NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lauren Lee has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of AMEND Together Operations & Domestic Violence Educator. She previously served as the AMEND Together Manager of Operations. In her new role, Lee will continue to support the day-to-day operations of AMEND Together, as well as educate the Nashville community on Domestic Violence resources and prevention.
Lee is a Nashville native who graduated from Tennessee State University with a Masters in Social Work and Middle Tennessee State University with a Masters in Training and Organizational Development. She has a background in volunteer management, program management and event management. Lauren began her work in the nonprofit sector by serving as a case manager for St. Luke’s Community house. Over the last six years, she has worked in planning and implementation of continuing education programs in Tennessee and nationally for attorneys, addiction professionals, and case managers. Lauren is passionate about the Nashville community and has spent many years volunteering with local advocacy groups, as well as working part time at a local homeless shelter.
Damian Talley, M.Ed. was recently hired to serve as the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center’s Director of Residential Services. The Weaver Center is the largest domestic violence shelter in the state of Tennessee, serving more than 550 women and children each year. Talley is an experienced social services leader in the Middle Tennessee area, bringing several years of residential and behavioral health experience to the position. Talley spent more than four years at Urban Housing Solutions, a close partner of YWCA’s Transitional Housing program. He was also a case manager at the Salvation Army and residential specialist at Monroe Harding. Talley earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Lane College and Masters of Education in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee State University. Talley is a founding board member of True You TN, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a safe environment for LGBTQ+ youth to live authentically. He also served as the Vice Chairman of the Smyrna Arts Commission.
About YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee
For more than 120 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Ten190nessee has helped women, girls, and families build safer, more self-sufficient lives. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The following programs are offered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender identity: Girls, Inc. at YWCA, AMEND Together, Domestic Violence Services, Family Learning Center, and Dress for Success Nashville. For more information, visit www.ywcanashville.com, follow us on twitter @YWCANashville and find us on Facebook facebook.com/YWCANashville.