Meet Our Team


Headshot of Katharine Ray Executive Director

Katharine Ray
Executive Director

Headshot of Missy Hamilton Garden Manager

Missy Hamilton
Garden Manager

Chef Sydney smiling headshot in white apron

Sydney Desind
Executive Chef

Bijal Mehta Volunteer and Outreach Manager

Bijal Mehta
Volunteer & Outreach Manager

Headshot of Tonya Whitaker Client Manager

Tonya Whitaker
Client Manager

Headshot of Susan Poteet Kitchen Manager

Susan Poteet
Kitchen Manager

Board of Directors

President of the Board - Kevin Elkins
Attorney at Epstein Becker & Green, PC
Board Treasurer - Don Diffendorf
VP, Financial Services Account Manager at GE Healthcare
Secretary of the Board - James O'Brien
Startup Advisor and Investor

Wendi Michelle
Co-Founder at Savage Snacks, Inc.

Blake Boyd
Senior Vice President at
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Kathie Heimerdinger
Founder of The Heimerdinger Foundation
Jonas de Souza M.D.
HCA Healthcare, Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Growth Practice Leader
Jannis Muscato
President at Lynn HR Consulting
Dr. Sharon D. Peters
Executive Director for Community College Initiatives at Tennessee State University
Andrew Sartoris
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Regent Surgical Health
Brian Heimerdinger
Sales Executive at Private Health Management

Advisory Board

Lacy Wright RD, LDN, CLT