Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee
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1310 Central Court
Hermitage, TN 37076
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Mrs. Alecia Talbott
Term Start January 2013
Alecia's Experience: Alecia became the the executive director of DSAMT in 2012, after spending several years as an active member and volunteer in our organization and in the disability community. She received her BA & MA from Western Kentucky University, taught at Nashville State and Volunteer State Community Colleges, directed marketing at Passport Health Communications, Inc. and was a freelance marketing professional before joining DSAMT. Ms. Talbott is a strong advocate for inclusion and acceptance for those with Down syndrome and other disabilities in the community and schools, having completed the Vanderbilt Volunteer Advocacy Program, Wrightslaw training and other advocacy trainings. Her passion lies in helping those with Down syndrome show the world that those with "something extra" bring extraordinary gifts to our communities that should be recognized and valued. She also serves on the Disability Coalition for Education, Vanderbilt's Disability Pathfinder Advisory Committee, and the Tennessee Disability Coalition Board of Directors. In 2011 she was named Best Buddies TN Champion of the Year and in 2016 received the Nashville Business Journal's Woman of the Year Award. She is also an NDSS DS-Ambassador.She is an NDSS Ambassador and NDSC Advocate.


Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 200
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 100%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers
When was the Strategic Plan adopted?
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? No
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
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 Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
Alliance on Disability Policy of Tennessee 2007
Belmont University 2013
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2000
Community Resource Center - Nashville 2003
Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce 2016
National Down Syndrome Congress 2002
National Down Syndrome Society 2000
The ARC of Tennessee 2013
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2013


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Community Partner Frist Center for the Arts 2016
Community Partner Recognition Vanderbilt Kennedy Center 2005
Federal Home Loan Bank of Ohio Federal Home Loan Bank 2005
Nashville Habitat for Humanity Nashville Habitat for Humanity 2005
National Conference Recognition National Down Syndrome Society 2003