Staff 2019-08-07T12:25:30-05:00


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

Jane Beasley

Case Manager and Client Intake Coordinator

Gordon Bonnyman

Staff Attorney, Co-Founder

Thomas Bynum

Client Advocate and Training Coordinator

Chris Coleman

Staff Attorney

Ray Curenton-Dillinger

Development Coordinator

Austin Hollimon

King Child Health Fellow

Keila Franks

Field Director

Susan Drury

Chief Operating Officer

Lauren McBride

Melkus Fellow

John Orzechowski

Chief Financial Officer

Charlotte Pate

Community Outreach Coordinator

Katie Ann Twiggs

CHOICES Client Advocate

Caroline Rossini


Anna Walton

Health Policy Associate

Rob Watkins

Staff Attorney

Dranda Whaley

Office Manager

Kinika Young

Director of Children’s Health