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STEP Team Members and Board Of Directors Say Farewell to Joey Ellis

Karen Harrison, Executive Director of STEP, Inc. regretfully announces the resignation of Joey Ellis as the Middle Tennessee Regional Coordinator.  He and his wife, Allie have relocated to Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Ellis, has worked with STEP for nearly five years. During that time he has provided excellent services to families who have children with disabilities, youth with special needs, and those who serve them. Joey worked his last day with STEP at the TN Disability Mega Conference, providing information and support with his signature smile and positive attitude!    

On behalf of the Board of Directors and his STEP co-workers, we would like to thank Joey for his dedication and service. We wish him the best of success as he assumes his new position, Employment Consultant with Sycamore Services in Indianapolis. In this position he will be helping individuals with disabilities gain and maintain meaningful employment. You can send congratulation wishes to Joey at

STEP honored Joey with a "Big Orange" farewell reception, in Nashville, during the Tennessee Disability MegaConference. Visit the STEP Facebook page soon for some fun photos from the reception!

Patricia Valladares, STEP’s Bilingual Multicultural Community Engagement Coordinator, is available to continue meeting the needs of families and youth in Middle Tennessee. She can be reached at 615-463-2310 or at

Although we recognize there is no replacing Joey, STEP, Inc. will accept applications soon for this position.  Job description and requirements will be posted on the STEP website.

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