July 9, 2013

Hart named new director of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

Megan Hart, M.Ed., has been named the new program director of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder.

“As director, I am looking forward to building upon Tennessee Disability Pathfinder’s existing strengths and increasing individuals’ awareness of our program by working with our staff, advisory committee and other organizations to ensure that all Tennesseans with disabilities have access to available services and resources,” she said.

Hart has served with Pathfinder as Education and Training Coordinator since 2009. She earned a degree in psychology from the University of the South in Sewanee, and a Master of Education degree from Peabody College at Vanderbilt, where she studied Human Development Counseling with a specialization in Community Counseling. She serves as chairperson of the Tennessee Technology Access Program Statewide Advisory Council and a board member of the Arc Tennessee.

“Megan Hart will provide wonderful leadership for Tennessee Disability Pathfinder as it continues to grow and remain Tennessee's leading source of information about services and supports for Tennesseans with disabilities, their families and the greater community,” said Elise McMillan, J.D., Pathfinder faculty director. “Her background in technology, counseling and advocacy has prepared her well for this position.”

“We are delighted to hear about Megan Hart’s appointment as director of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder,” said Wanda Willis, executive director of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. “The council has provided core funding for Pathfinder, easily recognized as one of the best and most effective centralized disability information systems in the country. Personally, I am grateful to have someone with Megan’s skill and professional accomplishments to work with; I consider her a rising star in disability policy and practices in Tennessee.”

Hart will be occupying the position previously held by Carole Moore-Slater, M.S., who retired in June.

“Carole, working closely with Jan Rosemergy, has led Pathfinder through phenomenal growth over the past 18 years. We are grateful for her leadership,” added McMillan.

Tracy Beard will continue her role as Pathfinder’s assistant director.

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a statewide, comprehensive information and referral for services and resources for all types of disabilities and all ages. Pathfinder is a partnership with the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.