Health Care Committee – Melanie Keller & Betty White, Co-chairs The Health Care Committee researches health-related issues and regulations. The committee also collaborates with state personnel to streamline the Medication Administration Training Curriculum, review QE standards related to health care, and serves as the consultative advisement for the TNCO Board of Directors regarding healthcare issues. Membership Committee – Bill Brewer & Margaret Gartlgruber, Co-chairs The Membership Committee’s main focus is to increase membership and provide beneficial membership advantages. This committee works on a wide variety of projects yearly, including conferences and educational training opportunities, the annual awards program and membership forums. This committee also sponsors the TNCO website. Public Relations Committee – Lisa Pawley & Tammy Pierce, Co-chairs The PR Committee works to maintain a positive image of the organization in the community by planning for and monitoring public relations and publicity activities year-round. The committee also helps plan and develop marketing efforts that support the organization’s services and programs. QA Committee – Betty White, Chair The QA Committee keeps tabs on quality assurance monitoring by state officials and provides members with the latest issues and challenges around QA. The committee also makes recommendations to state officials relative to improvement of the state’s QA system including how to streamline its process making it more meaningful for community agencies. Regulatory Committee – Kristen Otto & Jarrod Adams, Co-chairs The Regulatory Committee diligently reviews all state regulations that pertain to provider agencies and the developmentally and intellectually disabled community they serve. Technology Committee – Jarrod Adams, Chair The Technology Committee keeps the TNCO Board of Directors abreast of technological advances that could provide cost-savings and critical workplace improvements for provider agencies.
Governmental Affairs Committee – Walter Rogers & Lori Wooten, Co-chairs The Governmental Affairs Committee is responsible for developing the annual legislative initiatives of the association. Working with TNCO staff, our Lobbyists and Legal Advisors, the committee researches legislation presented by the Tennessee State Legislature and its potential impact on our member agencies and the developmentally and intellectually disabled community. This committee sponsors Legislative Weekly, a publication that includes bills that may be of interest to our member agencies.