About Our Chapter

The Tennessee Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through localized care and resources throughout the state of Tennessee. We leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.

Our Chapter first came about in 1987 with the Central Tennessee Chapter, along with the Mid-South Chapter (Memphis) and officially became a single corporation when the Central Tennessee Chapter, Mid-South Chapter and the Tri-Cities Support Group merged in 2005 becoming as we know today The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter.

Our staff includes the CEO, Vice President, Finance & Administration, Development & Special Events Manager, Development & Communications Manager, Development Manager, Care Services Director and Care Service Coordinators, who all work together to raise much needed funds and provide services and support for our Chapter families. The staff is guided by a Board of Trustees. Devoted volunteers and community partners who provide invaluable support in all areas of the Chapter.


Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.


The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease.

Together, our Chapter and the National Office operates under a shared mission to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in the search for a cure. We work together to accomplish our mission. The Tennessee Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.