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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 has been 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. 
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. 
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. 
Kathleen Clinton - joined the board of Mid-TN Supported Living in 2017. 
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. 
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.