Meet Our Team

For more information about NAMI Tennessee services please contact us.
1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 605, Nashville TN 37217
(615) 361-6608 | Toll Free (800) 467-3589
To reach our staff, please connect through their email below or dial (615) 361-6608
and use our automated phone system to connect you to their extension.


Jeff Fladen
Executive Director
Email Jeff

David Gumina
Office Manager
Email David

Leah Gray
CIT Program Manager – West TN
Email Leah

Alondra Soto
Peer Programs Coordinator
Email Alondra

Roger Stewart
Deputy Director
Email Roger

Denise Stewart
Volunteer Education Coordinator
Email Denise

Joshua Crosby
CIT Program Manager – East TN
Email Joshua

James P. Thornton
Youth & Young Adult Outreach Coordinator
Email James

Susan Ezzell
Finance Coordinator
Email Susan

Alisa LaPolt
Director of Policy & Advocacy
Email Alisa

Mary Sims
Affiliate Support Coordinator
Email Mary

Victoria Rutledge
Development Director

Kim Rush King
CIT Director
Email Kim

Wendy Sullivan
Helpline & Affiliate Regional Coordinator
Email Wendy

NAMI Tennessee prioritizes key values critical to serving Tennesseans with behavioral health needs including programs and practices focused on promotion, intervention, and recovery support services which:

•   Encourage co-occurring competent and co-occurring friendly programs;
•   Support culturally responsive and linguistically competent services;
•   Uphold System of Care core values and principles;
•   Aim to prevent and mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs);
•   Promote trauma informed approaches; and
•   Prioritize evidence-based and/or evidence-informed services resulting in strong outcomes.

Want to join our team? Please see Career Opportunities.