Leadership Team


President: Rachel Thomason 

Rachel is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Global Career Development Facilitator. She has worked with clients over the past six years to help them find employment.  A graduate of Western Kentucky University whose career started in Human Resources and moved into training.  Rachel is a Curriculum Developer for the State of Tennessee – TennCare. She her own resume and HR consulting business and also writes a Career Tips blog.  Rachel is passionate about helping others become the best version of themselves.

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Past-President & Communications Committee Chair: Erin Bennett

Erin is a Career Counselor for the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.



Secretary: Anna Lora Taylor

Anna is a Doctoral Student in Counselor Education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Regional Chair East Tennessee: Melissa Reynolds

Melissa is the Assistant Director of WIA Services at Walters State Community College.

Regional Chair West Tennessee: Stephanie Potter

Stephanie Potter is an Employment Outreach Manager for Amerigroup in Memphis, TN.

Additional Contributing Leadership Team Members:

Melinda Gibbons, Ph. D

Melinda is the Associate Professor for Educational & Psychology Counseling at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Amanda Martin

Amanda is the Bearden High School Counselor in Knoxville, TN.

Windie Wilson

Windie was one of the original founders of TCDA in 2013.  She is an expert in Career Development Facilitator training, program development with diverse populations, and employability instruction.  Windie is the Director for Workforce Connections in Knoxville, TN.

Vacant Positions



Membership Chair

Regional Chair- Middle Tennessee

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