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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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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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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.

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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.


Executive Assistant

Genise Dotson
(423) 622-1800 x207


Harriet Brunker
(423) 622-1800 x228

AP/AR Clerk

Patricia Armour
(423) 622-1800 x205

Administrative Assistant / Front Desk

Rita Smith
(423) 622-1800 x200


Special Events & Community Engagement Manager

Jordan Lyle
(423) 622-1800 x206

Volunteer Coordinator

Mark Schock
(423) 622-1800 x208


Development Associate

Zach Collins
(423) 622-1800 x209


Food Sourcing and Inventory Manager

Angela Nicholette
(423) 622-1800 x212

Inventory and Food Drive Specialist

Ashley Creel
(423) 622-1800 x230

Warehouse Associate

Bob Stone

Customer Service Representative / Driver

Chris Kecskes

Customer Service / Warehouse Associate

Don Sampler

Food Distribution Coordinator

Guy Hamilton
(423) 622-1800 x229

Food Reclamation Associate

J. Rankin

Customer Service Associate

Jon Thurmond

Retail Coordinator

Keisha Hamilton
(423) 622-1800 x224

Customer Service / Receiving

Kevin Rosenbaum

Receiving Coordinator

Ray McMullen

Food Reclamation Associate

Renee Allen

Facilities & Fleet Manager

Rick Jackson
(423) 622-1800 x215

Warehouse Associate

Ricky Day

Food Reclamation Manager

Rodney McCullough
(423) 622-1800 x210

Warehouse Associate

Ron Smith

Customer Service/Agency Checkout

Takila Pendergrass
(423) 622-1800 x219

Warehouse Associate

Todd Lusk


Agency Relations & Programs Manager

Lori Bell
(423) 622-1800 x213

Agency Relations Coordinator

Ella Sanders
(423) 622-1800 x221

Agency Relations Coordinator

Ella Kliger
(423) 622-1800 x204

Nutrition & Garden Program Coordinator

Holly Martin
(423) 622-1800 x203

Garden Assistant

Katie Bishop

SNAP Associate

Luisa Fortin
(423) 622-1800 x214

Northwest Georgia Branch

NWGA Branch Coordinator

Richard McCroskey
(706) 508-8591