Meet the AutismTN Team!
Jessica Moore, BA – Executive Director
Jessica grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Human Ecology. She spent 5 years working as an Interior and Project Designer helping clients design and remodel kitchens and baths before deciding to stay home when she and her husband’s first son was born. She is a graduate of The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Sleep Coaching program and has helped many children develop healthy sleep habits. She has served with AutismTN beginning in 2018 as a HELPline Advocate and most recently as Membership Director. Jessica now lives in Hendersonville with her husband, two sons, and dog Jinxie, and enjoys spending time with friends and family, and gardening.
Omegbhai (Ojior) Uriri, MSPH – Community Relations Director
Dave Griffin, M.Ed. – Teen & Adult Program Manager
Dave holds multiple positions within the community in education and disability advocacy. He thrives in learning environments and excels in his position as Teen & Adult Program Manager. He is a self-advocate and a sought after public speaker in the autism community for sharing his story. Dave received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and Master's Degree from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. In addition to his work with Autism Tennessee, he is a substitute teacher for Metro Nashville Public Schools. Dave is also a participant in Spectrum Pathways at Vanderbilt. In his free time, Dave enjoys ballroom dancing, and he is a huge fan of the 1960's sitcom Gomer Pyle USMC.
Amy Correia, M.Ed. – Communications Director
Amy is a Tallahassee, Florida, native who graduated from Florida State University in 2014 and made her way to Nashville in the summer of 2016. Amy began as a behavior therapist for a private, behavioral health clinic and has gone on to hold multiple leadership positions in clinical and school-based settings around Middle Tennessee. She connected with Autism Tennessee by first volunteering at Disability Day on the Hill with the Tennessee Disability Coalition and then, eventually, by attending AutismTN's Summer Expo fair. In August of 2019, Amy joined AutismTN as the first HELPline Program Assistant, where she supported the work of the HELPline Advocate. Amy now partners with the Executive Director to coordinate various strategic, philanthropic, membership, and community projects focused on strengthening engagement and building capacity. She completed three years of service in Leon County Public Schools as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Florida Campus Compact Program. She is a 2019 graduate of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP). In 2023, she earned a Master's of Education in Community Development and Action from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Her praxis is grounded in being a reflective practitioner who believes the critical analysis of history, context, and power will lead to disability justice. Amy lives with her significant other and dog, Taco, in Nashville and loves chai tea, being outside, time with friends, handmade cards, and live music.
Leah Quazi, BS – Operations Manager
Leah grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011. They have served the disability community providing 1:1 assistance to individuals of all ages and levels of support needs in Texas, Colorado, and Tennessee. Leah joined Autism Tennessee in August of 2020 as our HELPline Program Assistant and has since added the roles of facilitator for The Spectrum Connection and Operations Manager. Leah is passionate about social justice and prioritizes supporting the LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized communities. They currently live in Middle Tennessee with their wife, daughter, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.
Crystal Miller, RN – HELPline Advocate
Casey Davis - Adult Program Director