Mission Statement

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.

Vision

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

Staff Members

Sunny Rosanbalm, Executive Director
Sandra Zaccari, Director of Physical Needs Assessment
Randall Scheck, Project Manager
Jan Braun, Administration
Lori Grimes, Volunteer Coordinator
Dulcie Scotto, Office Volunteer

Meet the Board of Directors

We are a group of people who are passionate about helping children

Sunny Rosanbalm – Executive Director, 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).

Sten Morgan – Vice Chairman of the Board

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

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.

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.”

Eddy Rosen

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.

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.

Steven Fleming

Steven is the Director, Global Operations – Library at Ingram Content Group and has been with Ingram Content Group since 1998. He is a past Board Member for the A.B.L.E. Youth and Nolensville Runny Club. Steven is an avid runner and has run several races including over 13 marathons. Steven and his wife Kristy currently live in Nolensville with their beautiful twin daughters Hannah and Amelia. Amelia is the inspiration of the annual fundraiser for Tucker’s House called Miles For Amelia since Tucker’s House retrofit their home for Amelia. This annual fundraiser has been sponsored by the Nolensville Running Club for the past 3 years.

Alan Jensen

Alan Is the owner/founder of HomeLift, Inc in Nashville.  He was past Chairman of NAEC Accessibility and Residential Elevator Committee and the Treasurer and Board Member of Adaptive Equipment Mfr Association.  Alan was also a past Board Member of FCA, Young Life and Chrisitan Leadership Concepts.  Alan and his wife Kim have 3 children, Adam, Cody and Callie and reside in Franklin, TN.

Nathan Slingluff

Nathan is the Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Asurion. In his role, Nathan provides overall marketing direction, strategy and support for Asurion’s products and services by translating industry and competitive research, market-drivers, voice of customer and non-discrete ideas and concepts into practical effective execution. Prior to working with Asurion, Nathan held various positions in both advertising and marketing. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Nathan moved to the Nashville area after graduating from Harding University. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys traveling, anything outdoors, experimenting in the kitchen, and spending time with friends and family.


Past Board Members

Scott Farrar (Board Chairman)
Mary Murphy
Larry Strickland
James Cullum
Lana Preston
Cathy Florek