OUR STAFF

Chris Whitney - Founder
CHRIS & ELAINE WHITNEY

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Chris and Elaine moved from St Louis, MO to Franklin, TN in 2004 to start a church. Little did they know that in the process of pastoring a church that One Generation Away would be birthed. In 2013 One Generation Away was established and in the first year distributed 400,000 pounds of food from the back of the Whitney’s car. It has now grown to serve over 4.4 million meals to those in need all over Middle Tennessee and in 4 states with disaster relief. Chris and Elaine have a passion to see churches and organizations come together to serve our neighbors in need.

In November of 2018, Chris stepped down as the pastor of a local church to focus his time with OneGenAway full time. The ministry of OneGen Away has opened many opportunities for Chris and Elaine to serve in the community and beyond.

Chris and Elaine have been married for 34 years and have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren who all live in Middle Tennessee.

AWARDS
  • Leadership Franklin
  • Humanitarian Service Award : Rotary International District 6760
  • Darrell Waltrip Hometown Hero Award
Scott Lucas

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

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Elaine Whitney

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

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Annette Doom

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

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Kimberlie Young

FINANCE MANAGER

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Daelyn Houser

Alabama Manager

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Mark Thompson

OPERATIONS

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Marveo McCord

OPERATIONS

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Gary Fagan

OPERATIONS

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JENN MORRISON

BOARD CHAIR

Jenn Morrison retired in 2016 as a Director at Deloitte Tax following a 21year career as a tax attorney and strategist. During her career she served many Fortune 100 corporate clients as well as led strategy development and implementation for several business units at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Tax.

It is apparent from how Jenn has invested her time over the years that she has a passion for work that has meaningful impact on intergenerational poverty. She served as the Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee and two terms as the Chairman of the Board for the Martha O’Bryan Center as well as the Finance Chairman and school board member of East End Preparatory School in East Nashville. Today, in addition to serving on the board of One Generation Away and 1Team1Goal, Jenn is the CEO of The N.O.O.K. (Needs of Our Kids), a 501(c)3 that serves our community schools that she created while serving as the President of the Franklin Special School District Executive PTO. She is also an active Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Williamson County Juvenile Court.

She and her husband, Craig Morrison have been married 21 years and they have three sons, Marshall (18), Mitchell (16) and Dennis (12)

SUE DYER

VICE CHAIR

Sue Dyer is Senior Litigation Counsel for HCA with over 17 years of experience managing commercial litigation, and providing advice and guidance on a variety of matters for company affiliates. She is also an adjunct instructor in the healthcare MBA program at Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey School of Business. Prior to coming to HCA, Sue practiced with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in its Litigation and Healthcare practice groups. Before beginning her career in law, she practiced nursing as a registered nurse in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Sue attended the University of Kentucky College of Nursing where she earned her B.S.N. She later returned to her alma mater to attend the University of Kentucky College of Law, earning her J.D. (cum laude).

Sue enjoys serving her community in a variety of ways. She currently serves on the Administrative Leadership Team of Hope Church Franklin and provides pro bono legal services through the Tennessee Justice Center. During the school year, she volunteers at Buena Vista Elementary School.
Her most important life’s work involves her family. She is married to Ken, her husband of 20 years, and they have two daughters, Lyla and Kendall.

NEIL HEADDEN

TREASURER

RICHARD ALGOOD

SECRETARY

Richard Algood is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 30 years experience in healthcare finance and development. He has worked with hospitals and health systems across the country specializing in reimbursement, regulatory affairs and healthcare operations finance. Mr. Algood has served in senior management positions for the nation’s largest healthcare companies including HCA, Quorum, Kindred, IASIS, and RegionalCare. He has also operated a successful consulting practice assisting several early stage healthcare services companies.

Mr. Algood holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama with a major in Accounting, and has served on the boards of Hands on Nashville (treasurer), McNeilly Center for Children (Finance Committee), and One Gen Away (Vice Chair). He is married to Amy Ellison Algood, and has a daughter Amelia (13) and son Braxton (12).

JIM LUSHER

BOARD MEMBER

Jim Lusher joined the Nashville office of Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC) in June of 2016. As an Associate Director with MMCC, Mr. Lusher is responsible for securing commercial debt financing for an array of property types including multifamily, office and industrial, retail, seniors housing and hospitality. He is well connected with national, regional and local funding sources including, but not limited to, agency lenders (E.g. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac), commercial banks, CMBS lenders, life insurance companies, private and public funds and hard money lenders.

Jim lives in Brentwood, TN and has been a member of Holy Family Catholic Church for 22 years where he has had several positions of leadership within the church. He has taught in the children’s religious eduation program for 12 years. He attended the Univeristy of Louisville College of Business and achieved a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administartion with a concentration in Finance. Jim has two sons whom he enjoys golfing and boating with. He has been a member of the OneGenAway Board of Directors since 2015.

JULIANA STACHURSKI

BOARD MEMBER

Juliana is the founder of Ellis Pond Marketing, an agency that helps companies boost sales by leveraging a combination of technology and direct response. Juliana has led multiple teams through hyper-growth, adding millions of dollars of revenue while scaling infrastructure to ensure continued growth. Companies benefitting from Juliana’s help have the right building blocks for growth, but just haven’t been able to put it all together.
Juliana is also a speaker and educator in the digital marketing space, getting an early start in online education over ten years ago while teaching LSAT and MCAT prep at Vanderbilt University.
Whether teaching from the stage or working with business owners to increase their revenue, it’s Juliana’s ability to create productive order out of chaos that helps her run onsite operations for One Gen’s mobile food pantry distributions.
Food is Juliana’s “love language”, and she champions One Gen’s mission of eliminating hunger wherever it is, regardless of who’s affected and what brought them there.
FRED WILLIAMS

BOARD MEMBER

Fred spent his formative years in Greensboro, N.C and later attended Wake Forest University where he received his BA and JD degrees.  Upon graduation, Fred joined the United States Marine Corps and worked in the office of the Judge Advocate General.  In 1976, He moved to Franklin and practiced real estate law in Nashville.  As part of his practice, he developed an interest in “workouts” and assisted the reorganization of several companies that were later sold a profit for the stock holders.  In 2000, Fred began his real estate developer career and built condos, apartments and shopping centers.  

Fred has served on the Boards of Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Martha O’Bryan Center, United Way of Williamson County, TN and the Session of First Presbyterian Church in Franklin. He has a strong interest in helping people escape from the cycle of poverty. Fred and his wife, Susan, have been married for 55 years and have two children and five grandchildren.

HARRIET WALLACE

BOARD MEMBER

Harriet Wallace is an award winning multimedia journalist at Fox 17 News in Nashville. She is also co-host and producer of Nashville In Focus. She is the first African American at Fox 17 News to host a talk show at the station.
Harriet is also the lead host and creator of the popular talk show Pumps & Politics. The show and movement has been a pivotal voice in Nashville, hosting courageous conversations about issues impacting families, women and the African American community.

She also created the Pumps-In-Politics internship program for high school girls and college women. Harriet has emerged as a sought-after voice in the Nashville political industry. When she’s not practicing journalism, she’s teaching it on the collegiate level or learning it as she is pursuing a PhD in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy.

Harriet and her husband Scott Wallace own Wallace Media Group and have helped put dozens of kids through college and helped place athletes on semi pro and professional football and basketball teams.

RICK FAGNANI
DAVE KRIKAC
JIM EVANS

CHAIR EMERITUS

Jim Evans is Broker and Owner of CORE Real Estate, LLC in Franklin, TN. Jim is a licensed Real Estate Broker, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, and Master Auctioneer in the State of Tennessee. Prior to forming his own real estate brokerage in 2014, Jim served as Senior Vice President for Capital Bank N.A. from 2003 until 2014. In 1999, Jim sold his real estate appraisal firm and was one of the founding employees of the Community First Bank and Trust in Columbia, TN where he served as Vice President of Real Estate for the bank. Jim has always believed in serving the communities that he lives. From 1995 until 2003, Jim served on the Maury County Legislative Body as a member and Chairman. Additionally he was a founding member of the Maury Alliance which served as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development agency for Maury County. Jim was a founding Board Member where he served as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for several years. In recent years, Jim Evans has served on the Middle Tennessee Board of the Better Business Bureau and a member of the Maury County Jail Ministry Board. In 2015, he was added to the One Generation Board of Directors where he has served as Chairman over the past two years. Jim Evans is married to his wife of 30 years, Donna and they have two adult children, Mary Mattison and Miles.