TBI Advisory Council

Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

The TBI Advisory Council was organized in accordance with the legislation to provide advice and guidance to the TBI Program staff. The nine-member Council is appointed by the Governor and includes representatives from the Departments of Education, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Human Services. An additional member is a health care professional that provides direct care to persons with TBI. Five members represent the category of TBI survivor, family member or primary caregiver.  The Council was organized in 1994 and has met quarterly since that time.

The 2022 TBI Advisory Council is comprised of the following members: 


Council Member Category of Representation  
Amy Beth Boulware  Survivor, Family Member, Primary Caregiver  
Michelle Batchelder Survivor, Family Member, Primary Caregiver  
Stephanie Congo  Survivor, Family Member, Primary Caregiver  
Alicia Fitts Suvivor, Family Member, Primary Caregiver  
Dr. Brian Potter  Survivor, Family Member, Primary Caregiver  
Avis Easley  Department of Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities  
Susan Usery  Department of Education  
Dr. CJ Plummer Health Care Professional / Provider  
Lucy Crider  Department of Human Resources / Vocational Rehab  

Upcoming 2024 TBI Advisory Council Meetings

February 12, 2024

May 13, 2024

August 12, 2024

November 2024 – TBD

Past TBI Advisory Council Meetings 

February 13, 2024

May 3, 2023

August 14, 2023

November 13, 2023

For more information please call 800-882-0611 or email Ashley.N.Bridgman@tn.gov

TBI Advisory Council Meeting Recordings

Febraury 12, 2024

November 13, 2023

August 14, 2023

May 08, 2023

February 13, 2023

November 14, 2022

August 8, 2022