Allison is the Nashville Rise Board of Directors Board Chair and President. In this role, Allison leads a team of parents empowering other parents. A big believer in high-quality education, Allison supports school choice. Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Auburn University. Before joining Nashville Rise in 2015, Allison worked 8 years at Centerstone as a Community Support Specialist for adults and homeless Veterans. In this role, Allison was responsible for assisting low-income families with locating and maintaining housing, as well as obtaining other benefits needed to assist them with activities of daily living. Allison volunteers as a reading tutor, with Hands on Nashville, Second Harvest Food Bank and doing various community activities at her daughter’s school – she has two, one of which is a school-aged child. Allison is passionate about education and feels every child should have access to a quality education regardless of zip code.