Michelle Bagby

Michelle Bagby serves as the statewide Director of Behavioral Health & Crisis Services and statewide Clinical Director for the Tennessee START Assessment & Stabilization Teams for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). Ms. Bagby is a licensed behavior analyst and holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental/behavioral health needs. Ms. Bagby has been with DIDD since 2016 and began working within the Behavior Analysis Unit at the Middle Tennessee Regional Office.  Ms. Bagby has had a variety of past clinical experience, including providing behavior analysis services for children with IDD and their caregivers in home and community settings, working as a mental health specialist at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, and working as a residential counselor at a residential treatment center for juvenile sex offenders.