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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.




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.


Special Olympics TN YPB Presents the 2023 Sounds Pre-game Party

Third and Home
Pre-game party and tickets to the Nashville Sounds

YPB Co-Chairs

Kelby DeJarnett

Financial Analyst
Pillsbury Law

Brooke Petrasovits

Study Coordinator
Sarah Cannon Research Institute

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

Brooke Ellis

Project Developer
Silicon Ranch

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
Surpass Behavioral Health

Alex Idaszazk

Sr. Global Sales Manager

Julie King

Accountant III
Caterpillar Financial Services Corp

AJ Klages

Private Client Portfolio Manager
Commerce Bank

Bailie Klages

Commercial Banking Relationship Manager
Commerce Bank

Spencer Laughlin

Partnership Services Coordinator

Gregory Lupinacci

Life Insurance Underwriter

Taylor Morrison

Senior Associate Relationship Manager
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Brooke Petrasovits

Research Chemist
Aegis Science Corporation
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Payton Rausch

Coordinator of Marketing and Brand
Nashville Soccer Club

Jeff Robben

Team Administrator
Nashville Soccer Club

Danielle Sapore

Account Manager
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Connor Schwartz

Project Manager/Business Development
Conseco Group

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