Who We Are

“We are people who wake up every day with one goal in mind –
helping those who are hungry and who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.”
-Nancy Keil, Second Harvest President and CEO

Board of Directors

Shawn Williams

Shawn Williams

Board Chair

Jennifer Peters

Board Vice Chair

Troy Edwards

Board Secretary

Bruce Esworthy

Board Treasurer


President & CEO

Nancy Keil

Our Staff

It takes quite a team to run Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee! We employ Tennesseans in a wide variety of fields, from truck drivers to grant writers to food safety experts. Below you’ll find the team leading Second Harvest’s efforts to fight hunger. Call us at (615) 329-3491 or email us, we’re here to help!

Nancy Keil

President & CEO

Nancy Keil was named President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in May 2019, after five years of serving as Chief Development and Marketing Officer.

Senior Leadership

Kim Molnar

Chief Operating Officer

Karyn Thompson

Vice President, Human Resources

Heather Verble

Chief Financial Officer

Ally Parsons

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Tracey Alderdice

Senior Director, Community Impact

Dick Brown

Senior Director, Development

NK Kim

Senior Director, Manufacturing, Project Preserve

Courtney Blaise

Director, Community Engagement

Whitney Cowles

Director, Agency & Program Services

Marian Eidson

Director, Donor Relationships

Shannon Emley


Jennifer Jackson

Director, Donor Services and Analytics

Lynn Lancaster

Director, National Accounts, Project Preserve

Chanel McDaniel

Director, Marketing and Communications

Brian Redfield

Director, Supply Chain

Renee Thompson

Director, Philanthropy

Staff Stories

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Marian

As Director of Donor Relationships, Marian Eidson cultivates and stewards Second Harvest donors. Her work helps to ensure that our Feeding Programs have the funding they need to continue providing food assistance to those at risk of hunger in Middle and West Tennessee.

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Javier

As a valued Material Handler at Second Harvest’s Martin Distribution Center in Nashville, Javier is part of an essential team ensuring warehouse operations are running smoothly and efficiently.

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Lee

As Warehouse Manager of Second Harvest’s Ray Smith Family Distribution Center in Camden, Lee Brooks plays a vital role in providing food to our neighbors in our western service area.


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