Nashville Chapter

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Nashville Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee shall be to assist all blind persons in our community, state, and nation to live, work, and play as equal participants of society; to function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind Tennessee and the National Federation of the Blind; to reap the full benefits promised by the Declaration of Independence “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” by drafting and promoting legislation; exploring opportunities for employment and providing public education; as a team, doing whatever we can to spread our positive blindness philosophy, we will show by our example and love that blindness is not the characteristic that defines our future; and with hope, the proper training, and equal opportunity, we can transform our dreams into reality.

2022-2023 NFB of Nashville Board Members

President: Tracey Fields
Vice President: Jana Jackson
Secretary: Sheila Hansen
Treasurer: James Brown
Board member: HK Derryberry
Board member: Ruth Hollingsworth

Meeting Time and Location

Starting in August 2022, we will be meeting at the TN State Library and Archives Building located at 1001 Representative John Lewis Way, Nashville, TN from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the third Saturday of each month. For those who do not feel comfortable meeting in person, a Zoom option is available. For the Zoom information or any other questions, please reach out to President Tracey Fields at 615-461-0246 or at

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To contact the Nashville chapter, send an email to President Fields at: or by calling 615-461-0246.

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The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

Together with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.


We want to send out a big “thank you” to the following businesses for supporting the fundraising efforts of the Nashville Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee!


Gold sponsor:

Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation (Sensory Unit)

505 Deaderick Street

Nashville, TN 37243

Toll Free: (833) 751-0597

Local: (615) 313-4891


Silver sponsor:

McNamara’s Irish Pub

2740 Old Lebanon Rd.

Nashville, TN 37214


Bronze sponsor:

Blind Early Services of Tennessee (BEST)

Phone:  615-200-8006



Tracey Fields