Lisa Primm

Executive Director 

Susan Mee

Legal Director 

Anna Bass

Program and Quality Assurance Director & Director of Advocacy, East Tennessee

Gina Brady

Director of Advocacy, West Tennessee

Kelsey Loschke

Director of Community Relations

April Mancino-Rosete

Director of Advocacy, Middle Tennessee

Shelia Mullis

Director of Finance & Human Resources


Board of Directors

  • David Kowalski, President - Franklin Synergy Bank
  • Alysia Williams, Vice-President  - Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations
  • Barbara Zipperian, Treasurer - Retired Banking Executive
  • Stephanie Cook, Secretary - City of Knoxville
  • Shara Biggs - Mental Health Cooperative
  • Brittany Carter - The Arc MidSouth
  • Dr.  Debra Hanna - UT Health Sciences Center
  • Tim Hughes - Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
  • Pablo Juarez - Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD
  • Lacey Lyons - Belmont University
  • Misty Vetter Parsley - Lipscomb University
  • Shuntea Price - Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
  • Tina Prochaska - Retired, Tennessee School for the Deaf
  • Wanda Willis - Tennesseee Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Barbara Simmons - Morristown Hamblen County Central Services, Inc.

PAIMI Advisory Council

  • Shara Biggs, Chair
  • Kris Roberts, Vice-Chair
  • Richard Johnson, Secretary
  • Regina Baiden
  • Jesse Chism
  • Patricia Courts
  • James DiMarco
  • Anna Golden
  • Brittney Jackson
  • Claudyne Jefferson
  • Robin Nobling
  • Elliot Pinsly
  • Rusty Totten-Emerson
  • Foster Williams, Jr. 

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides FREE 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

2693 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38112

Phone: 901.458.6013
Fax: 901.458.7819