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Our Mission

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is a family based organization that promotes, protects and advocates for the right of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive communities.

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville envisions communities in which people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are:

  • Accorded the respect, dignity, equality, safety and security to which all members of society are entitled;

  • Have the opportunity to actively participate in all aspects of society; and

  • Have access to the supports and resources they need in order to make and act on decisions about their own lives.

Staff Directory


Sheila Moore, Chief Executive Officer
Sandy Carruthers, Director of Finance
Tonya Derry, Business Manager

Independent Support Coordination

Donna Bryant, Co-Director
Hailey Everly, Co-Director                                                   
Christine Theofanopoulos, ISC Team Lead
Nancy Rainey, Office Assistant

Family Support

Lorie Golden, Director of Family Support
Taylor Ueland, Family Support Coordinator
Lakeesha Jackson, Family Support Administrative Assistant                                         

Board of Directors

Cynthia Gardner, President
Maurer & Gardner, Attorneys at Law

Tyler Lisowski, Vice President
Metro Nashville Public School
Transition Teacher

Matt Moser, Treasurer
Capital Financial

Elizabeth Ralph, Secretary
Parent-Community Volunteer

Sheila Moore, CEO


Andrea Arnold
Vice President - Music City Center 

Bettie Blackman
Metro Nashville Public School
Retired Teacher

Kay Dodd
Senior Vice President at Pinnacle
Financial Partners-Green Hills Office

John Gillmor

Steve Hart
Attorney General's Office


Thom Druffel
GM-Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

Matt North
Parent Volunteer

Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs
Director of the Office of Conservatorship Management
Metropolitan Govt. of Nashville & Davidson Cty. 

Richard Thompson, Disability Advocate

Giving Matters

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is one of over 1,200 charitable organizations in Middle Tennessee registered with Giving Matters, an online database created to inform, empower and enrich charitable giving in Middle Tennessee - benefiting donors, nonprofits and the community at large.

Giving Matter collects information on area charities for public review and examination, including financial reports and budgets. By using the link below, you can access our profile to find detailed fiscal and organizational information.

Giving Matters - The Arc Davidson County