Our Staff

Jennifer Abernathy

Abernathy - BRI Picture
Executive Director
Jennifer.Abernathy@tnrespite.org
(615) 269-8687

Jennifer Abernathy is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Respite Coalition. She has a BA from Adrian College and an MSW from the University of Michigan. She has diverse professional experience working in the fields of disability, mental health, volunteer management, senior services, and higher education. Originally from Michigan, Jennifer moved to Nashville in 2009 and has found her home here. She is very passionate about respite and working to give every family caregiver in Tennessee the gift of time.


Linda Shiebler

Helpline & Program Coordinator
Linda.Shiebler@tnrespite.org
615-269-8687


Mandy Hansen

Events & Program Coordinator
Mandy.Hansen@tnrespite.org
(615) 269-8687


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