Meet the Board of Directors

Elizabeth Graham Pistole - President


Elizabeth Graham grew up in Franklin, Tn with two siblings. She founded the Divas over three years ago and since then has worked hard to develop it into the organization it is today. Her younger sister was born with Down syndrome and has been her inspiration to empower the special needs community. With determination to erase any negative stigmas associated with individuals with special needs and 12 years of competitive dance experience, the Dancing Divas was formed. Today Elizabeth Graham is a Business student at the University of Alabama where she hopes to use her education to continue to develop the Divas. Elizabeth Graham still plays several roles including overseeing activities/ performances, choreographing dances, managing accounts, but most importantly ensuring that the Divas are seen for their true value. 

Caroline Pistole - Vice President


Caroline grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and attended Middle Tennessee State University where she met her husband. After college, Caroline became a State Farm Agent and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Caroline has spent over 25 years creating a successful agency. In addition to her success in the work place, she is also the proud mother of 3 children. With the ability to be a successful business owner, Caroline plays an integral role as Vice President. She is able to contribute creative and innovative business ideas to development our program while also ensuring that the Divas have a positive and supportive environment. 

Becky Schwab - Secretary


Becky is a widow of 43 years, mother of three and a grandmother of five. She loves life as well as spending time with her family! Raised in Indianapolis, IN Becky is a Graduate from IUPUI Dental Hygiene School. Attended Purdue University in Special Education and was Mrs. Tennessee America in 1986. Becky and her husband, David, were Ordained in 2013 and she served on her church’s Elder Board. Becky has been a part of growing the organization since it was founded and has given her all to help it prosper. With a background in special education and her excellent communication abilities, Becky is excellent at being the Secretary on the Board of Directors. 

Al Pistole - Treasurer


Al grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia and Springfield, Tennessee. He then attended Middle Tennessee State University where he acquired an aerospace technology degree with a math minor. He used his degree to fulfill his dream of being an airline pilot. He now lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife over 30 years and his 3 kids. With a heart for the special needs community, an organized personality, and a gifting in math he is a great attribute as the Board’s Treasurer.