Marlene has worked as a law enforcement and public safety professional for more than forty years, including serving as a Deputy Chief at Belmont University and the city of LaVergne. She is a member of the Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, serving on the Police-Oriented Advocacy Committee, and serving on the Tennessee Public Safety Network. She served as a board member for You Have The Power, and worked as the Title IX coordinator at Tennessee Tech University.
Stephanie has a Bachelor's in Psychology from MTSU and is currently working on her Master's in Educational Psychology. As a small business owner, she is a member of the Smith County Chamber of Commerce as well as being a member of Smith County Coalition for Unity and Progress. She has served as a Safety Coordinator for Planned Parenthood and Women’s March events, and volunteers for organizations and causes that involve education, learning deficits, anti-bullying efforts and other social justice issues.
Rev. Judy was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She attended American Baptist College and was ordained as a minister in 1999. She went on to make history when she became the first female minister at Pilgrim Emmanuel Baptist Church, now known as The Tabernacle of Glory Church. Since then, she has mentored other women, and the church now has six female ministers. Her passion for making her community and the world a better place developed at an early age. She and her entire 4th grade class was invited to Washington D.C after President John F. Kennedy read her passionate letter about desegregation. She has also served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
John Ray Clemmons, a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Memphis Law School, has served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives since 2014.
His experience as an attorney will further strengthen oversight and community confidence, and his mediation skills will assist us in negotiations when addressing pressing issues, as well and assisting us in building stronger, more robust coalitions.
Nasseem is the owner of two radio stations, a singer and songwriter, model and radio personality. She has a long history of advocating for criminal justice reform, eliminating gun violence and sexual and domestic violence prevention. She has been an avid supporter of Silent No Longer; promoting our fundraisers, helping us find performers for special events and serving as emcee. She serves as a mentor for new artists, promoting them on her radio shows and has been featured, honored and recognized by a variety of musical showcases, magazines and other radio stations.
Sheri, a graduate of Ohio State University and Gratz College with a degree in non-profit management, is the Director of Membership and Inclusion at The Temple - Congregation Ohabai Shalom.
Having worked with various non-profit organizations across the country, her skills in relationship building and non-profit management will further broaden the leadership skills within the organization and aid us in developing partnerships within communities of faith and with other organizations.
Doreen is a resident of Smith County in the eastern part of Middle Tennessee and serves as one of Silent No Longer Tennessee’s rural community representatives. She has served on the Cordell Hull Head Start Board of Directors, is a volunteer for Women’s March TN and Silent No Longer TN, and is the founder of Dream Networkers, a grassroots organization that advocates for the rights of immigrant children and asylum seekers. She is also a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, a published author, and a Family Model Provider with the state of Tennessee. She is also a small business owner and has appeared on PBS as a television cooking personality.
Andrea is an Oklahoma native who moved to Tennessee in the late 1970’s. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and worked as an Oncology nurse before returning to school at Nashville School of Law where she graduated with the Founder’s Award. After practicing law for a while, she decided to return to the medical field. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2010. She is an active member and volunteer with St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, TN.
Kathy has been a PFLAG Nashville ally for almost twenty years serving as President, Co-Chair, and Community Liaison. She is the South Atlantic Regional Director for PFLAG National and volunteers with Tennessee Equality Project, Open Table Nashville, Planned Parenthood and SAFPAW, an organization that works with unhoused and low-income people and their animals. She received the MTSU LGBT Conference Community Excellence Award in 2016, the Nashville PRIDE Ally Award in 2017 and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Ally Award in 2018. In 2021 she was a finalist for the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Award in the Older Adult Category.
Timothy is a cum laude graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, TN, an activist, advocate, commentator & columnist, community organizer, educator, innovator, & intellectual. He works at the intersection of public policy & social justice and is actively engaged with several state, local, national and international organizations and community-based, grassroots coalitions such as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Black Voters Matter Fund, Brothers' Roundtable, Corporate Diversity Initiatives, The Equity Alliance, Learning 2 Win Leadership Community, Metro Nashville Community Oversight, NAACP Nashville Branch, New Leaders Council – Nashville, Public Theology & Racial Justice Collaborative, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, STAND UP! Nashville Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute.
Rupa believes each of us has a vital role to play in making our community better. To me, that means service. As the first woman of color to be elected to the Tullahoma Board of Alderman, she served on the city’s planning commission, as the city’s liaison to the Board of Education, on the Tourism Council and as the Downtown Liaison. She also serves on various boards including the Tullahoma Day Care Center, Tullahoma Emergency Shelter, Friends of Jefferson Street Park, and on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.
Rien is a creative young woman with a passion for children and social justice. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from MTSU, she returned to obtain her Masters in Liberal Arts. In addition to being an activist, advocate and community organizer, Rein also works as an educator at Susan Grey Head Start. She uses her skills as an poet, public speaker, artist and actor to help inspire others to make our communities a better place for our children.
Veronica is a music artist, radio show and podcast host, and magazine publisher. She recently won the LDM 2021 Latin Artist award for her music and a Success in the Arts award. Her documentary, Trials and Tribulations, was nominated for a Silver State Film Festival Award, and she is a Beth Abraham song-writing award winner for Tear Drops. Veronica is a scholar, making the Monroe College Deans list multiple times, and is actively involved in helping children in her community, regularly participating in Back to School events, anti-drug initiatives and school choirs, while also supporting local artists at events and showcases.
Marlene is the Chair of the Board of Directors and serves as the Board representative on the Executive Committee.
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