Meet our Staff

Shannon Powell, Executive Director


Hired on in 2012 as the receptionist, Shannon worked her way up to her current position and has played a major role in helping the Life Choices team grow and succeed in our mission. She loves to have fun and love on people and geeks out on Excel spreadsheets. This makes her an invaluable part of the Life Choices team. 

Isabella Gentry, Development Coordinator & Receptionist


Isabella was hired onto the team in November of 2018 after being a volunteer. Her youthful perspective and  passion for the mission of Life Choices helps her serve in community outreach, fundraising, and donor relations. A recent graduate of Austin Peay State University with a degree in Communication and Event Planning, she has been an amazing asset to the team. 

Denise Butler, RN Clinic Services Manager


Denise joined the Life Choices team in November of 2018. She has a heart of servanthood and believes in the mission of Life Choices. Her kindness and compassion creates a trusting relationship between her and our patients so they have a place to receive non-judgmental care. 

Alicia Gill, Prevention Director


Alicia has been a Prevention Educator since July 2015 and added the responsibilities of Prevention Director in July 2017. Alicia utilizes her driven nature and gifts to communicate with students of area schools, encouraging each one to see their individual value and potential. She motivates everyone on the team to continually strive for excellence.  

Derek Patterson, Prevention Educator


Derek came on board as our male Prevention Educator in September 2017. His down-to-earth personality helps him relate well to students. His passion for their well-being and ability to be a listening ear makes him a great asset to our team. As the parent to a teen, Derek is unconditionally invested in empowering students to make wise choices and better our community.

We Love Life to the Fullest

Our team is dedicated to reaching the needs of our community in a nonjudgmental and  loving way. We value you and the life that you live, and we are passionate about sharing the hope and love of Christ with every man, woman, and child that we serve.