For fifteen years Denise has provided Workforce Investment Act services for a ten county area to customers of diverse cultural, economic, ethnic and social backgrounds. She has actively involved herself in being an advocate for women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, the undereducated, economically disadvantaged and the preservation of the Tennessee Valley natural resources and historical legacy of East Tennessee African Americans. Denise served on the African American Task Force of East Tennessee (Executive Board Member) for four years; ; served on the Minority Action Team for Community Health Member (M.A.T.C.H.) of Upper East Tennessee for four years. She has previously served as a C.E.A.S.E. (Domestic Violence Women's Shelter) Board of Directors member for 5 1/2 years and is going to return on the BOD in 2014. Denise has served on the Hamblen County Foster Parent Review Board and is a member of the National Career Development Association. She is currently Chair of the Hamblen County Interagency Coalition continuing her second term in this position. Denise is the Vice Chair of Stepping Out, Inc. (SOI) Board of Directors, a nonprofit social service agency in Morristown, TN also holding various volunteer staff positions while directing the reorganization process of the administrative and program delivery of SOI.