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Ms. Rochelle Carpenter

Senior Policy Advisor

Greater Nashville Regional Council


Rochelle Carpenter is the Senior Policy Advisor for the Greater Nashville Regional Council where she leads the agency’s Healthy and Active Transportation Programs and Creative Community Engagement and Placemaking Programs. Prior to GNRC, Rochelle worked at Transportation for America where she worked to build a coalition to develop and advocate for national transportation policies that would improve health and advance equity, including funding for public transportation, funding for bicycling and walking projects, health equity performance measures and more. In the past, Rochelle also helped to advance local programs and policies to prevent childhood obesity among communities of color and low-income populations in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College with a concentration in cultural and medical anthropology.


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