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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

Chief Financial Officer

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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

Chief Operating Officer

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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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Laura Kilpatrick

Director of Agency and Government Relations

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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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Sophie Moore

Director of Community Outreach and Healthcare Partnerships

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Sophie Moore has 15 years of public relations and communications experience, primarily in healthcare settings. She is responsible for leading strategic communications and creating new channels of food distribution to improve health in the Food Bank’s service region. Sophie has worked in diverse settings for government, corporate, agency and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was Director of Communications and Public Relations for Community Health Systems, a publicly traded hospital operator in Franklin, Tenn. Previously, she held roles in at the Nashville Health Care Council and State of Tennessee including the Department of Health, Department of Revenue and the First Lady’s Office. She began her career at GolinHarris in Atlanta, an international public relations firm, where she was responsible for clients in the healthcare sector.

Originally from North Georgia, Sophie graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Human and Organizational Development. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Tennessee, Southeastern Chapter.



Executive Assistant

Jennifer Lockwood
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AP/AR Clerk

Patricia Armour
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Administrative Assistant / Front Desk

Rita Smith
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Development Manager

Sarah Aligo
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Development Associate

Zach Collins
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Development Officer | NWGA

Melanie Hammontree
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Development Officer | Gift & Estate Planning

Rob Robinson
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Community Relations Coordinator

Sadie Crunk
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Volunteer Coordinator

Mark Schock
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Facilities & Fleet Manager

Rick Jackson
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Facilities Associate

Steve Lawson

Food Distribution Manager

Guy Hamilton
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Food Reclamation Manager

Rodney McCullough
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Food Reclamation Associate

J. Rankin

Food Reclamation Associate

Rene Allen
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Food Sourcing & Inventory Manager

Angela Nicholette
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Inventory & Food Drive Specialist

Ashley Morton
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Retail Coordinator

Keisha Hamilton
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Customer Service/Agency Checkout

Takila Pendergrass
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Receiving Manager

Ray McMullen

Receiving Clerk

Todd Lusk

Warehouse Manager

Eddie Lundien
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Bob Stone


Chris Kecskes


Jon Thurmond


Tony Lively


Josh Stone

Warehouse Associate

Kevin Rosenbaum

Warehouse Associate

James Tumbling


Agency Relations & Program Manager | NWGA

Pedro Avila
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Nutrition & Program Coordinator

Dory Cooper
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Garden Assistant

Katie Bishop

Agency Relations & Program Manager | Rural TN

Jodi Bolen
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Northwest Georgia Branch

NWGA Branch Coordinator

Richard McCroskey
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