Tara Houston
Mentorship Chair, NLC Nashville

Tara Houston is a non-profit professional and public servant interested in work that cultivates an inclusive and stronger Tennessee. In her current role at COMBINEDBrain, Tara works with patient advocacy groups seeking therapies and cures for the rare, genetic disorders they represent. Prior to joining COMBINEDBrain Tara worked in local economic development, focusing on both small business growth for minority and woman-owned businesses and career advancement for immigrant and refugee families. Her enthusiasm for workforce development, education access, and economic inclusion mobilized her to serve her community so she sought election to the Executive Committee of the Davidson County Democratic Party. In this role, Tara works with the committee to get progressive leaders elected to all levels of office in Middle Tennessee. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for her region of the Davidson County Democratic Party.