United Cerebral Palsy of Middle TN
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1200 9th Avenue North Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37208
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Ms. Deana Claiborne
E-mail Deana_Claiborne@ucpnashville.org
Term Start May 1993
Deana's Experience: Deana Claiborne has held the position of Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee since 1993. Claiborne holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and a Master of Education Degree in Psychological Counseling. Claiborne formerly served as President the League of Women Voters Nashville and President of the State of Tennessee LWV Board. In this role, she was instrumental in the coordination of numerous political debates and forums. An experienced video producer, Claiborne has also produced educational programming on issues affecting individuals with disabilities. Among these include investigative reports on Inclusive Education, Transportation, Fair Housing, Adoption of Special Needs Children, and the Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision. In the 1980's, Claiborne was instrumental in the development of the state's child protection legislation and the subsequent establishment of non-profit child abuse prevention agencies across the state of Tennessee. During this period, she served as the chair of the state Standards Committee for Licensure of Tennessee Child Abuse Prevention Agencies. She also served as Chair of the Victims of Crime Act Advisory Board to the Tennessee Department of Human Services under three commissioners, assisting in the establishment of domestic violence shelters throughout Tennessee. Claiborne is a strong advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities and a proponent of long-term care initiatives that positively impact the economic condition of women in the role of caregivers. Current interests include accessible transportation, affordable housing, voting rights, and community based living supports. She served on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Special Education, the Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Planning and Policy Council, and the Tennessee Child Care Resource Centers Board. She also served on the Board of Directors of CABLE (professional networking organization for women), and her community homeowner's association. Claiborne Chaired the 2005 Nashville ATHENA Awards, an annual event recognizing the professional accomplishments of women. Claiborne is now a member of the national UCP Federal Policy Steering Committee.

Senior Staff

Name Title
Mr. John Pickett Director of Home Access
Ms Mary Eighmy Director of Volunteer Services & Systems and Procedures


Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 2,689
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? August 2008
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? No
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy?
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy?


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Quarterly
Non-Management Yes Quarterly


Affiliation Year
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization 1985


Award / Recognition Organization Year
National Public Policy and Advocacy Award United Cerebral Palsy Associations (national) 2006
Small cash award for providing a rewarding and educational volunteer experience HCA Volunteers 2005