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

President and CEO
Natasha Weddle

2018 Board Members

Sharon Piper | Retired Physician

Liz Schatzlein | Community Volunteer

Lilian Gilmer | Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC

Elizabeth Williams | Community Volunteer

Lauren Jacques | Bradley Arant

Libby Dorris | Community Volunteer

Michelle Weatherspoon | PhyData

Cathy Wind | First Tennessee

Lisa Henderson | Synchronous Health Inc. 

Karen Clark | First Bank

Amber Brewer | HCS

Dr. Theresa Herman | St. Thomas Health

Hart Casey | Lyft

Nancy Benskin | Pinnacle Financial Partners

Melinda Drennan | Drennan & Associates, PLLC

Lana Suiter | Berkshire Hathaway

Jennie Hanson | HCA

Raquel Beck | Pinnacle Financial Partners