Meet the Board of Directors
The work and success of the Coalition is guided by a dedicated board. These volunteers are dedicated professionals with a vested interested in achieving the mission of the coalition and assuring that the organization as well as the community is thriving, healthy, and safe.
Shawn graduated from Hendersonville High in 1982. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Lipscomb University in Fashion Merchandising. After staying home and raising her three daughters for 25 years, she and her daughterstarted their own Event Planning business, LewLew Events. Shawn has served on the board of Jack Anderson PTO, SCHS Softball Boosters, and HEAT Triathalon Team. She is a member of Hendersonville Church of Christ where she volunteers as the Basketball Commissioner and the Aquatics Director forchurch camp. Shawn and her husband Kennethhave been married for 30 years. . Shawn been facilitating Victim Impact Panels for the Coalition for the past 7 years.
Aaron Pickard is a 1998 graduate of Gallatin High School. He received an AAS from Vol State in Law Enforcement Administration, and a BS in Criminal Justice from Cumberland University. He began his police career in 1998 after graduating from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. He is Chief Deputy of the Sumner County Sheriff's Office.
Chief Deputy Pickard holds certifications as a DUI instructor, and a Drug Recognition Expert instructor. He serves as liaison to the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, organizes the traffic safety related activities at the Sheriff’s Office, and provides all traffic related training at the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Pickard has been honored with the MADD Hero award five times.
Director of Recovery Court of Sumner County.
Tammytha graduated from Portland High School in 1991. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Sociology and minor in Criminal Justice. After working for the Tennessee Department
of Children’s Services from 1998-2001, she transitioned in 2001 to Sumner County Juvenile Court as a Probation Officer and Foster Care Review Board Facilitator.
Katie is the Coordinator for Safe Schools and Healthy Students with Sumner County Schools. Katie has previously worked as the Executive Director of the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition and worked in the community toward prevention efforts in many capacities.
Chief Rogan has been a Certified Police Officer since 1978 and has been employed with the Volunteer State Community College Campus Police since 1993. Chief Rogan assists with involving our local college in the Coalition.
Paige Brown was the Executive Director of the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce from December, 2006 to January 2015. A native of Gallatin, she was previously employee for 11 years by the News Channel 5 Network in Nashville, Tennessee. Paige now serves as Mayor of Gallatin.
John Denney Coarsey is presently serving as a Detective Sergeant of the Criminal Investigations Division for the Hendersonville, TN Police Department. He began his Law Enforcement career in 1977 with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and Austin Peay State University as a campus officer. Denney is beginning his 36th year in Law Enforcement.
He has served as Assistant Director of the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force and Captain of Narcotics for the Bedford County Sheriff's Department. He has served on the Hendersonville Hostage Negotiation Team, Dive Team, K-9 Handler, and as a Firearm Instructor.
Sergeant Chris Poarch is a recruiter for the Tennessee Army National Guard. He has chaired the Bold Enough Rodeo Challenge committee since its inception.
Susan is the Center Director at Cumberland Mental Health. She also serves as a member of the Sumner County Health Committee, and is the secretary for the Gallatin Noon Rotary.
Lt. Vahldiek began his career in law enforcement in 1993 and joined the Gallatin Police Department in 1998. Lieutenant Vahldiek was promoted to his current position as Lieutenant in 2011. He has previously held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal and Sergeant. Lieutenant Vahldiek currently oversees the patrol division. He has previously overseen the operations of the training division, dispatch, and crime prevention. Lieutenant Vahldiek has also been a member of the department’s Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team since 2000.