Meet Our Staff
Darlene A. Kemp, MPH, MBA-HCM
Darlene Kemp is the Executive Director of Vista Points, Inc. – a nonprofit corporation that serves as trustee of pooled, first-party, and third-party Special Needs Trusts. The organization provides education, advocacy and services related to Special Needs Trusts, for people of any age living with a physical, mental, and/or intellectual disability.
Darlene Kemp holds the following degrees:
- Masters in Business (concentration in Health Care Management) from the University of Phoenix
- Masters of Public Health (concentration in Gerontology) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Bachelors degree in Business, Family and Consumer Science (concentration in Gerontology) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Prior to her current position, Darlene was responsible for the growth and development of the Arthritis Pain and Rehabilitation Center at Easter Seals and was the State Director of Programs and Services for the Arthritis Foundation. Darlene’s professional achievements include over 25 years of experience working in health-related organizations in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Darlene supports the community and has served in the following capacity:
- Board of Directors member of the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee
- Board of Directors member of the Rutherford County Tennessee Council on Aging
- Board of Directors member of the Tennessee Disability Coalition
- Past President of the Senior Services Network of the Midsouth
- Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee Education Committee
- Leadership Council of the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee member
- Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Administrative Committee chair
- Intentional Older Adults Ministry Network member
- Mount Juliet Tennessee Chamber of Commerce member
- Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce member
- Rutherford Senior Providers Network facilitator
Being involved in community activities that will better serve the aging population, and people of any age who are living with a disability, is a purposeful endeavor for Darlene. In her free time, Darlene enjoys traveling, boating, hiking, and gardening.
Cheryl Todd is Vista Points’ Administrative Assistant. She joined the company in 2019, bringing great experience and a willingness to learn with her. Cheryl enjoys working with the staff and all of the Vista Points clients, their families, and the professionals who assist them. She states it reminds her of being “right at home”. Assisting callers gives Cheryl a wonderful sense of being hands-on and a problem-solver. Each day, she works to ensure all beneficiaries receive the proper care they need to continue living a good quality of life.
Cheryl has worked in many fields which gives her a broad understanding of the corporate world. In Phoenix, AZ, she owned a flower shop that was operated from her home. In the early 2000’s, she worked at the state capital, serving as a secretary until her mother fell ill. Cheryl left her job to care for her mother. Cheryl had a nice career as an apartment manager in Tennessee, but she knew she could be more useful and do more. That is when she was hired by Vista Points, The Special Needs Trusts and Resource Center. Cheryl states that she hopes she will remain with Vista Points until she decides to retire, many years from now.
Cheryl tells people she was a country girl at heart and now living in Tennessee, she has made it a reality. She has been happily married for 44 years, has two adult sons, and one sweet granddaughter.
Lennon Harris, BS
Financial Systems Coordinator
Lennon is the Financial Services Coordinator of Vista Points, Inc., overseeing and maintaining all Trust accounts. He also actively participates in various marketing venues to help create awareness of special needs trusts and related services.
After graduating from Brentwood Academy in 1993, Lennon attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Lennon worked for a transportation brokerage company as an accounting clerk for five years. From there, he pursued a career in property management serving as site coordinator to several properties throughout the Nashville/Metropolitan area. Lennon also served as an office manager for a Community High School that focused on children who were alcohol or chemical dependent. Before coming to Vista Points, Lennon worked four years as an accounting executive for a nonprofit organization in the Nashville area.
In Lennon’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his son and participating in sporting events.
“Working with Vista Points gives me the satisfaction of knowing we are doing our very best to serve our beneficiaries and their families. We assist in providing care and educating them regarding their everyday needs while living with a disability.” – C. Todd
Know what you are risking by not taking advantage of the protection offered by a Special Needs Trust. Vista Points can connect you to the resources to establish a Special Needs Trust, all with your specific and individual needs in mind.