Emeritus Group

Minutes from Recent Emeritus Group Meetings
October 2016
November 2016

The TSPN Advisory Council Emeriti Association (more informally called the Emeritus Group) was established in 2014 to recognize TSPN Advisory Council members who had rotated off the group but still wanted to remain actively involved with Network projects and activities, and to honor Council members who had provided outstanding service to TSPN and to suicide prevention efforts within our state.

The title of “Emeritus” is given to those who have shown dedication and distinguished service to TSPN over two years and/or one gubernatorial appointment to the Advisory Council. The title of “Emeritus” may be given upon rotation off the Advisory Council. It is not automatic, but rather it must be recommended by and approved through application procedures.

The current roster of the Emeritus Group is as follows:

Anna Shugart, Director, Emotional Health & Recovery Center, Blount Memorial Hospital (Blount County Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Alliance Chair, Emeritus Chair)
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Sabrina Anderson, Boys and Girls Club of Jackson (Rural West Regional Chair, Emeritus)
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Pam Arnell, Ed.D, Arnell’s Counseling Service (Advisory Council Co-Secretary, Emeritus)
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Jodi Bartlett, Ed.S, LPC-MHSP, Community Advocate (Upper Cumberland Regional Chair, Emeritus)
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Sam Bernard, Ph.D., President, Bernard & Associates, PC / Executive Director and Lead Clinician, the PAR Foundation (Advisory Council Chair, Emeritus)
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Kathy A. Benedetto, SPE, LPC, LMFT, Frontier Health (Advisory Council Member, Emeritus)
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Granger Brown, Community Advocate (Substance Abuse Outreach Coordinator, Emeritus)
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Carol Burroughs, MSCPS, Counselor, Lexington High School (Rural West Regional Chair, Emeritus)
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Teresa Kimbro Culbreath, Community Advocate (Intra-State Departmental Group Member, Emeritus
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Clark Flatt, President/CEO, the Jason Foundation, Inc. (Advisory Council Member, Emeritus)
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Benjamin Harrington, CEO, the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee, Knoxville (Advisory Council Chair, Emeritus)
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Jennifer Harris, St. Thomas Hickman Hospital (Advisory Council Chair, Emeritus)
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Anne Henning-Rowan, Community Advocate (Rural West Regional Chair, Emeritus)

Judith Johnson, Community Advocate (Advisory Council Co-Secretary, Emeritus)

Harold Leonard, MA, LPC-MHSP, Cognitive Behavioral Specialists of the Tri-Cities (Advisory Council Chair, Emeritus)
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Claudia Mays, CM Counseling Service (Advisory Council Member, Emeritus)
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Kim Rush, Ed.S., LPC-MHSP, Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System (Advisory Council Member, Emeritus)
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Kenneth F. Tullis, MD, The Psychological Trauma & Wellness Center / Co-Founder, TSPN, (Strategies/Outcomes/Evaluations Committee Chair, Emeritus)
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Madge Tullis, Co-Founder and Past Advisory Council Chair, TSPN (Advisory Council Chair, Emeritus)
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