Dr. Megan Schwalm is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Respite Coalition. She holds a PhD in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Iowa and has worked as a Diversity Consultant and Trainer for over a decade. Dr. Schwalm has served as Executive Director of two nonprofits, both focused on serving clients with disabilities, and has served as a Community Organizer for Understood.org and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Dr. Schwalm worked at the University of Iowa as a Diversity Resources Coordinator and held Adjunct Faculty positions at Brown Mackie College and the University of Iowa. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her partner and four children, running, swimming, traveling, hiking, and reading.