Lisa Primm

Executive Director 

Ann Anderson

Director of Finance & Human Resources

Anna Bass

Deputy Director

Kelsey Craig

Director of Intake and Benefits / Staff Attorney

Jack W. Derryberry, Jr.

Legal Director 

Kelsey Loschke

Director of Community Relations

April Mancino-Rosete

Director of Advocacy



Board of Directors

  • Lacey Lyons, President - Belmont  University
  • Pablo Juarez, Vice-President  - Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD
  • Lance D. Iverson, Treasurer - Former Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Tim Hughes​, Secretary - Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
  • Shara Biggs - Mental Health Cooperative
  • Brittany Carter - The Arc MidSouth
  • Stephanie Cook - City of Knoxville
  • Dr.  Debra Hanna - UT Health Sciences Center
  • Dr. Trish Holliday - Tennessee Department of  Human Resources
  • Misty Vetter Parsley - Lipscomb University
  • Lauren Pearcy - Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Shuntea Price - Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Barbara Simmons - Morristown Hamblen County Central Services, Inc.
  • Stephen K. Tennial - Memphis Center for Independent Living

PAIMI Advisory Council

  • Shara Biggs, Chair
  • Kris Roberts, Vice-Chair
  • Patricia Courts, Secretary
  • James DiMarco
  • Mike Filetti
  • Brittney Jackson
  • Robin Nobling
  • Elliot Pinsly
  • Irena Stjepic
  • Rusty Totten-Emerson

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933