Board of Directors

Dr. Jerry Askew

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Daniel Carter

The Trust Company

Susan Edwards

KLF Secretary
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)

Shannon Hampson

Abercrombie Radiology

Chris Martin

Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Valerie Mire

Medical Waste of America

Jeff Peters

President (Retired)
The White Stone Group

Avice Reid

Community Volunteer

Dr. John Simmons

Abercrombie Radiology

Randy Smith

KLF Treasurer
Managing Partner
Tradewinds Advisory, LLC

Mike Turner

Turner Homes

George Wallace

KLF Chairperson
Coldwell Banker Wallace

Meet Our Team

David Ault

Vice President of Programs

Doug Banister

Senior Director of Venture 297

Jamie Bauknight

Case Manager, Flenniken Landing

Beth Boutwell

Director of Human Resources

Barry Branam

Assistant Director, Training & Reentry, KnoxWorx

Jeremiah Branson

Assistant Director, Operation Backyard

Charles Brown

Assistant Director, Operations/Recruitment, KnoxWorx

Tommy Bui

Administrative Assistant

Richard Consoli

Interim Senior Director of KnoxWorx

Chris Cowart

Senior Director of Asset Management and General Counsel

Savannah Dupree

Program Coordinator, Amachi

Sandy Ebright

Vice President of Financial Special Projects

Charmin Foth

Program Support Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Meghan Gaston

Admin and Compliance Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Krystal Gourley

Assistant Director Connection Point, Compassion Coalition

Carolyn Hansen

Outreach and Research Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Rachel Hill

Senior Director, Flenniken Landing; Intern Placement, Amachi

Mikayla Holt

Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Mike Jacobs

Director of Recruitment, KnoxWorx

Evan Jamison

Case Manager, KnoxWorx

Alexandra Joy

Receptionist, KLF

Danielle Jurkovich

Case Manager KnoxWorx

Michelle Kinzie

Director of Administration

Natalie Lay

Program Coordinator, Amachi

Colt Letner

Recruitment Coordinator, KnoxWorx

George Lokken

Construction Trainer, KnoxWorx

Omar Lopez

Trainer, KnoxWorx

Everly Manes

Director of Grants Management

Chris Martin

Founder and President of KLF

Del McCartney

Assistant Director, Flenniken Landing

Ryan McDaniel

Assistant Director, Placement, KnoxWorx

Vincent McKeIvy

Financial Reporting and Compliance Coordinator

Ariana Miller

Event Coordinator, The Regas Building

Brooke Allen Mixon

Director, Amachi

Adam Montgomery

Senior Director, Neighborhood Housing, Inc.

Randall Morrison

Assistant Director & Clinical Therapist, KnoxWorx

Polly Murphy


Dan Myers

Vice President of Advancement

Rachel Parrish

Assistant Director, Case Management, KnoxWorx

Kelly Perry

Administrative and Event Assistant, The Regas Building

Melinda Reagan


Hailey Shastid-Wilson

Placement Coordinator, KnoxWorx

Crystal Smith

Education Coordinator, KnoxWorx

Luke Smith

Assistant Director, Training & Education, KnoxWorx

Sam Swenson-Reinhold

Housing Navigator, Homebuyer Readiness

Anna Vickers

Staff Accountant

Gina Whitmore

Senior Director, Compassion Coalition

Chandler Wilson

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Jay Zartman

Senior Director, Operation Backyard