Striving to provide trauma-informed care,
designed to guide our towns and civic spaces
to be safer and more resilient for everyone

Creating a
Better Community

Our Team

Brent Hutchinson, PhD

Executive Director

Brent joined Davis House as Executive Director in May of 2020. 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.

(Photo courtesy of the Obama Foundation)


phone: 615-790-5900 ext. 101

Other Staff

Lindsey Acks

Child & Family Advocate

Aimee Alberd

Forensic Interviewer

DeAnna Darden-Carroll

Child & Family Advocate


Carolyn Evans

Program Director

Amanda Ferrara

Clinical Therapist

Lauren Harrington

Trauma Specialist

Lindsey Honea

Forensic Interviewer

Corey Lariscy

Clinical Therapist

Claudia Parker

Executive Assistant

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