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•Knoxville Area Rescue Mission names Board of Directors

Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) has announced its 2004-2005 Board of Directors. They are Lee Martin, KARM Board Chairman, Clarity Resources, LLC; David Breeding, KARM Board Vice President, Pilot Oil Company; Deborah Diddle, CPA and community volunteer; Mike Fleenor, Fleenor Security Systems; Jeff Francis, First Tennessee Brokerage; Brenda Glasgow, community volunteer; Cathy Gonzalez, community volunteer; Henrietta Grant, KUB; Jackie Green-Gunter OD, The Eye Center of Harriman; Douglas Hutchison, WJBZ Praise 96.3FM; Greg Johnson, Edward Jones Investments; Dr. Joseph Johnson, University of Tennessee; Raja Jubran, Denark Construction; Melissa Lange, community volunteer; Timothy McLemore, Gentry Tipton & McLemore; W. Frank Smith III, Washing Equipment of Tennessee; Bobby Stogner, NBC Bank; Curtis Tate, Curtis Tate Real Estate; Barney Thompson, Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. New members are Debbie Diddle, Mike Fleenor, Brenda Glasgow, Raja Jubran and Tim McLemore. The Board of Directors of Knox Area Rescue Ministries is comprised of committed Christian men and women representing a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. New members are nominated and elected by a unanimous vote of the board to serve a renewable three-year term. Knox Area Rescue Ministries is a non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless of Knoxville and the surrounding communities. Services include emergency food and shelter, as well as residential recovery programs for single men, single women and families. Last year the ministry provided more than 322,000 nourishing means and offered safe shelter to 4,700 men, women and children.

•Covenant Health names LaFontaine as service representative

Beth LaFontaine has been named senior marketing and service representative for Covenant Health’s outpatient rehabilitative services, including Fort Sanders Therapy Centers, Fort Sanders Diabetes Center and Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab services. In her new role she is the primary contact between customer groups (physicians, payors, employers, industries, case managers and other referral sources) and the centers. LaFontaine was formerly community health coordinator for Covenant Community. . She designed, implemented and managed the 10K-A-Day pedometer program and other corporate wellness outreach efforts. She holds a degree in exercise management/gerontology from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. Prior to joining Covenant Health in August 2002 LaFontaine was a health and wellness specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; safety coordinator for Felker Brothers Corporation in Marshfield, Wis.; and exercise specialist for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Fitness Center in Georgetown, Ky. Over the course of her career she has developed and implemented corporate exercise/wellness programs; coordinated worker’s compensation, safety training and OSHA compliance; coached and motivated senior adults and post-surgery patients; and participated in exercise-related research and presentations.

Florence Crittenton seats Board of Directors

The Florence Crittenton begins a new fiscal year and seats the Board of Directors for 2004 - 2005. With new programs and a solid direction for the mission of the Agency, Cile Mathews is looking forward to working with the outstanding group of community leaders. These are people that have accepted the challenge of volunteering their time to help those in our community that can benefit from the programs at FCA. The 2004-2005 officers are, Thomas A. Siler, Jr. president; Julia P. Hardin, past president;Tony Farmer,vice president;Max Shell, secretary;Joe Gouffon, treasurer. The Board of Directors are,Deborah D. Andrews,William C. Cremins,Betty M. Gill, Scott D. Glass, Amy S. Hammett, Jacqueline Holloway, Leslie Hull, Christy Lee, Sherry D. Lenderman, Jane Martin, Sheryl B. Milan, Deborah W. Porter, Nancy Saylor, Amy Skalet, Missy Smith, W. Todd Stamper,Bill Trimble, Cindy Troyer, Carol Wilson, and Victoria Worthington.


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