Same-sex foster parents and children

Our Mission

Nurturing Children & Families

Our Vision

We look forward to living in a world where all parents instill in their children a sense of being valued and feeling secure, where families are emotionally stable and caring and all communities are safe and supportive.


Children running at a park

Our team makes the difference.  


Wendy Bowman, MSCJ

Regional  Director, East TN

Alyssa Fernandez, LMSW

Regional Director, Middle TN

Tina Resneck, MA

Quality Assurance and Compliance Director


Haley Bradley, BA

Case Manager, Middle TN

Shivani Chandra, MSW

Case Manager, Middle TN

Shantelle Ferrell, MHA

Case Manager, Middle TN

Mariah Grooms, BS

Case Manager, East TN 


Shanequa Isaac, BS

Case Manager, Middle TN

Whitney Jackson, BS 

Foster Parent Recruiter & Trainer, East TN

Hilary Kaufhold, LMSW

Case Manager, Middle TN

Aaliyah Leggett, BS

Case Manager, Middle TN

Alena Losapio, BA

Case Manager, East TN 

Lindsey Olsen, BS

Case Manager, East TN

Joann Reams, MA

Home Study and Special Projects Coordinator

Nickole Stephens, MA

Case Manager, East TN


Michael Hullett, MA


Richard Call, PhD


Lois Barrett Luke, MA

Executive Director

Nina Taylor, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Director

Brandy Couts, MBA

Office Administrator


Melody McMahon, LMSW

Resource Development Director

Amos Powers, MA 

Administrative and Marketing Coordinator

Stakeholder Advisory Board

Tiffany Kelley 

Community Relations Coordinator

TN Kids Belong

Dennis Meehan


Kristi Paling

Regional Coordinator

Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth

Anthony Poteet

Executive Director

Foster Families Assistance Network

Amos Powers 

Administrative and Marketing Coordinator

Therapeutic Interventions

Pam Sheffer

Director of LGBTQ+ Programming & Development

Oasis Center

Betty Vaudt

Community Activist

Retired - Tennessee Tech University

Jade Wiggins, LPC-MHSP

Mental Health Counselor

Michelle Wingate 

Instructor - Together Facing the Challenge

Foster Parent


Our Treatment Philosophy

At Therapeutic Interventions, we share some basic beliefs about the children and families we serve. The following system of beliefs provides direction and impetus for our role in their lives.

  • We are role models for those we serve.

  • We help children and families by helping them meet their basic needs of food, shelter, love, emotional support, consistency, and structure.

  • When one’s basic physical and emotional needs are not met, problems result.

  • Our clients have issues that interfere with their ability to live fulfilling lives or function as a family unit.

  • Our clients' issues are often related to negative life experiences over which they had little or no control.

  • Personal growth and change is a process and is not immediate. It often occurs over a long period of time.

  • Change is most apt to occur by meeting unmet needs and providing positive learning experiences.

  • We practice patience and utilize logical and related consequences for negative behavior, without being retaliatory or punitive.

  • We stay knowledgeable about current treatment and therapeutic approaches in accordance with our policy.

  • The child’s relationship with their biological family is important and respected.

  • We follow the wishes of the child and family as much as possible and in the best interests of the child.

  • Children need permanency and must not be taken from families or foster placements unless justified.

  • Lack of permanency in a child’s life increases the risk of emotional and behavioral problems.

  • Continuous program development and growth are critical in providing services to children and families.