Staff Directory

Call 1-877-801-0044 for a local SHIP coordinator

Or 1-866-836-7677 for the state SMP hotline.


SHIP/SMP Coordinators:

First TN AAAD: (serves Hancock, Hawkins, Greene, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson Counties)
Melody Conkin, SHIP/SMP Coordinator

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability
3211 North Roan St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-926-8291 Fax
Kathy T. Whitaker, Director

East TN AAAD: (serves Scott, Morgan, Roane, Loudon, Monroe, Campbell, Anderson, Knox, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson, Grainger, Claiborne, Union, Hamblen and Cocke Counties)

Kim Ward, SHIP/SMP Coordinator
Tamra Spencer, Volunteer Program Coordinator

East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability
9111 Cross Park Dr., Ste. D100
Knoxville, TN 37923-4517
Aaron Bradley, Administrator

Southeast AAAD: (serves Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Hamilton, Bledsoe, Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, Bradley and Polk Counties)

Shane Berryhill, SHIP/SMP Coordinator
Cyrstal Fairchild, Volunteer Coordinator

Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability
1000 Riverfront Parkway
P.O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405
423-267-7705 Fax
Criss Grant, Director

Upper Cumberland AAAD: (serves Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, De Kalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties)

Tyler McCullur, SHIP Coordinator
Kelly Clarkson, SMP State Director
Christal Boswell, SHIP Volunteer Program Coordinator
Loni Holloway, Statewide SMP Coordinator

Upper Cumberland Area on Aging & Disability
1225 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506-4194
931-432-8112 Fax
Patty Ray, Director

Greater Nashville Regional Council: (serves Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Dickson, Robertson, Cheatham, Williamson, Davidson, Sumner, Trousdale, Wilson and Rutherford Counties)

Ali Hulten, SHIP/SMP Coordinator
Lori Galbreath, Volunteer Coordinator

Area Agency on Aging & Disability
Greater Nashville Regional Council
501 Union St., 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37219-1705
615-862-8840 Fax
Norma Powell, Director

South Central TN AAAD: (serves Perry, Wayne, Hickman, Lewis, Lawrence, Maury, Giles, Marshall, Lincoln, Bedford, Moore, Coffee and Franklin Counties)

Sherri Craig, SHIP/SMP Coordinator
Mike David, Volunteer Coordinator

South Central TN Area Agency on Aging & Disability
101 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, TN 38474
931-379-2685 Fax
Joe Evans, Aging Program Director

Northwest TN AAA: (serves Lake, Obion, Dyer, Weakley, Gibson, Crockett, Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties)

Sara McAlpin, SHIP/SMP Coordinator
Michelle Fuzzell, Volunteer Coordinator
Christy Gibson, Benefits Outreach Coordinator

Northwest TN Area Agency on Aging & Disability
124 Weldon Drive
P.O. Box 963
Martin, TN 38 237-0963
731-588-5833 Fax
Susan Hill, Director

State Directors:

Shannon Jones, TN SHIP Director
Tennessee Commission On Aging & Disability
Andrew Jackson Building
502 Deaderick St., 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-0860
615-741-3309 Fax

LaNelle Godsey, TN SMP Director
Upper Cumberland Area on Aging & Disability
1225 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506-4194
931-432-8112 Fax

Family and Children’s Service: (serves Haywood, Madison, Hardeman, Chester, McNairy, Henderson, Decatur, Hardin Counties)

Sheila Stutts, SHIP/SMP Coordinator
Joyce Pirtle, SHIP/SMP Coordinator
Kelsey Rotz, Volunteer Coordinator

Southwest TN Area Agency on Aging & Disability
27 Conrad Drive, Suite 150
Jackson, TN 38305-2850
731-668-6421 Fax
Wanda C. Simmons, Director


Aging Commission of the Mid-South: (serves Lauderdale, Tipton, Shelby and Fayette Counties)

Joanne Lowe, SHIP/SMP Coordinator 
Volunteer Coordinator TBA 
Sequoria Milligan, Temporary Benefits Counselor 

Aging Commission of the Mid-South
2670 Union Ave. Extended
Suite 1000
Memphis, TN 38112-4416
901-222-4198 Fax
Dora Ivey, Executive Director

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Jim Shulman, Executive Director
Ryan Ramsey, Statewide Benefits Outreach and QA Coordinator
Sidney Schuttrow, Statewide Volunteer Program Coordinator

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
9th Floor, Andrew Jackson Building
502 Deadrick St.
Nashville, TN 37243-0860
Fax 615-741-3309