Team Members

Joi Wasill

Joi Wasill

DCO Founder, Executive Director

Candice Gipson

Candice Gipson

Education Specialist- Middle TN

Christie Shaw

Christie Shaw

Education Specialist- South TN

Beth Cox

Beth Cox

Program Director

Zoie Duncan

Zoie Duncan

Education Specialist- SW TN

Jane Myers

Jane Myers

Education Specialist- South TN

Katie Poe

Katie Poe

Project Manager, Ed Specialist

Jamie Blackwell

Jamie Blackwell

Education Specialist - Middle TN

Terri Kennedy

Terri Kennedy

Administrative Director

Suzanne Geerholt

Suzanne Geerholt

Education Specialist & Admin. Assistant Middle TN

Board of Directors

Joi Wasill, Executive Director 2002-Present
Joi WasillJoi Wasill is the Founder and Executive Director of “Decisions, Choices & Options, Inc.” a 501c3 non profit educational organization based in Hendersonville, TN.  Since 2002, DCO has provided classroom training and prevention education for over 80,000 high school students on the topic of teen pregnancy and abstinence. Joi is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Public Administration and attended MTSU where she received her Teacher Education training and licensure. She is a former high school teacher at Hendersonville High, and she and her husband Bill, are the proud parents of a 15 year old son and the owners of a small business. Joi became involved in the field of teen pregnancy prevention and education after going through the crisis pregnancy of a close friend’s teenage daughter. In the fall of 2002, she started the educational program, Decisions, Choices & Options at one local school in Sumner County, TN. The program now reaches over 85,000 students all over the southeast each school year.
Dr. Scott Huitink, Current Chair 2017-2019
Christine Baxter, Vice Chair 2017-2019
Cindy Bean, Treasurer 2016-2018
Cindy Bean is a self- employed accountant and has been in business since January 1999.  She is married with 2 grown children and 7 grandchildren(4 by birth, 2 by marriage and one through adoption). She is honored to be part of an organization that values life as DCO does.
Elly Preston, Secretary 2015-2019
Dawn Gregory, Former Chair
Dawn is passionate about the mission of DCO and about seeing the organization grow to reach more students in other areas of our state and country.  She is a community volunteer, mom, wife, and respected leader in the Hendersonville community.
Rhonda Nason, Former Chair
Rhonda brings the experience and expertise of 24 years as a labor and delivery nurse to the board of the DCO program.  She is instrumental in the oversight of the medical accuracy of the content as well as heading up a major fundraising event each year.  She and her husband are the parents of two wonderful children and live in Hendersonville, TN.
Susan C. Allen, Former Secretary
I am retired from a career in social work and Human Resources. I stay busy with many volunteer activities, spending time with my grandchildren and traveling. 

I have been a supporter, helper and board member of DCO for many years. I have watched the program grow and flourish. I am attracted to the program since it is abstinence based and gives factual information about the humanity of the developing life in the womb. DCO also educates on the the importance of considering both short and long term consequences for the mother, father, baby, family and nation in choosing abortion, parenting or adoption. This is the only program even mentions adoption as an option to consider and educating about what adoption looks like today dispelling the outdated and inaccurate adoption myths. We continually see students say that they have never received this information before and more fully understand the consequences of premarital sex. ~Susie Allen

Tammy Higgins
Tammy is an Obstetrical Nurse with many years of experience and has a passion for seeing young women know the truth about each of the options facing them in an unplanned pregnancy.  She has first-hand experience dealing with families in crisis situations and will be a tremendous asset to the mission of DCO.
Ann Buchanan