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

2019 - 2020 Board Members

Anneke Diem | Bridgestone

Brooke Kelly | MP&F

Dr. Annis Marney | Tri-Star Medical

Dr. Sharon Piper | Retired Physician

Dr. Theresa Herman | St. Thomas Health

Hart Casey | Lyft

Heather Powell | Tennessee Kidney Foundation

Jennie Hanson | HCA

Jessica Jones | Caterpillar

Karen Clark | First Bank

Lainie Allbee | Martin Allbee & Associates

Lana Suiter | Realty Trust Residential LLC

Lauren Jacques | Bradley Arant

Leigh Anne Strickland | Anderson Benson

Lillian Gilmer | Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC

Lisa Henderson | Synchronous Health Inc.

Lynne Teckman | Community Volunteer

Marjean Coddon | Community Volunteer

Melinda Drennan | Drennan & Associates, PLLC

Nancy Benskin | Pinnacle Financial Partners

Raquel Beck | Pinnacle Financial Partners

Selby McRae Graepel | MP&F