Noel Johnson, President
Noel lives in Wartrace in Bedford County and is active in the Bedford chapter and in SOCM’s strategic planning committee.
“I’m in SOCM because I believe in grassroots organizing; I believe in what SOCM’s doing. I want what socially redeems me – at a personal level it’s very important. Where else would I want to be on a Saturday morning!”
Johnny L. Farris, Vice President
Johnny resides in Maury County, where he works to promote literacy education, natural resources protection efforts and bettering the local public schools. Johnny is a long-time SOCM member, and the organization's top recruiter, earning several awards for his recruitment accomplishments throughout his years as a loyal SOCM member. He also serves on the Green-Collar Jobs committee.
Alicia Wright, Secretary
Alicia joined the Board in the fall of 2012. She lives in Smyrna.
Franz Raetzer, Treasurer
Franz lives in Harriman in Roane County. He is a retired electro-mechanical engineer with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Franz was elected Treasurer in 2011 after being an active member for several years. He is a member of the E3 and Green-Collar Jobs Committees, the ART Team, and the Finance Committee.
“SOCM gives me the opportunity to help make Tennessee and the United States a better place to live for everybody- not just the wealthy.”
Nova Land, Roaring River Chapter Rep
Howard White, Jackson Chapter Rep
Howard lives in Jackson in Madison County in west Tennessee and is active in the Jackson chapter and the anti-racism transformation team. He also helped SOCM with its long-term plans as a member of the strategic planning committee. Howard is stepping down as SOCM's Treasurer to be the representative from the Jackson chapter. He will continue to serve on the finance committee.
Linda Desmond, Co-rep, Cumberland County Chapter
Linda is an active member of the Cumberland County chapter. She has been involved in legislative work.
Jean Cheely, Co-rep, Cumberland County Chapter
Jean will continue to serve as the Cumberland County co-representative. Recently, se has been involved in the fight to keep a landfill out of Crab Orchard. She also serves on the E3 committee.
Robert Tidwell, Maury County Chapter Rep
Robert joined SOCM in 2012 and lives in Mount Pleasant.
Tammy Partin, Bedford County Rep
Tammy, a former Board member, rejoined the Board to fill in as the Bedford County Rep in 2012. She was re-elected to the Board by the Bedford Chapter in August 2012.
Steven Greer, Knoxville Rep
Steven has been active in the Knoxville chapter since its beginning in spring 2012. He joined the Board as Knoxville's first Board Representative in November 2012.
Kim Mays, At-Large Delegate
Kim joined the Board in November 2012. She lives in Knoxville.
Nora Limon, At-Large Delegate
Nora lives in White Bluff, Tenn. She is a long-time SOCM supporter, and joined the SOCM Board in 2010.
Patrick Morales, At-Large Delegate
Patrick Morales currently lives in Blount County and has been active in events led or co-sponsored by SOCM members for several years. He is a member of the E3 committee, often representing SOCM at conferences and bringing his knowledge back to the group. Patrick is also part of the coordinating committee with the Alliance for Appalichia.
"My formal alliance with SOCM was a result of the organization's mission to empower local communities across the state through education, providing resources, and assisting in organizing for a stronger say in what happens in and around their homes. For far too long, many citizens have felt like their voices do not matter. Through community education and empowerment, we can begin to reverse that and regain some influence in the positive directions we are led."