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Board of Directors

Officers

Tamara Boyer, Board Chair

Tamara Boyer

Title: General Council and VP of Advancement, East Tennessee Foundation
Previous: Wealth Management, US Bank, Senior Vice President of Operations, Citi, Director Leal Department, Citi, General Counsel, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance
Education: Juris Doctorate, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Bachelor of Arts& Science, Florida State University
Community involvement: Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, Executive Board & Chair Board Development; Junior Achievement of Tennessee, Executive Board & Chair Miss Business; Webb School of Knoxville Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Presidential Search Committee, Chairman Facilities Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Co-Chair Senior Class PAC Committee; Junior League of Knoxville Sustainer Advisor; McClung Museum, Board of Directors; Second Harvest Food Bank, Volunteer; East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Volunteer; Knoxville Metropolitan Planning Commission Commissioner; Knox County Industrial Development Board Member; Knox County Health, Education, & Housing Facility Board Member; Leadership Knoxville Class of 2016 Graduate & Curriculum Committee Member; University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associate
Region: Central

Kathryn Vinson, Chair Elect

Kathryn Vinson

Title: Executive Oncology Specialist, Merck & Co. Inc.
Previous: Analytical Chemist, Dry Branch Kaolin Co.
Education: BS, Chemistry/Physics; Wesleyan College
Community involvement: Bearden Elementary PTSO, Leadership Knoxville Class of 2013, 40 under 40 2014, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2017 Women of the Year, American Cancer Society Hope Gala Committee, Junior League Community Advisory Board
Region: Central

Latisha Stubblefield, Vice Chair

Latisha Stubblefield

Title: Associate General Counsel, Pilot Flying J
Previous: Associate Attorney, Baker, Donelson, Beaman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.; Associate Attorney, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen, Carpenter, PLLC
Education: JD, University of Tennessee College of Law; BA, Carson Newman College
Community Involvement: Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians Board of Directors, Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation Board of Directors, United Way of Knoxville, Loaned Executive (2018-2019)
Region: Central

Rachel Buchannon, Secretary

Rachel Buchannon

Title: Director of Economic Development, Blount Partnership                  Previous:  VP Business Development/industrial Engineer Massey Group, Industrial Engineer, Cherokee Millwright and Mechanical                    Education: University of Tennessee                                                     Community involvement: Candidate, Leukamia and Lymphoma man and woman of the year campaign. Chair, 2015 Blount County United Way Campaign-Industrial Committee. Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians Board of Directors                                                                                           Region: Central

 

Directors-At-Large

Sandi Blalock

Title: Girl Scout volunteer; advertising account manager, The Greeneville Sun newspaper.
Education: BBA, Belmont University; MBA, Mississippi College
Community involvement: Girl Scout Troop #00314 volunteer, Greene County service unit manager and Girl Scout council delegate, GSUSA volunteer, Badge Architecture task force; Greene County Veterans Memorial, Christian Self Help (Greeneville) board, Mobile Medical Missions Hospital board, Leadership Class of the Greene County Partnership, and First Baptist Church Greeneville media volunteer.
Region: North

Leigh Hornsby

Leigh Hornsby

Title: Strategic Communications Consultant, Public Information Associates
Previous: Chief Advancement Officer, Northeast State Community College
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas (Concentration: Public Affairs) Master of City Management and B.S. East Tennessee State University
Community Involvement: Volunteer, Northeast State Foundation, Board Member, Girl Scout of Southern Appalachians.
Region: North

Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn

Title: Assistant Professor of Epidemiology East Tennessee State University
Previous: Research Assistant, East Tennessee State University
Education: BA, Psychology, Wesleyan College; MSc, Public Health Research, University of Edinburgh, UK; DrPH, Epidemiology, East Tennessee State University
Community involvement: Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, American Public Health Association, Society for Epidemiologic Research, International Epidemiologic Association, American Association of University Women, and Tennessee Public Health Association
Region: North

Kathryn Vinson

Kathryn Vinson

Title: Executive Oncology Specialist, Merck & Co. Inc.
Education: BS, Chemistry/Physics; Wesleyan College
Community involvement: Bearden Elementary PTSO, Leadership Knoxville Class of 2013, 40 under 40 2014, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2017 Women of the Year, American Cancer Society Hope Gala Committee, Junior League Community Advisory Board
Region: Central
 

Kathi Grant Willis

Title: General Council at Community Health Alliance and Consumers’ Choice Health Plan
Previous: Director of Employment Law and Employee Relations, BCBS of TN, Senior Council, Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company
Education: University of Virginia, University Tennessee College of Law
Region: South

Alaka Williams

Title: Sr. Vice president of Human Resources at Discovery
Previous: Sr. Vice President Discovery, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Scripps Networks Interactive, Director of Human Resources, Live Nation, Director of Employee Relations, Live Nation, Human Resources Manager, Clear Channel Entertainment, Regional Human Resources Manager, KinderCare Learning Center
Education: Emory University, Stanford University, BS Mass communications, James Madison University, University of Virginia,
Community Involvement: Member, Women in Cable National Board of Directors, Member, Society for Human Resource Management
Region: Central

Cammy Kromer

Title: Sr. Director Sales, Dollar, Vend, Food Service& Theater, Ferrara Candy Company
Previous: Ferrara Candy Company, Director of Sales, Value & Vend, Team Lead supporting Dollar General, Fred’s Pharmacy, & 99 cent store only, Area Sales Manager Supporting C-Store, President, Junior League of Knoxville, Director of Category Strategy and Insights (Senior Manager), The Hershey Company, Team Lead/Account Executive for Dollar General, The Hershey Company
Education: Business Administration, Furman University
Community Involvement: Board of Directors, Junior League of Knoxville, Foster, Adopt a Golden of Knoxville, Board of Directors, Girl Talk, Cup of Hope Committee, Salvation Army, Member, Junior League of Knoxville, Advisor, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Fundraising, Farragut Primary School
Region: Central

Cynthia Dale

Title: Director of Summer Programs, Silverdale Baptist Academy
Previous: Lead Teacher, Silverdale Baptist Academy, Children’s Ministry Director, Christ United Methodist Church, Marketing, National Seating & Mobility, Inc., Marketing, Tennessee Bankers Association, Shop Director, Bath & Body Works, Inc., Lead Graphic Designer, Lewis Letterworks, Inc.
Education: B.A. Communications, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Community Involvement: Co-Chair “if” Capital Campaign, Silverdale Baptist Academy, Invitations Committee Member, Creative Discovery Museum, AmuseUm 2016, Committee Member, Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, Outrun Abuse Race 2016, Chairperson, Silverdale Baptist Academy, 2014 Green and Gold Gala, President, Women’s Ministry 2011-2014
Region: South

Denise Douglas

Title: Owner-President Maxwell Reed and Ryne, Inc. Realtor, (Keller Williams)
Previous: Manager of Business Development, American Express, Channel Marketing Manager, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Sales Manager, Verizon.
Education: University of Kentucky, Communication and Media Studies BA
Community Involvement: President of the Board, The Susannah’s House, Secretary of the Board, the AD Foundation, Gals and Glamour Committee, Second Harvest Food Bank of ET. Board Member, ET Technology Access Center, Committee Chair a night in Old Havana and ETTAC Annual Golf Tournament, Board Member, Knoxville Volunteer Rescue, Fundraising Volunteer (Knoxville Heart Gala 2019), American Heart Association, Mentor, TN Achieves, Hardin Valley Business Planning and Development Committee, Committee Member and sit on the task force team, Volunteer, Junior Achievement.
Region: Central

Ginny Morrow

Title: Retired as SVP Philanthropy at Covenant Health
Education: BS Accounting, University of Alabama
Community Involvement: Board Member, Knoxville Leadership Foundation, Headed $10M Capital Campaign for First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Member, Rotary Club of Knoxville
Region: Central

Jennifer Axsom Adler

Title: Assistant Director, Roan Scholars Leadership Program at ETSU; Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy & History, ETSU; Alderman, City of Kingsport
Previous: Instructor, Assistant Residential Life Coordinator, and Assistant Research Coordinator, Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth; Paralegal, Investment Banking, Bear, Stearns & Co.
Education: AB, Harvard University; M.A. and Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Community Involvement: Alderman, City of Kingsport, Board of Directors, Inventor Center, Leadership Committee, Healthy Kingsport, Council, Keep Kingsport Beautiful
Region: North

Kim Leffew

Title: Director of Auxiliary Programs at Girls Preparatory School
Previous: Summer Camp Director, Girls Preparatory School, Physical Education Teacher, Girls Preparatory School,
Education: Tusculum College, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Community Involvement: Heart Ball Auction Committee Member, American Heart Association, Style-Works Co-chair 2018, Siskin Children’s Institute. Board Member, Downside up Inc., President, Alpha Delta Kappa, Tennessee Chapter, Co-chair of WAMS Luncheon, National MS Society, Mid-South Chapter, Co-chair of Witches and Wine for MS, National MS Society, Mid-South Chapter, Run Aid Station Captain, IRONMAN, President-Elect, Alpha Delta Kappa, Sorority, Zeta Chapter
Region: South

Kim Shumpert

Title: Executive Director, Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute
Previous: Director of Development, Bethel Bible Village, Director of Business Development, Baldwin& Shell Construction Co., Executive Director, City Youth Ministries, Coordinator of Community Development, e-Stem Public Charter School, Executive Assistant, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director, PACES
Education: Arkansas University, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Harding University
Community Involvement: Board Member Southeastern Chapter AFP, Board Member Rotary Club, Board Member Craighead County Community Foundation, Board Member Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, Board Member JETS
Region: South

Lindy White

Title: President of Kingsport Operations, Ballad Health
Previous: CEO of Providence Northeast Hospital in Columbia SC, CEO at Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Woodridge Hospital, MSHA
Education: BS Accounting/Economics, Emory and Henry, MBA, Old Dominion
Community Involvement: United Way of Washington County, American College of Health Care Executives
Region: North

Sybil Topel

Title: Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
Previous: Writer in Residence, Lillian E. Smith Center, Marketing Director Street Dixon Rick Architecture, LLC, Vice President Spaeth Communications, Corporate and External Affairs Manager, AT&T
Education: Master of Fine Art’s degree in writing, Savannah College of Art, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, B.S. Communications, University of Tennessee.
Community Involvement: Board of Directors, Secretary, ARTSBUILD, Committee Member, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Member, Leadership Chattanooga, Member, Mayoral Arts Award Committee, Member, Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Chair, Marketing Committee, Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, Member, Rotary International, President, Nashville Cable, President-elect, Cable, Board Member, Cable, Member, Public Relations Society of America.
Region: South

Board Development Committee

Daryl Brady

Title: Field Representative, United States Congress, Phil Roe, MD, Tennessee 1st District

Previous: Program Director for Leadership Jefferson County and Youth Leadership Jefferson County, Vice President and Program Director Leadership Knoxville, Executive Director Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation, VP of Marketing and Business Development Community Tectonics Architects, President and CEO, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Education: B.S. Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, A.A. Walters State Community College
Community Involvement: Member, First Advisory Board, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, Executive Director and Founder, Jefferson County Chapter, Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library, Founder, Charter Member Board of Directors, Jefferson County Education and Community Foundation
Region: North