Margi Story’s career with people with intellectual disabilities spans over 25 years, but she began working for the Department as the Director of the East Tennessee Homes in 2010. In this position, Margi oversees the sixteen homes in East Tennessee that provide 24-hour support to ensure the daily health, safety, and welfare of the residents. Since appointed, Margi has led the development of a comprehensive safety program, which adheres to the Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services regulations for best practice planning and preparation. Margi’s extensive research and development of training mechanisms has resulted in outstanding staff performance. Margi’s dedication to involve people in naturally occurring activities creates opportunities to learn and experience personal growth while enjoying life. Margi is a true leader and leads by example. Margi’s imagination, enthusiasm, passion, and tenacity inspire others to do more and make her an asset to the State of Tennessee.