Welcome Babs and Bev!!

Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Babs Tierno and our new Program Manager, Bev Fulkerson. We are so excited to have them on the Autism Tennessee team!

 Autism TN has announced the selection of Babs Tierno, M.Ed. as its new executive director.  Babs has Bachelor degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master’s degree in Education from MTSU. Babs has several years of non-profit experience. Most recently, she served as the Office Manager for the Tennessee Justice Center, a non-profit that advocates for Tennessee families to get needed healthcare. Prior to this, she was the Program Director for Williamson County CASA which advocates for abused and neglected children. Babs lives in Gallatin with her husband and two children.

 Bev grew up in Louisville, KY and has called Nashville home since 1981.  She has Bachelor degrees in Behavioral Science and Communications and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.  She has a long-time professional background in counseling, training, marketing and education.  Prior to coming to Autism Tennessee, she was a school administrator for ten years at a nationally-recognized school for learning differences where she worked with students on the spectrum and their families.  Bev lives in East Nashville and joined Autism Tennessee in August of 2015 as the Program Manager.


    Teddi | September 22, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I called Autism Tennessee today with some questions, and I spoke to Bev. She went above and beyond in helping me, and she was extremely informative –I learned a lot from her! Thank you! You are obviously a fantastic addition to an organization full of fantastic people that are ready and able to help individuals on the autism spectrum as well as their families. We are very fortunate to have you all in our corner!

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