Overview of Interests
Karen Mevis is the Information & Referral Coordinator for Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, a statewide information and referral program that includes an online clearinghouse of disability-related resources and multilingual phone helpline. Mevis brings both professional and personal experience to the position as a former Supports Broker for The Arc Tennessee, a parent of a son with a physical disability, and a Partners in Policymaking graduate. Mevis’ primary responsibilities include performing efficient, appropriate needs assessment and resource linkage for Pathfinder clients with disabilities, their support networks, and public/private agencies looking for disability and related social services in Tennessee. Additionally, she assists with Pathfinder outreach, and trains, schedules and works with interns and volunteers.