Chris Whitney - Founder


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 1.8 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 32 years and have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren who all live in Middle Tennessee.

Speaking Opportunities
Chris’ Books
Chris’ Blog
  • Leadership Franklin
  • Humanitarian Service Award : Rotary International District 6760
  • Darrell Waltrip Hometown Hero Award


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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.



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).

Inquiries: 104 Southeast Pkwy #300, Franklin, TN 37064



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).





Lauren was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She attended David Lipscomb from 1st to 12th grade and went on to attend Lipscomb University for undergraduate and graduate school. At Lipscomb, Lauren earned a B.S. in Accounting & Management and a Masters in Accounting.

While at Lipscomb University, Lauren met Cameron Robinson who would become her husband in April, 2007. Cameron is now the Branch Manager at Renasant Bank in Nashville, TN. They had a daughter, Jayda, in October, 2008, a son, Jackson, in December 2012, and another daughter, Chloe, in April of 2015.

Lauren holds the position of Accounting Manager for Pro Management Inc. She provides many of our small business clients with the accounting services they need to grow their business. She assists in preparing financial statements, tax planning, cash flow management, forecasting, and facilitating payroll. Lauren meets with our clients to present these tools and discuss a plan for their business.



Nolan Russom is the co-owner of Pinewood Communications who focuses on providing internet connectivity to those who do not have access to traditional internet providers. He also owns a creative/development agency called HaywireCreative providing custom software platforms for businesses who’s operational model does not conform to ready-made solutions. Not only has he designed and architected dozens of fully integrated custom solutions for his clients, but also built a platform for Pinewood Communications that is the backbone of their business.

Nolan’s passion for design and restoration also translated to real estate ventures including ‘fix and flips’ and vacation rentals, ultimately providing enough experience to design and general-contract the build of his own farmhouse in the country.

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Nolan toured in an American rock band “The Listening” performing in Russia, Iceland, France, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Scotland, and other countries around the world; focusing on creating mesmerizing worship experiences inherently accessible and engaging for Believers and unbelievers alike.

Nolan and wife Rebekah Russom have 2 boys (7/9) and 2 girls (3/5) and are members of Cross Point Church in Franklin. They currently reside on a farm in Leipers Fork where they regularly host events and gatherings.



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.



Mike is co-owner of The Water Store of Franklin where he educates on the value of living a healthy life style and provides healthy, alkaline water and nutritional supplements. Prior to The Water Store, Mike was co-owner of Interactive Play Structures, LLC., a playground company specializing in educational based interactive play elements for museums, hospitals and churches.

Mike and his wife, Cindy, live in Columbia, Tennessee, where they are active in men’s and women’s ministries, home Bible studies and other opportunities for service at Thompson Station Church – Columbia Campus. They have two children and 3 grand children.



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.



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.


Eva Angelina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from California State University, Northridge and continued my Graduate studies at various universities. She moved to beautiful Nashville in 2012 and got her Brokers license the same year. She is currently Broker/Owner of EvaCO properties and an avid entrepreneur. She also co-owns oral surgery practices with her husband Dr. Jaime A. Romero.   

Eva began an early career in education and then went on to teach in inner city high schools in Los Angeles for many years. She has been involved in her community for many years and has devoted most of her life to service through leadership – in her profession and in her community as an educator, mentor and philanthropist. 

Eva is currently the past president of the NAHREP Nashville chapter (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professions). She launched the chapter in 2016 and is now one of 55 chapters throughout the US. Eva is also a board member of the American Red Cross, One Gen Away, The Vintage Affair, HDSA and HOLA.  Loves to serve her community. She is passionate about serving her community and teaching and mentoring others.  

Eva believes that ”anything and everything is possible when you have faith and you believe in the beauty of your dreams…so Dream, believe, have faith and make it happen!”