December 30, 2019

Nettles reappointed as chair of statewide planning and policy council

Ari Nettles Reappointed as Chair of Statewide Planning and Policy Council


Arie Nettles, PhD.

Arie Nettles, PhD, NCSP, HSP, associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics, has been reappointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to serve a new two-year term as chair of the Planning and Policy Council for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).

The DIDD is the state agency responsible for administering services and support to Tennesseans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is done in several ways, including Medicaid waiver Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), state-operated Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, and the Family Support Program. DIDD administers services directly or through contracts with community providers and strives to partner with the people it supports and their family members and friends.

Nettles reappointment was part of Gov. Lee’s announcement of more than 70 appointees to a series of statewide boards and commissions.

“We are proud to announce the appointments of these individuals to a series of key boards and commissions across Tennessee,” said Lee. “I value the experience they bring to our state and appreciate their willingness to serve.”

Nettles also serves as director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.