Meet the Team

The First Tennessee Development District exists to serve the region and its member governments and to ensure that local, state and federal governments within Northeast Tennessee remain strong and efficient partners. The strength and economic growth of each of the eight counties that comprise the District shape each program and project that we undertake. From the Area Agency on Aging & Disability to Workforce Initiatives, District staff are subject matter experts and work to serve the region's communities.

Each of the program areas that comprise the First Tennessee Development District is administered by a director who works with their respective staff to ensure that the region’s county and city mayors have the tools they need.

Leadership Team

Mike Harrison

Executive Director

423-722-5091

Nicole Banks

Director of Finance & Human Resources

423-722-5129

Bill Forrester

Director of Community Planning, Housing, & Development

423-722-5099

Angie Gwaltney, RN

Director of the Area Agency on Aging & Disability

423-722-5102

Ken Rea

Deputy Director, Economic & Community Development 

423-722-5098

Lottie Ryans

Director of Workforce & Literacy Initiatives

423-722-5101

Mark Stevans

Director of Communications & Special Projects

423-722-5092

Economic & Community Development Team

Lisa Jones

Financial Coordinator

423-722-5097

Geneva King

Community Development Coordinator

423-268-2678

Lance Lowery

Community Development Coordinator

423-722-5090

Gray Stothart

Community Development Coordinator & Historic Preservation Planner

423-722-5096

 

Christina Wichlin

Community Development Coordinator

423-722-5215

Community Planning, Housing, & Development Team

Asher Cain

Community Planner

423-722-5117

Sabrina Kosharek

Environmental & Community Planner

423-722-5204

Corrina Ledford

Housing Programs Assistant

423-979-2591

René Mann

Housing Programs Manager

423-722-5122

Chase Milner

Rural Planning Organization Coordinator

423-722-5217

Amber Orlikowski

Community Planner

423-722-5202

Workforce & Literacy Initiatives Team

Kristina Peters

Workforce Employer Manager

423-979-2581

Andria Smith

Childcare Special Projects Coordinator

423-979-2582

Scott Vaughn

Workforce Employee Coordinator

423-979-2589

Deanna Wood

Workforce Assistant

423-979-2589

WIOA Team

Destiny Beverly

WIOA Finance Coordinator

423-268-2681

Lisa Evans

WIOA Program Director

423-268-2680

Linda Jordan

WIOA Data Clerical

423-268-2683

Sandra Wangberg

WIOA Program Coordinator

423-268-2682

Emmett Watson

WIOA Business Service Coordinator

423-268-2683

Area Agency on Aging & Disability Team

Debbie Bowling

Information Technician

423-722-5208

Tracy Buckles

Health Promotions Specialist

423-722-5109

Julia Church

Intake Coordinator

423-722-5094

Dale Condon

IT Manager & HIPAA Compliance Coordinator

423-722-5110

Melody Conkin

SHIP Coordinator, I&A Specialist

423-722-5205

Stephanie Cox

CHOICES Program Manager

423-722-5113

Ann Cunningham

Information & Referral Assistant

423-722-5214

Karrie Erick

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

423-979-2599

Lee Gay

Volunteer Transportation Coordinator

423-722-5100

Karen Gilreath

CHOICES Intake & Screening Assistant

423-722-5127

Chris Gortney

IT Assistant

423-722-5206

Michelle Gray

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Assistant

423-722-5125

Genie Guinn

OPTIONS Program Manager

423-722-5111

Allston Harrison

SHIP Volunteer Coordinator/I&A Assistant

423-722-5116

Amber Harvey

OPTIONS Counselor

423-722-5112

Maggie Holmes

Public Conservator Assistant

423-722-5105

Lorrie Jarnagin

Information & Assistance Coordinator

423-722-5106

Michelle Jenkins

Pre-Enrollment Assistant

423-722-5118

Harley Jeter

CREST Advocate

423-979-2593

Ashley Johnson

Information & Referral Assistant

423-722-5203

Diane Lynch

Pre-Enrollment Assistant

423-722-5207

Wanda Martin

District Public Conservator

423-722-5104

Kathleen McLaughlin

SNAP Outreach Coordinator

423-722-5093

Jayne Morrell

Fiscal Manager

423-722-5089

LeAnn Pearce, RN

Nurse Coordinator

423-722-5114

Carolyn Phillips

CREVAA Advocate

423-722-5211

 

Kevin Rincon

CHOICES Intake Coordinator

423-722-5123

 

JoAnn Spears, RN

Intake Coordinator

423-722-5108

Libby Sproles

Fiscal Specialist

423-722-5103

Teresa Sutphin

Projects Specialist

423-722-5120

Leslie Thompson

Information & Referral Assistant

423-722-5107

Emily Volk

OPTIONS Counselor

423-928-0224

Julie Webster

Intake Coordinator

423-722-5128

Administrative Team

Misty Bradley

Program Specialist

423-722-5094

 

Vicki Casteel

Executive Assistant

423-979-2583

 

Allen Clayton

Maintenance

423-928-0224

Toscany Cope

Administrative Assistant

423-928-0224

 

Rick Lowe

IT Manager

423-722-5213

Finance Team

Tonya Gerarde

HR & Accounting Assistant 

423-722-5219

David Streng

Accountant

423-268-2679