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Young Professionals Board

Special Olympics Tennessee's Young Professionals Board (YPB) is dedicated to raising community awareness and fundraising efforts while supporting the organization's mission. Click here for the East Tennessee Young Professionals Board.

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Made up of enthusiastic individuals under the age of 40, the YPB uses its collective professional experiences to raise the visibility of SOTN and provide for new programs through fundraising events such as the Mini Masters and Polar Plunge.


Another crucial part of the YPB is providing hands-on technical assistance as volunteers at Special Olympics events throughout the year.


Becoming a member serves as a platform for potential future leadership roles on the Special Olympics Tennessee's Board of Directors.

YPB Co-Chairs

Brooke Petrasovits

Study Coordinator
Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Brooke Ellis

Project Developer
Silicon Ranch

Kelby DeJarnett (Past Co-Chair)

Financial Analyst
Pillsbury Law

YPB Members

Tara Austin

Athletic Administrative Assistant
Valor Collegiate Academies
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Jonathan Brownfield

Business Development
Nashville Sounds
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Emily Cage

Office Manager Assistant
Dr. Angela Templeton, DDS, PC

Annie Chang

Sr. Director of Finance
The Escape Game

Amy Chart

Program Manager, Health Promotions

Jay Evans

Business Development Manager
Nashville Sounds

Elizabeth Gallucci

Director of Key Accounts
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Matt Harris

President, CPA
Harris CPA Solutions PLLC
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Zach Haisten

Market Development Manger
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Taegan Hill

Special Olympics Coach and Athlete Leader

Ike Huestis

Supply Chain Consultant

Alexis (Gilner) Hughes

Marketing Manager
Graham Healthcare Capital

Alex Idaszazk

Sr. Global Sales Manager

Julie King

Accountant III
Caterpillar Financial Services Corp

AJ Klages

Vice President, Portfolio Manager
U.S. Bank – Private Wealth Management

Bailie Klages

Commercial Banking Relationship Manager
Commerce Bank

Spencer Laughlin

Media Planner

Gregory Lupinacci

Senior Life Underwriter
Sammons Financial Group

Erin Newnam

Assistant News Director

Payton Rausch

Account Manager

Jeff Robben

Team Administrator
Nashville Soccer Club

Paige Robinson

Careers Engagement Coordinator
Lee Company

Danielle Sapore

Account Manager
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Connor Schwartz

Project Manager/Business Development
Conseco Group

Amanda Shah

Product and Operations Lead

Kat Shaoul

Volunteer Services Coordinator at Saddle Up!

Margaret Shaul

Osborn Barr Paramore

Olivia Spears

Assistant Commissioner of Legislative Affairs
Tennessee Department of Health
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Bethany Valentin

Workforce Readiness Specialist/Pre-ETS Provider
Workforce Essentials Inc