Tucker’s House partners with the families of children with disabilities by providing the home renovation and retrofitting services and resources necessary to make their homes safe and more accessible.
Our vision is to see all families of children with disabilities have access to the necessary resources needed to make their homes both safe and accessible and fully equipped for immediate, intermediate and long-term needs
Meet the Board of DirectorsWe are a group of people who are passionate about helping children
Sunny Rosanbalm – President and Founder
Sunny Rosanbalm is the Executive Director and founder of Tucker’s House as well as the grandmother of Tucker Rosanbalm, the inspiration for Tucker’s House. The journey of Tucker and his parents brought to light the huge need for families that have children with disabilities to make their homes accessible and therapy friendly. Sunny has 25 years of experience in construction management and architectural design along side her husband, Mike, who has been a contractor for over 38 years. Sunny & Mike are the proud grandparents of 16 children.
Eric Powers – Chairman of the Board
Eric is the President of The Innovations Group, LLC Architectural Firm. He graduated in 1984 with Honors with a Bachelor of Architecture, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Eric is a member of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Franklin Business Development Group, Board Chair of Nashville State Community College ’07-’09, Member of Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, AIA, NCARB, Architectural Certifications in 20 states, Member of the First Captice Church in Franklin, TN, Eagle Scouts of America, President of Radcliffe Home Owners Association, and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Sandra Zaccari, PT – Physical Therapist
Sandra Zaccari is a pediatric physical therapist currently contracting wiht High Hopes in Brentwood, TN. Sandra graduated from the University of NEw England in 1988, and has worked with children with special needs in a variety of settings. These have included the NICU, Special Care Unit, Home Care, Early Intervention, Public Schools, as well as Outpatient facilities. She worked in Boston, MA for 12 years in the Healthsouth System and the Tri City Early Intervention system prior to moving to Nashville 8 years ago. She has also worked with children in hippotherapy (use of a horse for therapeutic value) in both Boston and Nashville. As part of her role as a pediatric physical therapist over the years, Sandra has assisted families of children of various ages and levels of disabilities with mnodifying their homes to accommodate a child’s equipment and needs. “I am excited that a cohesive organization like Tucker’s House will be able to reach so many more families and children and make their lives easier and more fulfilling. I am honored to be a part of such a special group of people.”
Julie Burns, CPA – Treasurer
Julie is a certified public accountant and has a CPA practice based in Franklin, TN, serving both businesses and individual clients. Julie began her career as an auditor with Big 4 accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She later gained corporate finance, accounting and executive leadership experience in a variety of roles with Ingram Book Group, including serving as president of Ingram Book Company and Ingram Periodicals Inc., and as vice president of finance for Ingram Book Group. She has also served as CFO for a homebuilder and a software development firm. In addition to having worked for a homebuilder, Julie has several clients in the homebuilding industry. Her experience includes job cost estimating for home construction and renovation projects. This experience is valuable to Tucker’s House in determining the costs associated with home modifications. Julie serves as Treasurer for Tucker’s House. She also currently serves as a volunteer for Saddle Up!, a therapeutic horseback riding program in Franklin, TN.
Sheila Robb – Secretary
Sheila Robb is the mother of three wonderful children, ages 7 to 12, the youngest one, Ella, having overall profound delays/special needs as a result of infantile spasms and septo-optic dysplasia. Ella’s bathroom was recently remodeled by Tuckers House and Sheila reports “It was such a blessing!” She is grateful to become part of an organization that was integral in making Ella and her caregivers lives so much easier. Sheila’s bachelors and masters degrees are in clinical psychology and counseling, in that order. She attended David Lipscomb for undergraduate work and MTSU for a graduate degree. Her key interests involve working with children and families with children with special needs. She recently launched a website called WheelsGoRound.org which is a pediatric medical equipment listing service that allows families to donate their child’s gently used pediatric medical equipment to another family to help one more child. Ella was her inspiration for Wheels Go Round as “she brings an indescribable joy to my heart!” In 2013, I was able to participate in my first clinical missions trip with a group of PTs, OTs, nurses and students in these respective schools to Guatemala to work with children with special needs and their families. We went house to house in remote villages, served children in orphanages, family-runned centers for children with special needs, children’s hospital, and feeding center.
James Cullum is honored to be on the board and gives a unique perspective as a parent who has a child with special needs. He has been a coach for the Challenger Baseball team for the past two years, a buddy for a child with special needs at Fellowship Bible Church, and has served on missions trips including four weeks in Biloxi, MS after Hurricane Katrina. He has been with Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation for the past twenty-two years. He and his wife, Patricia, have been married for twenty-three years and reside with their daughter, Hannah, and son, Samuel in Brentwood, TN.
Sten is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a practice in Franklin, TN. As Tucker’s uncle, Sten has been able to witness the joy that is Tucker but also knows the difficulties that come from having a home that is not properly equipped for a child with special needs. Sten has been certified as a Special Needs Financial Planner to specifically work with families that need help planning for the long term security of their dependents. “I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Tucker’s House and I know that this organization will change the lives of many deserving families.” – Sten
Eddy Rosen graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in Sociology, MSW. She is married with 2 children and 6 grandchildren. She was the President, New Orleans Section of the Southeast Region of the National Council of Jewish Women, National Board Member for 8 years. Eddy served as a Board Member, Chair of Allocations Division for United Way of Greater New Orleans. She also served as a Board Member of the United Way of Williamson County for 6 years. She has also served as a Board Member of of other organizations such as Louisiana Nature Center, Girl Scouts of Louisiana and Governor’s Council of Women. Eddy moved from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to Franklin in 2006.
Larry Strickland served his country as a soldier in the US Army in Germany from 1966 to 1970. He moved to Nashville in 1974.
Larry is best known as a Gospel Singer with The Stamps Quartet that traveled with Elvis until his death. He worked as the artist manager for Wynonna and Naomi Judd and married Naomi Judd in 1989. He spent the last few years as a member of the Palmetto State Quartet.
Larry and Naomi live in Franklin, Tennessee where he is enjoying his retirement, playing golf and traveling.
Larry and Naomi have known Sunny Rosanbalm for many years and have watched Tucker’s House serve the community.
Larry and Naomi have been very supportive of Tucker’s House and most recently, Larry expressed his desire to be more involved and joined the Board of Directors for Tucker’s House.
Mary Murphy is Vice President and co-owner of Iron Lion Entries, LLC in Franklin Tn. She is also a retired Registered Nurse who worked as a Hospital Administrative supervisor in Phoenix Arizona and as a Director of Nursing for Olsten Health Care in San Diego, California. Since Mary retired from nursing and moved to Franklin, Tn she became President of Leipers Fork Community Organization that put on fund raisers such as “Cork In The Fork” that raised over $30,000 dollars for Monroe Harding Children’s Hospital. Mary brings her background in health care administration as well as her home assessment skills in Home Health for evaluating safe home environments. One of Mary’s grandchildren was born with a heart deformity that has given her some added insight to the needs of many of our children and their families.
Luke D. Bottorff
Luke D. Bottorff was born in Tennessee. His mother is the Executive Director of The Arc Williamson County, and his father is a local small business owner. Luke’s parents have instilled in him from a young age a hard work ethic and the drive to help those in need. Luke launched Bottorff Law in 2015 to focus his practice on small business owners and entrepreneurs, but also does quite a bit of work in the special needs community. He is involved with many non-profits around town. When he is not working or volunteering, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife, Tara, who is a dental hygienist, and their daughter, Evelyn.
Past Board Members
Scott Farrar (Board Chairman)