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Natural Resources Conservation Service - Tennessee Civil Rights Committee

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Standing Advisory, Non-Voting Committee Members

Deputy Civil Rights Officer Kevin Brown
Civil Rights Liaison Officer Grace Lutz
1890 Program Liaison, DM/OAO Eston Williams

Voting Committee Members

Position Member Term
Chairperson Jake Watson 2013 - 2016
Vice Chairperson Trevor Hunt 2015 - 2018
Secretary Leon Tillman 2014 - 2017
Member Ashley Rose Nalin 2013 - 2016
Member Carolyn Bartee 2013 - 2016
Member Shantel King 2014 - 2017
Member Jenny Adkins 2015 - 2018

Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM)

SEPM Member Term
Federal Women's Program Manager Pat Turman 2014 - 2016
American Indian/Alaskan Native Emphasis Program Manager (AI/AN) Mitchell Aman 2014 - 2016
Asian American/ Pacific Islander Emphasis Program Manager (AA/PI) Yi Kum 2014 - 2017
Black Emphasis Program Manager (covered by Eston Williams) [Vacant] 2014 - 2016
Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager Haydee Thillet 2012 - 2017
Disability Emphasis Program Manager Allen Morrow 2014 - 2016
Veterans Emphasis Program Manager Ramon Gonzalez 2014 - 2016
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender  Emphasis Program Manager Lori Pittman 2011 - 2017

Non-Voting Committee Members

Position Member Term
Associate Member Jeff Kestner 2016 - 2019
Associate member Morgan Morrissett 2016 - 2019


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