Our Board of Directors

Larry Vinyard, President

Larry has been involved with the House since 2004.  He is originally from Birmingham, Ala and an alumni of University of Alabama with a degree in management. He moved to Chattanooga in 2003 with his wife Kathryn. Larry is a retail marketing manager for FSGBank. Outside of RMHC, Larry supports United Way, Junior Achievement, Caribbean Ministries Association, and Silverdale Baptist Church. He also enjoys playing soccer & coaching his two sons, Bryant and Huston.

Art HolekampArt Holekamp, Past-President

Art was apart of the Chattanooga House since it opened in the early 1990's. As a volunteer, he helped with cleanup and prep work to get the House ready to open. An Atlanta native, Art graduated from Georgia Tech in 1975 before moving to Newport, Tenn to work as a Catalog Sales Office Manager with Sears. In 1981, he went to work with McDonald's Corporation as a Manager Trainee in Chattanooga, TN where he worked his my way through the Restaurants into Supervisory and Market Management roles. After spending a few years in Nashville, the Holekamps returned to Chattanooga. Since 2000, Art has owned and operated up to three McDonald's Restaurants at one time. Art currently owns the McDonald's at Gunbarrel Road and with his wife Diane keeps up with his three children- Morgan, James, and Robert.

Sandy YoumanJimmy Scotchie, Vice-President

Jimmy owns Oracle Wealth Management, a financial planning practice franchise of Ameriprise Financial. Having begun the practice in 1995, he has worked with hundreds of families and businesses in the Chattanooga area to help them achieve their financial goals. The practice has won numerous awards for its inclusive and ongoing approach to financial planning, protection planning, estate planning, and it's client service initiatives. In addition to his roles as a Board member, Jimmy has served as chair of the Programs Committee and the annual RMHC Golf Classic. He and his wife Michelle are the proud parents of twin daughters, Ava and Olivia. 

Janet Jorges, Secretary

Director of Client Management for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee headquartered in Chattanooga, TN. Janet is a member of Bayside Baptist Church ands sings in the choir. Not only is she a member of the board of directors for RMH, but also for International Biblical Training, Inc. She was selected as Chattanooga's 1982 American Business Woman of the Year. Janet has three children and six grandchildren.

Henry A. Hoss, Treasurer

As a US Marine Corp veteran, Hoss' career includes industries such as non-profits, municipalities, utilities, manufacturing, retail, fuel distributorships, and professional groups such as law firm and medical groups. He has worked with business start-ups and acquisitions, as well as negotiated loan agreements. He serves as advisor to a number of high net-worth individuals.  

Starr Adams

A native of Chattanooga, Starr Ivester Adams attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and selected to serve on the UTC Alumni Association.  She was currently selected to the Ronald McDonald Board of Directors and, along with her husband Danny, are Weekend Managers, and also serve as monthly office volunteers.  Starr is retired from the nursing staff of The Plastic Surgery Group, at Erlanger, where she was active with the Tennessee Craniofacial Foundation and worked in support of breast cancer awareness.  She also held membership in the former organization of Hand Care Professionals of America. She was active in both PTO and PTA , serving as president in three area schools and was selected to The Hamilton County Superintendents Advisory Board.  Starr is a member of Bayside Baptist Church and is married to Danny Adams, has three daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren, with family being her most cherished blessing.


Cleyta Andrews

Cleyta is a retired CPA and originally became involved with Ronald McDonald House in its early years as a member of the steering committee for the Autumn Children’s festival, sponsored by the Tennessee Society of CPA’s.  She is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, grew up in the Augusta, Georgia area, and moved to Tennessee as a young adult.  She and her husband, Warren, live in Cleveland.  They are the parents of three adult daughters, and have been blessed with five grandchildren.  Cleyta is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and spent her entire professional career with Johnson, Hickey, & Murchison, CPA’s in Chattanooga.  Cleyta ‘s over thirty years of professional services focused primarily in the areas of auditing, accounting and taxation for nonprofits and small businesses. Cleyta and her husband now enjoy traveling, volunteer work, and spending time with their grandchildren.

Judy Blake Judy Blake

Judy is a Tennessee native currently serving on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga.  She taught school for twenty years in Italy, Germany and Tennessee.  She and her husband, Woods, have two wonderful daughters, two great sons-in-law, and four delightful grandchildren.  Judy also serves on the Board for The Presbyterian Day School of Signal Mountain. 


Sallie M. Brooks

Sallie Brooks, a native of Chattanooga, graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Business Administration. In 2009, she joined the accounting firm of Miller & McPhail, CPAs  after being associated with several other accounting firms in the Chattanooga area over the last 20 years. Prior to that, she was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority for 11 years. Actively involved in her community, Sallie volunteers and serves on the Ronald McDonald House Board and was inducted into the RMH Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2016. She is a Board member of Ooltewah Collegedale  council of Chattanooga Chamber since 2012. She volunteers and mentors at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home and also mentors families affected by a Spinal Cord Injury. She enjoys traveling, hiking, entertaining, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Mark, are parents to three adult daughters, a beautiful granddaughter and one grandbaby on the way!


 Barbara Carroll

Barbara Carroll graduated from Tyner High School. Worked at TVA for 26 years in Purchasing and Transportation and now retired. I was also involved in Trenton Dade Optimist club. She is also an active VAT Force volunteer. She loves children and has two of them, as well as, two grandchildren. She has been associated with RMHC for 10+ years and currently is on the Fund Development Committee and a Board of Director member. She performs many other duties such as Weekend Manager, shift volunteer for the House, and works many of the fund-raising events such as Golf Tournament, Phonathon and Telethon, and Children's Festival.

 Bradley Church

Bradley is the owner and Senior Wealth Advisor with Private Ridge Wealth Management.  Having entered the wealth management industry in 1999, Mr. Church currently works with clients in 17 different states.  Mr. Church primarily works with individuals and families, as well as working with a few endowments.  Prior to forming Private Ridge, Mr. Church has worked with both a local bank and a local wirehouse investment firm. In addition to his role on the Board, Mr. Church also serves on the Budget Committee, the Investment Committee and the Scholarship Committee. Originally from northern New Mexico, Mr. Church played football and received his BS in Economics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

Kim Coffey Kim Coffey

Kim is a Pediatric Physical Therapist and the owner of Pediatric Physical Therapy Services in Chattanooga.  She serves on The Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House and the executive committee and Board of Directors for The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.  In addition, Kim serves on the United Way of Chattanooga Allocations Oversight committee and leads the Invest in Children and Youth subcommittee. Kim was recognized as a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction in 2010. She is married to Daryle and is the mother of two daughters

Jeff Davis Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is an attorney with his own practice, the Law Office of Jeff Davis, where he represents clients with a wide range of civil legal issues. Mr. Davis also works part-time as a Judicial Commissioner/Magistrate for Hamilton County, teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University's Chattanooga campus, and serves as a Hearing Officer for the Chattanooga Parking Authority. Mr. Davis received his law degree with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He and his wife, Ansley, are the proud parents of Caleb and Benjamin.

 Ellen Tucker Dowling

Ellen is Physician Liaison at Children's Hospital at Erlanger and considers it an amazing honor to serve on this Ronald McDonald House board.  A native Chattanoogan and graduate of The University of Tennessee, Ellen returned home in 2009 from Atlanta where she enjoyed life as a domestic and international flight attendant for Delta Air Lines.  Ellen lives on Signal Mountain with her two teenage children, William and Annabelle.  When not busy with her kids' activities and work, Ellen really loves her daily walking, yoga, and playing with the interior design of her home. 

 Carroll Duckworth

Carroll is Circulation Director for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  He has worked in various capacities for numerous newspapers.  A native of Illinois, Carroll is a graduate of the Florida College in Temple Terrace, FL and the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL.   As a charter member of the Murfreesboro, TN Noon Lions Club he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow.  He first became acquainted with the RMHC through an outside partnership with McDonald’s to raise funds for a new house in Evansville, IN.  Upon moving to the area, he became involved with the Chattanooga house.   He has served as Chairman of the Human Resource Committee, Co-Chair of It’s a Rockin’ Auction Online Committee, and Co-Chair of the Day of Giving Committee.  Carroll sees how valuable the Ronald McDonald House is to families in need and is honored to be on the Board of Directors.  Carroll and his wife, Cathy, have two daughters who enjoy spending time together traveling.

  Julie Fisher

Julie, a Chicago native, moved here from Dallas TX, and has now called Chattanooga home for over 25 years.  Julie is a returning RMHC Board Director who served with distinction as the chairperson of the capital campaign to build the addition to the House opening in 2000 as well as being a House volunteer since the mid 1990’s.   She earned her Economics degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and is currently a real estate agent with Herman Walldorf & Co., Inc.   Julie has been devoted to the Chattanooga community and has served on the boards of the Chattanooga Medical Foundation, past-president of the Chattanooga Medical Alliance, and has been a committed volunteer in her church, the Junior League of Chattanooga, and the Garden Club of Lookout Mountain.  Julie is the mom of two children, Daniel and Katie, and resides on Lookout Mountain.

 Myra Fuller

Myra is recently retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a power generation company, where she was employed for 32 years.  As the Executive Management Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, she was an advocate for TVA's community involvement in the Chattanooga area.  Myra served on the Combined Federal Campaign Leadership Committee and was awarded the national Hero's Award from Washington's Office of Personnel Management for her leadership in CFC and various community relief projects and non-profit activities.  She continues to serve on the CFC Committee as the TVA Retirees representative.  Myra has served with distinction as a founding and lifetime member and secretary of the RMHC of Greater Chattanooga Board of Directors as well as in leadership positions on committees and fund raising events.  Myra is a member of the RMHC Volunteer Hall of Fame and was chosen by the American Lung Association as one of Chattanooga's Women of Distinction for her philanthropic involvement.  She and her husband Lee have been married for 25 years and live in Wildwood, Georgia.   


 Wendy Gibson

Wendy joined Unum Corporation in 1991 and currently is serving as Senior Vice President of the Service Center after spending a number of years in the Underwriting organization.  She is responsible for the service organization focused on employee engagement and ensuring the delivery of service excellence to Unum and Colonial Life customers.   Wendy holds a B.B.A in Finance from The University of Georgia.  She and her husband Steve have been married for 26 years, attend Bible Baptist Church and enjoy playing golf, camping and traveling.  They have a beautiful daughter and son-in-law living in Jacksonville, Florida.

 Tracy Hightower

Tracy works in the Enterprise Project Management Office in Generation Construction, Projects and Services Group as a Senior Program Manager at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).  She has been involved in many facets of the Ronald McDonald House for the past 17 years in multiple volunteer roles: Adopt-a-meal program, House Volunteer, an integral committee member of Bug-a-Paluza, and has served on other various committees.  She is actively involved in the community assisting with other local non-profit events.  She has a B.S. degree in Organizational Management and a Master of Business Administration from Bryan College.  She lives in Chattanooga with her husband Jamie.  For personal enjoyment, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing sports, being on the lake, watching football and staying busy.

Jayne Holder 

A Chattanooga native, Jayne Arnold Holder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  She is the current Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs at UTC.  Before holding this position, she served as Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving in the UTC Development Office.  She also taught school in Memphis, TN.  An active community volunteer, Jayne has served on the UTAA Board of Governors, UTAA Women’s Council, University of Chattanooga Foundation, American Heart Association Board, and is a past president of the UTC Alumni Council. She was named a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction in 2010. She is Vice-President of the Chattanooga Quarterback Club and is a past president and lifetime member of the Chattanooga RMH Board.  Jayne is a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.  Her late husband, Dr. Ronald G. Holder, was a graduate of UTC and the UT Center for the Health Sciences College of Dentistry. She has three children, 2 sons-in-law, and one granddaughter.

 Anne Holland

Anne Holland has been a McDonald’s Owner/Operator in the Chattanooga area for the past 9 years.  Anne started as a crew member with McDonald’s Corporation in 1975.  She worked her way up through the corporation from Store Manager to Business Consultant to Regional Training Manager in the Raleigh Region.  While in Raleigh, Anne was Board President of the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, NC.  Anne’s son is also a local McDonald’s Owner/Operator.  Anne has 2 beautiful grandchildren. 

Lynda Hood

Lynda Minks Hood is the Executive Director of the Chattanooga Bar Association.   Mrs. Hood has volunteered her time and expertise to a number of worthy causes and organizations, including holding membership in the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Female Executives, the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and the Chattanooga Women's Leadership lnstitute;  and she has also served as a member of the Chancellor's Roundtable of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Advisory Board of the Legal Studies Program at UT Chattanooga, and as a volunteer for the Girls Preparatory School.  Lynda has used her experience as a breast cancer survivor to inspire others when she served as the Survivor Chairperson for the 2003 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Lynda was named as a 2011 Woman of Distinction by the American Lung Association and was one of six celebrity dancers for the 2010 Dancing With the Stars Chattanooga, and won the title of Fan Favorite.


 Debbie Ingram

Dr. Debbie Ingram is a UTC Foundation Professor and the Director of the doctoral program in Physical Therapy at UTC.  She was one of the original faculty members hired to develop the program in 1990.  Prior to UTC, her PT career began at Erlanger Medical Center where she served as the Director of Rehabilitation Services.  In 2013, Debbie was presented the highest honor given by the American Physical Therapy Association.  Active in multiple organizations, Debbie is a former President of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association-representing the 335,000 alumni of all campuses.  Debbie and David Ingram live in Ooltewah and they are the parents of Alexandra.  Their commitment to RMHC began in 1993 after staying in the Pittsburg home.    

 Marquita Jones 

Marquita Jones is an HR professional with 10+ years of progressive experience.  She developed a strong sense of dedication for the nonprofit sector while serving as a liaison between corporate philanthropy and non-profit organizations in the Chattanooga area. Marquita is a graduate of Baylor School and is a Nautilus Award recipient, presented by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. She is the daughter of Mark and Kathy Jones and has two children of her own, DaCorian, age 11, and Brayden, age 3. Brayden was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 15 months.

 David Keller

David spent 29 years as Chief Financial Office of EMJ Corportion.  After retiring from EMJ, David started his own consulting company helping companies with financial issues.  David has coached soccer for 15 years and continues to be involved with local soccer associations.  David also volunteers with Junior Achievement, ArtsBuild and other organizations.  

Marcia Kling

Marcia Williams Kling, a native of Westchester Co., NY, is a lifetime member of the Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors.  A 50-year veteran of local television, Mrs. Kling retired from local ABC affiliate, WTVC-NewsChannel 9 in the Summer of 2013. Kling, widely known as "Miss Marcia," joined WTVC in 1962 to host TV-9's "Romper Room School." Kling, who has been the station's director of community affairs, in 1982 focused her work on the lives of people over 50 in her role as the Life Watch reporter, the release states. More recently she has made regular appearances on "This N That," a weekday talk show. She is Life Member of, and active on, The Salvation Army  Advisory Board and serves with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.  She is currently a Deacon at Second Presbyterian Church and is an ordained elder.  A cum laude graduate of Maryville (TN) College, she recently received the college's Presidential Citation and was earlier recognized as a Distinguished Graduate.  Married to John David Kling, she is the mother of two adult children and a grandmother. 


Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis is the President and CEO for the East Tennessee Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children with life-threatening conditions. Bob is responsible for the day-to-day operations, financial management and fundraising across East Tennessee.  Prior to Make-A-Wish, Bob was the Telecommunications Manager for Erlanger Health System, a Level 1 Trauma Center.  Bob’s experience in non-profit management started shortly after Graduate school when he worked for 9 years as the Operations Manager for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga.  Bob received his Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University.  He lives in Chattanooga with his wife Melissa and enjoys spending his spare time running and volunteering with Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue Service.

Joyce Lloyd

Joyce Phillips Lloyd is a former RMHC Board Director and is returning for a second term.  She is the Director of Community Kids and Camp Ridgedale at Ridgedale Baptist Church.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Prior to her present career, she was a flight attendant with Delta Air Lines for 23 years.  Joyce is a long-time volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, as well as many special events.  She is actively involved in the community assisting other local non-profits and has served on the Zoe's Rainbow Dash Board.  She is married to Morty Lloyd, who serves as pastor of Chattanooga Church.  They enjoy ministry, flying, traveling and spending time with their three children, Trey (Jennifer), Kirsten and Jeb, and their grandson, Camden.


Bill McCord

Bill is a semi-retired contract engineer for UCSynergetic working with their client, AT&T.  Bill retired from AT&T in 2010 after over 35 years serving in many capacities across the state of Tennessee. He and his family have been involved with the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga since 1993 serving as weekend managers and shift volunteers.  Bill is a past president of the board and has served on many operational and fundraising committees. He has been a board member for the March of Dimes in Columbia, TN and Chattanooga and past State President of the Tennessee BellSouth Telephone Pioneers.  Bill has also been very active in several church volunteer and mission ministries in Chattanooga.  He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee. Bill and his wife, Sandra, reside in Ooltewah, TN and have two adult daughters Amanda and Stacy who are also RMH volunteers.  Amanda lives in Ooltewah, Stacy and her husband Andrew Sartoris live in Nashville, TN.  Bill’s hobbies include playing with his grandson, golf, reading, traveling to the beach, and home repair projects including lamps.

Merilee Milburn

Merilee Milburn is a Global Projects Manager at Dragonfly Growth Partners, an Atlanta, GA based consulting firm. Her 30+ years of experience in insurance and employee benefits have led her to serve on a number of non-profits Board of Directors, including: Chattanooga Bach Choir, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, Students Ignite, LCC and of course Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga. Among many other philanthropic commitments, Merilee makes plenty of time for her 7 grandchildren and ballroom dancing. 

Bill Moore

Bill is presently President, CEO, & “Chief Cheerleader” of Bradley/Ryan Management, Inc., a McDonald’s restaurant franchise organization operating in the Greater Chattanooga, TN. market for more than 25-30 years.  A Board Member since the Chattanooga House opened, Bill is a Past-Board President, 2004-2008, Lifetime Board Member, and has always enthusiastically served on a variety of RMHC operating and event committees.  Mr. Moore served in the U.S. Army, earned his MBA at the University of Maryland, and subsequently enjoyed years working in the healthcare products industry before joining McDonald’s in 1985.  His wife, Mary Beth, and Bill live in Dayton/Rhea County, TN., and take pleasure in spending time with their two adult sons, wonderful daughter’s-in-law, five brilliant Grandchildren, and Grand Dog, Rock, as well as lake activities; photography, and United States travel.  They are active in many Dayton area professional, community and government organizations including Past-President of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, and Dayton Rotary Club.

 Chris Palmer

Chris was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in electrical engineering. Chris works in Project Services Group as a Transmission  Scoping Specialist where in that capacity he organizes and facilitates technical meetings with various product lines within the transmission organization across the Tennessee valley.  For Ronald McDonald House Charities, he currently works on the P3 Committee. Chris serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters here in Chattanooga. He also works in the broadcast ministry at his church at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church.  For personal enjoyment, Chris likes to enjoy the company of his friends going on trips, playing various sports, going to concerts and special events and of course attending college football games of his alma mater. 

Beth Painter

Beth Painter is a lifetime board member who first became involved with the Ronald McDonald House through her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Mrs. Painter remains actively involved in Alpha Delta Pi as treasurer of the House Corporation for the sorority's Beta Beta chapter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Most recently, Mrs. Painter helped lead the fundraising effort for the construction of a new house for the Beta Beta chapter, and she was instrumental in the process of planning and building the million-dollar facility. Together with her husband, Ray Painter, Mrs. Painter owns and operates Green Thumb Nursery, a local business they started 36 years ago.

 Ashley Raymond

Ashley is a lifelong resident of the Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga area. After graduating from Covenant College, she joined Jimmy Scotchie with Oracle Wealth Management and now works as an Associate Financial Advisor. Her passion for RMHC started on her first day working with Jimmy, volunteering for the Annual Golf Tournament in 2010. Since then, Ashley has served on various committees as a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Most recently, she chaired the RHMC 25th Anniversary Red Hot Red Striped Gala raising over $200,000 and achieving the goal of burning the mortgage. This is Ashley’s inaugural year on the Board of the Chattanooga RHMC.

 Scott Rix

LSR Advisory Founder and Chicago native.  Scott is a global business executive with a diverse background in consumer and commercial markets. Considered an expert of transforming companies and leadership teams, Scott is the founder of LSR Advisory, which assists a wide spectrum of clients that reflect his business experience and interests. LSR Advisory provides business counsel to organizations ranging from non-profits and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of Business Management, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Development, New Product Development, Supply Chain, Process Development, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and Information Technology.  After numerous corporates moves for corporate America, Scott and his family moved to Chattanooga 17 years ago. He and his family have been involved with numerous non-profits and other civic organizations including the YMCA, Kids on the Block, Chattanooga Technology Council and Rotary.  Scott and his wife Cindy are the parents of four grown children.

 Jesse Taylor

A Tennessee native, Jesse Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a Senior Vice-President of Finance at PlayCore, a company that “Builds Communities Through Play” by providing dynamic play and recreation opportunities through a variety of products. In addition to his volunteer work at the RMHC and other local organizations, Jesse and his wife, Whitney, stay busy with three children and reside in Ooltewah.

Renae Thompson

Ranae Thompson currently serves as Vice President  and Chief Nursing Officer of Erlanger Health System Baroness campus; she joined Erlanger in October, 2015. Prior to joining the health system, she served as Chief Nursing Officer of the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina for 13 years.

Ranae earned her master’s degree in Nursing from East Tennessee State University, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University, and her bachelor’s in Nursing from Carson Newman College. She previously served on the Ronald McDonald House Board of Director’s in Greenville, South Carolina.

 Tim Vita 

Tim Vita is a Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteer and an Assistant Vice President at Unum Group in Chattanooga, TN. He is a member of Bayside Baptist Church and is husband to his wife Whitney and dad to Sophie and Titus.

 Dan Walsh 

Dan relocated to Chattanooga 11 years ago with his family from Chicago.  Dan is married to Tracy and  they have 3 children, Ashlee, Aimee, and Daniel.  Dan has been with Walgreens for 27 years.  He has  worked in many different management positions with Walgreens in the past 27 years.    Currently he is  the district manager of the Walgreens stores in the Chattanooga- North Georgia area.   Dan has an economics degree with a minor in math  from Northern Illinois University.  He also serves on the East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce as treasurer.  Dan teaches religious education  at St. Stephens Catholic Church

Kristina Welke

Kristina hails from Long Island, NY and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Business Administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Kristina began her career in New York City working at a variety of companies and industries including Financial Services, Fashion, and Advertising. Kristina moved from New York City to Chattanooga in 2007 to join Unum and has held a few roles, most recently as the Assistant Vice President of Digital Channel Operations.  Kristina enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, Sean, and 2 young daughters. 

 Kara L. West

Kara West serves as the Staff Attorney for C. Kenneth Still, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Southern Division of the Eastern District of Tennessee. Ms. West graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and went on to practice both corporate and commercial law at Husch Blackwell LLP. Ms. West is also an actively licensed certified public accountant. She worked as a senior financial auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP and later went on to work as an internal auditor and manager of financial receipts for large insurance companies. Ms. West is a member of the Tennessee Bar, Chattanooga Bar, Tennessee Society of CPAs and The Justices Brock-Cooper American Inns of Court.