Board of Trustees

Board members (left to right):  Jeff Elliott, John Hoffman, Marc Schurger, Barrett Simonis, Dr. Toni Mardini, Ralph Christiana, Ed Trent, John Deinhart
(2nd row) Steve Getley, Lisa Healy, Darsi Sirknen, Sister Anna Marie McGuan RSM, Sharon Bosse
Not pictured: Brian J. Daley MD, Walter Hanson, Chris King, Bob Scheri, Lynn Tarpy, Paul Abraham, Dr. Lelia Al'lmad, Richard Buhrman, Deanene Catani, Hallerin Hilton Hill (Member at Large), Pat St. Charles,  Bruce Hartmann, Richard Consoli

Fast Facts

- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.

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Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.

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Staff

Rena ISHAK
ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT

Jennifer Tekstar
Human Resources Manager

Deeanna Hall Controller

Lisa Ingle
 Facilities Manager

Paul ritter
Director of Programs

Lisa Healy
Executive Director

Zane JERNIGAN
COMMUNICATIONS
COORDINATOR

Lori Sliwa 
 Development
manager

MATTHEW MUSGROVE
Projects
Coordinator

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Grant Coordinator

Renee NEVIL-WEBSTER
Events & Outreach Coordinator Chattanooga

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Events & Outreach Coordinator Knoxville

Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.

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Many thanks to our community partners who support the programs of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee!

Administrative Office • 119 Dameron Avenue • Knoxville, TN 37917 • 865-524-9896