About Rochelle

In 1968, long time area educator W.R. Rochelle, began the foundation for the agency to offer supports for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Supports would enhance skills necessary for individuals to become as independent as possible in our community. Today’s Rochelle Center continues that mission with on-campus day programming, in addition to residential services. Families and care-givers are comforted knowing that their loved ones are well cared for and engaged in a productive, active and safe supportive environment.IMG_8754edit The Production Center provides on-campus sheltered employment and supported employment for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities. Work is contracted through local business and program participants earn paychecks. Participants are trained in the use of state of the art equipment to complete work for area businesses quickly and accurately, promoting self-esteem and social skills.Choices provides meaningful day programming through a modified Adult Day Care. Community integration focusing on day trips to area museums and volunteer opportunities. Individuals thrive in this atmosphere while enjoying activities, social interaction, community outings and special celebrations.Community Based Living provides supported living  in Nashville area residences. With the assistance of companions, clients develop skills of daily living and independence, while being active members of our community.The Rochelle Center offers meaningful opportunities to adults with disabilities and their families so they can achieve their goals for quality lives and community inclusion.

We promise to:

  • Deliver excellent services to you with the highest levels of professional integrity
  • Treat you with dignity and respect
  • Provide rich opportunities for your personal growth
  • Support the needs of your families
  • Respect your diversity and differences
  • Advocate for your inclusion in the community
  • Encourage you to make choices
  • Listen to you
  • Help you enjoy the rights and privileges due to you as part of your individual freedom


Executive Staff

Debbie Chadwick, President
Scott Diehl, CFO

Our Board of Directors

Roxanne Coats McDonald, ChairRochelle-2
Andrea Farr, Vice Chair
James Bradshaw, III, Treasurer
Karen Blanchard, Secretary
Avi Poster, Past President



Caroline Chamberlain
Joe Fisher
Benjamin Goldberg
Glenn Funk
Beverly Hanselman
Mary Ann Hea
Russ Neal
Kevin Taylor
Tom Tribke
Bill Torrence
Eleanor Willis


Bill Canak
Bill Farmer
Judge Mark Fishburn
Howard Gentry
Sheriff Daron Hall
Senator Thelma Harper
Robbie Landers
Valerie Levay
Troy Marden
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Theresa Menefee
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