Staff

Our Staff

We have an excellent staff who are all committed to delivering quality service in a professional manner to a wide variety of constituents. Our direct service staff provides expert and compassionate care to child victims of abuse and their non-offending parents or caregivers. Our staff effectively collaborates with other child abuse professionals on each case so that we may deliver competent services to our investigative partners. Our outreach efforts are designed to effectively engage and train the public so that members of the community know where to get help and are better prepared to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to incidents of child abuse.


  Leadership Team



Brent D. Hutchinson, PhD

Executive Director

Brent recently joined Davis House as Executive Director. He began his duties May 4, and will be on-site at the Franklin location starting May 18. He brings nearly 25 years’ executive experience in cross sector leadership, team development, program implementation, frontline fundraising and community development. He earned the PhD in Leadership Studies, the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from Duke University, and was named an Obama Fellow by the Barack Obama Foundation, one of only twenty civic innovators from around the globe, in 2019.

Brent most recently served for eight years as Executive Director of the Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky, specializing in dyslexia education, foodways, and cultural heritage in rural communities. He also served as Lead Pastor for Ministry Leadership at Rolling Hills Church in Franklin, TN where he worked to help grow the church, provide counseling services, and lead the staff team from 2005-2012. In addition to these executive roles, Brent served as clinical therapist for organizations focused on wellness for children and families from across community sectors after earning a master’s degree in family studies and marriage and family therapy from the University of Kentucky.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Brent. (Photo courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

email: brent@davishousecac.org

phone: 615-790-5900 ext. 101


Carolyn Evans

Director of Victim Services

Carolyn joined Davis House in January of 2016. As Director of Victim Services, she provides leadership and support for the Davis House direct service programs. In addition, she coordinates the Child Protective and Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings, multidisciplinary team communications and professional development trainings, as well as providing child abuse prevention trainings to the public. She is a trained Forensic Interviewer and Victim Advocate, and an authorized facilitator of the Stewards of Children child abuse prevention program.

Carolyn has her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and her Master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling. She has been in the social services field for almost 20 years and has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. She has experience in working with children and families in residential treatment settings, private school environments, and with children in the foster care system and juvenile court. When Carolyn is not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband William and their young daughter.

email: carolyn@davishousecac.org

phone: 615-790-5900 ext. 103


Tara Tidwell

Director of Marketing and Community Outreach

Tara Tidwell joined Davis House in November of 2016. As Director of Marketing and Community Outreach, she manages the development and design of promotional materials, social media presence, web site management, presentations and educational literature. In addition, Tara supervises all of the staff regarding prevention training and awareness, as well as community outreach in each of our counties. She has a B.M. in Music Performance, as well as a B.S. in Mass Communications. She spent 16 years working in graphic and web design, community outreach and education, marketing and company development in such arenas as the music industry, start-up companies in the automotive industry, as well as working on several infant and child-focused grants with Centerstone of Tennessee, including MuleTown Family Network and Early Childhood Services.

She is an active member of multiple county Health Councils and Community Advisory Boards, as well as the Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention task force of Hickman & Perry counties. She is also a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.

When Tara is not working, she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, six children and three grandchildren.

email: tara@davishousecac.org

phone: 615-790-5900 ext. 104

 


  Franklin Location


Aimee Alberd, B.A.

Forensic Interviewer

Aimee joined Davis House as a Forensic Interviewer in October of 2016 and is trained in the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) model of forensic interviewing. Aimee grew up in St. Louis, MO until she made the move to Nashville, TN to attend Lipscomb University, where she received a B.A. in Psychology. She then began working with children diagnosed with autism and discovered her passion for helping families. She began working at Centerstone in 2003 and spent the past 13 years working in a variety of roles, having spent the majority of her time there working with children and families.

In her most recent role at Centerstone, Aimee conducted community outreach and education across the South Central region of Tennessee with a focus on building collaborative relationships with stakeholders and implementing community education activities related to infant and early childhood mental health. She has presented to a wide variety of groups including the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Centerstone's Health Equity Summit.

Aimee has also conducted in-service trainings for law enforcement and DCS staff on trauma and the impact on families and communities. She holds several affiliations including an active member of multiple health councils, community advisory boards, the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee and The Council on Children's Mental Health. She is also a IMH-E® Infant Family Specialist (The AIMHiTN Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®) is intended to recognize experiences that lead to competency in the infant and family field. It does not replace licensure or certification, but instead is meant as evidence of specialization in the field. Endorsement® indicates an individual’s efforts to specialize in the promotion/practice of infant and early childhood mental health within her own discipline.)

Aimee lives with her husband Scott, and two children. When not working, she loves gardening, decorating and traveling.

email: aimee@davishousecac.org

phone: 615-790-5900 ext 102


Lauren Harrington, LMSW

Child and Family Advocate

Lauren joined Davis House in June of 2019 as the Child and Family Advocate at the Franklin center location. She received a Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies, as well as her Masters in Social Work, from the University of Tennessee. During her master's program, Lauren completed the Trauma Treatment Graduate Certificate Program which provides trauma-specific interventions and trauma-informed programming and policy development.

Lauren held an internship with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital providing support for families who had children in the cardiac ICU, as well as bereavement support. Lauren also participated on the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Care Team (a collaborate group of doctors and social workers who worked together on cases of abuse that came through the hospital). Lauren contributed by acting as a Liaison with Department of Children's Services, as well as collecting psycho-social information from the families.

In addition, Lauren held an internship with the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System where she focused on individual and group counseling for elementary and high school-age students.

Lauren is recently married and loves to spend time with her husband.

email: lauren@davishousecac.org

phone: 615-790-5900 ext. 106

Rachel Gladys, M.S., LPC-MHSP (temp)

Clinical Therapist

Rachel joins Davis House as Clinical Therapist, having completed her clinical internship at Davis House while pursuing her MS degree through Lipscomb University's CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Rachel completed an additional clinical internship at Lipscomb University's Counseling Center, providing counseling services to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff.

Rachel has completed specialized training in areas including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Psychological First Aid, and Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling students. She served as the student member on the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute board for the 2019-2020 term.

Rachel holds a BA degree in criminal justice and psychology from Villanova University. Rachel also holds a paralegal certificate from Villanova University's American Bar Association approved paralegal certificate program. Before pursuing a career in the counseling profession, Rachel worked as a paralegal in various legal environments and possesses experience in criminal law, family law, personal injury law, real estate law, and labor/employment litigation.

email: rachel@davishousecac.org

phone: 615-790-5900 ext. 107

 


  Hohenwald & Centerville Locations


Lindsey Honea, B.S.

Forensic Interviewer

Lindsey recently joined Davis House as a Forensic Interviewer in October of 2017 and is trained in the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) model of forensic interviewing. She grew up in middle Tennessee but left for a brief time to attend college in Arkansas. However, the only degree she earned from there was her MRS as this is where she met her husband. She moved back to Tennessee with her husband to start a family. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and received her teaching license for the state of Tennessee. She began her teaching career with the Hickman County Board of Education where she worked her first year in the classroom and then four more years with the Maury County Board of Education. Her desire to do more for children outside of the classroom has led her to Davis House, where her skills are better suited allowing her to do more good for children.

Lindsey is very active with her church family and has served in several roles, such as Community Groups Leader, Bible class teacher & assistant with the Children’s Ministry, and works on the Community Group Developmental Team. She and her husband are currently raising four children and she lives a very busy life raising toddlers and teenagers. In her spare time (ha!), she enjoys catching up with her girlfriends.

email: lindsey@davishousecac.org

phone: 931-729-9933


DeAnna Darden-Carroll, B.S.

Child and Family Advocate

DeAnna joined the Davis House team as a Child and Family Advocate in October of 2013. Prior to then, she worked extensively with children and their families, as well as with law enforcement. Her previous employment includes Centerstone Mental Health Center, and with both the Department of Children’s Services (Child Protective Services division) and the Department of Human Services (Family Assistance division). DeAnna received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Bethel College.

Since being employed at Davis House, DeAnna has received further training in child protection and child abuse prevention. In addition to being a Child and Family Advocate, she is an authorized facilitator for the Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training, as well as a Forensic Interviewer following the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) model.

DeAnna is a member of the Child Fatality Review Team, the Lewis County and Hickman County Health Councils, the Hickman County Sexual Health Education Coalition, the Lewis County Community Advisory Board, and the Lewis County Historical Society.

email: deanna@davishousecac.org

phone: 931-796-0813


Ronda Brown, M.A.

Clinical Therapist

Ronda previously worked for Davis House from 2015-2017 as the Clinical Therapist for the Hohenwald and Centerville locations and recently rejoined Davis House in March 2020 to return to the same position and location.

Ronda received her Bachelor's of Science from Middle Tennessee State University and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Nashville. Her previous employment includes working in different programs with Centerstone such as MuleTown Family Network as a Community Liaison. In addition, Ronda worked for Centerstone as a therapist with the Trauma Treatment Center, Early Childhood Services program and Healthier Beginnings/Healthy Start program.

Ronda has been trained in Theraplay, Moving Beyond Depression, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, System of Care (Wraparound Facilitator), and received the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training from the National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Outside of work, Ronda’s focus includes spending time with her four children and two grandchildren, which keeps her extremely busy. For Ronda, being a mother and grandmother are her most important roles in life.

email: ronda@davishousecac.org

phone: