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Hungry? We Can Help

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Gina Crumbliss

President & CEO

 

Gina Crumbliss brings over 30 years of non-profit experience to her role as President & CEO of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Serving in a variety of capacities—including senior staff member, board member, committee chair, and volunteer—Gina has tirelessly worked to strengthen the Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia community through her involvement at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Zoo, and the Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place.

She joined the Food Bank in 2016, bringing with her a successful track record as a bank executive, a strong reputation for achieving desired results, and a passion for leading non-profit organizations to advance social good. A Chattanooga native, Gina graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Covenant College. She’s a graduate of the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing & Management and a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga. In April 2016, Gina was recognized as a 2016 Women of Distinction Honoree.

 

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David McCorkle joined the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in February 2015, bringing years of financial management experience. David has worked in finance across multiple industries since graduating from Presbyterian College. After spending most of his life in Winston-Salem, NC, David is now glad to call Chattanooga home. 
 
 “I have always supported local food banks through financial contributions, fund-raising dinners, or volunteering my time. I am now honored to say working with CAFB is my career.”
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Mark Hilling

Director of Operations

(423) 622-1800 ext. 222

Mark Hilling joined the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in July of 2017 as the Director of Operations. He oversees warehousing, food distribution, transportation, inventory control, food purchasing and food resourcing, ensuring the long term strategies all align with the Food Bank’s end goal of achieving our ten year strategic plan to double in size by 2025. As the former Director of Manufacturing and Warehouse Operations for Ferrara Candy (formerly Farley’s and Sathers Candy Company and Brach’s Candy Company), Mr. Hilling joins the Food Bank with a successful track record in developing and implementing the supply chain network through growth and acquisitions. His in-depth expertise and empathy to our mission will have a positive impact on our organization and community, as he leads our high-functioning ops team with passion and dedication.

A twenty year resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Hilling earned both a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in Operations from Vanderbilt University. He began his relationship with the Food Bank in 2004, serving as a board member from 2004 until 2010.

 

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Sarah Aligo

Director of Development

(423) 622-1800 ext. 218

Sarah Aligo joined the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in April of 2017 as the Director of Development. She oversees fundraising and community engagement endeavors in an overall effort to build strong and lasting strategic partnerships that will eliminate hunger and promote better nutrition for our region’s most vulnerable friends and neighbors. As the former Senior Director of Alumni Programs and Development at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Law in Cleveland, OH, Ms. Aligo brings more than a decade of development, fundraising, volunteer and event management experience to the Food Bank. 


A Kansas native, Ms. Aligo graduated with a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication and Public Relations from Emporia State University (Emporia, KS). She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Laura Kilpatrick

Director of Agency and Government Relations

423-622-1800 x204

Laura Kilpatrick was named Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s Director of Agency and Government Relations in early 2017. She began her journey with the Food Bank in 2009 as an intern during her senior year of college. A year later, she became the Agency Services and SNAP Outreach Coordinator for our 20-county region, where she dedicated her efforts to implementing programs and working closely with our agency partners. She has a well-rounded understanding of food banking, partnering with agencies, and program challenges and solutions, and she is very passionate about ensuring that food bank programs address the real needs of the communities served. 


Laura holds a Bachelors degree in Human Services: Nonprofit Management and a Masters degree in Public Administration: Nonprofit Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Throughout her Master’s program she focused her research and work on food insecurity and public policy addressing hunger issues in America.

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Scott Bruce

Director of Marketing & Communications

(423) 622-1800 ext. 231

Scott Bruce joined the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in November of 2016 as the Director of Marketing & Communications. He oversees all media relations, develops marketing strategies and streamlines communications in an overall effort to engage the community in the fight against hunger. As a former Advertising Specialist at the Chattanooga Times Free Press and music columnist for Chatter Magazine, Mr. Bruce joins the Food Bank with a successful track record as a multi-media expert. His in-depth experience in marketing, along with the relationships he has built in the community, is invaluable in bringing more awareness to the Food Bank.

A South Carolina native, Mr. Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications from Clemson University. He is a past board member of the American Advertising Federation of Chattanooga, and he currently serves as a board member for SoundCorps.



Administration


Executive Assistant

Genise Dotson gdotson@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x207

Controller

Harriet Brunker hbrunker@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x228

AP/AR Clerk

Patricia Armour parmour@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x205

Administrative Assistant / Front Desk

Rita Smith rsmith@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x200

Communications


Development


Development Officer NWGA

Melanie Hammontree mhammontree@chattfoodbank.org

Development Officer

Rob Robinson rorobinson@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x225

Development Associate

Zach Collins zcollins@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x209

Special Events & Community Engagement Manager

Jordan Lyle jlyle@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x206

Volunteer Coordinator

Mark Schock mschock@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x208

Operations


Facilities & Fleet Manager

Rick Jackson rjackson@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x215

Facilities Associate

Steve Lawson slawson@chattfoodbank.org

Food Distribution Manager

Guy Hamilton ghamilton@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x229

Food Reclamation Manager

Rodney McCullough rmccullough@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x210

Food Reclamation Associate

J. Rankin jrankin@chattfoodbank.org

Food Reclamation Associate

Renee Allen rallen@chattfoodbank.org

Food Sourcing & Inventory Manager

Angela Nicholette anicholette@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x212

Inventory & Food Drive Specialist

Ashley Creel acreel@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x230

Inventory & Food Drive Assistant

Karley Southern ksouthern@chattfoodbank.org

Retail Coordinator

Keisha Hamilton khamilton@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x224

Customer Service/Agency Checkout

Takila Pendergrass tpendergrass@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x219

Receiving Manager

Ray McMullen rmcmullen@chattfoodbank.org

Receiving Clerk

Todd Lusk tlusk@chattfoodbank.org

Warehouse Manager

Eddie Lundien elundien@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x211

Driver

Ricky Day rday@chattfoodbank.org

Driver

Chris Kecskes ckecskes@chattfoodbank.org

Driver

Jon Thurmond jthurmond@chattfoodbank.org

Driver

Josh Stone jstone@chattfoodbank.org

Warehouse Associate

Kevin Rosenbaum krosenbaum@chattfoodbank.org

Warehouse Associate

James Tumbling jtumbling@chattfoodbank.org

Programs


Agency Relations & Programs Manager

Lori Bell lbell@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x213

Agency Relations Coordinator

Ella Kliger ekliger@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x204

Agency Relations Coordinator

Pedro Avila pavila@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x221

SNAP Associate

Luisa Fortin lfortin@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x214

SNAP Associate

Catheryn Knightlinger cknightlinger@cahttfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x214

Nutrition & Garden Program Coordinator

Holly Martin hmartin@chattfoodbank.org
(423) 622-1800 x203

Garden Assistant

Katie Bishop kbishop@chattfoodbank.org

Northwest Georgia Branch


NWGA Branch Coordinator

Richard McCroskey rmccroskey@chattfoodbank.org
(706) 508-8591

Warehouse Associate

Bob Stone bstone@chattfoodbank.org