2020 Community Shares Board of Directors Election

 

 

Some General Information:

CS Currently has 10 board members.  4 of the 10 are up for re-election at this time.  There are 6 new nominees.  If all are elected we will have 16 board members. CS bylaws call for 12-21 board members.

 

If all are elected here are some of the demographics:

Member Group reps   10                                At-large           6

Middle TN                   7                                  East TN            7          West TN          2

Female                        9                                  Male                7

People of Color           6                                  White              10       

 

2020 Community Shares Board of Directors Nominees Short bios

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NEW NOMINEES TO THE BOARD:

 

Sylvia W Phillips.  Member Group Nominee. East TN (Chattanooga). Black Female.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute Board of Trustees member, 2016 to present; NAMI Chattanooga Board, 2011 to present, past President, past Special events chair, Crisis Intervention trainer

NAMI TN State Board, 2014 to present, President term ends 9/2020, Vice President 2014 - 2017, State Convention chair 2016 and 2017, Build it Together chair

 

Skills and Experience:  Special event fundraising;Asking individuals for money;Acted as a trainer or facilitator;Planning and/or evaluation experience;Supervised employees;Evaluated employees;Attended other diversity training(s) Communication, Positive Attitude,  Community Advocate

 

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace? Yes, as part of The Boeing Company annual campaign team; assisted with providing info to employees.

 

 

Belinda Gardner.  Member Group Nominee. West TN. Black Female.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  I have three years experience as a board member, including the board chair.

 

Skills and Experience:  Reading & interpreting financial statements;Bookkeeping skills;Grant writing;Special event fundraising;Asking individuals for money;Getting in-kind donations;Work(ed) for a non-profit organizatin;Acted as a trainer or facilitator;Planning and/or evaluation experience;Served on a personnel committee;Helped draft personnel policies;Served as Executive Director of non-profit;Supervised employees;Evaluated employees;Have HR experience;PR or Marketing experience;Attended Dismantling racism training;Attended other diversity training(s);Grassroots organizing experience  Wisdom and knowledge in leadership

 

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace?

I help with decision making regarding social media charitable matching giving campaigns.

 

 

Tony Garr.  Member Group Nominee. Middle TN. White Male.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  Tennessee Health Care Campaign Board, Emeritus Member 2015-present

Also served on Community Shares Board as a member in past

 

Skills and Experience:  Reading & interpreting financial statements;Special event fundraising;Asking individuals for money;Getting in-kind donations;Work(ed) for a non-profit organizatin;Acted as a trainer or facilitator;Planning and/or evaluation experience;Served on a personnel committee;Helped draft personnel policies;Served as Executive Director of non-profit;Supervised employees;Evaluated employees;PR or Marketing experience;Attended Dismantling racism training;Attended other diversity training(s);Grassroots organizing experience  Legislative advocacy, volunteer for Clifton Government Relations

 

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace? Yes; years ago I was on staff for Community Shares in Middle Tennessee 

 

 

 

Charra McClain.  At-large Nominee.  Middle TN. Black Female.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience: 

 

Skills and Experience:  Special event fundraising;Planning and/or evaluation experience

 

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace?   

 

 

 

Barbara Mott.  Member Group Nominee. East TN. White Female.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  Community Shares (2008-2012?), OREPA (2000-2004?), Women in Transition (2004-2009), Knoxville Women's Center (1997-2001), Dismas House (1991-1994), St. Luke's Vestry (ongoing)

 

Skills and Experience:  Reading & interpreting financial statements;Bookkeeping skills;Special event fundraising;Asking individuals for money;Getting in-kind donations;Work(ed) for a non-profit organizatin;PR or Marketing experience;Attended Dismantling racism training;Attended other diversity training(s);Grassroots organizing experience  Public speaking

 

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace? My role at Highlander is fundraiser. Was support staff for our capital campaign. 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Alen Dewitt II.  Member Group Nominee. West TN. White male.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  Worker's interfaith Network- Board Member 2018- present

West TN Labor Council- Delegate- 2017-present

Memphis Building Trades Council- Delegate- 2017-present

IBEW Local 474 Executive Board- Board Member- 2015-2019

TN Democratic Party Executive Committee- Committeeman- 5/2019-3/2020

 

Skills and Experience:  Reading & interpreting financial statements;Served on a personnel committee;Helped draft personnel policies;Supervised employees;Have HR experience;Attended other diversity training(s);Grassroots organizing experience 

 

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace? Yes. Our Union is involved with United Way. We also regularly hold fund raisers for the "sick and needy" in our Union, both Union-wide and on specific job sites.

 

 

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE UP FOR RE-ELECTION:

 

Nathan Paki.  At-large nominee. East TN.  Ethnicity is Asian American (Pacific Islander) He is running for his 2nd term.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  Past TVUUC Board Member. 3 Year stint ended in 2011.  Has worked on non-profit Auction committees and other fundraisers. 

Skills and Experience:  Reading & interpreting financial statements;Asking individuals for money;Work(ed) for a non-profit organizatin;Planning and/or evaluation experience;Served on a personnel committee;Supervised employees;Attended other diversity training(s);HTML or word press design;Other website design experience.  Computer / IT savvy.

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace? United Way

 

Daniel Joranko.  Member Group rep.from Tennessee Alliance for Progress. Middle TN.   European American Male.  He is running for his 3rd term. 

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  Tennessee Alliance for Progress, Board Chair 2003-2007

Skills and Experience:  Reading & interpreting financial statements;Have filled out an IRS 990 or 990EZ;Grant writing;Special event fundraising;Work(ed) for a non-profit organizatin;Acted as a trainer or facilitator;Planning and/or evaluation experience;Served as Executive Director of non-profit;Supervised employees;Evaluated employees;Attended Dismantling racism training;Attended other diversity training(s);Grassroots organizing experience.

 

 

Michelle Muldoon.  At Large representative. Middle TN.   European American Female.

She is running for her 3rd term.

Skills and Experience:  Grant writing;Special event fundraising;Asking individuals for money;Getting in-kind donatins;Work(ed) for a non-profit organizatin;Planning and/or evaluation experience;Attended other diversity training(s). Sign language interpreting/experience within Deaf population, experience with CS fundraising events. 

 

Lee Ann Swarm.  Member Group representative from Tennessee Health Care Campaign. East TN.   European American Female. This will be her 3rd term.

Current or Past Non-profit Board experience:  Community Shares Board member; THCC board member including board president, current OREPA board member, on board of previous version of TDAP, AFSC Corporation (meets annually, board meets quarterly)

Skills and Experience:  Reading & interpreting financial statements;Educated as an attorney;Practicing attorney;Getting in-kind donatins;Work(ed) for a non-profit organizatin;Served on a personnel committee;Evaluated employees;Attended other diversity training(s);Grassroots organizing experience. . 

Have you ever helped with a charitable giving campaign in your workplace? Assists with Community Shares campaign at Legal aid.


 

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