Meet the Staff

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Rhonda Chafin

Executive Director

Rhonda Chafin has been the Executive Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee since 1993. The Second Harvest Food Bank, under the direction of Ms. Chafin, became a “Certified” food bank of Feeding America in 1994 National Network food banks. In 1996, Ms. Chafin led the food bank to a successful Building Capital Campaign and relocated the food bank to Gray, Tennessee in 1998.

From 1998 to present, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has continued to grow by starting new initiatives to help feed more people in need; Kids Café, Food for Kids, a back pack kids program, Prepared and Perishable Rescue Foods Program, Mobile Food Bank and Mobile Pantry Programs. In 2009, the food bank distributed approx. 6.8 million pounds of food to over 200 non-profit charities that feed the hungry in the eight county region of Northeast Tennessee.

Rhonda Chafin is a native of Bristol, Tennessee and a graduate of Virginia Intermont College with a B.A. Degree in Business Administration. She has been a member of the Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Unicoi County and Johnson County Leadership programs, Bristol Sullivan County Jaycees, Mountain Empire Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Twin Cities Civitans.

Rhonda currently serves on the local Federal Emergency Management Association Board for Sullivan County, and Co Chair of the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster and Safety & Stability Vision Council for Kingsport United Way.

Basilicato, Ashley
Food Sourcing/Food Drive Coordinator
x224 donatefood@netfoodbank.org

Burrell, Chuck
Warehouse Manager
x217 warehouse@netfoodbank.org

Chafin, Rhonda
Executive Director
x206 executivedirector@netfoodbank.org

Cromie, Tom
Senior Operations Director
x218 foodsourcing@netfoodbank.org

Cruz, Leyla
Programs Manager
x202 programs@netfoodbank.org

Davis, Heidi
Summer Feeding Coordinator
x205 summerfeeding@netfoodbank.org

Fortner, Wayne
Warehouse – Driver
x211

Goodyear, Tina
Agency Shopping
x215 agencyshopping@netfoodbank.org

Hertzog, Justin
Warehouse – MFP Driver
x217 mrpdriver@netfoodbank.org

Holt, Lewis
Facility Cleaning & Maintenance
x226 aibamericorp@netfoodbank.org

Ledford, Michael
Logistics – Facilities Manager
x211 foodoperations@netfoodbank.org

Laney, Tammy
Volunteer Coordinator
x225 volunteers@netfoodbank.org

Malone, Willard
Warehouse – Driver
x217 ffkdriver@netfoodbank.org

Miller, Jennifer
Special Events Coordinator
x228 specialevents@netfoodbank.org

Penley, Ashley
Kid’s Programs Coordinator
x204 feedthekids@netfoodbank.org

Phillips, Mary Ruth
Administrative Assistant
x212 administration@netfoodbank.org

Prendergast, Katie
Community Relations Manager
x203 communityrelations@netfoodbank.org

Rhem, Ann
Development Director
x201 development@netfoodbank.org

Rhoten, Dave
Salvage Coordinator
x217

Rountree, Dennis
Food Rescue Coordinator
x211 foodrescue@netfoodbank.org

Russell, Heather
Accounting Assistant / Data Analyst
x229 dataentry@netfoodbank.org

Sams, Gary
Warehouse – Driver
x211 driver1@netfoodbank.org

Smith, Kathy
Development Writer
x227 developmentwriter@netfoodbank.org

Tanner, Beth
Comptroller
x207 btanner@netfoodbank.org

Wright, Gretchen
Receptionist
x213 reception@netfoodbank.org

OUR VISION

To ensure the hungry have access to food to achieve a hunger-free Northeast Tennessee.