Purpose and Mission

The New Beginnings Center's programs are designed to improve the health, strength and wellness of women regardless of their ability to pay. Provided at no cost to scholarship clients, our programs incorporate physical assessment and screening processes with individualized coaching and wellness goals. Targeted to achieve measurable results, our holistic approach empowers clients to take personal responsibility for their own wellness – strengthening their body, mind and spirit.

The New Beginnings Center's Purpose

To improve Tennessee health statistics with a targeted focus on women’s health needs. By providing access to wellness programs, strength training, physical and nutritional education and personal coaching, New Beginnings gives qualified low-income women the tangible skills, training and empowerment needed to assist them in improving their health, futures, capabilities and quality of life.

The New Beginnings Center's Mission

To help women discover the strength in themselves, inside and out, and to become the healthiest they can be through individualized world class coaching in fitness, nutrition and behavior change.


The New Beginnings Center's Vision

Reshaping the future of health

The New Beginnings Center Board 2018 - 2019

President and CEO
Natasha Weddle

2018 - 2019 Board Members

Cathy Wind | First Tennessee

Dr. Annis Marney | Tri-Star Medical

Dr. Sharon Piper | Retired Physician

Dr. Theresa Herman | St. Thomas Health

Elizabeth Williams | Community Volunteer

Hart Casey | Lyft

Jennie Hanson | HCA

Karen Clark | First Bank

Lana Suiter | Realty Trust Residential LLC

Lauren Jacques | Bradley Arant

Leigh Anne Strickland | Anderson Benson

Libby Dorris | Community Volunteer

Lilian Gilmer | Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC

Lisa Henderson | Synchronous Health Inc.

Liz Schatzlein | Community Volunteer

Lynne Teckman | Community Volunteer

Melinda Drennan | Drennan & Associates, PLLC

Michelle Weatherspoon | PhyData

Nancy Benskin | Pinnacle Financial Partners

Raquel Beck | Pinnacle Financial Partners