Lisa brings more than two decades of executive experience to this position, including as the Finance Director for AppCAA and 15 years as the Finance Director for Kid Central, Inc. Ms. Barton was the Adult Education Director for Hawkins County for three years, where she helped older learners gain life skills and improve their employability. Ms. Barton’s extensive experience helping the people of our region uniquely positions her to guide AppCAA. “We are happy that Lisa has accepted the Executive Director position,” said former AppCAA Board Chair Selma Hood, “She has done an excellent job as Finance Director. With that experience and devotion to the Agency, she will lead AppCAA into a successful future.” Ms. Barton spearheads several initiatives for AppCAA — including implementing the Agency’s Strategic Plan — while expanding AppCAA’s client base. Ms. Barton has introduced several new programs during her tenure as executive director and has been the catalyst for the significant growth of our agency in recent years.