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.

Patt Dillon -Board Vice Chairman: Patt Dillon works for Westerly Construction Co., Inc. She also enjoys yoga, reading, traveling and volunteering for The Ark. Patt is a UT graduate, has worked in real estate, interior design and owned her own environmental store.

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

Justin Fowler - Justin is a project Manager for Legacy South builders in Nashville, Tn. He has resided in Cheatham County for almost 15 years with wife, Audra. He previously helped run a non profit for almost a decade and has a heart to serve people.

Audra Fowler- Audra is from Kingston Springs, has been an educator in Cheatham County for 13 years and currently serves as the proud principal of Harpeth Middle School. She loves education and serving her community.

Rachel Smiley- Rachel lives in Pegram with her husband john and two children, Emma Grace and John Carter.  She is the Director of Housing at Lipscomb University and has been a Realtor with Kingston Realty & Development for many years.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, going on mission trips and helping others.

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.

It has certainly been a time of Zooms and virtual communication!