Inclusivity Committee

The Inclusivity Committee increases the capacity and effectiveness of culturally specific, accessible, and trauma informed services for underserved populations in the state of Tennessee

The Inclusivity Committee is an active group serving underserved populations across the state of Tennessee. Comprising of members from East, Middle, and West Tennessee who serve marginalized groups of people--such as elderly victims, LGBTQ+ victims, immigrant and refugee victims, Black American victims, and victims living with disabilities (as well as many others)--the Committee holds monthly Lunch&Learns focused on ways to go above diversity and actively pursue inclusion. We are developing trainings and outreach materials that are more inclusive and accessible to marginalized victims. If you have a specific need, please let us know. To get in touch with the Committee or for more questions, please email Chair of the Committee, Chloé McMurray at

Committee Members

Chloé McMurray, Acting Chair,

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Megan Batista, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Cathy Eldahan, Diversity and Inclusion Office at Lincoln Memorial University

Mary Beth Heaney-Garate, Sexual Assault Center-Nashville

Ashley Hunter, FiftyForward

Beth Thomas, MNPD Family Intervention ProgramNashville Task Force on Refugees and Immigrants

Cindi Huss, RISE: Healthy for Life

Phillis Lewis, Love Doesn't Hurt

Christopher Sanders, Tennessee Equality Project

Rachel Searcy, Knoxville Family Justice Center

Katie McClatchie, Campus Victim Services at the University of Memphis

Sharon Travis, Sexual Assault Center-Nashville

Anne Louise Worthlin, Justice for All/Tennessee Supreme Court

Regina Werkhoven, Title IX Prevention Specialist at the University of Memphis

Mx Renae Taylor, Community Outreach Specialist at Transcend Memphis

Request a Training

To view available trainings, click here.


To request a training, please contact Chloé McMurray at

Upcoming Meeting Information


Join us for the Inclusivity Committee's March Lunch & Learn on March 18th at 12:30pm CST hosted by Maxine Spencer, More to Me Program Specialist from the Oasis Center. During this training, attendees can expect to take a deep look how various systems of oppression manifest and how they can affect Black Trans youth.


You must register in advance for this meeting:


Join the Tennessee Coalition's Inclusivity Committee for our February Lunch & Learn on February 18th at 12:30pm CST to explore commonly asked questions when serving refugee, immigrant, LEP, and other marginalized individuals who have been affected by a crime. by MNPD Refugee & Immigrant Victim Advocate Beth Thomas, joined by MNPD Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships (OCEP) Officer Natalia Johnson and MNPD OCEP Officer Nakia Reid, LGBTQ Liaison.


You must register in advance for this meeting:


Join us for our January Lunch & Learn with the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence's Megan Batista as she discusses the issues and prevalence of male sexual assault in the United States military. You must register in advance for this training:

For info on future Lunch & Learns from this committee, please email Chloé McMurray at

In Case You Missed It! Previous Recordings:

September 2020 Lunch and Learn: Cindi Huss on Rural Sex Education, a Key to Prevention:

October 2020 Lunch and Learn: Phillis Lewis on IPV in the Black, Queer Community:

November 2020 Lunch and Learn: Elder Abuse: Prevention and Reporting with FiftyForward's Ashley Hunter--

December 2020 Lunch and Learn: Cultural Competency for Social Service Professionals with LMU's Cathy Eldahan:

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Nashville, TN 37217

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The office is closed through May 31 but services are available. Reach us 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday at our phone number, 615 386-9406

24-hour State-Wide Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-356-6767

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State of Tennessee.