Meet Our Leadership Team

Our Staff Members

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Katharine Ray
Executive Director

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Missy Hamilton
Garden Manager

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Chef Juan Kirby
Chef & Teen Coordinator

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Bijal Mehta
Volunteer Manager

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Robin Mizaur
Client Manager

Susan Poteet
Kitchen Manager & Delivery Coordinator

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Lexy Vogel, RD
Nutrition Educator

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Nan Zierden
Fundraising & Development Manager

Board of Directors

Wade Weaver
President of the Board: Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Joseph Conner
Senior Publicist at
Essential Broadcast Media
Lynda Davenport
Practice Manager at Endodontic Associates
Don Diffendorf
Board Treasurer: VP, Financial Services Account Manager at GE Healthcare
Kevin Elkins
Associate Attorney, Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis LLP
Tim Falade
Director, Ascension Saint Thomas Health
Kathie Heimerdinger
Founder of The Heimerdinger Foundation
Christa Gassler
Board Secretary: Senior Director of Affordablity at eviCore Healthcare, a Cigna subsidiary
James O'Brien
Valkrie Bitcoin Trust
Dr. Sharon D. Peters
Executive Director for Community College Initiatives at Tennessee State University

Advisory Board

Lacy Wright

Lacy Wright, RD, LDN, CLT