Coordinator

John Orzechowski

Chief Financial Officer

Lauren McBride

Melkus Fellow

Charlotte Pate

Community Engagement Coordinator

Katie Ann Twiggs

Independence Team—Community Engagement Coordinator

Anna Walton

Director of Health Policy and Advocacy

Rob Watkins

Staff Attorney

Dranda Whaley

Office Manager

Kinika Young

Senior Director of Health Policy and Advocacy

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Vanessa Zapata

Attorney – George Barrett Social Justice Legal Fellow