our team

meet our board members


Travis Walker is a veteran of the Navy, having served in the Persian Gulf wars. He has Bachelor degrees in Mental Health and Human Services. He currently serves children with autism.

Vice Chairperson

Donnie Crenshaw, spent five years as a teacher and a counselor for the Juvenile Court system. He was with the Metropolitan Public Schools for 32 years. Now retired, he remains a staunch advocate for education.


Jessie Cheeks, has been developing his management and leadership skills as the owner/operator of Legendary Cuts Barbershop, in existence for 13 years. He runs the nonprofit, Growing in the Vine and is a mentor for the TN Achieve program.


Euderia Ward is a Dietitian, employed by Vanderbilt Medical Center for 20 years as Nutrition Services supervisor. She has fostered more than 35 children and loves teaching Sunday School and Children’s Church.