Our Staff

Margaret Cole

CEO

Chris Russell

Director of Client Services

Sara Longenecker

Director of Advancement

Niki Work

Boutique Manager

Ginger Cavender

Nurse Manager

Tanya Fifth

Administrative Assistant

History of CareNet

How and Why CareNet Started

CareNet Pregnancy Medical Center was born because Terry and Lynette Edmondson had a dream to help women choose life when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Our organization was founded in 1995 as the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Middle Tennessee by twelve passionate people in Dickson County, with its primary focus to engage evangelicals in responding to the abortion crisis.

The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Middle Tennessee changed its name to CareNet Pregnancy Services of Middle Tennessee because of our affiliation with the national organization CareNet.

Our Growth

As CareNet has grown, so has our mission.

We offer pregnancy options counseling to over 115 men and women each year empowering them to make fully educated choices for their families. We also offer hope and forgiveness to men and women who have an abortion in their past through our abortion recovery program.

CareNet ministers directly to women and men in crisis through our trained advocates, our group classes, and our website. Women facing unplanned pregnancies are turning to Google and Yahoo search engines for help and there they find CareNet ready to connect them with the support they need.

Joining Forces

Partnering with Option Line

We joined Option Line call center, which is available to women in crisis 24/7. They refer those women in our community to us so that we may assist them in their time of need.

The pregnancy center movement and the reach of Option Line have continued to grow by leaps and bounds. In 2006, CareNet pregnancy centers helped more than 350,000 women in need, and nine out of ten pregnancy clients chose life for their babies. Over 20,000 people made new or renewed commitments of faith in Jesus Christ, and 13,000 participated in a post-abortion recovery group.

Medical Center & Services

With More Services, Comes More Help

In September 2008, 3700 square feet was added to our center in order to provide the critical service of ultrasound technology to our community and accredit us as a medical facility. As a medical clinic, we are able to diagnose pregnancy for prenatal care, determine the gestational age of the baby, and determine if the pregnancy is a viable intrauterine pregnancy.

With the addition of medical services, CareNet instituted another name change, CareNet Pregnancy Medical Center.

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Pastor Jamie Allen, Chairperson
Dr. Craig Collie, MD
Alesha Reeves RD, DNS
Mr. Jamie Snyder, Treasurer
Mrs. Carla Sullivan, Secretary

Medical Director
Dr. Tom Miller

Volunteer Medical Personnel

Dr. Julie Perrigin, Ultrasound Reader
Diane Allen, LPN
Linda Epley, LPN
Edie Patterson, RN

Performing Ultrasounds
Shelby Brown, RDMS