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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.
Patricia "Pat" A. Butler and Huber E. "Bud" Butler are two of the founding members of Mid-TN Supported Living. Pat is the current Vice Chair of the Mid-TN Board of Directors . 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. 
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 with 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. 
Belinda Butler is the parent of an adult son with intellectual and physical disabilities. She retired as an Early Childhood Administrator. She is a member of The Arc of Davidson County as well as the Arc of Tennessee. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors for 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. Norm brings with him a wealth of experience. His bio is pending. 
Kate Schreiber  is an art-licensing agent with Courtney Davis, Inc. in Franklin, TN.  Prior to Courtney Davis, Kate held Brand Management positions with LANG and C.R. Gibson, as well as multiple buying and financial planning positions with companies such as Target and Macy’s.  It wasn’t until her family moved to Nashville in 2003 that she began working with adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, after accepting a Team Leader position with Mid-TN Supported Living.  During her tenure with Mid-TN, she developed friendships with staff, supported individuals and their families.  Kate served on the Board from 2004-2006, and again joined in 2014 after returning to Nashville.  Kate resides in Forest Hills with her husband, David, and two daughters, Eliana and Teagan.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and running.