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 empower women by proactively addressing the obesity crisis that faces low-income women and deliver healthy outcomes that are sustainable by using physical fitness training,  nutritional and behavior change coaching as platforms for changing self-concepts and building self-esteem.


The New Beginnings Center Board 2016

President and CEO
Natasha Weddle

2016 Board Members
Liz Schatzlein |  Community Volunteer
Sharon Piper |  Retired Physician
Joyce Martin  |  Community Volunteer
Carol Titus  |  Avenue Bank
Libby Dorris  |  Community Volunteer
Lauren Jacques  |  Bradley Arant
Nancy Anness  |  St. Thomas Health Services
Nancy Zoretic  |  Pinnacle Bank
Mandy Wachtler  |  Pilkerton Realtors
Rebecca Climer  |  St. Thomas Health Services
Chemeka Dabney  |  LP Corp
Carla Worthey  |  HCA
Leah Cordovez  |  Nashville Medical Group
Monica Reed  |  Vanderbilt University
Tracey LaFore  |  Kraft Healthcare Consulting LLC
Mary Cohn  |  LP Corp
Cheryl Chunn  |  Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Goetz  |  Metro Public Schools
Gwyn Walters  |  Tennessee Hospital Association
Kathleen Varallo  |  Varallo Public Relations
Michelle Weatherspoon  |  PhyData
Cathy Wind  |  First Tennessee
Lilian Gilmer  |  Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC
Elizabeth Williams  |  Community Volunteer