Lakshmie Napagoda, RGS, LCSW, a native of Sri Lanka, moved to the United States in 1981, became a citizen of the United States, obtained Associate Degree in Accounting from the Valley College in Burbank, CA. Lakshmie received her BA in Psychology from the Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Lakshmie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to COMPASSion Counseling (CC). She served as the Executive Director of DeNeuville Learning Center in Memphis for 15 years. Lakshmie, a member of Sisters of the Good Shepherd, started and developed this program, which provides educational, psychological, social and enrichment services to women and their families. Lakshmie moved to Maryville, TN in August 2015 when CC’s board offered her the 1st Executive Director position of CC. She demonstrates the passion and compassion we so desired in an Executive Director.