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Tennessee Civil Rights Advisory Committee

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Standing Advisory, Non-Voting Committee Members

Deputy Civil Rights Officer Sheldon Hightower 615-277-2531
Civil Rights Liaison Officer Grace Lutz 615-277-2534
Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator Justin Howard 423-447-2532

Voting Committee Members

  Position

  Member

  Phone

  Term

  Chairperson

  Richard Hanson

  931-473-6539, x114

 

  Vice Chairperson

  Dexter Howard

  901-466-5591

 

  Secretary

  Devon Cunningham

  423-651-3007

 

  Member

  Melissa Oliver

  931-528-6472, x119

 

  Member   Dustin Graham   731-330-3003  

  Member

  Laura Persinger

  615-277-2597

 

  Member

  Chris Zimmer

  615-648-8702

 

  Member

  Leslie Honicker

  423-775-2272, x3

 

Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM)

  SEPM   Member   Phone   Term
  Federal Women's    MacKenzie Painter   931-684-1441                  
  American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN)   Katherine Brewer   615-277-2569  
  Asian American/ Pacific Islander (AA/PI)   Adam Daugherty   931-728-2472, x106  
  Black    Devon Cunningham   423-651-3007  
  Hispanic    Kiara Flores Rios   731-410-4823  
  Disability    Greg Quillen   423-753-2009  
  Veterans    Craig Underwood   615-667-3409  
  Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender     Cedric Williams   931-288-3004  

Non-Voting Associate Members

  Position   Member   Phone   Term
  Associate Member   Amber Johnson   865-523-9522  
  Associate member   Tanner Barksdale   931-371-3190  

 

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