TBA Adds New Program Staff

The TBA recently hired two new staff members to handle key programs run by the bar and its committees.

Leadership Law
Brittany Sims will join the TBA next week as coordinator of the Leadership Law program. She replaces long time staff member Monica Mackie who is pursuing other opportunities. Sims, a Nashville native, graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Va., then returned to Nashville to work as a VISTA volunteer with AmeriCorp. While pursuing a graduate degree at Tennessee State University, Sims worked with the TSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and then moved on to become a program coordinator there. She also serves as assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University. Her degree is in public administration, with a certificate in nonprofit management. In addition to coordinating the TBALL program, Sims also will join the team that gathers news for the daily TBAToday newsletter and TBA website. You can reach her at bsims@tnbar.org.

Access to Justice and Public Education
Elizabeth "Liz" Slagle Todaro joined the TBA staff this week to begin training as the new Access to Justice and Public Education Coordinator. She will take over later this fall when Sarah Hayman, who currently fills those roles, departs to have her first child. Todaro, a graduate of the City University of New York Law School, most recently led Nashville Debate - a comprehensive debate program for high school students. She also has served in a consulting role with the YWCA as a community educator and outreach coordinator for the agency's Domestic Violence Center, and as program director for the Family and Children's Service Crisis Center. A native of Nashville, Todaro graduated from Hume-Fogg High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University and worked in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., prior to attending law school. You can reach her at ltodaro@tnbar.org.