board of directors
Caroline Reynolds - Chairman: Caroline has been a licensed social worker for Dialysis Clinic, Inc for over 30 years and is now retired. She and her husband, Gary, have lived in Kingston Springs since 1986. She is very involved with her church, KSUMC, and with the South Cheatham community having helped establish The Ark in 2001 as an outgrowth of her church's Missions Committee. She helped establish the Meals on Wheels program in South Cheatham in the 1994. She volunteers with the weekly food pantry, annual school supply give away, and angel tree.
Sheila Harris - Treasurer. She has been on the Ark Board several other previous terms; and was one of the first treasurers. Sheila is very committed to the Meals on Wheels program and helped to create the site in South Cheatham at Pegram UMC where she is a member. She has recently retired from Pinnacle Bank; and is a realtor with Crye-Leike Realtors.
Jennifer Roberts- Secretary. Jennifer has been an educator in Cheatham County for over 20 years and is currently a proud teacher at Harpeth Middle School.
Dana Brown- Dana is the Bookkeeper at Kingston Springs Elementary, and has driven a school bus in Cheatham County for 23 years. She is very active in her church, the community, mission work in Haiti, homeless ministry, and most importantly LOVES being a Mimi.
Dawn Green - Dawn has been an educator in Cheatham County for over 20 years and is currently a proud teacher at Harpeth Middle School. She loves to bake cookies for her company K & D cookies and enjoys serving her community at the Ark!
Jack Kapanka -Jack is a songwriter. He also specializes in video production, marketing, and photography. Jack also is a realtor with Keller Williams Realty
Joy Foote- Joy and her husband, Ty, have lived in Kingston Springs since 2017. She started volunteering at The Ark when she retired from Cigna and is also very involved in The VEDS Movement (Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), a division of the Marfan Foundation. She attends Kingston Springs United Methodist Church and loves their community outreach. Prior to her career at Cigna, she served in the United States Air Force. She is an Orlando native and a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She and Ty have five children and two grandchildren.
Lisa Taylor - Lisa is an active member of the Pegram United Methodist Church. She is married to Jeff and lives in Kingston Springs where she works as a health care representative for the south Cheatham County Farm Bureau office. She has been a volunteer for the Ark food pantry since 2001. Since then she has volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program, yearly US Postal food drive, yearly back to school giveaway, as well as a continued volunteer since the opening of the Noah’s Closet Resale Shop. She has been a board member since 2009.
Catherine Turpin- Catherine and her family have lived in KS since 2007. She began volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program in 2018 and joined the board in 2019. Catherine is Director, Customer Success at NaviHealth, a healthcare company whose mission is to improve the life of seniors in our communities.
Elke McLeroy- moved to Kingston Springs in 1992. Elke has always been involved in volunteering with Non-Profit Organizations in Cheatham County, ranging from establishing the Imagination Library in Cheatham County, being part of the Cheatham County Community Foundation, Treasurer for the Friends of the Library as well as the former Chairman of the ARK Community Resource Center. I welcomed the opportunity to return to the ARK Community Resource Center after taking a short break.
Lisa Vetitoe- returns to the board having previously served for several years including during the flood of 2010. She hopes to continue the mission of the ARK in helping the residents of South Cheatham Co. stay afloat. A lifelong resident of Kingston Springs, Lisa wishes to thank the board for giving her the opportunity once again to help with the many programs and services the ARK runs to assist the needs of the community. Lisa hopes her management and financial experience with her years at Walmart will bring helpful assistance to the diverse talents of her fellow board members.
It has certainly been a time of Zooms and virtual communication!