Marissa Smith Fletcher is an Independent Living and Referral Specialist with Empower Tennessee since August 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Watkins College of Art & Design. Marissa is a Nashville native who has committed herself to providing direct services to those in need throughout Middle Tennessee. This includes several years of working with the elderly, immigrant and refugees, people with disabilities, and disenfranchised populations. She is on the Board of Metro Parks Disabilities and Magic Program, and volunteers her time for non-profits that assist in local and global development. She continues to play an active role in helping others navigate through the difficulties of the world in which they live, while engaging in the creative transformation of the world that we all share.