Meet Our Team

Gina Whitmore

Senior Director, Amachi/Compassion Coalition/Resource Center

Carolyn Hansen

Membership Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Charmin Foth

Outreach and Training Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Mikayla Holt

Program Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Krystal Gourley

Assistant Director Connection Point, Compassion Coalition

Meghan Gaston

Admin and Compliance Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Katie Beth Crye

Connection Point Coordinator, Compassion Coalition

Advisory Board

Carren Broadnax

Department of Children’s Services and Overcoming Believers Church

Jackie Dehler

Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Melissa Hill

Provision Foundation

Kathryn Ann Holt

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church

Annetta James

Rogers Memorial Baptist Church

Kevin Jeske-Polyak

St. James Episcopal Church

Mark Moreland

Central Baptist Church Bearden

Bob Paroski

Faith Promise Church

Duane Simmons

Church Street United Methodist Church

Grant Standefer

Crossings Church

Richard Tabler

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Char Taylor

Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Bill Tapp

First United Methodist Church

Compassion Coalition is an initiative under the umbrella of:

KLF Board of Directors

Dr. Jerry Askew

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Daniel Carter

President of 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
Wallace Real Estate