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Meet the AutismTN Team!

Jessica Moore, BA – Executive Director

jessica@autismtn.org


Jessica grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Human Ecology. She spent 5 years working as an Interior and Project Designer helping clients design and remodel kitchens and baths before deciding to stay home when she and her husband’s first son was born.  She is a graduate of The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Sleep Coaching program and has helped many children develop healthy sleep habits. She has served with AutismTN beginning in 2018 as a HELPline Advocate and most recently as Membership Director.  Jessica now lives in Hendersonville with her husband, two sons, and dog Jinxie, and enjoys spending time with friends and family, and gardening.

Amy Correia, M.Ed. – Communications Director
amy@autismtn.org

Amy is a Tallahassee, Florida, native who graduated from Florida State University in 2014 and made her way to Nashville in the summer of 2016. Amy began as a behavior therapist for a private, behavioral health clinic and has gone on to hold multiple leadership positions in clinical and school-based settings around Middle Tennessee. She connected with Autism Tennessee by first volunteering at Disability Day on the Hill with the Tennessee Disability Coalition and then, eventually, by attending AutismTN's Summer Expo fair. In August of 2019, Amy joined AutismTN as the first HELPline Program Assistant, where she supported the work of the HELPline Advocate. Amy now partners with the Executive Director to coordinate various strategic, philanthropic, membership, and community projects focused on strengthening engagement and building capacity. She completed three years of service in Leon County Public Schools as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Florida Campus Compact Program. She is a 2019 graduate of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP). In 2023, she earned a Master's of Education in Community Development and Action from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Her praxis is grounded in being a reflective practitioner who believes the critical analysis of history, context, and power will lead to disability justice. Amy lives with her significant other and dog, Taco, in Nashville and loves chai tea, being outside, time with friends, handmade cards, and live music.

Leah Quazi, BS – Operations Manager
leah@autismtn.org

Leah grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011. They have served the disability community providing 1:1 assistance to individuals of all ages and levels of support needs in Texas, Colorado, and Tennessee. Leah joined Autism Tennessee in August of 2020 as our HELPline Program Assistant and has since added the roles of facilitator for The Spectrum Connection and Operations Manager. Leah is passionate about social justice and prioritizes supporting the LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized communities. They currently live in Middle Tennessee with their wife, daughter, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

Crystal Miller, RN – HELPline Advocate

crystal@autismtn.org


Crystal was born and raised in Illinois, married at 17, and moved to Tennessee. She has been married 34 years, has 5 children; two on the Autism Spectrum. She earned her nursing degree in 1999 and worked as a correctional nurse for six years for the Tennessee Dept of Corrections. She switched gears and went to college for psychology in 2009, for a degree in special needs and psych nursing. She worked for Maxim Healthcare as a special needs nurse for nine years. She has successfully completed training as a Family Support Specialist. She is the mother of Chris Miller the creator of Captain Spectrum and her son Curtis who is the co-writer for Captain Spectrum, both boys are on the autism spectrum. She took a position with AutismTN working as a HELPLine Advocate after her son Chris was tragically killed. She has a passion for helping others find the resources and support they need as she has been where so many parents are. Crystal lives in Big Rock with her husband of 34 years, their oldest son CJ and their two dogs Mozart and BooBoo. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, and helping others.

Casey Davis - Adult Program Director
casey@autismtn.org

Casey grew up in Mississippi and has a B.A. in History from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University. Much of Casey’s professional background has been in the field of archives and cultural heritage, having spent a decade as Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, a project run by the Library of Congress and the Boston public media station GBH. While at GBH, Casey was instrumental in raising over $25 million to support programmatic goals and initiatives. In addition to her work as Adult Program Director at Autism Tennessee, Casey teaches graduate courses in the School of Information Studies at LSU and is the Founder of the Autistic Voices Oral History Project. Casey was professionally identified as Autistic at age 33 and is passionate about contributing to a supportive Autistic community, developing and implementing impactful programs on behalf of the community, and building public understanding and appreciation of Autistic communication, joy, culture, and intersectionality. In her spare time, Casey enjoys mountain biking, hiking, spending time with her family and her dogs Remy and Opal, and collecting embroidered patches.

Carissa Stacey - Program Coordinator
carissa@autismtn.org

Sam Long - Community Outreach Manager
sam@autismtn.org

Sam is a Nashville, TN-native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.Sc. and is a current MFA candidate at Randolph College. With a strong background in the fields of media and communications, Sam excels at building thoughtful relationships and providing compassionate connection to others. They have supported the autistic community since 2018 in various support groups, at university events, including Indiana University's Neurodiversity Coalition, and in their personal life by coordinating resources, providing direct support and bringing warmth and counsel to those undergoing the diagnosing process. In recent years, Sam has professionally supported neurodiverse and underrepresented artists in the music industry in Nashville. 

Sam is passionate about social justice, mental health, music; and, as a Nashville creative, seeks to uplift autistic voices in media and entertainment. In their spare time, Sam enjoys writing and playing music, reading their enormous stack of books that keeps getting larger somehow, and spending time with their partner and two cats.  

HELPline: 
(615) 270-2077
Address:
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Nashville, TN 37206

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