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Our Board of Directors

Mid-TN Supported Living is fortunate to have a wonderful Board of Directors. We welcome your questions or comments. 
Doria Panvini is the Board President of Mid-TN Supported Living. She is also the parent of a son with intellectual disabilities who is supported by Mid-TN. Doria believes that Mid-TN has shown us how important it is to provide supports that are meaningful for each person supported. Doria is also active in the Arc of Tennessee, on the Community Advisory Council of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD and on other committees and task forces focusing on employment and developing needed services.
Huber E. "Bud" Butler is one of the founding members of Mid-TN Supported Living. Pat, Bud's wife was the  Vice Chair of the Mid-TN Board of Directors in years past . Their son Mathew W. Butler was the first person to be supported by The ARC of Davidson County's supported living program in June, 1994 which became Mid-TN Supported Living in 1997. Mathew passed away October 13, 1994 due to complications arising from a dental procedure performed in a local hospital at the age of 27. Pat passed away in 2020. 
Elizabeth Gerlock became interested in persons with disabilities when her son, York, was born with Down Syndrome. He is now 52 and works at Goodwill. Elizabeth worked for 8 years with Heads Up, an early intervention center for disadvantaged young children and children with disabilities. She continued in the early intervention field working in a grant program at Peabody College. There she began  teaching parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities how to teach their children. During that time she obtained a Master's Degree in Special Education. For 15 years she worked in the Middle Tennessee Regional Office in the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly the Division of Mental Retardation Services). She is now retired and enjoys her 7 grandchildren, friends and family along with travel, gardening, hiking and serving on the Board of Mid-TN and Family Support Local Council. 
Ron Butler is the parent of an adult son who had intellectual and physical disabilities. He is a retired accountant from Ford Motor Company as well as a member of the Arc of Davidson County. He is a current member, and former Chair, of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Tennessee. Mr. Butler is also a member of the Community Advisory Council - Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Mr. Butler was also a member and Chair of the Board of Directors of Outlook Nashville, Inc. 
Susan McMillan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education as well as a Master's of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and a Doctorage of Jurisprudence. 
Ms. McMillan worked in Tennessee State Government with the Department of Corrections for 38 years. During her time with this department she worked at the Tennessee Prison for Women for 10 years and also at the DeBerry Special Needs Facility. She was appointed as the first Director of Treatment Services for adult institutions. Ms. McMillan
 served in the Middle Tennessee Regional Office as a Program Director. She was appointed to the position of Executive Assistand to the Commissioner as well. Ms. McMillan has served on the Board of Directors for a financial institution for 12 years. 
Norman Tenenbaum joined the board of Mid-TN Supported Living in 2012.

Norman was executive director of The Arc of Davidson County form 1983 until 2011.

During that time The Arc established a supported living program that eventually became Mid- TN Supported Living.


Prior to serving as The Arc executive Director, Norman was executive director of Tennessee Foster Grandparents, Inc., founder and executive director of Handicapped Adult Training Services (HATS) in Sumner County and the Mid-Cumberland Director of Community Services for The Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Norman also was a Middle and High School teacher in Washington, DC, Topeka, Kansas and Farmington, New Mexico. Norman served in the Peace Corps in Pereira, Risaralda Colombia from 1967 to 1969. He has a BA from Creighton University.


Norman lives in East Nashville with his wife Wanda Willis who is executive director of The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. He has two children Caroline and Zena and a grand-daughter, River.

Kathleen Clinton - 

Kathleen Clinton has spent over 40 years of her professional life working with and for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities. A passion for helping people is the guiding principle of her life. Ms. Clinton has volunteered at homeless shelters, is a board member of Conservatorship Association of Tennessee and a member of the Murci-Homes Human Rights Committee. She also volunteers at Second Harvest Food Pantry.


As a proud citizen of Donelson, Ms. Clinton is active in the Leadership Donelson-Hermitage organization.


In addition to the above activities, Ms. Clinton is employed as a conservator representative for Comcare, Inc. She is responsible for a caseload of 23 people.


While working for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD), Ms. Clinton held a variety of administrative and policy development positions from Regional Director to Assistant Commissioner of Policy Development and retiring as a Director of Policy Development. Ms. Clinton worked for DIDD most recently to oversee the successful transition of 10 people from Greene Valley Developmental Center in Greeneville to homes in the Nashville area.


Kathleen has two children and 3 grandchildren. She has an interest in gardening, home remodeling and is an avid reader. Moreover, home life is populated with 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Marge Naughton - joined the board of Mid-TN Supported Living in October 2018. She has a BS and MS in engineering, and is currently retired from working as a Facility Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company as well as having worked as a manufacturing Plant Engineer for Quaker Oats. She grew up in a suburb of Detroit, MI as the youngest child in a family of four children. Her older brother, Michael, had an Intellectual Disability and Autism. She and her family have an active volunteer history including Special Olympics and Protection & Advocacy and Saddle Up (therapeutic horseback riding, non-profit). Her perspective is that there are many kind and loving community services available to the disabled and their families. Our challenge is to help join them. 

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Errol L. Elshtain joined the board of Mid-TN Supported Living in November 2018. He has an adult daughter who has an intellectual disability along with three older children and four grandchildren. He moved to Tennessee in 1988 and very soon became a volunteer advocate with several disability organizations. In 1992, he was appointed to the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities by Governor McWherter. In 1994, he became the Planning Coordinator and later Director of Development for the Council and worked there until he retired in 2012. He represented the Council on several boards, including the State Family Support Council and the Tennessee Disability Coalition.